Its origins: The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman (1961) And then: The Beatles – Please Mr. Postman The Carpenters – Please Mr. Postman

“There’s a shimmer in your eyes Like the feeling of a thousand butterflies” (Abba – Andante, Andante)

Although the songs are brilliant and the performance great, the public seems clumsy, awkward and even scared! Take a look, they definitely have a problem…

Although few people know, the place referred to as “Kokomo” in the song is fictional! After the success of the song, two sea resorts took over the name One is Grassy Key, Florida and the other – Sandals Cay, Jamaica, as the song also mentions many places around the Caribbean, including Jamaica, Aruba, Bermuda, Bahamas,   Read More …

“The leaves on the trees would be softly sighin’, If they heard from the breeze that you left me cryin’, They’d be sad, don’t be bad to me.” (Lennon/McCartney)

Although I thought it was a ’60s hit, “Blue Moon” is much more older, being written in 1933! More info about its origin, here. Here are some of its numerous versions:

To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Beatles’ 12th and final studio album, “Let It Be“ (1970), Rolling Stone magazine released a special collector’s edition issue entitled “The Beatles: 100 Greatest Songs“. And… “A Day in the Life“, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, was ranked first. On of my favourites, “I Want   Read More …

1966 great video:

Or… ladies dancing in a funny way! Neil Sedaka – “Calendar Girl” – ’60s hot ladies Del Shannon – “Little town flirt” … but the girls seem to be outside the town

Lennon used to say he never “sang” when he performed this song… all he had to do was to shout Here’s a piece of Beatlemania* *Beatlemania = a term originated during the 1960s to describe the intense fan frenzy directed toward The Beatles during the early years of their success; Andi Lothian, a former Scottish   Read More …