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The Beach Boys   Surfin USA We almost let the summer go by without posting the Beach Boys!
Tags: The  Beach  Boys      Surfin  USA 
Added: 4th September 2007
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Posted By: Freckles
Featured Member -Nbmike Hi everyone. My name is Michael “Nbmike” Cormier. I will be turning 44 yrs old this summer, so while I may not be as old as the trees, unicorns, and dinosaurs, I’m definitely older than Compact Discs, MP3 Players, and Plasma TV. I am a single dad to my beautiful daughter Rhiannon (She thinks she’s 14 going on 40, which makes me often feel like I’m 80 lol). Ever since I found this site in November, I have enjoyed the trivia and memories found here. The people here are top notch at providing info when your memory kind of escapes you. I want to thank you all for welcoming me so warmly the last few months, and a big thanks to Steve for creating such a great site. OK, a little about me. I was born here in Saint John, NB Canada in 1965. I grew up in a small community outside of Saint John called Grand Bay, and lived there until I moved to the big city,(lol ….big city for NB, population, 70000 or so) In 1984, I started working as a radio announcer in town doing weekend and swing shifts. The job lasted a couple of years, but started a lifelong love with musical trivia, or even trivia in general. It was there that I found out about such things as plagiarism (Brian Wilson can say it was unintentional, but SURFIN USA just sounds like Chuck Berry’s SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN with new lyrics)! We also played vinyl records back in those days, so I kinda feel like a dinosaur sometimes. lol After leaving the radio announcing job, I became a jack of all trades, until nagging back problems left me unemployed in 1994, and now I concentrate on raising my child and trying to develop projects. I have always had an interest in writing comedy, and have written some musical parodies that have made a few people laugh on a few occasions. I’m not egotistical about my writing by any means, but I have a rule of thumb. If I’m not laughing when I write the lyrics, then I keep running scenarios through my mind until I find the funniest scenario to me. I figure if I don’t find my writing funny, then how is anybody else supposed to? My hometown has some Hollywood connections. Louis B Mayer’s family moved here from overseas when he was a small child, and he grew up here until he left for Massachusetts when in his late teens, Actor Walter Pidgeon was born and raised here, as well as Lyman Ward, who played Ferris Beuller’s father, and Donald Sutherland was born here, but moved to Nova Scotia with his family when he was a teen. One Hollywood story I have heard is when Walter Pidgeon screen tested for MGM, Louis B Mayer thought he was sucking up to him, and summoned him to his office, and told him in no uncertain terms, that if Walter thought of putting Saint John NB as his hometown was going to gain him favor in Mayer’s eyes, it wasn’t going to work. When he told Mr.Mayer that Saint John WAS his hometown, then they had a laugh together. I am desperately shy in real life, but online I come out of my shell usually. I love participating here, just wish I had more time to contribute. Raising a teenager is like studying for a long and hard exam. You hope you have all the right answers, and you spend every waking hour trying to prepare for what’s coming up, but deep in your heart, you know you’re just flying without a net and hoping for the best, but I wouldn’t trade her for the world. The funny thing is that twenty years ago, I never though I had what it takes to be a Dad. I look forward to meeting new members and continuing to engage in trivia challenges and sharing memories with all. Thanks again for such a warm welcome here.
