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Boomer Anthems: The Living Years

For Jodge

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  • Anderson April 10, 2020, 5:54 AM

    For me, “Anthem” is an understatement with this song . A true story: I had just moved, the day before, to the city where my father was hospitalized and didn’t yet have my phone hooked up. Dad took a turn for the worse overnight and mom had no way to contact me. The hospital sent the cops to bang on my door at 6 AM to tell me I was wanted at the hospital. They offered to give me an immediate ride there. I elected to first shower and shave and drive myself. I got there exactly five minutes after he passed. This song came out immediately after.

  • MMinLamesa April 11, 2020, 12:01 PM

    He and Paul young were the lead singers for Mike and the Mechanics back in the 80s(?). They had some great tunes and Rutherford is an outstanding guitar player. I still play their first 2 albums all the time. He also sang lead on M&M’s first huge hit, Silent Running-now there’s a prescient song if there ever was one. Great voice.


    Funny thing was M&M was just a side gig for Rutherford.