Saturday, March 5, 2011

"Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer"

OK, back to the 70's: Stevie Wonder co-wrote this '71 moving, heart-wrenching ballad with his late ex-wife Syreeta Wright. A failed love affair likened to the changing of the seasons. Peaked at #78. Masterfully covered by Joan Baez in '75 as well as by Three Dog Night, Phil Collins and Lauryn Hill. Featured on the '93 Janet Jackson film "Poetic Justice" soundtrack. A tearful Stevie Wonder sang it for his friend Michael Jackson at his Memorial Service.

Yesterday's answer: "Surf City" by Jan & Dean. Or, as Belinda Carlisle would have it, "Two boys for every girl!"! We had the privilege of seeing Jan & Dean live in '79 opening for McGuinn, Clark & Hillman at the Valley Forge Music Fair - what a thrill!

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