Seemed to be a recurring theme in the early 1960s. To celebrate the first day of summer, here are two great beach songs on a similar theme. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini (1960) by Brian Hyland. A #1 hit in the summer of '60. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICkWjdQuK7Q An even more extreme example by … Continue reading Songs of inadequate swimwear.
Just another thing I ran across recently. Not to be confused with the current program that bears the same name, this was a local program from WCBS in New York City that reran older movies. It had a nice opening with some attractive 1960s graphic design and a catchy opening theme. WCBS's The Late Show opening … Continue reading Clock-watching.
"D-Day" (1944) by Nat King Cole. Released just one month after the event in question. It's surprisingly upbeat for a song about D-Day, but its supposed to be a homefront morale booster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0irlQbonhU
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About a year ago I received a somewhat battered copy of the January 27, 1961 issue of LIFE magazine. The main subject of the magazine was the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. Because today is Kennedy’s 100th birthday, I decided to post a few highlights from this neat antique. In the words of Marilyn … Continue reading LIFE magazine, January 27, 1961.