Five On Friday – Time Travel Edition

The 5 on Friday Meme is the creation of our friend Travis of Trav’s Thoughts. To join in, click on the link, sign in and share your five musical choices for the week.

December of 1961 was a rather momentous time for me so decided to take a look back at what was on the radio. Apparently music was just about to make some major changes as this was the week that Bob Dylan had just issued his first recording but was on NOBODY’S radar outside of Greenwich Village New York and in a living room in West Covina, CA where a friend first introduced me to his poetry at a Christmas party. In the departing standards of the 1950s and the mere stirrings of early rock, the radios were in a much quieter and less disturbing place.

And The Top Five Songs were:

The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens

The Twist – Chubby Checker

Run To Him – Bobby Vee

Side note: Bobby Vee’s real name is Robert Thomas Veline. Under that name he recorded a record in about 1971 sound engineered by my cousin.  It was a total departure from the above style that he hated, and was sadly a complete flop.

Big John – Jimmy Dean before he made sausage

Goodbye Cruel World – James Darren


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2 Responses to Five On Friday – Time Travel Edition

  1. LOL – Big Bad John! That’s a good one. The Lion Sleeps Tonight – love that one.


  2. Travis says:

    I love the music of the 1950s and early 1960s. That’s my mom’s music and I remember those records were always playing in our house.


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