Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Rockabilly Teenagers - Doris Zinkeisen
Upon Julia's Clothes
Robert Herrick
When as in silks my Julia goes,
Then, then (methinks) how sweetly flows
That liquefaction of her clothes.

Next, when I cast mine eyes, and see
That brave vibration each way free,
O how that glittering taketh me!
“It is ever so much easier to be good 
if your clothes are fashionable.”
L.M. Montgomery
  Anne of Green Gables  
“Clothes make the man. 
Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
Mark Twain 

In our preteen and teen years, a half century ago, we probably did a lot of primping. We cared what we looked like to others and wanted to make the best impression we could. Clothes and how we looked in them mattered as much, or more, than any test on Friday.
The songs we listened to often mentioned articles of clothing or a specific part of a piece of garb. Clothes can make the man (or woman) or the song.
What would Blue Suede Shoes have been as Blue Head Scarf?

Well, it's one for the money,
Two for the show,
Three to get ready,
Now go, cat, go.
But don't you tie on
my blue head scarf.
You can do anything but lay off
of my blue head scarf.

Oh, yes, straight to the top of the charts it would have gone!
Would A White Sport Coat have made it as White Sport Socks?
White sport socks
And Dr. Scholl's powder
I'm all dressed up for the game

No doubt it would have been number one on all the charts!

Would Pink Shoelaces have gotten any attention as Pink Necktie

He wears tan shoes and a pink necktie
a polka dot vest and man, oh, man
Tan shoes and a pink necktie
A gold tie clip
With his own monogram

Another chart topper, for sure!

(That churning and rumbling you might be feeling and hearing is Dick Clark trying to turn over.)
Catherine - http://deepcoveflowers.blogspot.com/2012_08_01_archive.html
Blue Suede Shoes
The first song to hit the US Pop, Country,
and R&B charts at the same time.
  No. 1 on Billboard magazine's country music charts 
(the only No. 1 success he would have) 
No. 2 on Billboard's Best Sellers
 popular music chart. 
Perkins became the first country artist
 to score No. 3 on the rhythm & blues charts.
Carl Perkins was called 
"the King of Rockabilly"
He was inducted into the 
Rock and Roll,
 the Rockabilly, 
and the 
Nashville Songwriters Halls of Fame; 
and was a 
Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipient.
Carl Perkins - 1956

A White sport Coat and a Pink Carnation - Caron  -Dann - http://carondann.com/2013/03/
A White Sport Coat
Words and music written 
by Marty Robbins
Reached number one on 
the U.S. country chart 
 (his third number one)
Reached number two on 
the Billboard pop chart 
Marty Robbins - 1957

Pink Shoelaces
Made Dodie Stevens a star when
she was only 13 years old.
Reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, 
and it sold over one million copies, 
awarded a gold disc
Dodie Stevens - 1959

“I can spot a polka dot dress 
from hundreds of circles away.
Jarod Kintz  
The Merits of Marthaism, 
and How Being Named Susan Can Benefit You
 "If men can run the world, 
why can't they stop wearing neckties?  
How intelligent is it to start the day 
by tying a little noose around your neck?"
Linda Ellerbee

"Stretch pants - the garment that made
 skiing a spectator sport." 
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1 comment:

  1. Yes !! When we were in school it seemed like we all tried to look our best...Clothes were washed , pressed, I think we all looked pretty neat!!!!Even if we did not have the best .. we still looked good!!! jmc