I post quite a bit from singer-songwriter Steve Goodman, and occasionally John Prine. But as I've mentioned there was a sort of triumvirate of hugely popular folk-rock singers in Chicago during its heyday of the 60s-70s, with the third being Bonnie Koloc.
I wrote about her here and have posted a couple of her songs, which got her a little bit of national attention, though for some inexplicable reason she never broke through to huge fame. But she did have one song that got far more national play than any others -- though it was very short, about 30 seconds, although occasionally 60. That's because it was a TV commercial for United Airlines. It had Koloc sitting on a rocky hilltop overlooking a beautiful landscape, extolling the majestic of the countryside,
The song, "Mother Country," was actually quite nice, albeit short. However, it got extended, and Koloc released it on one of her albums.
Some of you may remember the short ad. Here's the full version.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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