Hard to believe that 47 years have lapsed since JFK was assassinated.
I was a high-school sophomore sitting in Mr. Brady's geometry class when the news came over the PA system. Nothing but stunned silence; not a single person fidgeting. Mr. Brady slowly paced in front of the classroom. I thought I noticed a tear, an aberration given his normally stern countenance.
Bobby Hebb's song Sunny was allegedlyinspired by JFK's murder and that of Hebb's brother Harold, who was killed that same day. Hebb denied that the events were directly responsible for his song, one of the most popular ever recorded and one of my favorites.
I think I will continue to believe the urban legend. It's somehow very comforting.
"All my intentions were just to think of happier times – basically looking for a brighter day – because times were at a low tide." -- Bobby Hebb (1938-2010)