Friday, July 16, 2010

"The Girl From Ipanema"

OK, more 60's: This classic bossa nova was written in '62 by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes. They would sit at the Veloso cafe/bar in Rio and watch this beautiful bikini-clad 15 year-old "garota" stop by and buy cigarettes for her mother on her way to the beach. First recorded in '62 by Pery Ribeiro. Astrud Gilberto's version won the Record Of The Year Grammy in '65.

Yesterday's answer: "Ruby Tuesday". #303 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs Of All time. What can you say 'bout ol' Keith - they broke the mold! Actually, the restaurant chain DID take its name from the song. From Jeff Bluml: I had heard a story once that Mick used to keep pad and pencil handy at all times as Keith would come up with some of the most incredible riffs or ideas, and unless written down immediately, were gone to the wind within minutes. Since Keith wouldn't... Mick did.

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