A few weeks ago I did a song from the late 60s (Petula Clark) and it got me thinking of another song my mother used to tell stories of me singing.
I do remember being in kindergarten and belting out, in the car, "Georgy Girl" from the Seekers.
It is like one of those perfect pop songs, not only then, but still.
It is the title song from the movie the same name, which starred Lynn Redgrave. I've seen parts of the movie, but can't say I've ever seen the movie.
One piece of trivia about the song: the lyrics were written by Jim Dale. The few Broadway geeks who read this here blog might know him as playing P. T. Barnum in, well, Barnum. Harry Potter geeks might know him as the man who read all seven of the J. K. Rowling's audio books. Who knew?
Maybe it was the lyrics to the song, and the lack of MTV, back in the late 60s, but I made assumptions that the girl singing the song was older and a frump, much like Georgy herself. The video proves me wrong. Sure she has that post-Camelot sensibility to her, but she is much younger than I imagined. And their live version is pretty spot-on to the recorded version.
I do love the audience and how well dressed they are for a concert and how well behaved they all are - not that anyone was expecting stage diving from the Seekers.
Anyway - welcome to my past.