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post #1 of 11
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Rosemary Clooney has died. I remember when my parents dragged me protesting to her concert in California when I was in high school. I didn't want to go, but when I got there her voice mesmerized me.
post #2 of 11

You are showing your age here! I think many will have to do a search on the net to figure out who you are talking about.
post #3 of 11
I haven't heard of her either...but it is too bad to hear she has died.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Well I have all her records! But my turntable has been busted for years. Now I am really showing my age!
post #5 of 11
She was the Aunt of George Clooney. And she had amazing voice!!!!
post #6 of 11
Poor Rosemary....reduced to the status of George's aunt. I'll bet there was a time when he tried to get a leg up by saying he was Rosemary's nephew.

Don't worry, MA, I remember her. Now about that other term you were throwing around.....records? :confused3

(Feel free to at me at any point here.)
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Not only that such a powerful woman has passed, but that some people don't even really know what she accomplished. She was one of the first women to lend her voice to the big bands. She toured with Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald. She rose to fame in the 1950's and battled a bad drug problem in the 60's only to come back out swinging in the 70's. She won a grammy in 2002.

And Deb? Records- yes, on vinyl? Remember? You had to clean them with a soft cloth and also brush the needle off of any lint it caught or you would be listening to one line on a song over and over while the record "skipped" Remember 45's? My 45 player had those big groovy plastic orange and green flowers stuck all over it! My sister still has all her 45's and she recently went to a jukebox company and paid them to take her 45's and put them into a jukebox just for her. Her Leslie Gore, Supremes, Monkees, I remember everytime we got an allowance we ran down to Music Plus and bought records! I think I am going to ask the man I love to try and fix my turntable and sit down this holiday and listen to all the great artists that I grew up with. I even have Doris Day albums!
post #8 of 11
records are like cds, only super sized, right?
post #9 of 11
That is so sad. I may be young, but she was a fav of mine! She starred in White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. She was also in a few episodes of ER with her nephew George.

She will be missed!
post #10 of 11
Hissy, you're not the only one with LPs. I have a wonderful collection: Frank Sinatra, Elvis, the Beatles and a lot of honky-tonk piano. We have a huge store, here that sells used records and tapes. I've found a lot of out-of-print stuff there.

I agree that it's too bad that Rosemary had been reduced to the status of "George's aunt". She was a headliner, long before he was born.
post #11 of 11
Originally posted by airprincess
records are like cds, only super sized, right?
Yes, and black with a smaller hole.

My old carry case for my 45s was this shaggy, 60s kind of thing. At one point while my dad still lived in Jersey, I found my whole collection in this little secret room that my brother had in his closet. I transferred my whole collection to cassette. Wish I still had those records though. My brother had also made off with all of my albums. Music has probably been my biggest lifetime expense. I started with records, made the switch to 8-track, then cassette, then CD.
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