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What I Heard

Remembering Carly Simon’s first hit

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I turned fifteen in 1971, and like any white guy growing up in the South during those days, I followed football, rock and roll, and tried to find ways to please and rebel against my parents.

I didn’t want to play football, except in pick-up games around the neighborhood; I didn’t have the discipline or the nerve to try to form or join a band, though I did…




The songs we listen to change us. They shape how we feel and what we do. Let’s share stories of how songs shape our world. Let’s share the experience.

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Terry Barr

Terry Barr

I write about music, culture, food, and my Alabama past in One Table One World, The Riff, InTune, FanFare, SongStories, Rock n”Heavy, Counter Arts, and Pop Off.

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