OPINION: Don't let dreams end with the Summer
The Dantes, an Ohio band, in 1965, when they were aspiring to big things. Lead singer, Barry Hayden, is at left holding tambourine.
September 17th, 2012
06:00 AM ET

OPINION: Don't let dreams end with the Summer

Editor's note: CNN Contributor Bob Greene is a best-selling author whose 25 books include "Late Edition: A Love Story" and the novel "All Summer Long." He appears on "CNN Newsroom" Sundays during the 5 p.m. ET hour. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Bob Greene.

(CNN) – CNN Contributor Bob Greene reminisces about a rock singer originally from "The Dantes" who never made it big, but still rocks out today and reminds people to keep doing what they love.

[0:23] "One band - the Dantes– had something special. The lead singer, 18-year-old Barry Hayden, possessed the onstage electricity of a Midwestern Mick Jagger. The Dantes had a record– "Can't Get Enough of Your Love"– that went straight to No. 1 on the hometown rock station, WCOL."

[2:41] "You shouldn't put off doing the thing you love.  If you wait, if you think you'll get around to it someday, someday may never come. We're into the last week of summer now.  Next weekend autumn arrives. And opportunities for joy, like summer nights, are fleeting and finite."

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