I just came across this group on line and at some point, this all girl group was judged by The Beatles on the show, “Juke Box Jury”.
“Love Hit Me” b/w “Don’t Make Me Mad”
“Mr Scrooge” sheet music.
“I’ve Got That Feeling” on Decca Records.
“Gonna Make Him Mine”
Love the doily collars.
Miss Butterfly Frames is my favorite.
Their hair is way better than the Beatles.
Each and every photo of them is perfect.
I wish The Orchids were available to play at my party next Sunday.
These girls are cute! I love the cat-eye glasses and the hair. Now I need to find out what they sound(ed) like.
The girl that wears the glasses is my favorite “Orchid”. Am I seeing things or do these girls have collars on every outfit that they wear?
Oh my. Wow – check this out!
WOW! Now I have something new to search for in my travels:
“The Orchids have never quite been forgotten, due to a combination of factors: their image, their sound, their association with Talmy, Page, Berns, Oldham et al, and their standing as a rare example of a true British teenage girl group. They command almost cult status amongst enthusiasts of the girl group sound and “Oo-Chang-A-Lang”, “Soldier Boy” and “Love Hit Me” remain three of the most sought-after records of the genre on both sides of the Atlantic.”
“Cult status” translates into: BIG BUCKS!
Wow – they were really good! And check out the kicky dance moves!
I dance like this.
The Blue Orchids in the US: Oo-Chang-A-Lang
You know – looking at their story, this would make a great Broadway Play…
I already paid my dues on The Color Purple. No more writing shows for a while (though that was an incredible experience). Leave the girl groups to Shaiman and Whitman. Though go Orchids!
There is even a story board all ready! They were in a cartoon once, too. (You can see the whole thing on the first link. Portions are here on this vid for “Love Hit Me”.
Yeah, I get obsessed… I saw a group called the Murmaids. Hmm – wonder what they are about?
OH – I know the Murmaids! Popsicles and Icicles! Wow – I forget just how great the oldies are.
I was about to write that but you beat me to the punch (though the latter was Mary Wells).
OK – an Estate Sale is calling me. Off to find some new kitsch!
We love seeing estate sale finds fresh off the grill here.
I love shopping. Estate sales are fun too but make me feel odd when tramping around someone’s house who had just passed away. I went to a lot of them on Cape Cod. I just hope that the folks that passed are looking down on us and are happy that their once beloved goodies have ended up here on awmok.
Yes, to be praised here at AWMOK!