So if you know me or listen to me very much you know I’m guy who likes to look back at things. Dates, people, places, times, events; basically memories! I think we all have things that trigger reminders of past happenings in our lives. I know the music I play does that a lot for me and probably for you as well, but I’ve always been a history buff too! Looking back at concerts or places where people gathered for fun or entertainment always seem to hold some allure. Remembering those good times! Today is a date in history that was recorded some years after it happened by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Today is the 18th of April and in 1775 one Paul Revere made his famous ride through the countryside of Massachusetts to warn his fellow citizens that The British Are Coming. The ride occurred on the night of April 18, 1775, immediately before the battles of Lexington and Concord, the first engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The story of the ride has been told and re-told in many forms, most notably in Longfellow’s 1861 poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride”, which has shaped popular memory of the event. So on this 18th of April in 21 I give you the full length version of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s recollection of Paul Revere’s Ride.
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