Roger Bennion

Roger Bennion

Posted on 09/01/2016


Photo taken on February 13, 2013


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"Remember When The Music"

"Remember When The Music"
A shot from the Archives and my 'Sight and Sound' link is simply 'MUSIC'.

I cannot believe I have only just found, on YouTube, "Remember When The Music" by Harry Chapin. Had it not been for 'Sight and Sound' I would have, undoubtedly, missed this gem.

Harry died on 16 July 1981 aged 38 years. His car burst into flames after being hit by a tractor-trailer truck. The driver of the truck and passers-by got Harry out of his car. He was flown to hospital but, tragically, died later that day.

I listened to the song and then watched the documentary "Harry Chapin: Behind the Music VH1" (available on YouTube). I then had to go out and buy another box of tissues.

With a future post I will be using Bruce Springsteen's version of this song from a tribute concert. At this concert Bruce said ~
“Harry instinctively knew that it was going to take a lot more than just love to survive. That is was going to take a strong sense of purpose, of duty and a good clear eye on the dirty ways of the world. So in keeping his promise to himself he reminds us of our promise to ourselves and that tonight alongside Harry is that promise that his spirit would have us remember and honour and recommit to. So, do something and may his song be sung.”

Remember when the music
Was a glow on the horizon of every newborn day
And as we sang, the sun came up to chase the dark away,
And life was good, for we knew we could.

Remember when the music
Brought the night across the valley as the day went down
And as we'd hum the melody, we'd be safe inside the sound,
And so we'd sleep, we had dreams to keep.

Added to ~ Sight and Sound

♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ Listen here ~ Remember When The Music ~ Harry Chapin

uwschu, Ecobird, tiabunna, mixpix and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


14 comments - The latest ones
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Immaculately photographed !! A wonderful subject and first class choice of music.
13 months ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to Larry Drummond
Cheers very much for the comments and fave. Appreciated.
13 months ago.
uwschu
uwschu
sehr eindringlicher Song, hatte bei der Ukuele erst an was ganz anderes gedacht (Somethere over the rainbow).
Viele Grüße, Uwe
13 months ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to uwschu
Cheers very much, Uwe. Best wishes, Roger.
13 months ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
What a beautiful and colorful image.

What can I say? You've said it so beautifully, Roger.

I think Harry Chapin touched us all so much. Right from his heart to ours. A beautiful tribute to a great artist. Thanks for that. :)
13 months ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to k.e.s_kloset
Thanks so very much, Karen. And, cheers for the fave. Yes, 'Harry Chapin touched us all so much' for sure :-)
13 months ago. Edited 13 months ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
This artist is new to me. A pity he's gone.
13 months ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to Tacheles
Cheers, Norbert. Yes, gone way too soon.
13 months ago.
* Didier 85 *
* Didier 85 *
Joli portrait coloré !
13 months ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to * Didier 85 *
Thanks very much, Didier. And, cheers for the fave.
13 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
An excellent image. I'd not heard of Harry Chapin previously, but what a great song of the times... A definite "fave" on both counts.
13 months ago. Edited 13 months ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to tiabunna
Thank you very much, George. Thanks also for the fave. Pleased to have introduced you to Harry's music.
13 months ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
This is a beautiful and intriguing image Roger. I really want to lift her hat slightly to see her expression. Lovely colours and light and a great shot. Love the music too. Have a lovely weekend
13 months ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to Ecobird
Thanks so much, Carol. And, cheers for the fave. I'll have to look to see if I have any other shots where we can see her expression :-) And, wishing you a great weekend.
13 months ago.