I love my best friend ( which is why I would choose this photo of us with my hair looking like I joined a punk rock band) who has been there for me for 37 years since we met in our early 20s. Her birthday is this Sunday and I thought I would do a little musical tribute for her. She was born in 1963 and I went searching to see what were the big hits this week all those years ago.
1. FINGERTIPS BY LITTLE STEVIE WONDER
This is lengthy but I wanted both parts 1 and 2 because it just seemed right to showcase both and it put Stevie Wonder on the map as a Wunderkind in the music industry. This was written by Clarence Paul and Henry Cosby and Little Stevie was a mere 13 years old...pretty amazing.
2. BAD TO ME BY BILLY J KRAMER & THE DAKOTAS
I always liked this song and, I bet, my bestie does too....anything 60s music is appealing to be honest and my bestie agrees with me. ..well, we like other eras too. I had no idea it was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney with Lennon wanting this group to sing it.
3. BLOWIN' IN THE WIND BY PETER, PAUL & MARY
I might have showcased this song before...I can’t remember, but I know she loves this song so I have to showcase this from this great singing trio. This was written by the talented, but, might I add, weird, Bob Dylan, it’s a great song.
4. YOURE THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE SUNG BY ELVIS
I always liked this song sung by Elvis, but I like Elvis and I had no idea this song came out this year as I thought it was an earlier hit of this Rock and Roll legend.. it was written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye. The song is backed with The Jordanaires who represent the Devil’s voice.
I hope you like the list