Song Of The Day 11/27/2016: Kay Starr – “Wheel of Fortune”
Kay Starr died at age 94 last November 3. Had there not been a personal connection I could make with her, I might not have commemorated her passing since the bulk of her hits came before the rock and roll age happened. As it turns out "Wheel of Fortune" is a song straight from my childhood: It was one of my dad's favorite songs, so I heard it a lot. I grew to love its chord progression, which is typically how I enter listening to a song. Starr was also one of the very first professionally staged music concerts I ever saw. She was playing in Reno when I was a kid and my family packed it in and went to check her out at Harrah's. I can't recall if Starr was my first show or whether it was Helen Reddy. Same venue. Anyway. Here's another of 2016's flickered-out flames. RIP Ms. Starr.