Elliotte’s 45 pick: ‘Rock On’ by David Essex (1973)

“Rock On” by David Essex

Elliotte Bowerman says:

My cousin Jen and I played this song on repeat at my grandmother’s pool for an entire summer – in about 1990 – as we perfected a dance routine. Our grand finale was to jump into the pool, of course.

I can still hear the lyrics in my head whenever I go swimming. It was an idyllic summer.

Happy Birthday!!!

David Essex

Wondering what this is all about?

In September 2015, I asked readers of my inbox zine, Rusty’s Electric Dreams, to share their all-time favorite single from the 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s and tell me why they like it.

Years ago, a friend of mine had a “33 1/3” birthday party where she spun vinyl LPs. I thought that was a cool idea and imagined doing that for my 45th, but with everyone sharing their favorite 45 RPM singles.

So, here we are. It’s September 2015 and my birthday quickly approaches.

Instead of having a big bash, I have a SPECIAL REQUEST to ask of all of you. I want to take a musical trip down memory lane, because –seriously– where would we be without music??

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