10/06/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
“Yeah, that's it, beep the horn twice. Cover your back. Boy, I'm ready:
- Roger Rabbit, 1988
This is such a fun golden oldie! No midi file was available to attach (if indeed you could even access it), 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?
|"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 was on the Billboard Top 40 charts for twelve weeks, and peaked at #20. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. Concurrently with this song, American Motors (AMC) was setting production and sales records for the Rambler models.
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.
|The Playmates were a late 1950s
vocal group, led by the
Chic Hetti (born Carl Cicchetti, 26 February 1930),
Donny Conn (born Donald Claps, 29 March 1930); and
Morey Carr (born 31 July 1932), all from
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,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" - 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. Concurrently with this song, American Motors (AMC) was setting production and sales records for the Rambler models. 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". 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!|
Birthday tomorrow to
Ellen Anas Smith ('57)
('69) of HA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
08 - Bunny Spiers ('54) of VA AND Tippy Rowe ('57) AND Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND Richard Cantor ('65) of KY AND Tazewell Whitley (NNHS / Hampton HS - '65) of VA AND My Granddaughter, Alexandria Huber (Cold Lake HS, Alberta / Pebble Hills HS, TX / Overhills HS, NC - '18) of NC;
13 - The United States Navy - 1775 AND Kenny Bransford ('63) ANDLarry Cutler ('64) of VA AND Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, MO / Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL!
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|Friday, October 06, 1967 - Footballer Kennet Andersson was born Bernt Kennet Andersson in Eskilstuna, Södermanland, Sweden.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 09/29/16:
|“Be cheerful in all
you that do. Live joyfully. Live happily.”
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/06/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 10/03/17 - "Long Anticipated House Concert - Saturday October 7th - Michael Johnathon":
|We are so excited to have
Michael join us once again......an amazing songwriter / storyteller....
DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT,
Doors open at 6.....music starts at 7:30........RSVP to me at Terry.Seay@itsallaboutZmusic.com.
Folksinger Michael Johnathon has a long-standing career in the arts as a songwriter, musician, playwright, composer of the opera and as the host of the live audience broadcast of the WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour with a radio audience with over two million listeners each week on 500 public radio stations, public television coast-to-coast, plus American Forces Radio Network in 173 nations and now Friday evenings on RFD-TV.
Michael performs solo with
his Martin guitar, long neck banjo and a wealth of stories … moving,
powerful and often funny. He’s the touring, log cabin dwelling, Mother
Earth News columnist, organic gardening, front porch banjo picking, and
guitar playing host of WoodSongs.
Y'all have fun!
|Michael Johnathon||Gil Grand||Karla Davis|
From the Boy Most Likely to Succeed in the Class of 1965, Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/06/17:
|Thank you, Frank! Who knew we had so much in common?!?|
“I love favors,
because a favor is, instead of me doing something or paying you
anything, why don’t you do it for me for free?”
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."
|Question on second-grade math quiz: "Tony
drank 1/6 of a glass of juice. Emily drank 1/4 of a glass of juice.
Emily drank more. Explain."
My grandson’s answer: "She was more thirsty."