Many of you know I think 1985 was an amazing year. Much of my life can be summed up as love, traveling, music, friends, and the beach. All my friends were still alive though the scourge was going to make its mark on one of my best friends on 10/9 when I was in Venice with my parents celebrating my mother’s birthday the next day. It was one of the last years before she became blind, and I remember the trip as perfect as I remember my trip to Britain in June despite the thirteen hour bomb scare.
I am so glad I had the opportunity to know my parents as real people not just parents. We took the trip together because we got along so well as we took other trips.
For some reason I have been thinking of Joe Cocker singing “you are so beautiful.” I’m not sure why except for the obvious–nothing about Joe Cocker is traditionally beautiful.
I never heard this version. It took place at the Apollo in 1985. Billy Preston played the piano. It was a duet with Patti Labelle who was all over the place that year with her incredible wig collection.
This made me think of two other people who were very out there that summer at Live Aid, the best concert I have ever seen on a movie screen at the Ritz. Don’t think Tina and Mick need last names or this song needs an introduction