Georgy Girl

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:

  1. Where the band was backed with an orchestra and there was a bunch of crazy crap hanging from the rafters.
  2. Where the band was playing in a smaller room, with a bunch of kids sitting around either on the floor or on low benches.

“Georgy Girl” was used as the title song to the 1966 film of the same name, which itself was later adapted into a short-lived musical. I think they’re both about Mods, or something.

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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4 Responses to Georgy Girl

  1. This just raises more questions than it answers! Okay not really, but I am very curious about why she’s holding a giant bunch of flowers.

  2. M@ says:

    I grew up listening to the Seekers. My parents had a couple of their records and for some reason my brother and I listened to them a lot. I have no explanation for this other than the fact that it was the late 70s and we were five or six years old.

    It’s definitely one of my favourite musical moments from the Simpsons though.

  3. Naig says:

    I like your web page man. Good stuff about a great show. Anyawy, I was at a box social yesterday and the topic of Homers “When I was 17, I drank some very good beer” song came up. Do you know any history or have any info behind that one?

    • Joey Joe Joe Jr. Shabadoo says:

      Frank Sinatra “It was a very good year”

      Hear I am answering a question in the comments of my suggestion. This could be a future post.

      Thanks for posting my suggestion mcgarnagle, I’ll try to keep them coming, love the site.

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