*Rock and Roll gets its name. Disneyland and McDonald’s open.
*Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were born. Albert Einstein died.
*Tetracycline and polio vaccine invented.
*Rosa Parks was arrested for riding on a bus.
All of that in 1955. And onto the the rest of that decade:
*Elvis appeared on Ed Sullivan with his first hit Heartbreak Hotel.
*USSR launches Sputnik. Frisbees and Hula Hoops.
*Newly formed NASA launches the first American satellite.
*First TransAtlantic jetliner service takes flight. Microchip invented.
There was no JFK in the White House yet and Ringo had not yet joined John, Paul and George.
I was born in 1955 and by the time I was in high school American Graffiti, Happy Days and Sha Na Na were on the list of retros bringing back the colorful years of jukeboxes and saddle shoes.
One of my first garage bands was one of those nostalgia 50s groups. It was my high school years and we were Denny and the Chadwicks. We played the songs that were being played on the radio while we were in diapers up through kindergarten.
This is another one of those lost recordings from decades ago that just recently resurfaced via the recording engineer and backing vocalist, brother Gary Hilliard. I hope you enjoy this. The song: A 1960 hit by Mark Dinning called Teen Angel.
Thank you so much for listening and remembering a time equally fraught with perils. Somehow we made it though. And for you that weren’t around for it? Enjoy 2020. This will be a year, and the start of a decade for the books.
Take care of yourself, take care of others and make it a good day.