My Dad Was In a Band

It seems that forming a band was a rite of passage for young men in the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Those young men now have grown children. And just in time for Fathers Day, a new blog has been launched with the intriguing name and concept My Dad Was in a Band. The entries contain photographs, stories, audio recordings, and sometimes videos of dads who were rock stars in their day, submitted by their proud progeny.

My dad wore a leather catsuit with domino buttons when he married my mum and his platform shoes were taller than his brides. His first band of many was called Flaming Youth, he was the lead singer and Phil Collins (third from the left in the photo above) was the drummer. Together they released a concept album called Arc that told a futuristic tale about how man uses up all the resources on Earth. Even when singing about such things as civilization needing to find another planet to live on I’ve noticed that my dad has a hard time keeping a straight face on camera, he’s tickled from the inside out. –Emily Chatton, daughter of keyboardist Brian Chatton.

So far, there are only two pages of entries, but if your dad was in a band, you are welcome to submit him. Dangerous Minds has the story behind the blog, and a closer look at Flaming Youth. Link -via Boing Boing


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