07/17/21 - 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 FL AND
My Oldest Granddaughter, Elizabeth Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '12) of
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Bill Queensberry ('57) AND Mary Ellen Brewer ('57)!
19 - The late Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) (d. 07/15/19)AND Mannie Smith ('57) AND Sylvia Midgett Mullins Brown ('70) of VA;
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);
23 - Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57)!
One and All!
THIS DAY IN 1971:
July 17, 1971 - Basketball player and coach Calbert Cheaney was born Calbert Nathaniel Cheaney in Evansville, Indiana.
July 17, 1971 - Author and activist Cory Doctorow was born Cory Efram Doctorow in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
July 17, 1971 - Cyclist Nico Mattan was born in Izegem, Belgium.
“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 Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA - 07/16/21, 12:43 AM:
|EXCELLENT! Thank you, Barbara!|
From Linda DeShazo Hatchett ('65) of VA - 07/11/17:
|INDEED! Thank you, Linda!|
NC - 07/17/20:
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)
From www.ajokeaday.com- 07/16/18:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/16/21
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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