01/09/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Just One Look
“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
What a fun Golden Oldie!
BONUS #1 - Just One Look - Doris Troy, 1963
BONUS #2 - Just One Look - The Hollies, 1964
BONUS #2 - Just One Look - Linda Ronstadt, @ 1978
|"Just One Look" was a hit single co-written and sung by
Doris Troy in 1963. The song peaked at #10 in the U.S. singles
Details vary as to how the single came to be released on Atlantic Records. According to the book Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders, James Brown saw Troy performing in a nightclub (under her then-stage name Doris Payne), and introduced her to Atlantic. According to a more recent and detailed story in Soulful Divas, Payne recorded a studio demo of the song and took it to Sue Records first, but their lack of response led her to offer it to Jerry Wexler at Atlantic, where the label released the demo unchanged.
"Just One Look" became a UK hit via a version by the Hollies which reached #2 in the spring of 1964. Although not a major US hit in its original release, the Hollies' "Just One Look" marked the first appearance of the Hollies on the Billboard Hot 100 at #98 and a US re-issue in 1967 saw the Hollies' "Just One Look" rise as high as #44. The Beatle tribute band, "The Buggs", also recorded an obscure version (retitled "Soho Mash") on their 1964 Coronet album, "The Beetle Beat".
Anne Murray remade "Just One Look" for her 1974 Love Song album and the track was issued as a single that October to become a minor Billboard Hot 100 entry at #86. Linda Ronstadt remade "Just One Look" for her 1978 Living in the USA album; issued as the album's third single in February 1979, the track just fell short of the Top 40 with a #44 peak.
Other versions of "Just One Look" are those by Lynda Carter, Faith Hope and Charity (#38 UK January 1976), Mark Farner, Lulu, Harry Nilsson on his 1976 album …That's the Way It Is and Klaus Nomi on his 1982 album Simple Man.
Troy's version was featured in a 1997 television commercial for Pepsi starring Cindy Crawford that aired during Super Bowl XXXI. Her version was also heard on DTV Disney set to The Wind in the Willows segment of The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND Alvin Blankenship ('63) AND the late Joe Dickson ('66) (d. 26 Dec 2018)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow
Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57)
Bob Parrish ('68)
(d. 12 Jan 2013)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Happy Birthday this week to:
13 - My Grandson, Hunter Huber (Overhills HS, NC / Elgin HS, OK - '21) of OK;
14 - Ronnie Todd ('63);
15 - The late Skippy Weitz ('57) (d. 22 Nov 2012) AND Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA;
16 - Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND Howard Smith ('63) of VA AND Steve Kiger ('66) of VA!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
January 09, 1941
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January 09, 1941 -The Greek Triton (Y-5) sank the Italian submarine Neghelli in Otranto.
January 09, 1945 - TheSixth United States Army began the invasion of Lingayen Gulf at Luzon in the Philippines.
THIS DAY IN 1970:January 09, 1970 - Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer Carl Bell was born Carl William Bell in Kenton, Tennessee.
January 09, 1970 -Singer-songwriter and actress Lara Fabian was born Lara Sophie Katy Crokaert in Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium. January 09, 1970 - Keyboard player and songwriter Alex Staropoli was born Alessandro Staropoli in Trieste, Italy.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/07/15:
|“God’s love is there
for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always
Thomas S. Monson
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/09/18:
|Thank you, Joan!|