Posts Tagged ‘performed’

Christine Lavin, What Was the First Song That You Ever Performed in Public?

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

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“It was a hootenanny at Peekskill Military Academy, where my dad was a teacher. It was a song that I wrote called ‘The World Is Coming to an End.’ I was 13 years old, but they liked it.

I can only remember one verse:

‘You’ve got a big date for the dance
Ba-bum-ba-bum-ba-bump
And you’ve got a hole in your pants
Ba-bum-ba-bum-ba-bump
The world is coming to an end’

It was about world-ending scenarios as seen through the eyes of a 13-year-old. I guess it was shades of things to come.”

Christine Lavin will perform – although probably not that song – at the Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music and Dance at the Altamont Fairgrounds in concert on Saturday and at workshops throughout the weekend.

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Tom Jones, What Was the First Song That You Ever Performed in Public?

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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“When I was a kid, you mean?

Well, I remember singing ‘Ghost Riders in the Sky,’ which was a big hit for Vaughn Monroe back then.

I used to like to get up in front of the other kids in school and sing that song because I could accompany myself by banging away on the desk and pretend that I was playing the drums.”

The ever-soulful Tom Jones steps into the spotlight at the Pines Theater at Look Park in Florence, Mass. at 7pm Tuesday.

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