That Old Time Rock ‘n Roll
To set this scene, I’m sitting on my bed, laptop on my breakfast-in-bed tray, wireless card firmly installed, fan going, a rare (and becoming rarer) martini within easy reach. I’m doing a little research for a nice post or posts on some of the great ‘girl groups’ that preceded and certainly influenced the Beatles era and future R&R. (and I’m still gonna do that)
I’m on YouTube checking out the Chiffons, the Shirelles, The Rondells, Gladys Knight, etc. And then I run across this gem and, having been one of America’s and my favorites at the time, I just had to post this up right now. It’s not just the group. It’s the great host and the “mysterious” Brando like motorcycle rider. This went to No. 1. And if your my age, you know the words.
At the time they were considered (and publicized as)bad girls who were a little racy. The lead singer, Mary Weiss was 16 at the time of this performance.