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October 2008

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Friday, October 31, 2008 1958 Again

It's always 1958 somewhere. It is at the Hollywood Towne House Motel on Sunset Boulevard.  It always is.

1958 Chevrolet Bel-Air coupe - original two-tone white-turquoise paint scheme
1958 Chevrolet Bel-Air coupe - original two-tone white-turquoise paint scheme
1958 Chevrolet Bel-Air coupe - original two-tone white-turquoise paint scheme

No tiger in the tank

Wooden tiger and iron gate
1958 Chevrolet Bel-Air coupe - original two-tone white-turquoise paint scheme

Top 50 Hit Songs of 1958
1. Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu), Domenico Modugno
2. All I Have To Do Is Dream, Everly Brothers
3. Don't, Elvis Presley
4. Witch Doctor, David Seville
5. Patricia, Perez Prado
6. Raunchy, Billy Vaughn
6. Sail Along Silvery Moon, Billy Vaughn
7. Catch A Falling Star, Perry Como
8. Tequila, Champs
9. It's All In The Game, Tommy Edwards
10. Return To Me, Dean Martin
11. It's Only Make Believe, Conway Twitty
12. The Purple People Eater, Sheb Wooley
13. Bird Dog, Everly Brothers
14. Get A Job, Silhouettes
15. Little Star, Elegants
16. Stood Up, Ricky Nelson
17. He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, Laurie London
18. Twilight Time, Platters
19. Secretly, Jimmie Rodgers
20. At The Hop, Danny & The Juniors
21. Yakety Yak, Coasters
22. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck, Elvis Presley
23. Poor Little Fool, Ricky Nelson
24. Wonderful Time Up There, Pat Boone
25. Just A Dream, Jimmy Clanton
26. Sugartime, McGuire Sisters
27. Rockin' Robin, Bobby Day
27. Over And Over, Bobby Day
28. Tom Dooley, Kingston Trio
29. Sweet Little Sixteen, Chuck Berry
30. Topsy II / Topsy I, Cozy Cole
31. Looking Back, Nat King Cole
32. Book Of Love, Monotones
33. Tea For Two Cha Cha, Tommy Dorsey Orch. & Warren Covington
34. Tears On My Pillow, Little Anthony & The Imperials
35. Short Shorts, Royal Teens
36. Great Balls Of Fire, Jerry Lee Lewis
37. Lollipop, Chordettes
38. Splish Splash, Bobby Darin
39. Who's Sorry Now, Connie Francis
40. My True Love, Jack Scott
41. Endless Sleep, Jody Reynolds
42. Do You Want To Dance?, Bobby Freeman
43. When, Kalin Twins
44. To Know Him Is To Love Him, Teddy Bears
45. April Love, Pat Boone
46. Rebel-'Rouser, Duane Eddy
47. Oh Julie, Crescendos
48. The Stroll, Diamonds
49. Hard-Headed Woman, Elvis Presley
50. Peggy Sue, Buddy Holly
50. Oh Lonesome Me, Don Gibson

If you wish to use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me. And should you choose to download any of these images and use them invoking the "fair use" provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976, please provide credit, and, on the web, a link back this site.

Technical Note:

These photographs were taken with a Nikon D200 the lenses used were AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto.  Photography here is modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.

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