Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Someone Left The Cake Out In the Rain ~ 1968

June, 1968: Mom and Dad played pinochle up Nan's on York Avenue with Pauline & Charlie Hannah following St. Stephen of Hungary's eighth grade graduation in the church.

Nan had a bandanna around her neck to catch sweat and drank chilled ginger ale. “Cut the shit, cut the cards.” Nan said to Dad who was farting around.

A miserably hot day, Rory wore my grad cap, then we ran out to put the fire hydrant on at the corner of 83rd Street and 1st Avenue.
Mickey Mantle hit a homer against the Angels. George Chapman had sunburn on his back from Rockaway Beach. Unknowingly, I slapped George's back after Mantle's homer. Apology not accepted.
Someone left the cake out in the rain. I don’t think that I can take it. ‘cause it took too long to bake it. And I’ll never have that recipe again. Oh, no!
"MacArthur's Park," was on the radio and Rory bought a pound of Oreos with the 45 cents he clipped off Dad's dresser. Afterwards we all sat on 403’s stoop and Herb Alpert crooned “This Guy’s In Love with You.”
We considered these songs nuclear weapons for attracting girls.
Here are the top 40 records from that June 1968 day.
  1. This Guy's In Love With You - Herb Alpert
  2. The Horse - Cliff Nobles and Co.
  3. MacArthurPark- Richard Harris
  4. Yummy Yummy Yummy - Ohio Express
  5. Look Of Love - Sergio Mendes
  6. Mony Mony - Tommy James & The Shondells
  7. Angel Of The Morning - Merilee Rush and the Turnabouts
  8. Think - Aretha Franklin
  9. Here Comes The Judge - Shorty Long
  10. Reach Out Of The Darkness - Friend And Lover
  11. Jumpin Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
  12. Mrs. Robinson - Simon And Garfunkel
  13. Grazing In The Grass - Hugh Masekela
  14. Licking Stick-Licking Stick - James Brown
  15. Lady Willpower - Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
  16. I Love You – People
  17. Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me - Tiny Tim
  18. Indian Lake – Cowsills
  19. Stoned Soul Picnic - 5th Dimension
  20. I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) – Temptations
  21. How'd We Ever Get This Way - Andy Kim
  22. She's A Heartbreaker - Gene Pitney
  23. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  24. Good The Bad And The Ugly - Hugo Montenegro
  25. (You Keep Me) Hangin On - Joe Simon
  26. Choo Choo Train - Box Tops
  27. Beautiful Morning – Rascals
  28. Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
  29. DW Washburn – Monkees
  30. Never Give You Up - Jerry Butler
  31. Man Without Love - Engelbert Humperdinck
  32. Yester Love - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  33. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
  34. Sky Pilot - Eric Burdon & The Animals
  35. Like To Get To Know You - Spanky And Our Gang
  36. Pictures Of Matchstick Men - Status Quo
  37. Hurdy Gurdy Man – Donovan
  38. Master Jack - Four Jacks And A Jill
  39. Time For Living – Association
  40. Face It Girl It's Over - Nancy Wilson

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