I love music, all kinds of music… OK, some more than others. I’m not a huge fan of the old twangy authentic country,(for me that kind of music brings back memories of being 12, babysitting for a woman who’s husband would cheat on her all the time, and she would handle it by getting drunk, listening to country music and crying… while I was there! It made me feel frustrated and helpless.) but I realize that other people do love it, and hey, that’s OK. lol
As a baby I guess I didn’t want my Mom to ever set me down. About the age of 5 or 6 months she found that if she propped me up with pillows I would sit, and watch, American Bandstand. I would watch and enjoy it. I was a Bandstand fan from that day on, right up until it went off the air.
My Dad was a teacher when I was very young, so I was around older kids a lot. I remember being about 4 and learning how to ‘twist’ , ‘jerk’, and do the ‘pony’. I guess I’ve always loved to dance too. (Just don’t get too many chances these days).
TV during the 60’s was great. Some of my favorites, Batman, Star Trek, The Green Hornet,(I was a fan of Bruce Lee, before I knew who Bruce Lee was), The Avengers,(I wanted to be Emma Peel), Mighty Mouse, Underdog, Wagon Train (Clint Eastwood was yummy), The Ed Sullivan Show,(I remember seeing the Beatles, and Topo Gigio) OH and I used to think Red Skelton was THE funniest man on Earth. Dark Shadows, (we used to close the drapes and all the neighbor kids would get together to watch, and be scared). My younger brother loved, Combat. Every morning I would wake up early to watch, Captain Kangaroo. I loved when they had the animal segments on there.
I started remembering these when I was downloading some songs. I ran across the theme song for Mighty Mouse (I was in love with Mighty Mouse) LOL It got me looking for other theme songs. I need to get a domain in order to share them with you, but, I’m working on it. In the mean time, can you hear the theme from American Bandstand in your mind? The one I remember best isn’t the 60’s theme but the one Barry Manilow did in the 70’s.
Hope your day is going great! BIG HUGS, Steph