John F. McCullagh

Freshman - 1,055 Points (09/28/1954 / Flushing)

The song Lives On


His old guitar is where he left it,
Still strung and tuned as on that day.
I remember he would play for hours.
Rock and roll he loved to play.

He never got to hold his grandson
or sit with him in his rocking chair
He's not a name that most remember
but fans of Joanie Jett still care.

For all you who love rock and roll
He wrote your anthem, he penned your prayer
I'll play a cover on my Fender
as the old man rocks up heaven's stair.

Submitted: Saturday, August 09, 2014

Topic of this poem: music


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The late Jake hooker (d.08/04/2014) with his partner Alan Merrill wrote the tune ' I love Rock and Roll' which was taken up the charts by Joanie Jett and the Black hearts. Jake was married to Lorna Luft and his mother in law was Judy Garland

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