Song: "It's Alright to Cry"
Writer: Carol Hall
Performer: Rosey Grier
Album: Free to Be... You and Me
My sister and I had a Fisher-Price record player when we were kids and this was the LP that wore out the needle. I remember bringing it in to share at pre-school, too. This song was my favorite at the time. I was a sensitive child...
Rosey Grier is an extraordinary man. Famous first as an NFL defensive tackle, he later served as a bodyguard for Robert Kennedy. Grier was guarding Kennedy's wife at the time of the senator's assassination. He and decathlete Rafer Johnson subdued shooter Sirhan Sirhan. In the late '60s and early '70s, Grier became an important symbolic figure amidst the changing sexual politics of the era: an undeniably masculine man unafraid to express his enthusiasm for perceived non-masculine pursuits. In addition to singing, Grier published a book called Rosey Grier's Needlepoint for Men.
I hope you'll join us for the "30 Songs in 30 Days" challenge, inspired by the tumblr list. Our 30 Songs roster:
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