Quick little blast from the past

[Nothing is ever quick when I start blathering…] It was 1965! I was in 5th grade at Lincoln School (Stinkin’ Linkin’?) up in the frozen northern outpost of Sault Ste. Siberia. You Were On My Mind by the We Five was a favorite song of mine. I heard it on the AM radio station. I wonder if I ever owned the 45. Not sure. Were 45s 75 cents in those days? I can’t remember. We bought them at the fancy new Woolworth’s store. When we could afford them on our 50-cent allowance or whatever it was. I had totally forgotten about this song until the GG played a cover of it last night. Wham! Right back into the 60s! He hit YouTube and found the first video below. I went back there today and found the second one, which *looks* like it is the same group all grown up and old like me. If those are all the same people as in the original group, they are older than me and doing fine! I never knew much about this group when I was a kid. I never knew that they were San Francisco kids, for example. When I was that age, I only had a vague idea about where San Francisco was or what it might be like. Dee-troit was *my* favorite city, thank you very much. In my defense, Detroit was a healthy, vibrant city in those days and my maternal grandparents lived there and we were so well taken care of when we visited there, being driven around in Funny Grandaddy’s Cadillac and buying clothes in the downtown Hudson’s. Nowadays? I am still not very well traveled but I have definitely left my heart in San Francisco. I’m kidding but I love that place and I wish I had more time to fly out there although it would probably drive my wonderful daughter nuts. What am I gonna do with moom this time… (I’d prob’ly drive Marty nuts too). Anyway…

7 Responses to “Quick little blast from the past”

  1. Kathy Farnell Says:

    I like the top she is wearing in the 1st video. (My velour top was burgundy and it went well with my white levis). I thought it was funny that the background dancers are doin’ the jerk!! So funny!!
    Also, I don’t remember how much a 45 rpm record cost in 1965, but I’m sure it was less that a dollar. I do know that my Meet the Beatles Album cost $3.00 in 1964 or 1965. If I had not been so cheap, I would have bought the Stereo Album for $4.00, but I only had a little $8.00 record player and I didn’t want to waste my money. I still have my Meet the Beatles album too. Sometimes I play it on my Fisher Price close and play stereo.

  2. kayak woman Says:

    “Walk away my bluu-uu-ues.” Yes. I have been walking away any blues that have come my way for about a billion years. It works 🙂

  3. Uncly Uncle Says:

    Definitely folky. The 2nd version was a full minute longer.

  4. JP Says:

    Wow! Way cool! Now that’s far out! That was also one of my very favorite songs! And it is really cool to see ’em then and now. I never saw the original group before as well. Thanks! I also was living here on the ‘planet’ going to Pattengill no less. The very next year off to Port Huron and beyond and then to wind up now back to the ‘planet’. We five is now, Wii too.

  5. jane Says:

    “it’s got a good beat and it’s easy to dance to.”

  6. Dona Says:

    Cool. I remember this song too. It was never a favorite, but I remember it well. You and I must be about the same age. I was in 3rd grade in 1965 but had not really discovered music at that time.

  7. Dogmomster Says:

    I can hear how that would be a fave! Love the rich harmonies that come through at times 🙂 The lead singer has a remarkable voice, too.

    Pretty cool the guitarist on (our) right is playing what appears to be a 12-string Ovation Guitar, too – love the sound of 12-strings (although I’ve never been able to play one)!