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10/06/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Beep Beep

“Yeah, that's it, beep the horn twice. Cover your back. Boy, I'm ready: dukes up;
eyes peeled; ears to the ground. Why, nobody gets the drop on Roger Rabbit!”

- Roger Rabbit, 1988

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's Newsletter theme was suggested by an oldies station I heard yesterday.  No midi file was available to attach, but I think you'll enjoy the Bonuses:

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4W7oZBhAJg - Beep Beep - The Playmates

BONUS #2 - http://www.rockremembers.com/2010/07/beep-beep-playmates-1958-top-40.html - What's That Song About?  

 


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beep_Beep_%28song%29:

"Beep Beep" is a song by The Playmates. The song describes a duel between the drivers of a Cadillac and a Nash Rambler on the road.

The song is an example of accelerando, in which the tempo of the song gradually increases throughout the song. [1]

The song was on the Billboard Top 40 charts for twelve weeks, and peaked at #20.[2] It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[3] Concurrently with this song, American Motors (AMC) was setting production and sales records for the Rambler models.[4]

Because of a directive by the BBC that songs not include brand names in their lyrics, a version of "Beep Beep" was recorded for the European market replacing the Cadillac and Nash Rambler with the generic terms limousine and bubble car.

 


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Playmates:

The Playmates were a late 1950s vocal group, led by the pianist Chic Hetti (born Carl Cicchetti, 26 February 1930), drummer; Donny Conn (born Donald Claps, 29 March 1930); and Morey Carr (born 31 July 1932), all from Waterbury, Connecticut.

The Playmates Donald Claps aka Donny Conn drummer and lyricist Carl Cicchetti aka Chic Hetti pianist music composer and Morey Cohen aka Morey Carr lead vocalist were an instrumental and vocal trio all from Waterbury Connecticut and in the early-1950s at the University of Connecticut, After graduation began touring The USA and Canada small lounges and night clubs in 1952 originally as the "Nitwits" later as the Playmates.

Signed to Roulette Records in 1958 as the label's first vocal group[1],Anticapting a Calypso craze the group recorded an album called Playmates Visit the West Indies. They then released two notable top 40 singles — "Jo-Ann" and "Don't Go Home" — before having a surprise #4 hit (July 9, 1958) with the tempo-changing novelty record "Beep, Beep"[2] - which became a regular spin for Dr. Demento.

The "Beep, Beep" song was on the Billboard Top 40 chart for twelve weeks. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[3] Concurrently with this song, American Motors (AMC) was setting production and sales records for the Rambler models.[4] Because of a directive by the BBC that songs do not include brand names in its lyrics, a version of "Beep Beep" was recorded for the European market replacing the Cadillac and Nash Rambler with the generic terms limousine and bubble car.

They followed up with a chart listing single in 1959 with "What Is Love" and then again in 1960 with "Wait For Me".[5] After four albums for Roulette, the novelty group — which was known for its between-song comedy and banter as much for its repertoire — broke up in 1965.

 


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND   Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Ellen Anas Smith ('57) ANDDale Parsons ('69) of HA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

08 - Tippy Rowe ('57) AND           Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND    Richard Cantor ('65) of KY;

09 - Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND    Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA AND    Marsha Leak Garrett ('63);

11 -  Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA AND    Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND        Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA;

12 - Ann Sears ('63)  AND   Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC;

13 - The United States Navy - 1775 AND Kenny Bransford ('63) AND   Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND   Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND          My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html

 


THIS DAY IN WWII:

October 06, 1939 - Germany's invasion of Poland ended with the surrender of Polesia army after the Battle of Kock

October 06, 1939 - Adolf Hitler denied any intention to wage war against Britain and France in an address to Reichstag.

October 06, 1942 - The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal began as United States Marine Corps forces attacked Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.

October 06, 1944 - Former French premier and Vichy collaborator Pierre Laval tried to kill himself on the day he was to be executed for treason. A physician saved Laval from the cyanide he had taken. Laval was executed a little less than two weeks later.

October 06, 1949 - Iva Toguri D'Aquino was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000 for war crimes. The conviction was for being Japanese wartime broadcaster "Tokyo Rose."

October 06, 1949 - U.S. president Harry Truman signed the Mutual Defense Assistance Act. The act provided $1.3 billion in the form of military aid to NATO countries.

 


THIS DAY IN 1963:

Sunday, October 06, 1963 - Actress Elisabeth Shue was born Elisabeth Judson Shue in Wilmington, Delaware.

 


  From The Best Student in the Class of 1960, Pete Hoyle of VA - 10/05/13 - "Reading the credits":

Hi Carol --

I really enjoyed the recent newsletter that featured "Hi-Lili Hi-Lo", a song I've loved for years (actually, decades), but hadn't heard recently. You can tell it brought back memories for me. I first was aware of the story of the innocent girl in love with the puppets and (unfortunately) the bitter puppeteer through the Broadway musical, "Carnival"; I never saw it, but loved the LP. It featured the love-song, "Love Makes the World Go Round". Reading the credits on the Album cover, I discovered it was based on the earlier movie, "Lily". When that came around, I made a point to see it, and that's where I first learned where "Hi-Lili Hi-Lo" came from. The movie was essentially the same story, but without as many different songs. Again in the credits, I learned that the movie was based on a novel by Paul Gallico, "The Love of Seven Dolls". I managed to find it in a library and read it. Again, essentially the same story (with love, of course, but also a measure of sadness). Although there was no hint of what it might sound like, during the story there were continuing references to "a little Breton lullaby", which brought peace to the loving, lovable (but also sad) heroine of the story.

