RiffShot ~ California Dreamin by The Mamas and The Papas

1965 A Year of musical living… Let’s hop into the way back machine and see what happened!

I remember….World Series Champions: St. Louis Cardinals; NBA Champions: Boston Celtics and the NCAA Basketball Champions: UCLA, We went to every home game and sat down on the floor next to the team’s benches.  It so cool we were up close and personal with respect to the players and the cheerleaders.  Dad  also had season tickets to the Lakers play @ the Forum in Los Angeles..
Fashion Icons: were: Audrey Hepburn my favorite, Annette Funicello and the Mickey Mouse Club; and you can’t leave out the glamorous — Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Kim Novak, Sophia Loren, Doris Day.
Here’s some more trivia…Feb 9 – The Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show; The Ford Mustang was introduced; Jazz artist Dizzy Gillespie ran for president, promising to rename the White House “the Blues House” and appoint Ray Charles librarian of Congress, Miles Davis head of the CIA, and Malcolm X attorney general.  Fashion designers Andre Courreges and Mary Quant introduced the miniskirt, scandalizing conservatives and signaling the rapidly changing mores of the decade.
On a lighter note: “Oh I wish I were an Oscar Meyer wiener. That is what I truly want to be.” – Oscar Meyer Commercial; Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Easy Bake Oven, G.I. Joe, Rat Fink Collectible Hot Rod Figures, Password Game , Mighty Tonka Dump Truck, PLASTIC Mr. Potato Head, Wham-O Professional Frisbees
What Was On TV:  Bonanza (NBC), Bewitched (ABC), Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (CBS), The Andy Griffith Show (CBS), The Fugitive (ABC), The Red Skelton Show (CBS), The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS), The Lucy Show (CBS), Peyton Place II (ABC), Combat (ABC).
 
1965 was my most transformative year.  It is a shame that it took a few decades to get it right!  My mantra today is …It’s the journey and not the destination.  Peace Out!