Mighty Meg's Memories

Do You Remember These Singers, Songs,& Dances of the Past?

"How Much is that Doggie in the Window" ...the ones with the wiggly tail" Patti Page

Sing along With Mitch

"Que Sera, Que Sera"

"Venus"

"The House of the Rising Sun"

"Twist and Shout"

Motown

The Peppermint Twist by Chubby Checker

The Hully Gully, The Jerk, The Boogaloo, The Huckelbuck, The Pony

The Everly Brothers..."Bye,Bye,Love", the song was rejected by 30 other acts until Don and Phil recorded it.

"The Purple People Eater" Sheb Wooley who sang this song was also a character actor in the movie "High Noon".

The Stroll, The Watusi, The Limbo

"Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Back Seat with Fred"... "keep your mind on your driving, keep your hands on the wheel, keep your snoopy eyes on the road ahead"

"Get Your Kicks on Route 66"

"Unchained Melody"

"Memories are Made of This"

"Love Letters in the Sand"...Pat Boone

"Hello Mudder, Hello Fadder, Here I am at Camp Granada"

33 1/3 and 45's records

"Tan Shoes and Pink Shoe Laces" (sorry but this is one of my all time favorites, please indulge me)
   

Now I've got a guy and his name is Dooley
He's my guy and I love him truly
He's not good lookin', heaven knows
But I'm wild about his crazy clothes

He wears tan shoes with pink shoelaces
A polka dot vest and man, oh, man
Tan shoes with pink shoelaces
And a big Panama with a purple hat band

Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh

He takes me deep-sea fishing in a submarine
We got to drive-in movies in a limousine
He's got a whirly-birdy and a 12-foot yacht
Ah, but thats-a not all he's got

He's got tan shoes with pink shoelaces
A polka dot vest and man, oh, man
Tan shoes with pink shoelaces
And a big Panama with a purple hat band

Now Dooley had a feelin' we were goin' to war
So he went out and enlisted in a fightin' corps
But he landed in the brig for raisin' such a storm
When they tried to put 'em in a uniform

He wanted tan shoes with pink shoelaces
A polka dot vest and man, oh, man
He wanted tan shoes with pink shoelaces
And a big Panama with a purple hat band

Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh

Now one day Dooley started feelin' sick
And he decided that he better make his will out quick
He said
"Just before the angels come to carry me
I want it down in writin' how to bury me."

A'wearin tan shoes with pink shoelaces
A polka dot vest and man, oh, man
Give me tan shoes with pink shoelaces
And a big Panama with a purple hat band

Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh

And a big Panama with a purple hat band!!

The Beatles, Elvis, Bill Haley and the Comets ("Rock Around the Clock), Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones, Fats Domino, The Monkees,Janis Joplin, Perry Como, Les Paul & Mary Ford, The Grateful Dead, The Lennon Sisters, The Beach Boys, Alvin & the Chipmunks

"It was an Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini"... Bobby Darin

From the locker to the blanket

from the blanket to the shore

from the shore to the water

yes there isn't any more
 

American Band Stand ...Woodstock!

 

Do You Remember These '50s TV shows???

Fury (contributed by Karen Ashe)

77 Sunset Strip with Roger Smith (husband of Ann Margaret) and Ed "Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb" Brynes

It's Howdy Doody Time!  with Phineas T. Bluster, Dilly Dally, Bob Smith, Princess Summerfall Winterspring of the Tinka Tonka Tribe(who started out as a puppet and then became a real live woman), and of course, Clarabelle Hornblow (played by Bob Keeshan aka Captain Kangaroo).

The Cisco Kid   loosely based on a well known short story by O. Henry. Cisco and his sidekick Pancho were technically "desperados" but were viewed by the poor citizens as "Robin Hood". Pancho's catch phrase was "Ohhh...Ceeesco". Horses were Diablo and Loco

Jack LaLanne's Exercise Show  started in 1951..directed housewives in the proper way to do sit-ups and push-ups accompanied by organ music.

The Pinky Lee Show 

Yoo hoo, it's me,
My name is Pinky Lee.
I skip and run with lots of fun
For every he and she.
It's plain to see
That you can tell it's me
With my checkered hat
And my checkered coat,
The funny giggle in my throat
And my silly dance
Like a billy goat.
Put 'em all together,
Put 'em all together,
And it's whooooo?

(Audience): Pinky!

  Tell the truth - Did you sing along???

Sky King based on a true life personality of the 1930's, Jack Cone or the "Flying Constable" as he was called. Remember Sky King's niece "Penny"

The Life of Riley with William Bendix as "Chester A. Riley", a wing riveter at Cunningham Aircraft Company. Peg was his wife. A favorite catch phrase was "What a revoltin development this is!"?

The Lone Ranger  Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels as Tonto. Silver the horse played Silver the great white horse. Tonto rode a horse named Scout. Jay Silverheels was a full-blooded Mohawk Indian. "Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear..." started each show.

The Mickey Mouse Club Jimmie Dodd was the adult on the show and would lead "the Mickey Mouse Club March". Annette, of course, was the boys favorite. 

Adventures of the Sea Hawk  OK I admit I don't remember this one either but Sue Smith made me slip it in. Apparently it was a 1958 adventure series.

The Arthur Murray Party Arthur with his wife Kathryn would teach guest celebs new dance steps. It was basically an advertisement for the Arthur Murray Dance Studios. I'll bet some of you ladies watched with your families and practiced those steps with your Dads.

The Bob Cummings Show  also known as "Love that Bob" . Playboy Bob got into all kinds of trouble. Ann B Davis as "Schultzy" was the level head on the show. Dwayne Hickman (later of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis) played his nephew.