Song for Karen
Three years after the 1988 crash over Lockerbie, Scotland, a gentleman from England, Richard Newbegin, was on a holiday to Lockerbie. He went to see the Lockerbie Memorial, and although he had never met or even heard of Karen, went home and wrote 'Song For Karen', which he then recorded at his friend Ali Lee's Mill Studio, in Alnwick, England. In the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on December 21, 1988, Karen Lee Hunt and 269 people died for no reason. More than 20 years later none of the persons responsible for this terrible tragedy have yet to be brought to justice! Shortly after the crash, Karen's father Bob wrote an article about the tragedy that was published in the the Rochester, NY, newspapers. A local singer songwriter, Bonnie Abrams, took Bob's words and wrote a song for Karen and all of the victims of Pan Am Flight 103. The song is titled 'Only Americans' In November of 1998, Bob and Peggy Hunt brought Richard Newbegin's recording to Dynamic Recording and said they wanted to release it to keep Karen's memory alive, and to generate donations for the Ronald McDonald House charity. We asked Jerry Brongo, who did the arrangements and the music for 'Only Americans', if he would take Richard's 'Song For Karen' and arrange and create the music for that song as well. This started a wonderful collaboration between Richard and Jerry -.