Gary Puckett & the Union Gap

Ah, fair week!!   Corn dogs, strawberry lemonade & Methodist fried pies.  Yum.  And usually one fair show.  The radio stations give tickets away and our oldies station sponsored Gary Puckett & the Union Gap.   Their first hit was in 1968, just a smidge before my musical awakening but certainly I have heard most of their stuff all of my life.  There were a couple of songs that I did not know they had recorded but mainly I and everyone around me knew all the words.  As did Gary.  The voice was a little weaker than I remember but since he’s been singing for 50 years that’s to be expected.

We had senate hearings on Thursday before the concert where a Supreme Court nominee has been accused of inappropriate contact with a 15 year old girl when he was in high school.  I have to say when Gary was singing ‘Young Girl’ I thought, well, no Supreme Court for him!!  And frankly, the song was a little creepy when he was 25 and now he’s probably 75 so the creepiness tripled.  But again, we both knew all the words and I sang along.  The song is still catchy if you don’t think too hard about it.  Somewhere the is someone who would tell me I should be offended.

I tried to take pictures and from where I was sitting I had a black suit and a big blob of light where a head should be.  I found a picture on Twitter & contacted the photographer to see if I could use the picture here.  She not only said yes but was generous enough to send me additional pictures.  So thank you Jill Kerns for sharing your pictures with me.

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