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Added: 25th March 2009
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Posted By: Steve
WHAM O WHEELIE BAR TV COMMERCIAL 1966 I'm the wheelie king,And the claim that this is the only way to do a real wheelie is false!You must lean back much further to achieve the center of gravity,to the point of flipping backwards for the balance required to keep riding on.That's why the kid is standing on the seat leaning back in order to keep it up.I have tried these and they don't work for any long period.Wheras I could ride for miles!Wheelie 101 And also that's the little old lady from Pasadena that's on the Jan and Dean album cover.I'm told
Tags: ed  roth  sting-ray  60s  dragster  surfing  surfer  skateboarding  sidewalk  super  Krateschwinn  frisbee 
Added: 2nd January 2008
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Posted By: tommy7
Featured Member  Mia Bambina I am Alex and Stacy's Mom, Something you didn't know about MIA' Sherry Rosalie' BAMBINA* I was born in MICHIGAN in 1962 on The East side Of Detroit. MIA' Ethnicity Is SICILIAN. In April 76' My parents Both RETIRED FROM CHRYSLER. We All Moved To SPRING HILL, FLORIDA...From Detroit's East side To Florida's West coast! In 1978, I participated in : "The MISS TEEN USA / GULFCOAST BEAUTY PAGEANT" Oh, Summer Of 79' I worked as a "MERMAID" @ WEEKI WACHEE When I was younger all I wanted to do was be a singer, at the age of 17 I became a Singer." Weird Al Yanovick and I dated, in 1982... I was 20 years old! After graduating SPRINGSTEAD HIGH Class Of *80' I then went to school to be A CNA, Nursing Asst. That was almost 30 years ago. Now I am Semi Retired from that work. The Interests I Have Are FAMILY, Community Service working with Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Programs and FoodBanks... Going Hiking And CAMPING or Horseback Riding, or Fishing, with the scouts is always fun. I like doing that all year long, here in Florida. I like getting out there and Playing BASKETBALL OR BASEBALL, or Volleyball with the kids. I also like playing Backgammon, DOMINOES, with my roommates. Or a night out Shooting Pool...And yes I do have Other Interests, Surfing the Web, DANCING and Bowling, I belong to the same bowling league for the past 15 years. I enjoy Listening to all kinds of Music & Movies. Theater, I have also taken a liking to. At a young age I got my son to audition for The Nature Coast Boys Ensemble, Which then lead him to Theater Productions and Film making. My Current hobby is Collecting Photographs. I am shy but I loosen up after getting to know people. I seem to be at times Compulsive, Playful, Sensitive, Spiritual, Flamboyant Argumentative and a Procrastinator! I am still in the progress of working on those negatives acts. I wrote a story about Christmas traditions in the St. Petersburg Times published December 25, 2001...I love reminiscing...that's MIA'
Tags: Featured  Member    Mia  Bambina 
Added: 16th March 2009
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Posted By: Steve
Wipe Out For the time this was a classic and used in just about every surfing movie.
Tags: The  Ventures  Wipe  Out 
Added: 3rd February 2008
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Posted By: donmac101
Jan and Dean  Baby Talk Jan Berry and Dean Torrence first became friends on the football team at L.A.'s University High, but Dean's first success came with Arnie Ginsburg (not the Boston DJ the duo scored a big doo-wop hit as Jan and Arnie with 1958's "Jennie Lee." That song, actually written about a stripper, gained Berry some friends in the business, including Herb Alpert and producer Lou Adler. Together with friend Torrence, who'd just returned from an Army stint, they developed a song called "Baby Talk." It was a smash, but it wasn't until 1963, with the release of the Four Seasons' inspired "Linda," that the Jan and Dean sound began to take shape. After meeting the Beach Boys on the L.A. scene, Jan befriended leader Brian Wilson, and thw two began work on what would become "Surf City." Inspired by the local scene and Wilson's very recent hits, "Surfin'" and "Surfin' Safari" -- and benefiting from Berry's amazing self-taught production skills, it went straight to Number One. The duo of Jan and Dean flourished well into the mid-sixties, weathering even the British Invasion. But on April 12, 1966, Berry's Stingray slammed into a parked gardener's truck (not at the site mentioned in "Dead Man's Curve," despite legend), and Jan entered a decade-long nightmare of physical recovery, drug abuse, and depression. By the mid-Seventies, amazingly, Berry could perform almost at normal, and the duo began an amazing comeback that lasted well into the mid-Eighties. Berry passed away in 2004.
Tags: jan  and  dean  baby  talk  60s  rock  and  roll 
Added: 15th August 2008
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Posted By: Naomi

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