October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween!

The Monster Swim and The Monster Mash performed by Bobby "Boris" Pickett on American Bandstand from 1964.

October 26, 2014

1967's Summer of Love

Far-out footage of San Francisco and Swinging London from 1967.

October 25, 2014

Saturday night dose of 1966

A crime-fighting rock group with matching boots. Groovy man.

exit, stage left


Who was Snagglepuss anyway? A big, pink, gay lion? Theme songs.

October 12, 2014

The Searchers

Beautiful color film of The Searchers, circa 1963/64.

What was your first word?


Believe it or not, mine was Batman. According to my family, I would stand in front of the tv and sing when the Batman tv show theme came on. It premiered in 1966, shortly before my first birthday.


Here I am on Christmas morning in 1966. Notice my sister Mary in the background with curlers in her hair. In the 1960s, my sisters would sleep all night in soup-can-sized curlers with their heads hanging off the bed so they could go to school with a flip hairdo.

Here's Mary's 11th grade school picture from 1967 with a pretty snazzy flip. In case you want to sing along with the Batman theme, here are the lyrics:
Batman
Batman
Batman
Batman
Batman, Batman, Batman,
Batman, Batman, Batman,
na na na na na na na
na na na na na na
Batman!

October 4, 2014

mods, rockers and beatniks

If I want to be a beatnik, does that mean I can't bathe anymore?