Hey there, blimpy boy! Flying through the sky so fancy free… — Homer, “Lisa The Beauty Queen”
Kudos to Joey Joe Joe Jr. Shabadoo for suggesting today’s entry into the record books: “Georgy Girl”, a 1966 hit song by Australian pop ensemble The Seekers, the melody of which was cribbed by The Simpsons. Truthfully, I had never heard of this band until now, but Wikipedia says they’ve sold more than 50 million records in their 50ish-year career, so good on them.
The above video, as you can see, fits neatly into one of two types of TV appearances bands made in the 60s:
- Where the band was backed with an orchestra and there was a bunch of crazy crap hanging from the rafters.
- Where the band was playing in a smaller room, with a bunch of kids sitting around either on the floor or on low benches.
Thanks again to Joey Joe Joe for tossing out today’s suggestion and the supporting links. Please keep posting ideas in the comments if you’ve got them. I read them all, and will get to you all as best I can. Especially this guy.
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