TDP Sweet Sixteen Playlist: Mr. Carr

Mr. Carr, a BHS history teacher, is described by his students and colleagues as “passionate,” “highly motivating,” “memorable,” and “wicked smart.” He is also known throughout BHS as a “die hard” track coach “who is there to champion you when you win and to pick you up when you don’t.” Here is what he has to say about what he was listening to when he was sixteen. 

I actually got my first CD player and CD (Led Zeppelin IV) for my 16th birthday. I listen almost exclusively to 60s and 70s classic rock, since music effectively died for me when John Bonham died in 1980 and Led Zeppelin disbanded. My mom claims I was conceived at Woodstock (the time matches up perfectly). But my dad takes pains to remind her that he wasn’t there. In any case, though not part of the Woodstock generation, it is my music. Although I did go through my obligatory heavy metal stage in the 80s (Iron Maiden) and then right before heading over to Germany for the one-month-long German exchange program we had at BHS at the time, a bunch of us got hooked on Falco and even got to see him in concert at the Munich Olympic Stadium. Falco I only have on cassette and don’t listen to anymore. All of the others are part of my 600+ CD collection that I still listen to. I heard there is music online now apparently?

Mr. Carr’s Sweet Sixteen:
Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced (1967)
Moby Grape – 8:05 (1967)
The Doors – Tell All the People (1969)
Fleetwood Mac – Oh Well (1969)
Jethro Tull – Reasons for Waiting (1969)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Ohio (1970)
Grateful Dead – Ripple (1970)
Janis Joplin – Me and Bobby McGee (1971)
Led Zeppelin – Going to California (1971)
Roy Harper – One Man Rock and Roll Band (1971)
The Who – Behind Blue Eyes (1971)
Bob Marley and the Wailers – I Shot the Sheriff (1973)
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)
Rush – Tom Sawyer (1981)
Iron Maiden – Run to the Hills (1982)
Falco – Rock Me Amadeus (1985)
NOTE: The following song from Mr. Carr’s list is not included in the Spotify library, so we’ve provided a YouTube clip below.
Roy Harper: “One Man Rock and Roll Band”

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