Sunday, May 4, 2008

Lennon Sisters - Til The End Of Time

Here's a nice old gem - The Lennon Sisters singing Til The End Of Time from a 1958 episode of The Lawrence Welk Show.

It's always a kick seeing old black and white episodes. The girls are so young and charming. Plus Pete Fountain was in the band - god what a genius clarinet player he was. I also really like the personality and voice of Alice Lon. Good show.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Kathy Lennon video interview

By request, here's her interview from last week's Lawrence Welk Show.

Enjoy snoopysnake!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Lennon Sisters YouTube clips and screencaps

Long time no blog. Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been going through a very rough patch the past month. Hopefully things are turning around. Anyway, let the blogging commence!

Did y'all see last night's Lawrence Welk Show? It was really good. From early 1968, it was one of the very last appearances by The Lennon Sisters on the show. They performed two choice numbers, which I've added to YouTube.

First up, the very beautiful Where Are The Words. This is an exquisite number.

Their second number was the cute and lively Quanto le Gusta.

Kathy was interviewed at the end of the show. She told a moving story of finding an old, very early amateur recording she and her dad did on a recording machine given to them by a wealthy relative. She got choked up talking about what a treasure it was to have a recording of her dad. She made copies for her brothers and sisters for Christmas. What a priceless gift.

I made some screencaps from the show if you'd like to have a look.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Lennon Sisters Ringtones

I was playing around last night, figuring out how to make ringtones. Have you always wanted a Lennon Sisters song to blare out when your cellphone rings? At least you'll know it's your phone ringing cause the chances of someone else having one of their songs as their ringtone are pretty slim I'd bet.

I made four so far: This first one will take some guts to use!

More from shirleygrrl at Myxer

More from shirleygrrl at Myxer

More from shirleygrrl at Myxer

More from shirleygrrl at Myxer

Just follow this link to my free account on, click on the one you want, put in your cell number and send it to your phone.
Happy calling!

If there's a particular part of a song you want as your ringtone, let me know!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

#1 Hits Of The 1960s

The Lennon Sisters sing The Beatles! Yep, this 1964 album, #1 Hits Of The 1960s, features The Lennon Sisters singing I Wanna Hold Your Hand. It's a hoot. So is their version of Hit The Road Jack. "What you say?!"

The rest of the album is great. The girls shine on many of the pop tunes, and do a standout version of Our Day Will Come. Kathy takes the lead in many of the solo spots - her low voice is so appealing. They hold their own with girl groups of the day. Pity they weren't played on the radio.

The track listing is:

Side A

1. You Don't Own Me
2. Hit The Road Jack
3. There! I've Said It Again
4. Our Day Will Come
5. I Will Follow Him
6. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Side B

7. I'm Leaving It Up To You
8. Theme From A Summer Place
9. The End Of The World
10. I Wanna Hold Your Hand
11. Don't Break The Heart That Loves You
12. Everybody's Somebody's Fool

Oddly, the side B listings on the back cover as well as the record itself are all out of order. A minor goof on an outstanding album.

Download it here.

Postcard pretties

Here's a terrific postcard, showcasing the Lennon Sisters from the early 80's (I think). I *love* the mafia photo of them, in their suits and fedoras. Classic!

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I've done my civic duty and voted in the presidential primary today. Now I'm gonna be lazy for the rest of the afternoon and probably take a nap with my cats. First though, I think I'll rip another of my Lennon Sisters lps. I'll post it after I wake up.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Georgy Girl

I've been out at Mardi Gras parades these past two weekends, having a raucous time, but I did record The Lawrence Welk Show while I was out catching beads.

Last night's repeat from April 29, 1967 featured a real gem - The Lennon Sisters performing their wonderful version of Georgy Girl. This is one of my very favorite recordings of theirs. It's simply superb. I've uploaded the clip to YouTube, as well as made some caps.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Lennon Sisters' Favorites album

Here we have another lp available for download: The Lennon Sisters' Favorites. This album was released in 1962.

As you can see from the delightful cover, this was recorded during the time that Dee Dee "retired" from the group, after getting married in 1960. To me Peggy, Kathy and Janet, as a trio, sounded not that different from when they were a quartet. On some songs they do have a deeper tone, but honestly I don't hear a huge difference.

The opening number, The Green Leaves Of Summer, has a sexy, samba style to it. Other standouts are My Favorite Things and Kisses Sweeter Than Wine. The absolute highlight for me though is Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen. I love the vampy piano and swaggering beat.

Download and enjoy!

The French Show

Did y'all catch last night's Lawrence Welk Show? I stayed in and watched because it was way too cold and windy to go stand outside for the Jupiter Mardi Gras parade last night. Brrrrr. So I baked cookies and watched the old black and white gem from Feb. 1964. It was the "French" show - lots of not so good accents but the set was fantastic, and as usual The Lennon Sisters were superb.

I made some screencaps for y'all to enjoy.

Janet was interviewed at the end. My favorite bit was finding out the pooch Peggy sang to had peed all over her at rehearsals. LOL!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

YouTube No No

Dick Clark didn't take kindly to the American Music Awards clip of The Lennon Sisters on YouTube - it's been yanked off. Sorry guys.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Lennon Sisters on American Music Awards

Here's a rare clip. Back in 1974 The Lennon Sisters presented the award for Country Group on The American Music Awards. Yeah, I know - Lennon Sisters and country music. Whuh??? It sorta kinda made sense actually. Around this time, the early 70s, they had signed with Atlantic for a country music album. They recorded the songs but unfortunately it was never released.

Missing from this appearance is Dee Dee. Not sure why she wasn't there - she wasn't off having a baby, the usual reason when one of the sisters is out of the lineup. Younger sister Mimi fills in to round out the quartet.

I've also made some screencaps from the clip which you can enjoy here.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

2008 - not the greatest so far

Sorry for the lack of updates. This has been the week from hell in every respect. I won't bore you with the details. To top it off my internet is down and won't be fixed til Monday (if we're lucky). I'm over at my aunt's, using her wireless to catch up on a few things.

So let's post a nice photo of the Lennon Sisters and their daughters. This is from the first year they performed in Branson. Hope you like.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year Y'all!

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Here's hoping everyone has a healthy and happy 2008!