Bryan Adams is 60 this week.
He was born in Ontario to English parents who originally lived in Plymouth but emigrated to Canada in the mid-50. At the age of 15 he became the lead singer with a group called Sweeney Todd. In 1978, at the age of 19, he launch a solo career after meeting Jim Vallance, a former drummer and the pair formed a life-long writing partnership.
I had the pleasure of interview Bryan in 2005 whilst preparing a number one’s show for the once good station Capital Gold.
This is probably Bryan’s most well-known song and Jim revealed that the Jackson Browne song Running on Empty, which contains the lyrics, ‘In ’69 I was 21,’ was a subconscious influence on their writing, and that Bryan may have been influenced by the movie Summer Of ’42.
To learn the full story of this song, you can read it here https://www.jonkutner.com/summer-of-69/
Meanwhile, let enjoy the Summer of 69 all over again.