What Music did you Grow Up With?

24 Nov

Thinking back to your early life, what music do you remember with affection?

I must have been born under a lucky star, for I was born in the mid 1950’s, and therefore grew up listening to some of the greatest, most enduring modern music.

Through the magic of the internet, I’ve just watched and listened to some of my all-time favourites. ‘Love is in the Air’, ‘The Carnival is Over’, ‘Pretty Woman’, ‘There’s a Kind of Hush’, ‘A World of Our Own’ to name just a few.

My husband Ronald Sharp the Sydney Opera House Organ builder tells me he’s only lately discovered some of these tunes, and loves them too. As a devotee of classical music, Ron’s glowing endorsement of these masterpieces of post 1950 reinforces my elevated opinion.

Our joy in this spills over to following an excellent, local band which performs these in an inspiring manner. Who can resist dancing, either on the floor or in spirit?

Can one overestimate the power and magic of music?

2 Responses to “What Music did you Grow Up With?”

  1. Josephine Ball (Tensing) September 14, 2015 at 5:32 am #

    I used to live further up the hill in Arncliffe than Ron did, I’ve always remembered his brother who would run out to say hullo to me, we were both of an age, and I was working in an advertising agency, Lintas, in Sydney. Ron’s little bird-like mother used to come out to call out hullo to me also as I went down the hill to the trains. I thought they were a lovely family. The two boys so unalike. My father was a bootmaker, in the block of shops that the boys would remember, Dad finally closed the shop but we lived there until I was in my forties. Ron asked me to come up to his flat in Bexley one day, he was very nice, but I am younger and also I was only about fifteen and it wasn’t the thing to do, he wanted to show me his drawings, and I wish now that I had seen them. I had red hair. I am so happy for the family that Ron was successful, always have been. I worked at Lintas, and in the building which overlooked the budding Opera House, the building is gone now. Hullo, Mrs. Sharp. Josephine

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp September 14, 2015 at 6:36 am #

      Hello, Josephine, Ron and Bruce are both so talented. Nice to hear about their early life 🙂

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