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Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:01 PM

Do you remember this 1969 song? Spirit in the sky.

50 years ago this one hit wonder song was on the airways.
Norman Greenbaum was his name. Iíll bet you forgot his name.
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Reply Do you remember this 1969 song? Spirit in the sky. (Original post)
Koch Ebola Apr 2019 OP
samnsara Apr 2019 #1
CountAllVotes Apr 2019 #2
50 Shades Of Blue Apr 2019 #3
DBoon Apr 2019 #6
WheelWalker Apr 2019 #4
Hoyt Apr 2019 #5
BaileyBill Apr 2019 #7
happybird Apr 2019 #8
Bayard Apr 2019 #9
TomSlick Apr 2019 #10
mr_lebowski Apr 2019 #11
akraven Apr 2019 #12

Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:03 PM

1. YEP i remember it ....but not the artist

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Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:06 PM

2. Yes I remember Spirit in the Sky!



Great song! !!


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Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:06 PM

3. Yup... remember the song and Norman Greenbaum both.

I was a junior in high school. Sigh.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:43 PM

6. Me too

At the time I thought it was the heaviest song ever.

Now I think it is amusing and humorous

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Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:11 PM

4. Orange Sunshine

and the Brotherhood of Eternal Love.

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Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:16 PM

5. Remember him -- and the song -- well.

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Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:56 PM

7. First Jr. High dance I went to in 7th grade...

seems like the band knew this song and two others. Heard it countless times that night, still not tired of it.

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Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 03:13 PM

8. It reminds me of driving with my Mom

She had a great mixed tape she made recording songs off the radio. We'd listen to it when she drove to two of us up to my Grandma's house.

Spirit in the Sky, the Nash Rambler song (the horn went beep beep beep), Tell Laura I Love Her, In the Year 2525, Leader of the Pack, lots of Supremes tunes, some harder 70's rock like Don't Fear the Reaper and Queen songs, and a bunch more.

We'd sing the whole way. Neither of us can carry a tune in a bucket, but that just made it even more fun.

ETA a couple more songs. Can't believe I remember which songs were on there, it was 30 years ago. But Spirit in the Sky is the song I associate most strongly with the tape.

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Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 03:25 PM

9. It was in the movie, "Michael"

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Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 09:51 PM

10. Yep. I was in junior high.

Great song.

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Tue Apr 30, 2019, 02:26 AM

11. When I was on my way to SLO-town the first time, going off to college, this had just come out

And I had it on the mix tape I was listening to on my way down, along with songs by Violent Femmes, Replacements, REM, Peter Gabriel, U2 ... to name a few ... I knew the original of course, but I dug this cover too ... fun to drive fast to ...

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Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 02:39 AM

12. Not only remember it, but have it on playlists (several)

and it was a Greenbaum genius song!

I first heard it at 10th St. South, Cocoa Beach, FL on vacation in 1969. It played all the time.

Thanks for the memories!!

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