Sunday, September 30, 2018
"Some Kind of Wonderful"
Arriving late Sunday afternoon September 16th in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Pat took me on the last day of the Hamilton Crawl.
Pat and I both like live music. We were in luck. John Ellison, the composer of the song "Some Kind of Wonderful" was performing right in the center of Hamilton.
The only live music event I ever attended in my life was Brasil 66 performing at the Philadelphia Academy of Music in 1966. I had one of the cheap nosebleed seats way at the top of the Academy of Music auditorium. I got to see the tops of the heads of Sergio Mendez and his group. Sound was great but visual, not so much.
This time was different. Here I was going to see the man who wrote the song "Some Kind of Wonderful", John Ellison. Prior to today I didn't know who wrote the song.
Before performing his hit song, Mr. Ellison explained how he came to write the song. That I didn't tape, too long. Let's just say he was besotted with a lady he happened to meet by chance and wrote a song for her.
I was very impressed with Mr. Ellison, who happens to be the same age as me. Don't I wish I had his energy and talent.
So without further ado, here is my video of Mr. Ellison's performance of his song "Some Kind of Wonderful". And I will say, my one week stay in Hamilton with my host Mr. Patrick Flynn was "Some Kind of Wonderful".
Now here is Grand Funk Railroad which made this song a hit. What do you think? I prefer John's version? What version do you like?