So let’s start this June Grad Nite series in 1962! From my very own personal collection (no I was not at Disneyland in 1962!) this Grad Nite Party photo and holder belongs to none other than my own mom and dad.
It’s hard for me to believe it, but my mom is only 17 in this photo, while my skinny dad is 23 looking all of 12! My mom has no recollection where in the park this photo was taken or how in the world she walked around the park in those shoes! My dad does recall being highly embarrassed having to ride a school bus to the park while he left his ’57 (turquoise blue) Thunderbird parked at home. Check out the happy couple at the park 8 ½ years later, now “married with children” (link).
The rest of this post if a repeat from last year, but it fits with the 1962 Grad Nite Party Photo. Buena Vista Records proudly presents “Grad Nite at Disneyland 1962 with the Elliott Brothers Orchestra”. 1962 Grad’s are having a blast on the cover. The paper sleeve has that fun textured feel like an oil painting on canvas.
The songs for the 45rpm record were “extracted” from “Date Nite at Disneyland with the Elliott Brothers”.
The 45 has a black label on a black record, so the scan came out so-so.
Two parts for your listening pleasure today. First, “That’s All” This recording on my digital camera does not do the audio justice, the bass is rather deep and the overall fidelity is remarkably good for a 46 year old record.
Second up is “Goodnight Sweetheart” this is neat because at the end one of the Elliott Brothers introduces the band members and thanks everyone for being at Disneyland, fun stuff.