January 18, 2012 @ 3:15 AM
I was thinking of the great songs of 1958 and found a top 100 list for 1958. I thought about the memories associated with each of those songs which I remember so well. Memories of watching the dancers on American Bandstand as they scooted out to the floor with their partners to dance to many of these hits. And then there were the fun songs like this one - "Witch Doctor." Who can forget the "ting, tang, walla walla bing bang" lyrics. Nonsensical to be sure--fun for positive. An interesting article I came upon regarding this song, I wanted to share. Please enjoy this article by Mike Bellah: ting, tang, walla walla bing bang. Have a wonderful Wednesday and don't blame me if these words keep running through your brain all day.
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January 14, 2012 @ 2:38 AM
Going back to winters in Philadelphia ~ Early American Bandstand style, I thought I would just put up some pictures of the Regulars and also one of Pop Singer & his wife dressed up for the winter weather. Some of us viewers of the show remember the day when there were few in attendance at the studio due to the severe snow storm and Dick Clark opened up the back door and they went outside. I don't remember a lot about that show but I sure remember the cold that almost swept out from the TV screen when that door was opened. It was really neat. I bet some of the Regulars and others who went to the show can remember days when the weather made it almost impossible to get there. Still, the show must go on and the studio always seemed filled
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