I have talked about 1959 before on my blog. February of that year I turned 16. That is a wonderful milestone in a boys life you know, it was the legal age to get a driver's license and it was the year I took that two two month trip with my Uncle, Aunt, and cousin in their Airstream trailer. Anyway, I thought you might remember some of the music from that year.
How about a Broadway Play called "The Sound of Music"? Can you remember who played the lead role? No, it wasn't Julie Andrews. It was Mary Martin.
Remember Neil Sedaka? 1959 was the year that he gave up his studies of classical concert music for the world of rock "n" roll. That is the year he recorded "Oh! Carol".
There were other notable songs popular that year. One was very unexpected when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's recording of "The Battle Hymn of The Republic" made the top ten charts as did George Jones's "White Lightning" which, by the way, took him 83 takes before "it's a wrap" was proclaimed. It was rumored that he was sampling too much of that "white lightning". (grin) And last, Ringo Starr joins the group "Rory Storm and the Hurricanes".
OK, I am going to quit before I get too boring, but you haven't heard the last of 1959. I liked that year, how about you? Now, you all have a great day today, you hear?