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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Announcing a New Direction For This Blog: All Pants...All The Time!

You the readers have spoken!

I will humbly bow to your demands and change course here on Shady Dell Music & Memories.

I hereby declare that from now on, it's all about the pants!



Don't worry my friends....

I realize you would never sit still for "Pants."
I wasn't Bjorn yesterday!

That's why I am proud to say that the REAL theme of my blog from this day forth shall be "All Abba - All the Time!" Trust me - once you listen to a few (hundred) of these Swedish toe tappers, you'll forget all about the Shady Dell (and "Pants").



More Abba:



Even More Abba:



Abba! Abba! Abba!

Of course that's my April Fool's Day gag for this year; but in all sincerity I would like to take this opportunity to salute Agnetha Faltskog who celebrates her 60th birthday next Monday, April 5th.

As a young girl growing up in Sweden, Agnetha loved Connie Francis and Lesley Gore and you can hear the influence of those American vocalists on several of Aggie's post-Abba solo recordings. The songs Agnetha recorded during her solo career were unknown to me for decades; but now that I've discovered these gems they are among my all time favorites. I would like to share a few of them with you.













Happy birthday, Aggie...

...and thank you for the music!

Have a Shady day!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for getting it right, During the 60'S the Dell was all about the music .Reading your Blog takes me back to the best days of my life . I loved John and Helen as much as you could love two pepole. You did the right thing on your last vist to the Dell. I went one evening just before the Dell closed ,It was one of the most heart breaking times of my life. What all I saw that night I will not tell. I went there to see John but all I found was the shell of the man I loved so much. I must stop for now, I can"t see for the tears, A DELL RAT ALL WAYS GREG

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  2. Greg, thank you so very much for sharing this! Every generation believes that their "stuff" was the best and yet somehow...well you know what I'm saying. I feel very lucky to have been a part of the Dell scene during its golden era of the mid 60s and I wouldn't trade places with anybody. Thanks for your comment here, Greg, and for keeping the Dell alive through your heartfelt remarks on Facebook!

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