Hey, man! Give us a break. It was the Age of Aquarius and we were all a bit giddy. Also, we got high a lot.
Not me. I was only about 6, and you filthy hippies were the cousins I was forced to live with. I only liked the Beatle with the big nose, all the rest were pointless.
When I was a senior in high school, I was in a show choir.
When we were taught this song to perform, I couldn't get through it without cracking up. We tried to be earnest and serious, and would look at one another and lose it. ha
In speaking with Jimmy Webb who wrote the song, he indicates it was about and surrounding a romance at that time of his life. Not much else. Great song.
You had to do it, didn't you Mr. Vanderleun. Everything I hated about that deplorable decade wrapped up in one song. Ugh. People have been murdered for less. Now I'm going to have that revolting piece of crap running through my head all day.
...and Jimmy Webb didn't get the Nobel Prize in Literature...How unfair!
Lucy in the sky with diamonds, did it.
Last year, I was driving somewhere, and heard "Wichita Lineman" on the radio. I don't think I had heard it in over 45 years. I actually felt a little like tearing up over it. It reminded me of being young again. Not young anymore.
But not about MacArthur Park. It was a silly place, let's not go there.
Best comment on that song I ever heard was at College, "Man. Takes longer to play that piece than to get a piece."
Too often true.
I always liked it.
A song of loss and disappointment.
The tune is nice. Especially on piano.
I saw Richard Harris on a re-run of the Johnny Carson Show broadcast on local TV. He was very funny, surprisingly so. He caught my interest so much I watched the complete show. I rarely watched Carson back then, about 1992, or ever for that matter. He had been absolutely sober for something over 10 years, but admitted to imbibing more than the average man with his actor buddies.
I never realized it was Harris singing McArthur's Park, thinking the whole time it was the other Richard, Burton.
Quite a talented man. Funny!!!, too.