Monday, July 13, 2015

Music Monday - "California Sun" by The Rivieras (1964)

It is HOT here, in the 90's, and I am trying to remind myself of things I enjoy about summer. So far the list is short: frozen fruit pops, flip flops, and beach music.

"California Sun" was a hit for The Rivieras in 1964.  It made it to number 5 on the music charts.  The Rivieras were a band out of South Bend, Indiana (interesting! I always assumed they were from California).  They had a unique sound which featured an organ.  Their name was inspired by the Buick Riviera.  

And here's the song - enjoy some fun summer sounds!   If you have a moment, would love to hear from you about how your summer is going!   What are YOUR favorite things about summer?

9 comments:

Sixth Bloom said...

What a great post to read on this Monday morning! Thanks for sharing

Mary Huckaby said...

I guess I enjoy the summer sunshine more than anything else. The sun is never so bright as it is this time of year. It's also nice to be able to walk out your door without a jacket. If it were up to me, I could completely skip the Fall and Winter seasons.

the daily dayne said...

LOVE The Rivierias! Thank you for sharing :D

Barbara Fisher said...

Hello Trish, what a lovely blast from the past – thank you. I can honestly say I’ve not heard that song for years, but I really enjoyed it. Summer here is a little damp at the moment. I love the summer, and the best thing about it is being able to wear a pair of shorts, flip flops (or thongs as my son in Australia calls them) and a T-shirt. Have a lovely week, Barbara x

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks for the visits and comments! Glad that some of you remember this fun summer song too. Enjoy the week - and the summer weather! - Trish

Earl-Leigh Designs said...

This is one of my favorite songs of all time! Summer for me is flip flops, mermaid hair and whiskey cocktails.

Birdhouse Books said...

Earl-Leigh, That is a fun description of summer! :-)

Ramona said...

I love your Music Monday posts. This song is definitely an "oldie but goodie." It sounds like California!

Birdhouse Books said...

Ramona, thanks! I agree - it does sound like California!