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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Blue Sixteen

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"Sweet Little Sixteen
She’s got the grown-up blues"

Chuck Berry, January 1958

Related material — Hollywood Easter

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sound Track

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Two songs by Chuck Berry on Chess Records in 1958

Sweet Little Sixteen  and  Sweet Little Rock and Roller .

Rock and Roller  begins

She's 9 years old and sweet as she can be
All dressed up like a downtown Christmas tree
Dancin' and hummin' a rock-roll melody

For meditations on Sixteen , see Berry + Sixteen in this journal.

A meditation on Rock and Roller —

Related material — From the above post's date,
March 21, 2017, a memoir by one Siva Vaidhyanathan,
"Robertson Professor of Media Studies and Director of
the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia."

Monday, February 16, 2015

Witch Ball

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In memory of singer-songwriter Lesley Gore,
May 2, 1946 – February 16, 2015

"Her wallet's filled with pictures
  — Sweet Little Sixteen

Two posts from Gore's birthday last year:

"It's my party and I'll cry if I want to." — Lesley Gore

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sweet Sixteen

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Google celebrates its 16th birthday today.

Here are some family values found with its help.

The father-in-law of the late Thomas A. Tombrello
(previous post) was sociologist Robert K. Merton.
See a tribute to Merton by his daughter Stephanie,
Tombrello's widow. See also a Log24 post mentioning
Merton from Oct. 19, 2005. That post leads to a
post from the date of Merton's death, Feb. 23, 2003.

From that 2003 post:

“Her wall is filled with pictures,
She gets ‘em one by one.”

— “Sweet Little Sixteen,” by Chuck Berry
(Chess Records, January 1958)

Monday, December 31, 2007

Monday December 31, 2007

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Happy New Year
from Steven Priest

"… and the girl in the corner
      is everyone's mourner…."

Stevie Nicks to appear on Groundhog Day

The Priest quotation appeared here
on Grammy Night 2003 with
another musical meditation:

"Her wall is filled with pictures,
She gets 'em one by one."

— "Sweet Little Sixteen,"
by Chuck Berry
(Chess Records, January 1958)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Monday November 19, 2007

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Lament for a DJ

In memory of Philadelphia DJ Hy Lit, who died on Saturday at 73:

"Chuck Berry didn't need prompting to insert, in his 'Sweet Little Sixteen,' the lines 'Well, they'll be rockin' on Bandstand, Philadelphia, P.A.' I remember 'Bandstand' before it was 'American…' It started in 1952, when Walter Annenberg, whose Triangle Publications owned the WFIL radio and television stations, suggested an afternoon TV dance party…."

— Richard Corliss, TIME magazine, July 14, 2001

Related material: Back to the Future (Log24 on Sunday)

Monday, April 24, 2006

Monday April 24, 2006

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Finis
Coronat
Opus

continued from
Saturday, April 22

Finis

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Opus

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Sweet Little Sixteen
She's just got to have
About half a million
Famed autographs…

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www.davidgregharth.com/press/article_38.html

Her wallet's filled with pictures
She gets 'em one by one

— After Chuck Berry, 1958

"We are all Paris Hilton now."
— Ana Marie Cox,
Sweet 16 and Spoiled Rotten,
in TIME Magazine,
the April 24 Opus Dei issue

Related material
in the Harvard Crimson:
 

The $500,000 sophomore’s
debut novel is on the shelf…
But is it a gift or a curse?

Publisher 'Certain' of
'Literal Copying' in
Sophomore's Novel

The Crimson Passion

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Sunday April 23, 2006

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Hollywood Easter
 
Part 8

Sweet Little Sixteen
She’s got the grown-up blues
Tight dresses and lipstick
She’s sportin’ high-heel shoes
Oh but tomorrow morning
She’ll have to change her trend
And be sweet sixteen
And back in class again
 
Chuck Berry, 1958

Back in
Sunday School Class:

“Send magazines!”–
Flora Poste in
Cold Comfort Farm

The Student Body

in today’s
New York Times:

“… a spate of sex magazines…
      emerge on elite campuses….”

“We are all Paris Hilton now.”
— Ana Marie Cox,
Sweet 16 and Spoiled Rotten,
in TIME Magazine,
the April 24 Opus Dei issue

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“Or perhaps not.”

— Flora Poste in
Cold Comfort Farm
Revisited

Sunday, February 23, 2003

Sunday February 23, 2003

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Grammy Night

Today's musical birthday: bassist Steven Priest of Sweet. 

Today's back-to-the-future trip:  See the article "Sweet Tunes…." on Chuck Berry at the top of today's New York Times website.

"Her wall is filled with pictures,
She gets 'em one by one."

— "Sweet Little Sixteen," by Chuck Berry
(Chess Records, January 1958)

Click on the above for the context.

"Are you ready, Steve? Aha….

And the girl in the corner is ev'ryone's mourner.
She could kill you with a wink of her eye."

— "Ballroom Blitz," by Sweet

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