Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Another great old love song, this one from 1958 - YAY!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5jGHZzpQ9k - For Your Love - Ed Townsend
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtogO5G3vKk&NR=1&feature=fvwp - For Your Love - Johnny Mathis
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1dvr0lEVUw&NR=1 - For Your Love - The Lettermen
Ed Townsend - Edward Benjamin Townsend - (April 16, 1929 - August 13, 2003) was an African American attorney, songwriter, and producer. He was best known for performing his composition, "For Your Love," a rhythm and blues doo wop classic, and as the co-writer of "Let's Get It On" with Marvin Gaye.
The year Townsend graduated from high school, he was elected to the International American Methodist Episcopal Youth Council (IAMEYC). The honor let him travel worldwide before enrolling in college the next year at Arkansas State College.
After graduating, he taught for a year. Although he never formally practiced law, he frequently used his law training to assist other entertainers in negotiating their recording and performance contracts.
In 1951, Townsend joined the United States Marine Corps and served in Korea. After his discharge, he recorded a number of singles for various labels, none of which made the charts. Ironically, in 1958 he took his ballad, "For Your Love" to Capitol Records, hoping to interest Nat “King” Cole, but, impressed with his voice, Capitol signed him to record it himself.
Dick Clark had just started American Bandstand on television and invited Townsend to sing the very first month the show aired. He was an overnight success and the song shot up the charts, reaching #13 on the US pop chart.....
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/16/15:
|“We have neighbors to bless, children to protect, the poor to lift up, and the truth to defend. We have wrongs to make right, truths to share, and good to do.”|
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 08/15/15:
you, Linda May!
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 08/15/16:
From Marc Snyder ('65) of NC - 08/15/16:
“She was washing all the dishes by hand, so I bought her a machine. I
bought her a lawnmower. That’s what you do when you’re in love.”
(b. 05 Mar 1982)
BONUS FOOLISH CROCHET PATTERN:
http://mrsthomasinatittlemouse.blogspot.com/2012/06/crochet-snake-in-camouflage.html - Snake in Camouflage - "My sssimple ssssnake, aka Therapy Crochet for souls demoralised by complicated patterns that need repeated frogging, has reached completion! I am rather pleased with him. He was very simple to crochet, so long as one made sure one always ended up with 35 stitches at the end of each round after the initial increases, and he didn't require too much other brain power - ssimple sstripes, ssimple sstitches, ssimple sstuffing and ssimple asssembly! Here he iss!" - "...More foolish I grow..."
BONUS FOOLISH RECIPES:
Foolish Bread Recipe
- "Just why this bread is
called Foolish Bread, no-one seems to know. It is similar to a Tuscan
pane sciocco..." -
"...More foolish I grow..."
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/foolish-guacamole-recipe/index.html - Foolish Guacamole Recipe
From www.ajokeaday.com - 08/15/16:
|A tired hunter out in the wilds stumbled into a camp. “Am I glad to
see you!” he said. “I’ve been lost for three days.”
“Don’t get too excited, friend,” the other hunter replied. “I’ve been lost for three weeks.”
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