Monday, July 18, 2016

The Shadows of the Morning and "Oh Well"

One of the members of the group, remarking on their early start, at noon, said they used to be the Shadows of Knight and played at night.  But, with this early start, they could now be referred to as The Shadows of Morning.

There were a lot of older folks in attendance, people in their 60s-70s like us.  And, there was a time when we were young, oh so much younger.  One couple were straight out of the Hippy Days, complete with tye-dies and long gray hair.  A man sitting near us overheard me saying that the Cryan Shames and Ides of March were on the July 15, 1966, WLS Silver Dollar Survey, fifty years ago.  he turned and said that Jim Peterik of the Ides of March and Survivor was his cousin.

Yesterday, we went to Hickory Lodge in McCullom Lake, Illinois, for pizza and told the bartender that we had seen the Shadows of Knight on Saturday.  She said, "Who?"  We said, "The Shadows of Knight."  She said, "Who?"  We said, "The Shadows of Knight, you know 'Gloria.'"

She said, "Who?"  Even singing "G-L-O-R-IA" didn't help.

Oh, Well.  --RoadDog

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