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Groovy Friday – In a Groovy Glen

If you don’t think Glen Campbell’s groovy, you’re wrong.

It’s Friday!

We all know that music legend Glen Campbell passed away this week.  What a loss.  If you don’t think he’s groovy, you’re wrong.  Here he is on “Shiveree.”

“Shiveree” was a syndicated dance show that originated in Los Angeles and during its short life (April 1965 – May 1966) it hosted such performers as The Supremes, the Rolling Stones, Jackie Wilson, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, The Ronettes, Cher, Simon and Garfunkel and The Byrds.  In this episode it’s Glen, Dusty Springfield, Dee-Dee Sharp, The Grass Roots and The Bobby Fuller Four, here performing their hit “I Fought the Law” while Glen clowns around as a bad guy, fore-shadowing his later work as an actor.   The dancers dance.

Then Dusty Springfield sings her hit, “Stay Awhile” as the dancers dance.

Then Glen sings.  He sounds perfect, but there’s no dancing

Wait a minute.  Here’s Glen singing “Guess I’m Dumb” with the “Shiveree” dancers dancing.  It’s punctuated by the intermittent shrieks of young women being murdered in the audience.  That or they’re just overcome by their teenaged lust for Glen Campbell.  Take your pick.

Have a groovy weekend!

André Dupuy

Andre Dupuy is the youngest of five children, a fourth-generation Californian and he knows how to drive a Model-T Ford.

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