Monday, September 28, 2015

Music Monday - "Lightnin' Strikes" by Lou Christie (1966)

I always say that I don't like falsetto voices in music - and then I have to amend and add that I really like Lou Christie and Frankie Valli.  "Lightnin' Strikes" was a number one hit in 1966, and was written by Lou Christie and Twyla Herbert.

Lou Christie was born Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco in 1943 and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He was an aspiring recording artist since his teens, and had his first hit in 1962 ("The Gypsy Cried").

I remember this song from AM radio when I was a very little girl.  I loved it then and still do.  The recording is below, for your listening pleasure.


Mary Huckaby said...

I love this song, and haven't heard it in ages! The falsetto part reminds me of the Bee Gees, who I also love.

Birdhouse Books said...

Mary, I love the Bee Gees too - and the Beach Boys, who sometimes feature falsetto vocals as well. (Amending that list again!)


Farrah said...

I've never heard this song before, but I like it too! Falsetto isn't usually my favorite either, but like you, I make exceptions too! :P

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks! I appreciate your comments.