I thought it was neat how the idea of a love song ultimately bringing 2 people together was carried through 3 interpretations of the same plot, with 3 different songs. So again, thanks!

   Thank you so much, Pete! I personally always enjoy knowing the background of songs, movies, books, and people; I'm glad you enjoyed this!

 


   From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 10/05/13 - "Sand Castles at VA BEACH":
 
The contest was last week but the Castles remain up this weekend for viewing.
 
         
         
         
         


  
 WOWZERS! Thanks, Malcolm!

 


    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/25/13 - "Your Laugh for Today (#7 in a series of 15)":
 

  Enjoy, Carol!

      Oh, I am! Thanks, Joan!

 
 

 


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/25/13 - "Life Advice (#7 in a series of 28)":
 

  Very nice! Thank you, Shari!
 
 

 


    From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 09/25/13 - "Some Funnies - Enjoy (#7 in a series of 20)":
 

  Thanks, Jimmy!
 
 

 


  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 09/25/13 - "Popular American Cities 100 Years Ago (#7 in a series of 28)":

  Great and interesting, Carol, to look at that time verses the cities of today......
 

POPULAR AMERICAN CITIES 100 YEARS AGO

These are really professional photographers who took these pictures... Note how sharp and clear most of the photos are and these are over a 100 years old. There aren't many old photos as good.

American Cities more than a Century ago

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne!

1906 - Grant Avenue after the
Great San Francisco Earthquake
 

 


BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry, not theme related):

http://kathyscrochetcabin.blogspot.com/2009/02/wheelchair-lapghan-pattern.html - Wheelchair Lapghan - "Looking for a twist on a classic afghan pattern? Make a Wheelchair Lapghan and feel great about your free crochet afghan. This project is perfect for anyone who has to sit for a long period of time. Help them feel comfortable and cozy."

 


BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related):

http://www.navywifecook.com/2012/07/john-wayne-casserole.html - John Wayne Layered Casserole - "We're not exactly sure where this John Wayne Layered Casserole recipe got its name, but we're pretty sure that this dish is something the rugged American icon would have loved eating. Packed with great hearty flavors and ingredients like ground beef, biscuit mix, pepper and onion and then topped with a delicious mixture of sour cream, mayo and cheddar cheese, this is one of those beef casserole recipes that's nearly impossible to resist. When you serve this cowboy recipe to your family for dinner, you're sure to get asked to serve up some second helpings!"

http://www.recipelion.com/Chicken-Casserole-Recipes/Black-Bean-Chicken-and-Cheese-Bake/ - Black Bean, Chicken and Cheese Bake - "This quick casserole recipe is a snap to prepare and sure to satisfy all those that are looking for a hearty dinner. Packed with macaroni and cheese, Black Bean, Chicken and Cheese Bake is topped with corn chips for an extra crunch. Your casserole recipes have never been crunchier or more delicious."

http://www.recipelion.com/Casserole-Recipes/Beefy-Green-Chile-and-Cheese-Bake/ - Beefy Green Chile and Cheese Bake - "This loaded casserole recipe has it all. Meaty, cheesy and packed to the brim with zesty ingredients, it will feed any hungry family. Easy to prepare and easy to enjoy, Beefy Green Chile and Cheese Bake is a must."

 


From www.ajokeaday.com - 10/04/13:
 
A frustrated father told a work colleague, “When I was a youngster, I was disciplined by being sent to my room without supper. But in my son’s room, he has his own color TV, computer, games console, cell phone and CD player.”

“So what do you do?”

The father replied: “I send him to my room!”  

 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

2.Thursday, November 7, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them. 

 


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 10/02/13

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11

 



  
Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol

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 Beep Beep

Written by Carl Cicchetti and Donald Claps

Recorded by The Playmates, 1958


While riding in my Cadillac,
What to my surprise.
A little Nash Rambler was following me -
About one third my size.
The guy must've wanted to pass me up
As he kept on tooting his horn. Beep! Beep!
I'll show him that a Cadillac
Is not a car to scorn.
Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep!
His horn went beep beep beep!

I pushed my foot down to the floor
To give the guy the shake.
But the little Nash Rambler stayed right behind;
He still had on his brake.
He must have thought his car had more guts
As he kept on tooting his horn.
I'll show him that a Cadillac
Is not a car to scorn.
Beep! Beep!
His horn went beep beep!

My car went into passing gear
And we took off with gust.
Soon we were doing ninety -
Must've left him in the dust.
When I peeked in the mirror of my car,
I couldn't believe my eyes:
The little Nash Rambler was right behind -
I think that guy could fly.
Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep!
His horn went beep beep beep.

Now we're doing a hundred and ten -
This certainly was a race.
For a Rambler to pass a Caddy
Would be a big disgrace.
The guy must've wanted to pass me up
As he kept on tooting his horn.
I'll show him that a Cadillac
Is not a car to scorn.
Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep!
His horn went beep beep!

Now we're doing a hundred and twenty -
As fast as I could go.
The Rambler pulled along side of me
As if we were going slow.
The fellow rolled down his window
And yelled for me to hear,
"Hey, Buddy, how can I get this car
Out of second gear?!
?"

 


 "Beep Beep" lyrics courtesy of http://www.rockremembers.com/2010/07/beep-beep-playmates-1958-top-40.html - 10/07/11

"Beep Beep" title clip art courtesy of http://doctorfeelgood.wordpress.com/lolcats/ - 10/07/11

Nash Logo used to form Divider Lines courtesy of http://www.cartype.com/pages/450/nash_related_emblems - 10/07/11

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Animated Red Flames courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - 05/19/08

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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