First, I had to laugh at the cover. I'm a child of the 80's and I know everytime I look at styles like this I think--"what were we thinking?"
I could date the book just by looking at the hair styles. Can you guess what year? ( Let me just say that I married in 1990 and my lovely bride wore one of these hair styles for our wedding. Love you puddin'--happy anniversary on Wednesday--20 YEARS) (As I watch this it's Totally 80's night on CAKE BOSS--maybe it's coming back)
Second of all, who at the music publisher thought that this was a great idea (Wait--I have to remember that in the 80's it was heavily photo intensify of the artists (Sandi Patti, Amy Grant, Steve Green, Larnelle Harris--am I dating myself here). Today graphics for publications are more conceptual and graphic rather than identity driven.
What gems and jewels of the past in church music can you find at your place? Believe me-there's more to come. I saved a pile of it to blog about. You won't believe it!