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Oldies but goodies

I am one of those people that still like to listen to the oldies station back in the States. I listen to almost any kind of music, but the oldies are upbeat and easy to sing (badly) along with. Besides, who would turn the radio station when the King is on?

As a kid, I would run into the living room to kiss the tv as soon as I heard his velvet voice. I was only four but that didn’t matter. I was going to grow up and marry Elvis. I was sure of it.

I can still remember the day that I found out Elvis Presley died. I was seven. I fell onto the couch in tears. It was a hard thing for me to absorb. I was heartbroken like all the others around the world that had fallen under his spell.

Growing up in America, I have been singing along with these men below since I can remember. My husband knows Elvis of course. However, he swears he has never heard Buddy Holly even if Buddy did have the song “That’ll be the day” that was a hit on both sides of the ocean. He doesn’t know what he has missed.

Later, I began to appreciate another great singer, Buddy Holly. If his life hadn’t been cut short so soon, I am sure that he would have been even bigger than he already was.

Click here to watch Buddy Holly singing one of my favorites on Ed Sullivan.

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  • roland May 20, 2006, 12:22 pm

    Stop crying Madame Citrouille
    For Buddy I don’t know!…..but someone told me that Elvis is alive!…..Hidden in Switzerland!!!

  • Alison May 20, 2006, 1:25 pm

    No, Elvis is alive and works at the Kentucky Department of Motor Vehicles. ;-)

    I never understood or appreciated either Elvis or Buddy until I was much, much older. When I was 4, I was listening to my sister’s transistor AM radio. “Seasons in the Sun,” anyone? (btw, that was also done in French, if memory serves)

    Another performer I didn’t fully appreciate until just before he died was Johnny Cash.

  • Pumpkin May 20, 2006, 2:09 pm

    Oh, Alison…I remember Seasons in the Sun, too! :) Since moving to France I hear lots of songs that I grew up with being sung in French. I will tell my husband, “Hey, that’s American!” And, he will say, “No, it was French first!” whether it was or not ;)

    Roland, The King lives on in memory. :) ;) :)

    Je ne pleure pas. Quand j’ecoute Elvis aujoud’hui, je danse!

  • Pumpkin May 20, 2006, 2:12 pm

    By the way, Roland…I liked being called Madame Citrouille. For me it is kinda sexy…unlike Pumpkin ;)
    No matter what you say if it is in French it is sexy.

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