Young Americans – 30 Years Ago Today?

What were you doing 30 years ago today?

Do you remember? ( Your President Nixon, the bills you have to pay or even yesterday?)

Maybe you weren’t even born then!!


I tend to live in the moment, but I love how modern technology can remind me where I was and what I was doing.

30 years ago today, as a loved up teenager, I made the 40 mile bus journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh to see David Bowie play at Murrayfield Stadium.

If the truth be told, I wasn’t really a big Bowie fan then but my first girlfriend was and I was a big fan of her!!

I even married the gal.

As Bowie sang …

“With your long blonde hair and your eyes of blue
the only thing I ever got from you was Sorrow .. Sorrow”

But we were young, stoopid and very much in love .. so personally I have no regrets.

It’s great to be able to look back with fondness and I hope she thinks the same of me.

Look at that setlist below, even today that sounds superb. I’ve made a playlist for my iphone and will be playing it all day today to celebrate.

Great realistic review of that very same gig from 30 years ago here.

Today, early stop from work, going to BoNess Gala Day of all places for a family day oot.

But home early, catching up with my mates including my good friend Alex, hitting the town and hopefully dancing somewhere til the early hours. Somethings never change!!

Tomorrow .. guess who plays The Usher Hall. Edinburgh, the legendary Burt Bacharach.

Burt was one of my mum’s favourites and the music she played throughout my childhood, along with Roberta Flack and Shirley Bassey.

I’m taking my dad for a day out, dinner near the hall and a wee celebration of mum if you like.

I can remember as a kid, him singing to her, “Anyone who ever loved, could look at me and know that I love you.”

What a sweet-heart!! Runs in the family .. maybe!

To the annoyance of everyone around us, he will probably sing every word!

Love him to bits.


4 thoughts on “Young Americans – 30 Years Ago Today?

  1. Loving….. really loving….. never skips a generation!
    You will cherish your day out with your Dad ….and Mom.

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