Monday, January 27, 2014
My Music Monday song this week is "The Telephone Hour" from Bye Bye Birdie (1963). I love musicals, love Bye Bye Birdie, and this is my favorite number from the show. In a little over 3 minutes, this song tells the story of teenagers who decide to go steady (the girl "gets pinned") -- and how the word spreads among their friends. The young couple is played by Ann-Margret and Bobby Rydell as Kim and Hugo. I love the choreography by Joseph F. Biroc, and the graphics at the end of the song - so Mid-Century. I started thinking about this song last week when I posted about Valentines featuring telephones ... and I have been humming it ever since.