Saturday, April 23, 2011

Anne Murray at the Canadian Jamboree in 1977 (PEI)



I was looking at this old clip earlier today, then I happened to turn on CBC and caught the tail end of Anne Murray’s “Anne Murray and Friends” show about making her CD.

The clip talks about the scouts following her down to the beach for a show she put on. I was there, as leader for a patrol from Mission (I was only 18). We watched Anne work her magic, and I even recall the Israeli scouts (including girl scouts) getting up on the stage and playing “the good, the bad and the ugly” theme song with their hands, like flutes.

I’ve always loved Anne’s music. It was some of the first songs I learned on guitar and I still sometimes play songs like snowbird and I’m on the top of the world.

Thank you, Anne for so many years of music, that somehow connects with great joy and times of fun in my life!

11 comments:

  1. I searched CJ77 because I came across my Scout scarf with the CJ77 logo on it. Still in very god shape, really looks new.

    I remember the winds.

    I have badges from the event and some of the trades on my camp blanket.

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  2. I just came across my very old and very small Cj '77 yellow t-shirt. Made me want to look into whether anyone else online still had good memories of it. Nice to find many sites mentioning it.

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  3. I was 14 and my friends and I put on a demonstration with our horses for the scouts

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  4. The scouts were all camping at Cabot Park. It was a HUGE EVENT for Prince Edward Island. And as young girls we were SO HONORED to be asked to demonstrate our riding skills for the scouts

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  5. We camped out there with our horses,and went walking thru the scout's campsite's at night to talk to them

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  6. I was at that Jamboree! It was a Blast! and being part of a TV special with Anne Murry,made even more so

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  7. I was there at CJ '77 as a 12 year old Boy Scout from Southern Alberta. The performance by Anne Murray was an unforgettable highlight of the Jamboree experience I continue to cherish. Even at that young age I somehow knew how representative a Canadian Anne Murray is.

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  8. I was front and centre holding the flag as Anne murray sang "Let The Sunshine" Brings back memories

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  9. I still have my patches an cj77 yellow shirt. It was an amazing time in my life. Will always remember that trip even though my mom didn't want me to go.

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  10. I still have my patches an cj77 yellow shirt. It was an amazing time in my life. Will always remember that trip even though my mom didn't want me to go.

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  11. I was there, as a member of scout troop 789 from Norman, Oklahoma. We had 40 kids there, out of the 400 American scouts a CJ77. It was a wonderful time. I remember Anne Murray. I arrived at the airport in Oklahoma City without a coat, and my mom made my dad race back home to get my jacket. He crashed the car getting back to the airport. I don't think I ever got the jacket. We flew to Toronto, my suitcase flew to Phoenix. After the jamboree, we wen to Boston, then on to NYC. The entire group was watching a baseball game in Shea Stadium went the lights went out for the great blackout of 1977.

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