Unpacking more boxes, I came accross another DVD set I had forgotten about and finding it reminded me of a story from 1972.
I was twelve and we had made one of our trips to visit the Long Island branch of our family, The Walls. The relationship started when John Wall and Len Visotski met on Whitehall St. after Uncle Sam invited them to join the US Navy.
Because their last names were similar, they spent four years together, were honorably discharged and both entered careers in Law Enforcement. Even though we were not “related” the Wall kids were our cousins and Uncle John and Aunt Jean were, well, Uncle John and Aunt Jean. We were separated by two hours as we lived in North Jersey and they on the South Shore of Long Island.
Back to the story: I can only recall a few details and if Lorraine Wall Hinkley remembers the visit, I hope she chimes in. (BTW, Lorraine is named after my mother and my parents are her God-parents).
There were most of the ten Wall kids there and I think it was Tommy who brought out the record “The Concert for Bangladesh, George Harrison and friends”
We sat around and listened to the music and I thought I was pretty cool, hangin’ out with kids older than me and listening to a rock concert.
You may recognize some of the musicians: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Ringo Star, Leon Russell and Billy Preston among others. Not a bad line-up.
Whenever I hear this song, I remember being at the Wall’s, even 45 years later.
Maybe you have heard it before?