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Red Roses for a Blue Lady
“I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I'm in a rather blue mood myself, so I suppose this is a great song for today.
BONUS #1 - Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Vic Dana, 1965
BONUS #2 - Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Dean Martin - with a pretty slide show
"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" is a 1948 popular song by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett (alias Roy Brodsky). It has been recorded by a number of performers. The best-selling recording was made by Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra Vocalists: Vaughn Monroe and The Moon Men on December 15, 1948. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-3319 (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalogue numbers BD 1247, HN 3014, HQ 3071, IM 13425 and GY 478. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on January 14, 1949 and lasted 19 weeks on the chart, peaking at #4.
Another recording was made by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians on December 22, 1948. It was released by Decca Records as catalog number 24549. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on February 4, 1949 and lasted 13 weeks on the chart, peaking at #10.
The song was revived in 1965 by vocalists Vic Dana and Wayne Newton and instrumentalist Bert Kaempfert; Dana's version was the most successful, peaking at #10 on the pop chart and #2 on the Easy Listening chart. Kaempfert's peaked at #11 on the same chart. Wayne Newton's version reached #23. All were listed on Billboard's Easy listening (later Adult Contemporary) survey. Andy Williams released a version in 1965 as the B-side to his hit song "...and Roses and Roses"...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Newell Blayton ('57)
Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
25 - Janey Roane Harper ('57);26 - My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky, Best Dressed Girl in the Class of '59, of NC AND the late Billy Roady, Most Typical Boy in the Class of 1960 (d. 05 Dec 2019) AND Joyce Williams Nettles ('63) of VA;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1970:
July 23, 1970 - Qaboos bin Said al Said became Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur initiating massive reforms, modernization programs, and an end to a decade long civil war.
July 23, 1970 - Actress Charisma Carpenter was born in Las Vegas, Nevada (though this has been disputed).
July 23, 1970 - Author and playwright Thea Dorn was born in Offenbach am Main, Hesse, West Germany.
July 23, 1970 - Singer-songwriter and producer Sam Watters was born Samuel Joshua Watters in Camp Springs, Maryland.
July 23, 1970 - The 13th Prime Minister of Lithuania (since 2016), Saulius Skvernelis, was born in Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union.
|“Be grateful for people in
your lives who love you enough to correct you.”
Neal A. Maxwell
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/23/17:
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!|
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 07/22/17:
|WOWZERS! Thank you for clearing up that mystery for me, Jerry!|
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/22/18:
|Thank you so much, Domi!|
From Me ('65) of NC - 07/22/20:
From Carlene Matthews Vannoy ('60 / '64) of VA - 07/22/19:
“Ninety percent of all mental errors are in your head.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
BONUS RED ROSE KNIT PATTERN:
BONUS RED ROSES RECIPES:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol============================================== NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com
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Written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett, 1948
I want some red roses for a blue lady
"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" midi courtesy of http://members.cox.net/old-music/snedsongs.htm - 07/06/09
"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" lyrics (sequenced by Ronald E. Hontz) courtesy of http://www.lyricsdepot.com/vaughn-monroe/red-roses-for-a-blue-lady.html - 07/23/09
Image of Red Rose Remembrance courtesy of http://findaflorist.org/funeral/ohiofuneralhome.htm - 07/04/07
Red Heart and Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I don't really know where - 03/13/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of
http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/tucker/resources/about.htm - 11/12/07
Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of