Wow... I had a flashback today while eating lunch with a colleague at the Listening Room today.
They had the 95.5 "The Wolf" piping into the restaurant when the song "Wildfire" came on.
Right then and there I was transported to 1970-something. Suddenly, I was riding in my parent's white Mercury with a brown vinyl roof... on a gravel road... somewhere in Knox County, Nebraska... corn fields all around.
As the song played... I knew every single word. I could see the horse with a long flowy mane and a woman running in the woods screaming its name, "Wildfire."
It's one of those songs I LOVED as a kid. I can remember walking around the farm, doing chores, hiking in the pasture... you name it... singing it at the top of my lungs.
What I couldn't remember this afternoon was the artist's name.
So, I asked the people there if they knew.
They were having the same trouble that I was having...
Who was it?!
Pure Prarie League was the best guess.
Incorrect... but a good guess nonetheless.
So... thanks to Google... the puzzle has been solved.
Artist: Michael Martin Murphy.
Writer: Larry Cansler
I'd have obsessed about that all day.