11/25/19 - NNHS Newsletter -
You've Lost That Loving Feeling
“There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know.
DearFriends and Schoolmates,
Ohhh, how I love this golden oldie!
BONUS - You've Lost That Loving Feeling - The Righteous Brothers
|""You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" is a 1964 song by
The Righteous Brothers which became a number-one hit single in the
United States and the
United Kingdom the following year. In 1999, the performing-rights
organization Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) ranked the song as having had
more radio and television play in the United States than any other song
during the 20th century.
Additionally, the song was chosen as one of the
Songs of the Century by
RIAA and ranked #34 on the list of the
500 Greatest Songs of All Time by
Written by Barry Mann, Phil Spector and Cynthia Weil, the song is one of the foremost examples of producer Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound" technique. Recorded in Studio A of the famed Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles, it features 'The Wrecking Crew' instrumentally and lead vocals by Bill Medley. Bobby Hatfield reportedly expressed his annoyance to Spector upon learning that he would have to wait until the chorus before joining Medley’s vocals..... The strings were arranged by legendary arranger Gene Page. Among the background singers in the song's crescendo is a young Cher. The form of the song is the tried and true pop song form of verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus or ABABCB form. Several interesting features are: 1) The bridge is one of the longest bridges one will find in any genre of popular music and slowly builds bit by bit to the dramatic final chorus. 2) The lyric in the final chorus is cleverly, effectively and pleadingly altered to "Bring back that loving feeling" rather than "You've lost that loving feeling." And 3) In the Righteous Brothers version this is one of the rare songs which has no 4-bar, 8-bar, or even one note of instrumental intro, getting right to the point stating, "You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips." Thus, it pulls the listener immediately into the drama of a relationship that has changed.
Cynthia Weil recalled that, "After Phil, Barry and I finished [writing it], we took it over to the Righteous Brothers. Bill Medley, who has the low voice, seemed to like the song." Even with his interest in the song, however, Medley had his doubts. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, he recalled, "We had no idea if it would be a hit. It was too slow, too long, and right in the middle of The Beatles and the British Invasion." Indeed, the song ran for nearly four minutes when released. This was much too long by contemporary AM standards, but Spector refused to cut it shorter. On the label where the time is indicated, he had "3:05" printed, instead of the track's actual running time of 3:45. He also added a false ending which made the recording more dramatic, and would also trick radio deejays into thinking it was a shorter song. Upon being played the finished record over the phone, co-writer Barry Mann reacted to Medley’s deep baritone by telling Spector, “Phil, you have it on the wrong speed!”
To Spector's surprise, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" topped the Billboard Hot 100 dated 6 February 1965 and remained at #1 the week of 13 February 1965. In addition the song crossed over to the R&B charts peaking at number two.....
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to The late Donnie Satisky ('56) (d. 11/24/15) AND Michael Sisk ('63) of CA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) (d. 01/28/15) AND Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV AND Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Susan Gary (Warwick HS / NNHS - '61) of VA AND Goldie Preville Knurr ('63) of CO AND Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH;
28 - The late Jennings Bryan (June '42) (d. 03/17/19);
29 - The late Jimmy Key ('57) (d. 03/21/12) AND Randy Bearor ('64) of VA;
30 - Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;
01 - My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of TX;
02 - Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND George Konstant ('65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 25, 1936 - InBerlin, Germany and Japan signed the Anti-Comintern Pact, agreeing to consult on measures "to safeguard their common interests" in the case of an unprovoked attack by the Soviet Union against either nation. The pact was renewed on the same day five years later with additional signatories.
November 25, 1940 - First flight of thedeHavilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.
November 25, 1941 - HMS Barhamwas sunk by a German torpedo.
November 25, 1943 - Statehood ofBosnia and Herzegovina was re-established at the State Anti-Fascist Council for the People's Liberation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
THIS DAY IN 1969:
|November 25, 1969 - Drummer and composer Kim Ofstad was born in Trondheim, Norway.|
don’t nag yourselves with thoughts of failure. Do not set goals far beyond your
capacity to achieve. Simply do what you can do, in the best way you know how,
and the Lord will accept your effort.”
Gordon B. Hinckley
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/25/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 11/08/19, 6:50 PMAND From Kit Warren ('64) of VA - 11/25/19, 6:33 PM:
For some reason I am not getting the NNHS publications that you send out. Can I ask you to please forward to me once again. I thank you in advance.
I seem to have dropped off of the mailing list -- please add me back on it.
Jay Warren, NNHS '64
born: January 4th,
US Marine Corps,
US Merchant Marine,
Thank you so much, Gentlemen! It's good to be missed!
For various "excellent" reasons I've not sent any announcements since August 7, but whenever this happens (not that it would EVER happen again! ), you can always access what's posted here:
From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 11/24/18:
Thanks, Mark! As at no time in my life have I ever been licensed to drive (don't you feel safer already?), I don't know why I found this so funny, but I couldn't seem to stop laughing!
“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables
smelled as good as bacon.”
(b. 10 Feb 1926)
|BONUS LEFTOVERS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):|
Turkey Pot Pie
- "The ultimate comfort food has to be a bubblin' hot
Turkey Pot Pie. One forkful and you'll know we're right.
Plus, a turkey pot pie is a great way to put all of those
Thanksgiving leftovers to good use!":
Mr. Food's Ham and Bean One Pot - "A vegetable trinity of chopped onion, celery, and peppers is the crunchy, tasty start to this hearty Ham and Bean One Pot. If you've got a hungry bunch, this one is sure to stick to their ribs."
- "Leftover turkey? Turkey Buffet is the easiest
way to turn leftovers into something special. Everyone will
love it. Try it -- you'll see! This is exactly the kind of
recipe you've been looking for to make good use out of those
http://www.ajokeaday.com - 11/24/18:
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