Tuesday, 11 August 2015

LIFE AS A TEENAGER IN THE 60S.

 LIFE AS A TEENAGER IN THE 60S
I think my generation must be the luckiest alive,
The era of the sixties was abouslutely grand.
With Elvis well established,
There were never a shortage of bands.

In 1961, I met the love of my life,
I think we were soul mates from that day.
We were married two years later,
Before long two sons came our way.

Before I was married I worked in a record shop,
It was the job of my dreams.
Hearing the new releases as they came out,
Life was great so it seemed.

We used to frequent the dance hall
To dance to the hits of the day.

 Hits from Billy Fury and Cliff Richard
Certainly made my day.

Bobby Vee with his "Run To Him"
 Also his "Rubber Ball".
I collected his records in earnest,
I believe I had them all.

Then along came "The Beatles"
Known as "The Fab Four".
 "Love Me Do" and "Please Please Me",
Need I say anymore?

Liverpool produced so much talent,
In the sixty blast.
 Billy J. Kramer and Gerry and the Pacemakers
Were just  two of many that were to last.
Australian Frank Ifield
Back in 1962,
 Bounced into the British charts,
With "I Remember You".

Jackie wilson and Carl Dobson Jnr.
Both from the USA.

With Reet Petite and Exclusively Yours respectively
For hours I used to play.
 
Cliff Richard went into films.
The Young Ones and Summer Holiday,
The cinemas were packed to capacity,
And to get in didn't cost much to play.
 
Ah yes! Life was grand in the sixties.
No cell phones, pcs, and such.
I'm proud to belong to a great era.
To the Good Lord above, "Thank you very much".
 
Copyright Yvonne Lewis.
from the book "Written fromthe Heart"

22 comments:

  1. There were certainly some great bands and music in the 60's. I enjoyed your poem, Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne for those kind words.
      Yvonne.

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  2. Working at a record store must've been awesome. I never would've made any money though. I would've spent my paycheck there.

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    1. It was a great job, a great era also.
      Thanks for your comment Alex.
      Yvonne.

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  3. Great poem and a wonderful time! Loved the late 60.s and early 70.s.

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    1. You probably like late 60s and early seventies because you're younger than me.
      T5hanks for comment Gregg and support.
      Yvonne.

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  4. I don't think music since has ever caught up with the sixties.
    Sounds like your life was good.

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    1. Yes my life was good, good job, good company and great music.
      Thanks Sandra for your comment and support.
      Yvonne.

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    2. I have problems but one has to be positive, hard at times but there are people worse off than me.
      Yvonne.

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  5. Music has sure changed a lot since the 60's.

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    1. Yes Sherry you're so right, also life has changed much since then too.
      Thanks for your support and comment.
      Yvonne

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  6. Thanks for taking me down memory lane. I really liked Bobby Vee's Rubber Ball. Those record shops sure were fun. Definitely a dream job for any teen.

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    1. Life was sure grand as a teenager, My now favourite Daniel was just being born.
      Thanks for your lovely comment,
      Yvonne.

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  7. Hank is very familiar with the 60's. All that you have here were idols then. We were certainly a lucky lot Yvonne. Thanks for the memories!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks Hank for your wonderful comment, support and the visit.
      Yvonne.

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  8. Ah yes. How well I remember. I was, and still am, a big Elvis fan. Belonged to one of his fan clubs. Thanks for the memories.

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    1. Have you been to Gracelands Beverly? I went back in 2003 enroute for Branson MI to see Daniel. It was a fantastic experience seeing where Elvis lived. Also it was quite tear jerking looking at the family graves in the garden.
      Thanks for the visit.
      Yvonne.

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    2. Yes, we went to Graceland several years ago. It was fascinating. My mouse pad is of Elvis in his early days, before the white suits and cape.

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    3. A wonderful place, pleased tou managed to get there.
      Yvonne.

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  9. I agree that this was a great time in which to be a teenager. My dream back then was to work in a record shop. You were lucky to have been able to have that chance.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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  10. It was a great time and that job was out of this world.
    Thanks for coming by, always welcome Lee.
    Yvonne.

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