Today, September 26th, marks the 54th anniversary of the debut of Gilligan’s Island on CBS-TV. The story of the passengers and crew of “The Minnow”, who went missing while on a “3-hour cruise”. The show, created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz, aired each week through September 4, 1967.
September 19th marks the birth anniversary of the legendary Mama Cass Elliott. Hard to believe but she would be 77 if she were still with us today. After the breakup of the Mamas and the Papas, Cass released 5 solo albums. This remake of the old tune “Dream A Little Dream Of Me” was her…
Another great Summer song on Wayback Wednesday as we head into the Labor Day Weekend. This was Bobby Rydell’s debut hit, and he’s lip synching to “Kissin’ Time” on Dick Clark’s Saturday Night Beech Nut show in 1959!
Wayback Wednesday is all for keeping Summer going as long as possible! Here’s a video for the Lovin’ Spoonful classic “Summer In The City”, as they perform it on TV in 1966! Hope your Summer is going great!
Mid-August…Yes it’s definitely “In The Summertime”! And that’s the video we bring you on this week’s Wayback Wednesday. Recorded by British band Mungo Jerry, it was written by its lead singer, Ray Dorset, and reached Number One around the world in 1970. Enjoy!
August 1st, 1960 Chubby Checker’s version of The Twist was released. The song was written by Hank Ballard, who recorded it in November, 1958 and put it out as the “B” side to Teardrops On Your Letter, with the Midnighters.