Whether you are part of the 60’s generation or not, The 60’s are Ground Zero and the Blueprint for Rock stars and the sex symbols they ultimately became! Men, Women Boys or Girls, we all have at least one who we Fantasied,Swooned, and Dreamed of, like no one before or ever after! We certainly did!
It’s a broad field with hundreds of candidates and even if your “Wonder Years” are among those of a younger generation we especially would like to hear from you with your “Hindsight and perspective”?
So, without any further delay, let’s pull back the curtain and reveal …
Your Sixties Music Secret “CRUSH”…And why?
We’ll get the conversation started by revealing our Sixties Crush and why SHE’S THE ONE: However first, we’d like to eliminate a couple of very obvious candidates and possibly one of YOUR CHOICES! First elimination: Mama Michelle Phillips! Hold On! We know you’re thinking “Hunh” Wha? “are you insane? NOPE! Here’s why: There is no question, that only a few girl singers are more fun to look at than Mama Michelle, But it all ends there! This very hot “Girl Singer” has no Apparent talent! She can’t really sing, she isn’t a songwriter ( although John Philips did give her a credit on “Creeque Alley”) AND, She was married to John Phillips, Who, even back in the 60’s simply gave us the creeps! Years later it would be revealed why! We just couldn’t fantasize over a girl who slept with John Phillips! Next elimination: Linda Ronstadt! Hold on, there’s that chorus again “Hunh” Wha? Are you nuts? NOPE! Here’s why: Linda is Everybody’s Fantasy CRUSH! and her list of suitors includes nearly everyone we’ve ever heard of except us and a couple of our friends! lol but we just can’t share our secret crush with soooo many other guys! ( But Jeeze, She did look good in that Cub Scout uniform! Google her, it’s worth your time ) We could go on but you get the drill! Our Sixties Music Secret Crush is Melanie Safka! We’re certain most of you are thinking “Hunh” Wha? Who? But we also know that many of you understand exactly who and why we dreamed about “Melanie”
Remember “Lay Down Candles in the Rain”? Oh yeah, her paean to Woodstock? Yes, that Melanie. You may also remember “Look What They’ve Done To My Song, Ma” or “Brand New Key” ( The Roller Skate Song ) Melanie had a voice with a power and control that rivaled Ronstadt’s as well as a lithesome sensuality that easily wiped Mama Michelle off the map! She possessed a 50 megawatt Smile and eye’s you just dare not look directly into for fear of being held there forever! But the real closer for us was when we heard her sing:
”I’ve got a Brand New Pair Of Roller Skates, you got a brand new Key I think that we should get together and try them on to see.”
What? “Hunh” Hmmm? Is Melanie really asking us to come over and put our “Key” in her “Skates”?….Whoa!…Really?…Yes!
The hook was set, We were ready to propose marriage, as soon as we could meet her, which sadly, never happened! BUT! There is another Woodstock being planned and if Melanie’s there, we will be as well and if we’re lucky, we’ll lay down candles in the rain!
But now, we want to hear from you dear reader! Who is YOUR Sixties Music Secret Crush? Joni, Janis, Judy ? John Paul or George, Tom Jones ? Mick or Keith. Freddie, Herman, Jimi, Gerry, or even Engelbert ? The Sky’s the limit, but whoever it is, please tell us WHY!
Meanwhile, while you’re dreaming, here’s our girl Melanie
One more cuz, It’s Melanie and we’re in Luv, “El You Vee”