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Going through CDs - Which one(s) are your memory jerkers.

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Lettice Wed 01-Apr-20 17:45:57

Staying in and searching through CDs, I have had an afternoon of teenage angst. Scott Walker, so beautiful, so soulful, whoever broke his heart and inspired all those sad, sad, melodies did a real job. His looks, his baritone, oh how I loved him and joined him in his wallows of lost loves that never leave you. I've had a thoroughly lovely time.

Ilovecheese Wed 01-Apr-20 17:58:03

I loved him too, Lettice
Maybe have a Roy Orbison wallow some time.

CherryCezzy Wed 01-Apr-20 18:07:20

Not an easy question for me to answer, there are too many in my collection that jerk my memory. I find a lot of music evokes a memory in a way nothing else does. Some are happy memories even when the music itself is quite melancholy and others are sad when the music is upbeat. Music is so evocative of place, time and person/people. These include David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - teenage heartthrob and Pink Floyd's Division Bell - University years, etc etc etc...

12Michael Wed 01-Apr-20 18:19:27

I have a large collection but mainly Motown albums , plus other compilations and the odd stage musical one ,when I have visited shows.

EllanVannin Wed 01-Apr-20 18:32:38

While I work :
I've been playing George Michael's " Ladies and Gentlemen " CD, some lovely songs on that.

Cilla tomorrow.

EllanVannin Wed 01-Apr-20 18:35:34

Love Motown Mick. Tamla Pamla as someone used to say.

Alima Wed 01-Apr-20 18:52:21

Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel.

shysal Wed 01-Apr-20 19:02:51

ABBA Gold and Queen Night at the Opera.

paddyanne Wed 01-Apr-20 20:57:13

What my OH calls my Sunday morning collection,James Taylor,Eric Bibb,Barbra Streisand,The Blue Nile and Rebecca Pidgeon.

lemongrove Wed 01-Apr-20 22:12:44

Same as Alima for me, I think that LP came out in 1969,
I bought the CD a couple of years ago and it’s still lovely for the most part, to listen to.One or two songs a bit dated, but generally brings back so many happy memories.

Chewbacca Wed 01-Apr-20 22:16:14

Nora Jones. Lots of memories associated to her album. I don't listen to it often for that reason.

BradfordLass73 Thu 02-Apr-20 03:10:45

Music is the bane of my life, can't get away from its hateful, whining notes. Everywhere you go people assume you want to hear their highly annoying music.

Never owned any CDs but I once, when I was 15, bought 'American in Paris/Rhapsody in Blue' as an LP - played it almost to extinction.
I remember telling spooky stories to my friends accompanied by RIB. Good times.

Have never owned any music since. Bliss.

suzette1613 Thu 02-Apr-20 06:17:08

Early soulful Bee Gees tracks, Simon and Garfunkel, mostly wistful music. Still love it. Straight back to University when I hear these.

Scottiebear Thu 02-Apr-20 11:02:11

I listen to music a lot so nothing new for me. Have to agree with Lettice, Scott Walker had a fabulous voice. His No Regrets album is one of my favourite of all time.

grannybuy Thu 02-Apr-20 11:05:24

The Hungry Years. - Neil Sedaka

justanovice Thu 02-Apr-20 11:06:20

Another Scott Walker fan here.

Craftycat Thu 02-Apr-20 11:21:09

Michael Jackson & Bowie!!

Miss them both still.

leeds22 Thu 02-Apr-20 11:22:13

Roberta Flack - The First time ever I saw your face & Killing me Softly.

Another Scott Walker fan .

Tedd1 Thu 02-Apr-20 11:25:30

You'll never walk alone by Gerry and the Pacemakers and Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Man
We were due to see the Manfreds later this year so hopefully it will be rescheduled.
Great band if you get the chance. They are as good as they were in the 60's

Mollygo Thu 02-Apr-20 11:26:53

Leeds22 -some of my favourites too.

olliebeak Thu 02-Apr-20 11:40:37

I'm another Scott Walker fan grin! Along with Runrig (look them up wink, Donovan, Leonard Cohen, Chris Rea, Cliff Richard, Simon and Garfunkel .................... so many of them on Cassette/CD/Video/DVD.

Coconut Thu 02-Apr-20 11:43:30

My list is endless, Motown especially .... and it really does help pass some time, reminisce and stay calm while going thro these challenging times.

gillybob Thu 02-Apr-20 11:43:39

The circle Game by Joni Mitchell . I hope the link works as I can’t listen to it just yet, I’ve got a few calls to make and don’t want to be a quivering wreck .

BeenBizzy Thu 02-Apr-20 11:44:53

It's the late 50's to early 60's......pop music that was played at the roller drome in Wolverhampton.
The song... ' living doll'..... was one in particular. Over & over again. 😕
We teenagers had such fun, I had very dark hair and after a roller session always went home grey
from the amount of French chalk that was well spread to keep our wheels spinning fast.
Bobby Darin and ' beyond the sea' was our very first cruise, and the first music we heard after we got on board the QE2.....
Cliff Richards song ' congratulations' was sung over the phone to me when exam result were known.
It's surprising how many tunes bring back memories both happy and sad.
Now back to the house work.


tanith Thu 02-Apr-20 11:45:20

I’ve been playing old 45s and Albums on DHs record player took me a while to remember how it worked. Lots of ELO, Micheal Jackson, Mike Oldfield and of course the Beatles. Some of the memories bring me to tears.