Nowadays, Fort Lauderdale real estate owners come in all shapes and sizes, as well as age groups that differ in age, race, and religion. Yet, who on Earth doesn’t like good relaxing at home to the right piece of music? For some men and women, a little R&B does the trick, while other folks prefer country or even jazz. Regardless, a majority of Broward County homeowners have a strong love and passion for classic rock and roll.
Mark Williams is a 48-year-old businessman, husband, and father who enjoys going to concerts. Before every big show, Mark likes to play the old pieces of vinyl, sing the lyrics, and get pumped up for the show. For instance, he began this month at an 80s rock and roll festival in Pembroke Pines. Headlining the show was none other than Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. The first-time guitarist Joan Jett recorded with the Blackhearts was on 1981’s I Love Rock N’ Roll. The highly successful LP moved over ten million copies, largely due to the title track. Additional gems include “(I’m Gonna) Run Away” and “Nag,” as well as “Crimson and Clover.” I Love Rock N’ Roll is one of Mark’s favorites.
Mark then got to experience Jethro Tull performed by original singer Ian Anderson onstage at Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca Raton. The talent sounded marvelous, like on Mark’s 1976 record, Jethro Tull’s Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die! The band’s first concept album was not meant to be autobiographical for Anderson as an aging songwriter. Rather, the point of the LP is to illustrate how his style of music may lose popularity, but he is determined to stick to his guns regardless of today’s musical trends.
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Mark kicked off the month seeing the lead singer of the Who, Roger Daltry perform. Of course, Daltry is nowhere near Mark’s favorite musician from the Who. Not only does Pete Townshend have plenty of solo records out, but there is also John Entwistle. In 1973, the boys’ famous bass player released Rigor Mortis Sets In. Recorded in only three weeks’ time, singles include “Mr. Bass Man,” “Do the Dangle” and a cover of the King’s “Hound Dog.” Entwistle’s 1975 cut, Mad Dog is often referred to by fans as “The Son of Rigor Mortis,” as it possesses a similar rock and roll feel to the 1973 record. “You Can Be So Mean” and “Lady Killer” are two of the most recognized songs on the record. These days, neighbors have come to know and appreciate the music blaring from Mark’s home for sale in Fort Lauderdale.
So, what’s next for the Fort Lauderdale luxury homeowner? Mark is already looking forward to next year, when the Moody Blues headline Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hardrock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood on Wednesday, January 10. To get pumped up for the big show, Mark is already listening to an old favorite, the Moody Blues’ 1967 album, Days of Future Passed. The work was their first of a succession of concept albums. Utilizing the London Festival Orchestra primarily for epic instrumental interludes between songs, it carried the band into uncharted rock territory, making them the early pioneers of both classical and progressive rock. The seven tracks spawned two hit singles, “Tuesday Afternoon” and “Nights in White Satin.”
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