Reblog: Flashback Track Friday #19 Operator

KK just published our Friday prompt on the music blog we share, Songshine Sounds. She finishes up with an excellent question, I already have a piece of flash in mind so I’ll have to see if I can’t write something down in thew next few hours.

I can’t let this one go without saying a word about the song. I’ve never heard of this guy before, I don’t think he ever made it over here, so the track is totally new to me. I loved it – right up my street. But what about that ‘tache? Still, I suppose in 1972 we all had them (except I was four)!

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Welcome once again to Flashback Track Friday. Each week, either KK or Mister Bump will present a song to you, and out of that song, will prompt you with a question.


Philadelphia-born folk and rock singer-songwriter, Jim Croce, produced five studio albums and numerous singles during his brief, seven year career. Today’s track was inspired by his time in the military, watching men line up to use the telephone booth, hoping to speak to their loved ones, hoping those Dear John break-up letters weren’t true.


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Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

4 thoughts on “Reblog: Flashback Track Friday #19 Operator”

  1. Interesting to know the background of this song I remember so well.
    One day we were visiting with Bob’s eye specialist and he mentioned listening to this song. a teen — his nephew I think — was hearing it too and finally asked him., ‘What’s an ‘operator’?” The times, we see, have changed. 🙂

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