Being that I was a kid growing up in the 1970s, I look back on life with an awesome soundtrack. One of the jewels of that soundtrack is Elvin Bishop’s Fooled Around and Fell in Love.
Last evening as I was about to retire to the luxury of my extra firm California King bed, this popped up in my you tube feed. Being a nostalgic guy I couldn’t help but to click play.
Wow, there is a reason that this tune is a jewel in the Fearsome soundtrack of life. Mickey Thomas, one of Elvin’s back up singers at the time, is one truly talented singer. He is the one actually singing lead on this track. This video is of his Midnight Special performance in 1977. The Midnight Special performances can be hit or miss. This is a hit. A hit out of the park in fact.
It also is followed by the studio recording from which it became famous, a double feature of sorts. Enjoy!
Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around and Fell in Love – Midnight Special 1977
One should also note that I was pubescent at the time this song was released. Many a man crush I had at the time was consoled by the lyrics of this song. Oh… and the drummer is way hot.