Tag: 1950s

More Money for You and Me.

More Money for You and Me (1961) by the Four Preps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2SnLaAXksc Mr. Blue (1959) by The Fleetwoods. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m05P36iAAMw Alley Oop (1960) by The Hollywood Argyles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1FxfCYEtmk Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (1958) by The Platters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLEqVZRPfm4 In This Whole Wide World (1958) by The Four Freshmen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCyOoraQfhM A Worried Man (1959) by The Kingston … Continue reading More Money for You and Me.

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The Big Draft.

The Big Draft (1962) by the Four Preps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAxbnXjs6gQ I'll Never Smile Again (1961) by The Platters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIr37iYV_zs Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1955) by The Four Aces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZz9DHk5lw0 The Mountain's High (1961) by Dick and Dee Dee. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC90aH2mIWs Heartaches (1961) by The Marcels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcnNNbzVThM Michael (1961) by The Highwaymen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ikB2Lp4mKA Runaround Sue (1961) … Continue reading The Big Draft.

Pigs in a Parody.

In the spring of 1933, Walt Disney released what unexpectedly became one of his studio's biggest hits, Three Little Pigs. The short cartoon, and the original song it contained, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, became smash hits. The story of these pigs literally keeping the wolf away from their door and their defiant song connected with … Continue reading Pigs in a Parody.

The Rise and Fall of the Marble Bank Building.

This is the story of a long-lost building, the Marble Bank Building (1893), in Spokane, Washington. Its history is well-documented here, it was a building of small size but amazing opulence. The bank that constructed it failed mere weeks before it was to move into the building, the Old National Bank ultimately bought the building … Continue reading The Rise and Fall of the Marble Bank Building.

Downtown Spokane, Then and Now.

It's always fascinating to look at old photographs of cities, and a nice recent development has been Google Street View which has made it easy to see what these locations look like today. I recently found a bunch of nice pictures of downtown Spokane in the 1950s and found what they look like in modern … Continue reading Downtown Spokane, Then and Now.