Memories are made of this.. West Side Story 1964 – ‘Tonight’

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This brings back memories of snow fights in the Ceres mountains too. 😀 We only got television in 1976 in South Africa if my memory’s working properly today – and we still had fun too. Here’s our lovely Sally with happy childhood memories of SA.

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Welcome to this week’s musical memories post and today a song that brings back memories of the smell of curry and cigarette smoke!  As well as an amazing musical that had all the elements that made an 11  year old girl dream of Hollywood stardom.

When we lived in Cape Town we did not have television or a record player but my parents had a wireless in their bedroom and they would listen to music sometimes in the evening and certainly would get the BBC World Service for news from home.

The only source of music for us as children therefore were the musical films that my father would bring home courtesy of his role as Film Officer at HMS Afrikander. Last week I wrote about my first crush for Lt. Joe Cable and the love of the songs from South Pacific and this week I look at 1964 and…

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8 thoughts on “Memories are made of this.. West Side Story 1964 – ‘Tonight’

    Stephen Liddell said:
    June 25, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    A really great post on my favourite musical.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 25, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      Sally’s posts are always fabulous, and a man who likes musicals is AWESOME! 🙂

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    Stephen Liddell said:
    June 25, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Yes, I like people who can write on anything and Sally can and always writes well. Oh yes, I can sing an excellent ‘Maria’ at least when no one is around! Can’t dance like those guys though, the women and men all dance superbly in West Side Story.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      Love it! It’s so cool when guys are confident enough with the macho to let loose – although I only get to sing when I’m alone and travelling fast enough in a car for nobody to be able to hear me – been threatened and likened to banshees. 😀

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        Stephen Liddell said:
        June 25, 2015 at 2:34 pm

        We will have to do a Skype duet one day. I’m sure people are only jealous of your voice. There aren’t many open roads in London but I’ve got used to people staring at me singing away at traffic lights.🙂

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          June 25, 2015 at 2:39 pm

          Now that would be a thing! 😀 Could be a writerly thing, this sense of freedom to sing in our cars. I remember being run off the road a bit by a tractor in Milton Keynes when we were over there, and I wasn’t even whispering. 🙂

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    yeseventhistoowillpass said:
    June 25, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Leonard Bernstein was an incredible musician and composer… I loved the piano run up to Tonight!

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    Suzanne Joshi. said:
    June 25, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks, Jo and Sally, for sharing memories and music from West Side Story.🙂

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