June 30, 2013

"Splish, splash, I was taking a bath"


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photo by Donald Kinney

Now, unless you are old as dirt like me, you probably don't remember Bobby Darin's 1958 hit; "Splish, splash, I was taking a bath". And you probably also missed out on such classic boppers like "Lollypop", "Peggy Sue", and "Good Golly Miss Molly". They just don't write songs like those anymore!



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Got any favorite surfing songs you remember? Believe me, before the Beatles arrived on the scene, the Beach Boys were just about as popular.



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Okay, not exactly a surfing song, but my ears would perk-up when our local rock-n-roll station in Monterey, KMBY, played "The Monster Mash" for the um-teenth time that day. Just couldn't get enough of it.  And yes, when I wasn't phoning up our local cigar store to see if they had Prince Albert in a can--and if they did--would they please let him out, I would be on the phone to the KMBY request line begging them for another spin with "Monster Mash".


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2 comments:

gregory urbano said...

great surf photos! surprised there was no mention of jan and dean after the beach boys! everybody loved the monster mash!

AphotoAday said...

Hi Gregory -- you know, Jan and Dean completely escaped my memory. By the way, Gregory, I was spooking around your Google+ page yesterday and found that GREAT video on Black and White, raw, jpeg, film, etc... A lot to digest--really good info!

 
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