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Happy Birthday Kevin Cronin

As you may know, I've had a long love affair with Kevin Cronin, lead singer of R.E.O. Speedwagon, who turns 58 today. It's not really cool to love R.E.O. any more..but they were the big deal in my home town of Stevens Point when I was a teenager. I loved the album "You Can Tune a Piano But You Can't Tuna Fish." I played my copy of R.E.O. "Live You Get What You Play For" more than I'd care to admit. ("Ladies and gentlemen..please welcome, Epic recording artists..R.E.O. Speedwagon!" ) When they played County Stadium in 1981, I was damn sure I was going to be there, because I was certain they'd soon be too big too tour. (You know, like the Beatles after 1966). Yeah...even I think that's embarassing now. And you know..I even secretly hoped that my ticket to meeting Kevin would come from a central Wisconsin connection. His brother used to do the weather on a TV station in Wausau. (Sadly, my path has never crossed Kevin's. I was even out of town when he played the west side Walmart a few years ago.) Here's a video from back in R.E.O's heyday. Feel free to sing a long.

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10/06/2009 9:11AM
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10/06/2009 12:40PM
Donna
Our musical differences are so vast although I am a bit older, I was brought up on James Brown, Al Green and Aretha Franklin. If it was Motown you can bet I owned it. I will admit I loved the Jackson 5 and was a huge fan and proud of it but then again it was always playing on the radio, I remember listening to the radio on the church steps. When my girlfriend or I got a new record we couldn't wait to get home and call them over to listen to it over an over again. Must have drove my mom and grandma nuts. I did get to see Al Green live before he went over to Gospel; that was the coolest thing ever. Being brought up in Milwaukee I got more of a chance to see really big bands. Geeze, I miss those days. DBD
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