Author: Steve Richards
Music is an integral part of our everyday lives but while we listen, we seldom hear the music. If you really listen to your favorite classic rock songs, you will find that they may tell a story, offer a thought-provoking message, inspire or spark the imagination. Listen to the Music reveals the overlooked messages hidden within the music of the 60’s & 70’s – messages that provide us with Timeless Lessons of Life. The book spotlights over 1100 excerpts from the lyrics of 750 songs written by 160 artists who launched their careers in the 60’s & 70’s. The music of this era reflects the turbulent events of two decades marked by unprecedented social, political, and economic change. Artists expressed through their music and lyrics what people were feeling during those turbulent times – love, anger, fear, frustration and hopes & dreams for peace and a better world. The complex challenges Americans faced in the 60’s and 70’s are strikingly similar to the times we find ourselves in today and the reader will discover that the messages hidden within the music of the 60’s & 70’s remain as relevant as they were 40 years ago. Life unfolds in much the same way for all of us. We grow up, fall in love, raise a family, live our everyday lives, cope with unexpected challenges and we grow wiser (not older)! Relevant lyric quotes can be found in chapters that correspond to one of these six stages of life. Through the captivating messages contained within the lyrics of the music of the 60’s and 70’s, the book shows how music affects our lives in ways we don’t fully realize or understand. Go to www.ListenToTheMusicLyrics.com to hear some great music and to see photos of some of your favorite 60’ & 70’s artists!