Remember 8-tracks? Leisure suits? Plaid check everything? Compared to the jumble of life demands now, the early ’70s seem like a sleepy dream. I had the 45 of this song and would play it again and again on the family record player.
It was also in one of my fave movies of all time, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Legend is that Sammy Davis, Jr. wanted to be the candy store owner in the movie, but was denied. So he decided to record the song anyway. Glad he did.
What is a song you like from your birth year?
Has it always been a fave or did you discover it years later?
What sweet nostalgia! All my life, I believed “A Little Ray of Sunshine” by Axiom came out the year I was born, because my parents always sang it to me and told me so. Turns out it came out a year or two earlier, but the association won’t go away. I still love this song (in its own right as a song from a father to his baby girl, and for the memories of my parents singing to me). It’s Aussie so if you haven’t heard it before, here you go: http://youtu.be/U9QH9bceSZ8
Naomi, what a great song and story. I too find myself attached to songs from special periods in my life. I made “Brown-Eyed Girl” mine since I just knew he was singing about me.