This week we are retiring "Sucks News" and replacing it with our own Club Newspaper. We're now ALL"reporters". You are welcome to submit articles you feel might help entertain or enlighten our club members. Have a story you wish to tell? We welcome those with open arms. Send the article to me with your pictures. It will be laid out and a draft will be sent for your approval before it's published. Really simple.
In this first edition I have chosen to publish the personal profile of Skip Wallen - directly from Wikipedia. Read it and get to know Skip a bit better. (I wanted to start with MY profile but . . oh yeah . . I don't have one)
What about Sucks News? Well, it will still be accessible on the site. When you hover over "The Club PUB" a link to Sucks News will appear. Click on it to find all past articles. As of this time there are no plans to publish further articles on Sucks News.
Don't expect a Club PUB article every week. Articles will be published as they are received . . "or until I run out of ideas".
By the way, you might have noticed that "The Club PUB" is a play on words. The banner used here reminded me of The Courthouse Pub where we frequently meet in Manitowoc.
The Turntable today features "Sleepwalk" by Santo and Johnny, The flipSide includes Johnny Cash "One on the right is on the left". Remember that song? Talk about building your own car!!! Oh . . . there is also a very crafty test on the flip - Can you pass?? (Cryptic message to Dick Neuses . . . Don't worry Dick . . . I won't tell them who's test this is) And now, welcome to the first post on "The Club Pub". A PROFILE - Skip Wallen
Well, that's a wrap!
Till Next week / be safe and I'll see you on the Turntable!
"Why" is a hit song recorded by Frankie Avalon in 1959 that went to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart published on the week of December 28, 1959, for the week ending of January 2, 1960, making it the last No. 1 single of the 1950s, and the first No. 1 single of the 1960s at the same time. It also became the first No. 1 single of the 1960s on the Cashbox magazine charts. The song was written by Avalon's manager and record producer Robert "Bob" Marcucci and Peter De Angelis. It was Avalon's second and final No. 1 hit.
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"Sleep Walk" is an instrumental song written, recorded, and released in 1959 by brothers Santo & JohnnyFarina, with their uncle Mike Dee playing the drums. Prominently featuring steel guitar, the song was recorded at Trinity Music in Manhattan, New York City. "Sleep Walk" entered Billboard's Top 40 on August 17, 1959. It rose to the number 1 position for the last two weeks in September and remained in the Top 40 until November 9. "Sleep Walk" also reached number 4 on the R&B chart. It was the last instrumental to hit number one in the 1950s and earned Santo & Johnny a gold record.
"Kansas City" is a rhythm and blues song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in 1952. First recorded by Little Willie Littlefield the same year, the song later became a #1 hit when it was recorded by Wilbert Harrison in 1959. "Kansas City" became one of Leiber and Stoller's "most recorded tunes, with more than three hundred versions," with several appearing in the R&B and pop record charts.
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Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor in film and television. He performed jazz, pop, rock and roll, folk, swing, and country music.
He started his career as a songwriter for Connie Francis. He recorded his first million-selling single, "Splish Splash", in 1958. This was followed by "Dream Lover", "Mack the Knife", and "Beyond the Sea", which brought him worldwide fame. In 1962 he won a Golden Globe Award for his first film, Come September, co-starring his first wife, Sandra Dee.