Monday, June 24, 2013
It's Elizabeth O'Shea birthday today (June 24).
Happy Birthday and, in your honor, here's another song you've suggested for our VU Centennial Class 40th Reunion CD.
It's "Taxi" by Harry Chapin, which came out of nowhere in 1972 to rise as high as #24 on the charts.
The song is over 6 minutes long and that probably hurt its airplay on some Top 40 stations who had such tight formats it was hard to work a record that long into the rotation. But it was tailored made in many ways for the stations getting into playing longer album cuts on the air, a format just coming into vogue in the early 1970s, especially for FM stations. I know we got a lot of requests at WRVU for this "old lovers randomly meet again" ballad. It was one of my favorites back in the day too!
Here it is now, courtesy of You Tube....and Happy Birthday, again, Beth....