LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY

Teen Age Idol

I’m too old for this. Teen age idol? Aw, c’mon.

I was madly in love with Johnny Mathis (who?) then traded him in for Marlon Brando who I thought was very cerebral and deep. I loved (still love) the Beatles. the Doors and the Stones, but they weren’t my idols … just great bands I enjoyed.

I had a bit of thing for Harry Belafonte, but he was hot.

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it was more than 50 years ago. Seriously. That’s half a century.

If it was ever relevant, it has long passed over into mildly amusing trivia of the distant past.

 



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17 replies

  1. Yes to Johnny Mathis and Harry Belafonte – his Cucurrucucu Paloma still makes my insides flip. (Dangerous when taking the highway at 110.)

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    • Islands in the Sun and Jamaica Farewell … never equaled. They had a bio-documentary of him on (I think) Netflix. He was the real deal in every way … and oh, my … that voice. Johnny Mathis is another one of a kind voice. I was SO disappointed when I learned he was gay. That meant he would never fall in love with me! It was my first romantic tragedy πŸ™‚

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  2. I’m still waiting for Elvis to come and take me away.

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  3. Still like Harry Belafonte. Have you seen him lately? My goodness we are all getting on.
    Leslie

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  4. Yes to Marlon Brando and YESSS to the Beatles. I feel like I am the only one. even my bf is whatever about them.

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  5. Glad you are better and writing! πŸ™‚

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  6. Let’s get our 45s and put on a show.

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  7. I think my mom is the biggest Johnny Mathis fan ever.

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