07/17/18 - NNHS
ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise
- Hal Borland
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We've just barely passed Independence Day, and we're already thinking ahead to the next season. Sigh.....
BONUS - See You in September - The Tempos, 1959
"See You in September" is a song written by Sid Wayne and Sherman Edwards in 1959 which was a Top 30 hit that summer as first recorded by the Tempos; when remade by the Happenings in 1966 the song reached #3.
Sid Wayne would recall the song's inception: "I was in the habit of going from my home on Long Island every day to Brill Building, on Tin Pan Alley [to] meet with different songwriters there. We'd eat at Jack Dempsey's or The Turf Restaurant and then we'd go up to one of the publishers' offices and work in the piano room. We'd sit around saying to each other, 'What do you want to write today? A hit or a standard?'" At 11 a.m. on a Friday in June 1959 Wayne thus met up with Sherman Edwards: "he said, 'What do you want to write?' 'I'd like to write a song called See You in September,"' I said. We talked it back and forth and I think I may have contributed part of the opening music, but with Sherman it didn't matter, because he could throw me back half the lyric - that's how he worked. I think probably by two in the afternoon we got the song finished. It needed to be written; it was like boiling inside of us."
By 4:30 p.m. that day Wayne and Edwards had reworked their composition, simplifying it so as to appeal to the teen demographic, and proceeded to make the rounds of publishers to pitch the song which, after one rejection, met with an enthusiastic reception from Jack Gold, owner of the local Paris label, who by 8 p.m. had telephoned the Tempos1 in their hometown of Pittsburgh. The group had been flown in to New York City by the next day: Saturday. Sid Wayne - ""By Monday the record was cut [with the Billy Mure orchestra], test pressings were Thursday, and by Friday the song was played on WNEW in New York. The thing took off like wildfire....Five hundred dollars to split between the two of us [ie. Wayne & Edwards]...was a damn good week's pay in 1961." 
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Barbara Hinson Ellis ('63)
Payne Springfield ('66) of VA AND
My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57)!
20 - Harlan Hamby ('57) ANDAlan Jecmenek of TX;
21 -Gail Lucado Phelps ('68) of VA and her twin brother, the late Dale Lucado ('68) (d. 20 Feb 2012);
22 - Jerry Saunders ('57) AND Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of GA AND Bryce Bartel (Brighton High , UT - '04) of UT;
23 - Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN 1968:
Tuesday, July 17, 1968 - Abdul Rahman Arif was overthrown and the Ba'ath Party was installed as the governing power in Iraq with Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr as the new Iraqi President.
“Blessed is he or she who avoids being offended.”
-Marvin J. Ashton
(06 May 1915 - 25 Feb 1994)
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/17/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ, Sonoran Pronghorn Recovery Coordinator at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 07/16/17:
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!|
From Linda DeShazo Hatchett ('65) of VA - 07/11/17:
|INDEED! Thank you, Linda!|
From Mark Hutcherson
('66) of VA -
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/16/18:
got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you
might not get there.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 1915)
My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/10/18 - "FooD
(#1 in a Series of 17)":
|Thank you, Shari!|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/16/18:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/16/18
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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