Saturday Matinee – Do the Fly, Do the Freddie, Slip Away, but Stay Away from the Chick-a-Dilly


Chubby Checker‘s “Do the Fly” didn’t quite make the cut in  1963, but two years later we got this:

In 1965, “Do the Freddy” was Freddy & the Dreamers’ attempt to create a new dance craze. I’d never heard of it, so it must have been a West Coast/British Invasion thang, but F&theD’s actually DID manage to have an influence on later rockers, including the Ramones (watch DeeDee’s moves). Wait for classic dopiness at about 1:00.

Clarence Carter‘s “Slip Away” went to No.6 in 1968. From Billboard’s Top Pop Singles: “Born in 1936 in Montgomery, Alabama. Blind since age 1. Self-taught on guitar from age 11.”

And now for our Feature Length Presentation (courtesy of Hanuman) 1961’s “The Choppers.” Pay attention, parents. This could happen to YOUR KIDS, but they’ll never have such a cool soundtrack.

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