Check it Out: Music Legends

Submitted by J. Johnston on

Another music icon passed away this week—Tina Turner. She died on May 24 at the age of 83. Sadly, the music industry has lost other legendary musicians this year, including David Crosby and Gordon Lightfoot. All three of these performers influenced my musical tastes, so I was saddened by the news of their deaths.

If you were to take a peek at my digital playlist, you would discover a broad range of musical genres. My husband and I have always been open to a variety of music, and while we certainly don’t try to keep up with the latest and greatest, we appreciate any music that speaks to us. But as we get older (better with age, as I say), we find ourselves tuning in to the “classics” of our formative years. “Sundown” by Gordon Lightfoot, Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary,” and of course, “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” by Crosby, Stills, and Nash, keep us grounded in our musical past. I suppose I’m showing my age here.

Today’s reading list pays tribute to Lightfoot, Nash, and Turner, musical talents who passed away too soon, in my humble opinion. But I acknowledge that while music is universal, it is also very personal; so please search the library’s catalog for music that keeps you in tune.

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Jan Johnston, Collection Manager  
Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries  
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