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Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %
Queen's Gambit: A Novel
Elizabeth Fremantle
Progress: 22 %
1913: The Eve of War
Paul Ham
Progress: 20 %

Earworms: 1961 and 1962

We entered class with the music we ended with last week, which was 1960's most massive dance or rock hit: The Twist.

 

We came out to a preview of next week: Little Green Onions, by Booker T and the MGs.

 

This week - 1961 and 1962.  Still a highly variable period on the radio, with novelty, folk, pop, rock, and schmaltz all producing hits, as in 1960, but more rock in the mix.

 

Big in 1961: Stand by Me, Let's Twist Again, Blue Moon, Runaround Sue, The Wanderer, Tossin' and Turnin', Crazy, and Where the Boys Are.

 

Big in 1962: Big Girls Don't Cry, Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Hey Baby (a song without which college football Saturdays in the south would be incomplete), If I Had a Hammer, Johnny Angel, The Loco-Motion, Palisades Park, the Peppermint Twist, Surfin' Safari, The Monster Mash, Twistin' the Night Away, and Up on the Roof.  And, meanwhile in Britain: The Beatles (and Beatlemania) arrive.  (They won't chart in the U.S. until 1964.)

 

And having very good years in both years: Elvis Presley.