One Reader Writes:
I copy below a posting I came across today on Rob Smith’s Facebook page. It pretty much speaks for itself.
“Have another book recommendation. Not a political book, just a real fun book though a few political are mentioned just in fun ways. The book is “The Kings of Friday Night–The Lincolns,” by A. J. B. Johnston. It’s the wonderful story of The Lincolns, the great Truro band that played a significant role in the lives of folks like me who came into adulthood in the late 50s and 60s. The Lincolns were about the same age (16 to 25) as we high school and university kids in Truro. Their Friday night dances in the basement of I G A store on the corner of Pleasant and Prince Streets were the biggest event in our you g Truro lives. Their grasp of Rock N Roll and Rhythm and Blues was extraordinary. I couldn’t dance really, but I tried, but spent much of my Friday nights across the street at George’s Restaurant sipping Coca Cola and talking to my friends as they came across the street for a break from the dance, or sitting out in a 59 Dodge and later a 64 Plymouth Fury with Ralph and George Carter and various young ladies who would come out of the dance and join us. I knew nearly everybody mentioned in this book, and the memories it brought back to me are truly great. It’s a superb story of a wonderful group of guys in a changing world in my old hometown. And they brought positive change to that old town too. Just a great story relevant especially, but not only to us older folks. A tremendous read.”
As I think I have said before, no book I have ever written has generated the affection and deeply felt connections that Kings of Friday Night has done.
Thanks, Rob Smith.