Other blacks included a female singing group reminiscent of the Supremes, highly coiffed, dressed in pastel colors and looking pretty, but singing tunes even too cheesy for the early 1960's. In one scene they are singing "When you're holding my hand, you're holding my heart," followed by hand claps. I had a brief mental image of a doctor holding a beating heart during surgery as I suppressed a brief wave of nausea. C'mon! The Sixties were never that awful.Read the whole thing here.
Monday, May 13, 2013
If you like the history of rock music and Tom Hanks films, you may want to read this post at my other blog, "Playing Bass." It's about Tom Hanks's film "That Thing You Do," a story of a rock band in 1964 that achieves sudden fame with a "one-hit wonder." I found some aspects of the film authentic to the time period but there were some glitches. For example: