- NNHS Newsletter
“Bullets cannot be
recalled. They cannot be uninvented.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I'm having a molasses day - you know, plodding along as fast as I can but seeming to get only about as far as I would if I were wading through a foot of molasses. Maybe a bullet could cut through some of the molasses.....
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzwKVOpoBtE - Bang Bang - Cher, 1966
BONUS #2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-AgYXz2n9Y - Bang Bang - Nancy Sinatra
|"Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" is the second single by
Cher from her second studio album
The Sonny Side of Chér. The song was written by
Sonny Bono and released in
1966. The song reached number three in the
UK Singles Chart and number two on the
Billboard Hot 100. The same year, the song was covered by
The single proved successful, charting high on many national charts worldwide. In the United States, it was Cher's biggest solo hit of the 1960s, peaking at #2. The single sold over 3 million copies, in the US alone, by 1984. In 1987, Cher released this song as a single again from her nineteenth album Cher. However, that time, it failed to chart. This was Cher's first top-three hit in the UK, charting at #3. It would be her last top-three hit, until The Shoop-Shoop Song, twenty-two years later. The 1987 version was performed on both Cher's Heart of Stone and Farewell tours.
Also in 1966, Nancy Sinatra released her version of the song on her album How Does That Grab You?. It featured tremolo effect guitar (played by Billy Strange ) and melancholy singing. This version remained relatively obscure until it was used in the opening scenes of the 2003 movie Kill Bill Volume 1. This exposure caused Sinatra's version to be the one chosen by Audio Bullys when, in 2005, they used a sample of the song for their top ten UK hit "Shot You Down", credited officially to Audio Bullys featuring Nancy Sinatra. Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall also sampled this version for his single "Bang Bang", which appeared on his mixtape Kill Bloodclott Bill in 2004. Rapper Young Buck sampled Sinatra's version on his song "Bang Bang" from his album Straight Outta Cashville...
WV FLOODING ALARM:
From Bobby Callis ('64) of WV - 06/26/16:
|Well, pretty much the entire
downstairs is gone...
Oh, Bobby, NO! We're so thankful y'all are all safe, and are keeping you and your family in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Gene Duncan ('60) of VA AND
Eddie Mirmelstein ('62) AND Richard Honeycutt
Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL
My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS,
IL - '89) of IL!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1966:
Monday, June 27, 1966 - Director, producer, and screenwriter J. J. Abrams was born Jeffrey Jacob Abrams in New York City, New York.
Monday, June 27, 1966 - Footballer Jörg Bergen was born in Marbach am Neckar, West Germany.
Monday, June 27, 1966 - The former Prime Minister of Latvia, Aigars Kalvītis, was born in Riga, Latvia.
“The best is yet to be.”
-Jeffrey R. Holland
(b. 03 Dec 1940)
From Me ('65) of NC - 06/27/16 - "The Third Commandment":
|Hearing this never fails to make me cringe. For one thing, it's such a simple thing to NOT do.|
BONUS BIG BANG THEORY CROCHET PATTERNS:
BONUS COPY CAT BANG BANG SHRIMP RECIPE:
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Words and Music bySonny Bono
(16 Feb 1935 - 05 Jan 1998)
Recorded by Cher(b. 20 May 1946), 1966
Recorded by Nancy Sinatra (b. 08 June 1940), 1966
"Bang Bang" midi
courtesy of http://www.jacquedee63.com/bangbang.html - 06/26/06
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16