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A Summer Place

Composed by Dimitri Tiomkin, this tune is from the 1959 film of the same name — starring Sandra Dee and Troy Donohue —  about teenage lovers from different social classes who get back together twenty years later, who then must deal with the passionate love affair of their own teenage children by previous marriages.

In 1961, Percy Faith’s recording of the theme was #1 on the Billboard  Hot 100 for nine weeks in 1960. That set a record that was not broken until 1977, when “You Light Up My Life” (shudder) spent ten weeks at #1.

The Ventures included the song on their “Hawaii-Five-O” album.

June 12, 2016 at 6:03 pm 1 comment


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