The Fifties was when us baby boomers were finding our feet and voices, but there were already some famous voices out there that many today might have forgotten, but the music goes on, with many classic love songs transformed into today’s sounds.
1 We were the Fifties and were about to have technology and serious music heaped upon us!
From Mario Lanza to Elvis Presley, Maria Callas to Peggy Lee, we had an explosion of music and technology! Then came the groups like The Platters, Gerry and The Pacemakers, and later on, The Supremes and The Shadows, the list grew very long! Everyone was singing about Love!
Dean Martin captured the Moon, and Love in the song he made famous in the Fifties! Released when Danny Boy was a whining two year old, in 1953, Amore’s words are as famous today as they were way back then. Dean sings, “When the Moon hits the Sky, like a big pizza pie, that’s Amore”, and those words often come to mind in the early evening, when arriving home after my daily routine at the grindstone!
The singer who was always in good spirits when singing to live audiences, having imbibed a glass of two, and his singing often had a mesmorising, almost slurring, Italian sound to it! If Dean’s words don’t want to take you to Old Napoli, then I can’t help you!
2 “When the Moon hits the sky, like a big pizza pie that’s Amore
Monday evening on the last day of August, 2015, the Moon was in full glory after that month end of balancing the books, scraping through and cars that would just not listen to reason! The full Moon, although taking away the glitter of the distant Stars, brings with it a sense of feel good and almost always a bout of good weather.
Which brings us all the way back to Love, and how that word is vital in our lives! Amore makes itself evident on Facebook in postings that always bring hope! So cool to read certain people’s words whether it be directed at our Creator, their loved ones, their pets, their business or craft, Earth’s nature and animal life or simply the beauty that surrounds them! Way to go guys!
4 A tree hugger! This has to be Amore
Having been handed their motor cars for repair, I notice that most South African women carry loose change around in their cars to hand out to those that ask, a sure sign of love toward their fellow man! Such a pity that they are often repaid with crime. The fellas are also guilty, I’ve seen the loose change in their coin box!
5 That’s Amore! (But it might just cost you a new window!)
The ancient Roman politicians had a give them bread and circuses policy to keep the votes of the poorer populace! They knew that we Love our sport, even if, in those days it was gladiator against slave or Lion, or Daniel against that same ferocious beast! My favourite TV channels are Supersport 1,2,5,6,7,8,9! The Romans have got my vote!
6 Moto GP ti amo! Rossi, the Doctor showing Marquez his heels!
In John Legend’s song All of Me, he sings about loving all of her perfect imperfections, through which we can only concur that Amore is blind! Marmalade, in 1976, sang “Stay with me Baby”, going on to say “Remember, you said you’d never leave me” and sang with such passion that Amore just oozed out of their words! I might have been a little more influenced when I saw it performed live in a downstairs pub near The Carfax in Oxford in the mid Seventies!
7 The picturesque city of Oxford! In the Seventies the Carfax Tower was a meeting place, and we’d go looking for action from there!
St Vincent School For The Deaf , that’s Amore:
Down Durban way The Fulton School for The Deaf:
Abraham Kriel Childcare group, caring while we work:
The Avril Elizabeth Home for the Mentally Handicapped was opened in 1970, and for the amazing work they do for the less fortunate they deserve great accolades: