My upbringing was very different. My parents listened to all of the usual (but good) of that time; Andy Williams, Tont Bennett and Sinatra etc. When I started high school, my first influences were more Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix and Cream as well as Joni Mitchell CSNY etc. I never had that country/Americana early influence.
As a sidebar though, my dentist while I was growing up was Dr Berger, and he and his wife and family (called The Bergerfolk) used to perform regularly with Pete Seeger.
RIP Tom , I met him several times when I had my Audio store in the U.K
i would see him at the Heathrow show back in the 200s He owned some Manley gear and he and Eva were friends ,he was friends with Elvis ,Frank Sinatra, and many others a great talent , at his shows it was tradition women through panties on the stage starting to one time his was sweating , the rest is history .
It appears many others are as mistaken as I was 😊.
@roxy54. My dad's taste was more like your parents. Smooth vocals, especially Andy Williams. The great thing about Andy Williams is that he had Henry Mancini songs offered to him first. I adore "Moon River", "Days Of Wine And Roses", and "Can't Get Used To Losing You".
The irony is that my mom was born and grew up in the city (Sacramento), my dad on a farm in South Dakota (his father was a sharecrop farmer). Go figure!
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