Track: A Teenager in Love (on demand full track)
Tags: 50s, doo wop, rock and roll, new york, american, my gang rotw
My Dad was a dude in the '50s. Sharp suits, drainpipe trousers, pointy shoes, turned up collars. Style. He always had great taste. He tended to lean towards intelligent, clever, cerebral things. He admired great literature and classic design. So it was an absolute joy for us to find this lone pop single in his stereogram.
Children - Keep Out! Dad's stereogram was a bit like this one, only he kept records in the glass cabinet, not booze.
Did he like it? Was it his favourite song? When did he buy it? We didn't dare ask because that would mean admitting we were handling his records, which we weren't allowed to do.
We'd wait till he was at work and Mum was busy, then we'd dive into the stereogram and start messing about. …