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Personnel and Musical Influences
In 1942, thinking that when I grew up I would have to shovel snow in winter time, I decided to move to Southern California (I took my parents with me).
I remember, sometime around this time, sitting on the cold cement steps of our home in Bellflower, CA in just my underpants and watching the sun come up...maybe the beginnings of my Spiritual Quest(s) & Other Weird Stuff.
As a young child, I often listened to the radio with my folks including swing, country, classical, and popular music.
I remember memorizing the words and singing Anniversary Waltz. I still remember most of the lyrics.
See Sonora Marianao 1968/00/04 autobio-1960s.php for a description of an interesting performance of Anniversary Waltz as a mambo.
|1949/04/09||2012/03/18: I just remembered this episode and Googled the
Sometime during the late 40s to mid 50s while living in Bellflower, I used to ride my bike out to a dairy farm (maybe in Artesia) and the dairymen let me ride on the hay wagons and feed and drive the cows into the barns. It was a rewarding experience.