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Perry Como – Easter Parade

Perry Como Easter Parade * I love this rendition of “Easter Parade” by Perry Como. He has such a gentle voice that is perfect for the memories that surround this Irving Berlin song.       “Easter Parade” is a popular song, written by Irving Berlin and published in 1933. Berlin originally wrote the melody in 1917, under the title […]

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Carnival in Venice – Martedi Grosso – Fat Tuesday

Carnival in Venice  Martedi Grosso – Fat Tuesday *   The word carnival comes from the Latin “carnem levare” (eliminate meat) as it originally indicated the banquet that was held on the last day of Carnival (Mardi Gras), immediately before the period of fasting and abstinence of Lent.  Carnival is a festival that is celebrated in countries […]

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Frank Sinatra – London 1962 – LIVE “You Make Me Feel So Young” 

Frank Sinatra   “You Make Me Feel So Young” LIVE in London 1962 * This is a LIVE video of Frank back in 1962, performing at the Royal Festival Hall in London. 1962 seems like such a long time ago and yet in another way it was just yesterday.    At that time Frank was at […]

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The Rat Pack – LIVE St. Louis 1965 (Comedic) The Birth of the Blues

The Rat Pack – LIVE St. Louis 1965 (Comedic) The Birth of the Blues *     On June 20th, 1965, the Rat Pack took the stage at the Kiel Opera House in St. Louis for a fundraiser to benefit Dismas House, the first halfway house for ex-convicts.  Frank,  Dean and Sammy were joined by […]

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Bobby Darin – LIVE PERFORMANCE 1970 – “Mack the Knife”

Bobby Darin Mack the Knife  LIVE PERFORMANCE 1970 *   Bobby Darin introduced this song on Bandstand in 1959. However this video featured here has Bobby singing live in 1970 only three years before his death in 1973. Sad … Very Sad…. Bobby left us way too soon  Hope you enjoy this video of his […]

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Annette Funicello Do you remember these episodes?

Annette Funicello Do you remember these episodes?   *   Walt Disney Presents: Annette is a television serial that ran on The Mickey Mouse Club during the show’s third season (1957–1958).  It starred Annette Funicello as Annette McCleod (pronounced mik-clowd), a poor, orphaned country girl who moves into town with her upper-class Uncle Archie and Aunt Lila. The serial also starred Richard Deacon as […]

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Lady Blue Eyes – Barbara Sinatra 

Lady Blue Eyes Barbara Sinatra  * Barbara Marx Sinatra was an American model, showgirl, socialite, philanthropist, and the fourth wife of Frank Sinatra.   * On March 10, 1927, she was born Barbara Ann Blakeley in Bosworth, Missouri,  the elder of two daughters. Her parents were Charles Willis Blakeley and Irene Prunty . At age 10, she moved with her parents […]

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Sinatra – Fly Me Too The Moon …. 55 Million Views on You Tube

Sinatra “Fly Me Too The Moon” 55 Million Views *   Fly Me to the Moon, originally titled “In Other Words”, is a song written in 1954 by Bart Howard. Kaye Ballard made the first recording of the song the year it was written. Frank Sinatra‘s 1964 version was closely associated with the Apollo missions to the Moon. In 1999, […]

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Annette Funicello & the Mouskateers – Disneyland Opening day July 17, 1955

Annette Funicello & the Mouskateers Disneyland Opening day July 17, 1955   *   This video is the original taped on that opening day, July 17, 1955 and Annette Funicello is one of the Mousekateers. See if you can pick her out of the group.       Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of […]

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Perry Como “Catch a Falling Star” – 1957 – #1 Hit Song

Perry Como “Catch a Falling Star” 1957 Perry’s Last #1 Hit Song * “Catch a Falling Star“, written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss, is a song made famous by Perry Como‘s hit version, recorded and released in late 1957. It was Perry Como’s last #1 hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard “Most Played by Jockeys” chart.      It was the […]

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