Sunday, April 05, 2015

MUSIC FROM MAD MEN: BYE BYE BIRDIE


4 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Great song!!

George said...

I'm dreading the end of MAD MEN. There's nothing that can take its place!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Nothing.
Maybe Matt Weiner will come up with a good new series as Vince Galligan did.

Anonymous said...

Maybe slightly off-topic but tangentially related: for years, I assumed that "Bye Bye Birdie" was based on the uproar over Elvis Presley getting drafted. More recently, I learned that Conway Twitty was being built up as a rock-and-roll (or maybe rockabilly) star, and rival to Elvis, in the 1950's. Twitty's career was interrupted when he was drafted. He never became as big as Elvis, although he had a following as a country singer in the 1970's. Of course, Conrad Birdie could be a composite of both singers.