“The total person sings not just the vocal chords.” ~Esther Broner

On this day in “oldies” history,  3 songs were airing on the radio by 3 groups composed only of men: The Beach Boys released California Girls in 1965 and both The Four Aces (1954) and The Manhattans (1976) had song hits that reached #1 on the charts. The Four Aces soared to #1in 1954 with Three Coins In the Fountain composed by Jule Stein and lyrics by Sammy Cahn, both very, very famous. The Manhattans soared to #1in 1976 with Kiss and Say Goodbye written by one of the members, Winfred Lovett. All 3 are great songs. For the movie, Three Coins in the Fountain, Frank Sinatra is heard on the soundtrack. I loved that movie as a little girl and twice in my life, I was able to stand by the Trevi Fountain in Rome, turn my back to it and toss coins over my shoulder into it. It definitely worked because I first went to Rome in 1974 and returned with my 13-year old daughter in 1996. “The water at the bottom of the fountain represents the sea. Legend has it you will return to Rome if you throw a coin into the water. You should toss it over your shoulder with your back to the fountain.”aviewoncities 

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