Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Good Morning, Class of '64
Old Abandoned Car - Terry Fleckney
John C. Bonser

"If I only had time" - how often it's said
By each one of us in lives that are led
In pursuit of a dream or the seeking of fame;
In a task to be done or winning a game.

But year after year and day and day after day,
Time always - it seems - keeps slipping away!

"If I just had the time, how gladly I'd spend
More hours with family or visit a friend;
How great it would be to sit by a brook
And write a long letter or read a good book."

But month after month and day after day,
Time always - it seems - keeps slipping away!

"If I could find the time, I'd help those in need
And service to others would soon be my creed."
Yes, most of us feel there's much we should do
But the minutes fly by and the weeks are too few.

For moment by moment, and day after day,
Our lives, just like time, keep slipping away!
The Old Man - Lauren Espinoza
Live every moment, 
love every day, 
cause before you know it, 
precious time slips away.

One Hit Wonders of 1962

1962 was a great year for one hit wonders. 
To find one that might have been a favorite 
of yours from the sixties go here:
List of 1960s One Hit Wonders

 Bobby's Girl
Entered the charts in October and 
made the Top 10 within a month 
reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 by December, 
where it stayed for four weeks
It reached #2 on the Cash Box chart, staying on the 
charts for nineteen weeks and made Blane the top 
selling female singer in the US.
Marcie Blaine - 1962

Like the wind crying endlessly through the universe,
Time carries away the names and the deeds
of conquerors and commoners alike.
And all that we are, all that remains,
is in the memories of those who cared
we came this way for a brief moment.

Harlan Ellison

In the Field - Jane Francis Hogan

 Funny How Time Slips Away
Elledge was an unknown when he 
sent a demo tape to Chet Atkins. 
This was his first recording.
Peaked at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Sold over one million copies.
Jimmy Elledge - 1962

By living your life one day at a time, 
you live all the days of your life.
Nancye V. Sims
Red Ford Pickup - Kay Crain

Hey, Baby
Reached number one on the
Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks.
A million selling record.
To get all there is out of living, 
we must employ our time wisely, 
never being in too much of a 
hurry to stop and sip life, 
but never losing our sense of 
the enormous value of a minute. 
Robert Updegraff

Let Me In
Peaked at #2 R&B and #4 on the 
This time,
like all times,
is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Time and Memory - Bruce Docker
What's Your Name?
Climbed to #7 on the Billboard pop charts.
Nominated to the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame.
Don and Juan - 1962
There are moments of life 
that we never forget, 
which brighten and brighten 
as time steals away.
James Gates Percival

Rattle Trap - Tersia Brooks
Wolverton Mountain 
Based on a real character named 
Clifton Clowers who lived on a mountain 
in Arkansas. He was the uncle of 
Merle Kilgore,who wrote the original song.
It spent nine weeks at the top of the Billboard 
country chart and remained for a total of 
twenty-six weeks. It was a giant crossover hit.
Reaching number six on the pop chart and 
number three on the easy listening chart.
It sold more than one million copies.
Time speeds away irretrievably.
The Odd Couple - Linda Hunt