This is a blog post by Phil Ehart of KANSAS.
As a parent of a child with Autism, I know first hand what an organization like Autism Speaks can mean in finding a cure for this terrible disorder.
Therefore, in planning for the creation of this book, the book publishers, the writer of the song Kerry Livgren, and the guys in the band KANSAS, all felt that Autism Speaks would make perfect sense in receiving a portion of the books sales proceeds.
We are honored that AS joins us in commemorating this very special song, in book form.
In 2012, the song, “Dust in the Wind” celebrates its 35th anniversary. The iconic masterpiece, penned by Kerry Livgren and first recorded by the band KANSAS, has become a fabric of our culture with a deep meaning to millions of people around the world.
As part of the 35th anniversary celebration, fans are being asked to share, on the book’s official Facebook page, any special memory or story that gives the song special meaning.
Selected excerpts, along with the name of their contributor, will be published in the “35th Anniversary Limited Edition Dust in the Wind “ book to be released in time for the 2011 holiday season. The book will contain a forward by Kerry Livgren, and a portion of the proceeds from sales of the book will go to benefit Autism Speaks.
Please share any story or sentiment about the song, “Dust in the Wind” as a comment on the wall of our Facebook page. Comments must be posted by August 15, 2011 for consideration for the book.