The three men, representing three generations — a grandfather, a father, and a son — were sitting at a table in the Half Note Jazz Club waiting for the night’s first performers to take the stage. They were discussing their musical preferences and some of their favorite artists.
“My favorite band from back in the day was Junior Walker and the All Stars,” Mack, the eldest, said. “They were a really big Motown group in the sixties.”
“My personal favorite group from the eighties was the Electric Light Orchestra, or ELO,” said Mack’s son Jack. “ELO’s sound was a marvelous fusion of pop, rock, and classical. They were great.”
“What about you, son?” Mack asked his grandson, Liam.
“Well, Gramps,” Liam said, “You and Dad may find this surprising, but my favorite musical group spans multiple generations. I’m all about the Beatles.”
Mack and Jack smiled. “That was a politically astute answer,” Liam’s father said.
“So son,” his grandfather said, “when are you going to run for office?”
Written for yesterday’s Three Things Challenge from Teresa, wher the three things are orchestra, half note, and All Star.