Tuesday, October 14, 2008
YOUNG LOVE...a song I can never forget!
This was the song that made Sonny James from the UK famous when it was first released on Capitol Records Label in 1957. There were many beautiful songs from that great era of hits. Songs by Russ Hamilton like "Rainbow, Wedding Ring, We Will Make Love" and by the King of Rock himself...Elvis Presley, Frankie Avalon's "Venus", etc... It was a golden age of songs unlike today. Well, any old timers reading this would you care to comment? Would really love to hear from others of my time and generation how some of these songs have impacted you, as they impacted me hugely.
I'm certain that hearing this song "Young Love" may again bring back a wave of sweet memories for many who were still young then and searching for their first innocence of love.
But for uncle Dicko here, each time I hear this song ,my mind automatically travel back in time to the few, precious and most beautiful years I had with the youngest member of our large family then....my little kid brother whom I was most fond of and with whom I had a most special older-younger sibling relationship. That much was also noticed by my dear late mother, who before she passed away, had given me the ONLY photo of him to me saying..." you keep this. Of all in the family, you are the closest to him, the one who loved him most.."
That dear youngest little kid brother is no more. He passed away from a sudden illness barely 3-4 years old in 1959. I was about 11+ then. If he had survived, he would be around 54 years old today.
I can never explain it...but somehow this song brings back both the beautiful and sad memories of that traumatised period for me. It overwhelms me to the point I can almost relive those good old days with him!