Skip to comments.Diana Ross - upside down extended version by fggk
Posted on 12/22/2017 10:10:35 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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Diana still performs today, a few times a year.
It has to be difficult to become anonymous when she’s not onstage or around show people. Diana probably lines up in LA grocery stores standing right in front of junior high school kids who don’t recognize her. Some might recognize her, but don’t care. They might tell their grandmothers who they saw.
All fame is fleeting. I recall when I realized some people ‘didn’t know’ who The Beatles were. Worse still, they knew but didn’t care. I could have fallen out of my chair in shock and disbelief.
A beautiful,talented and graceful lady.
Not only talented, but has so much class, something the entertainers today completely lack.
Velvet, compared to nails on a chalkboard.
I really enjoyed her music when I was a kid, even named our first daughter after her. I still listen to the Supremes Motown hits often.
What spoiled my attraction to her was a freak trying to imitate her looks through gobs of plastic surgery.
When I was in junior high school, neither I nor any of my classmates would have recognized Ruth Etting, Annette Hanshaw or Aileen Stanley had they stood in line with us at the grocery store. And their years of fame were not as far removed from my junior high school years as Diana Ross's are from today.
But maybe that's not the case with today's kids. Just a few years ago, I heard a girl singing the 1963 hit Harlem Shuffle, and at a school where I was substitute teaching earlier this year, songs by the Beatles and the Beach Boys were played over the PA system.
I'm not the least bit surprised that such people exist. A friend of mine graduated from Hollywood High School in Hollywood, Calif. in the mid-sixties. The school (and the home where he grew up) is mere blocks from major mass media institutions. Yet he had never even heard of the Beach Boys until around 1970, long past their peak hitmaking years. He was a fan of Adult Contemporary music--Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Connie Francis, etc.- and listened to stations like KPOL and KFI, which featured that sort of programming.
As for me, I was a fan of KWIZ, which featured "oldies" and some current Adult Contemporary fare, and I never even heard the Beatles' hit "Hey, Jude" until long after it had dropped off the charts.
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