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How 'bout a little Doris Day?

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1965

I was 8 years old in 1965. Norfolk City School District fully enforced desegregation in all public schools that year. The Robinson Family took-off for Alpha Centauri that year on "Lost in Space". And the Supremes went mainstream across the USA.

After their debut hit, "Where Did Our Love Go", in 1964 - The Supremes became one of the hottest singing groups in the country, right up there with The Beatles. 

But Diana, Mary and Flo were young black women and in some parts of the USA they could be heard on the radio but video of the Supremes was banned - television and movies! There are still people that don't know that "local standards" superseded national broadcast standards and many TV shows and movies were edited or completely banned from airing.  

That was the situation when The Supremes made their first movie debut in the 1965 fun flick, "Beach Ball", a lighthearted romp through California beach/surfing culture. It was all about music, dancing, kustom cars and surfing in the sun.

Yet many people got their first look at The Supremes in this movie - in communities that allowed it!
Here's a Motown take on surfin' songs with the release of "Surfer Boy" by The Supremes, filmed live at the Long Beach Custom Car Show. Remember - blacks and whites appearing on-stage at the same time caused this movie to be banned in some parts of the country in 1965!






Here is the trailer for, "Beach Ball", featuring popular bands that had no issues appearing on-camera
mixing with the races, LOL!

 
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Speaking of the Beach Boys...

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Mr Magic
Time for some doo-wop.


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Yep, time to go away from the beach, find a job - then go Walking in the Rain!
  
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OK Guys, Halloween is getting closer. Can you feel it?



This is the perfect time for "SHINDIG!" - 1965

This was ABC"S mega-music weekly variety show that scored a direct hit with America's dance crazy teeagers of the Go-Go 1960's. From "The Flintstones" to "Batman", ABC revolutionized television in the 60's to make it a medium for America's young generation.

"SHINDIG!" became a force in the civil rights movement when ABC, Inc.threatened legal action against any ABC affiliate stations, located in the southern USA, that refused to broadcast Shindig due to the shows numerous airings of white kids and black kids dancing together - and having fun!

Yes, 1965 was the year America threw a dance party ad the whole world was invited. Personally, I simply enjoyed watching my older sister and her crazy friends gather in our TV room screaming and dancing to the music.

What an awesome time to be a kid!


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