Happy New Year
I've been at it again - with a new
As many of you already know, a Toledo, OH paper (the Toledo Free
Press) recently printed an interview with Randy Sparks, who, of course, wrote
"Saturday Night in Toledo, Ohio."
He's now 75 years old.
Randy gives the full history of how the song came into being and how John
got involved with it - Michael Johnson had a part to play, also. Randy also
tells how his atttitude toward Toledo has changed over the years.
Did you know that he wrote some revised lyrics for the tune about
10 years ago?
I've just put together a new web page featuring this interview, with John
singing the song in the background. In the future, photos and information will
be added showing why Toledo, Ohio, is really a great place to be.
The new lyrics can be found on the page, also. (Randy includes
John's name at the end.)
As many of you also already know, I've recently added a page that includes
the entire audio book of John's autobiography, "Take Me Home." It no longer is
available for purchase, except at an inflated used price on sites like eBay. If
you aren't aware of this new page or haven't visited it, check it out and
hearJohn read his life's story to you.
Have Fun and Enjoy,
"Teach me the Magic of Wonder,
Give me the
Spirit to Fly"