Woodleaf: Macy if we can’t get Charles Manson for the concert, what bands can we get?

Macy: We can get Idle Race.

W: Idle Race? No one has ever heard of Idle Race.

M: The lead singer was born in 1947. It’s hard to get people from 50 years ago, because most of them are dead or too old to perform.

W: Keep working on the concert. It will bring people together, and put them in the mood to want to join Castle Fluffy Clouds, which I will tell them is a hippy commune. Can you get Canned Heat?

M: Maybe Hot Tuna? Blind Owl is dead, he killed himself, because we were not taking care of the environment.

W: Ok, Idle Race will have to do. That will be our band for the concert.

Lauren’s Notes:

The Idle Race’s Big Hit is called “The Skeleton And The Roundabout.” The members of the Idle Race appear to still alive, but I have not heard of them touring as The Idle Race.

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Alan Wilson (nickname Blind Owl) is a less well-known member of the 27 Club. His big hit was called “Going Up to the County” with the group Canned Heat. He may have committed suicide because he was upset about the Environment in 1970. In 1970, I thought the Environment could be fixed by recycling and picking up litter. I was only five at the time. Then the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss was published in 1971. At first, I thought the book was a pessimistic lie. The book was not fun like the other books he had written, Green Eggs and Ham, and One Fish, Two Fish.

Woodleaf notices and admires people who were born in 1947. These people would have been old enough to experience the Summer of Love in 1967, they would have been 20 years old. Woodleaf would like compose a piece of music for people born in 1947. Woodleaf would like people born in 1947 to be part of the Anniversary of the Summer of Love Concert. Historical Note: the real Anniversary of the Summer of Love Concert in San Francisco never took place due to problems with obtaining the proper permits.

Time Line of Interest for 1947

David Bowie January 8
Laura Schlessinger, AKA Dr. Laura January 16
Paula Deen (celebrity chef) January 19
Warren Zevon (Werewolves of London) January 24
Steve Marriott (Singer of the Group The Small Faces) January 30
Farrah Fawcett February 2
Dennis DeYoung of Styx February 18
Kiki Dee (Singer known for duet with Elton John)  March 6
Carole Bayer Sager March 8
Elton John March 25
Emmylou Harris April 2
Patricia Bennett member the Chiffons (Hit Song He’s So Fine) April 7
James Woods April 18
Iggy Pop and David Letterman April 21
Cathy Smith (killed John Belushi) April 25
Jay Ferguson May 10 (hits Shake Down Cruise, Thunder Island)
Barbara Lee (The Chiffons) May 16
notes: The Singer of The Chiffons, Judy Craig, was born in 1946
Ron Wood (the Rolling Stones) June 1
Salman Rushdie (The Satanic Verses) June 19
O. J. Simpson July 9
Camilla Parker Bowles July 17
Brian May, musician (Queen) July 19
Carlos Santana July 20
Arnold Schwarzenegger July 30
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull August 10
Benjamin Orr The Cars (Hit Song Stay the Night) September 8
Stephen King September 21
MeatLoaf September 27
Marc Bolan, Singer September 30
Sammy Hagar October 13 (Note the number 13 is a Bad Luck Number. Sammy Hagar has killed a lot of animals) Note My Father was born on August 13.
Rod Temperton (Producer of Heat Wave) October 15
Hillary Clinton October 26
Dave Loggins (Hit Please Come to Boston) November 10
Joe Walsh November 20
Gregg Allman December 8 (Note my Husband was born on the same day)
Also John Lennon killed December 8, 1980
Ted Danson born December 29, 1947
Aleister Crowley dies December 1

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