Today's song is ‘The Guitar Man’. This song was written by David Gates and originally recorded by the group ‘Bread’. It first appeared on Bread's 1972 album, ‘Guitar Man’. The song is a mixture of the sounds of soft rock, including strings and acoustic guitar, and the addition of an electric guitar, played by Larry Knechrel. It peaked at Number 11 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ chart in the United States and was their third number-one hit on the ‘Easy Listening Chart’.
I started listening to the group ‘Bread’ during the early 1980s and they became instant favourites of mine. I dedicate this song to my Facebook friend Mary Forsey from County Waterford. Ever since I first became Facebook friends with Mary, her wonderful photographs of Porlaw and the surrounding areas of interest stretching to Carrick-on-Suir and all across county Waterford has kept the image of my birthplace, Portlaw, forever in the forefront of my mind.
Just as the words of the song say about the ‘Guitar Man’, “Something keeps him going to find another place to play.” I also imagine something keeps Mary going to find another place where she can take one of her wonderful photographs, and like the ‘Guitar Man’ in the song, ‘she always steals the show’ with her photographic views.
Thank you for being my Facebook friend, Mary and don’t forget your promise to be a tour guide to me and Sheila during one day of our planned Irish holiday next year, 2020. Bill and Sheila x
Love and peace Bill xxx