Why I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll: Healing Music for the Soul

Why I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll: Healing Music for the Soul

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Date : September 16, 2012

First of all it is important to mention that Rock ‘n’ Roll originated from African-American culture. Elvis Presley was deeply influenced by Big Bill Broonzy, a blues guitarist who began his career in the 1920’s. Elvis performed songs written by Big Momma Thronton, Muddy Watters, and Ray Charles to name a few of the Black artists whose songs he utilized.

The Beatles and Rolling Stones musical styles were taken directly from Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Bo Diddley. The Rolling Stones were...

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Married for Forty Years: How Did We Make It?

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Date : September 4, 2012

My wife Gail and I recently celebrated our fortieth wedding anniversary. We have been together longer than many of my psychotherapy clients have been alive. When we got married, Richard Nixon was president. We have been together through Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Regan, Bill Clinton, both Bushes and almost one term of Barak Obama.

In an era of uncertainty; where one out of two marriages ends in divorce, I am wondering why we have been able to maintain such a strong bond.

Gail and I both...

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