A friend sent me the link below, and I listened to it three or four times in gleeful rapture. It shows a 1950s group, “The Diamonds,” singing “Little Darlin’. Remember that catchy little tune?
I remember drinking a cherry coke at Rose’s Café and dialing it up on the table top jukebox. It cost me one fifth of my 50 cent weekly allowance but it was SO worth it.
The year was 1957 and I was 10 years old. My generation had just been introduced to Rock and Roll and we decided then and there that this genre of music would become the sound track of our lives.
We remain true to the artists of the 50s and 60s to this day, and I chuckle when I recall my parents’ concern with my ungodly selection of music. They thought it was subversive and unbearably noisy. Oh my gosh, I’ve said the same thing about Rap music and heavy metal.
It reminds me that the generation gap is as indigenous to life as is sunshine and moonlight.
It’s only a sidebar that I mention that the lead singer of The Diamonds was reported to be the father of Tom Hanks. Doubtful since Hanks father is deceased. But this guy’s aged better than fine wine.
You’ve probably seen the video but I had not. I include it for your enjoyment. Be sure to watch the before and after because it will show you how Rock ‘n rollers just get better with age.