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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Shady Dell, the College Years: February/March 1968

February 1968, like any other February in Central PA, touched off an epidemic of cabin fever. It doesn't matter what the whistle pig declares in his annual Ground Hog Day prognostication. Everybody living north of the Mason-Dixon knew then what they know now - from here it's a slow March toward spring.

It's time for another edition of College Years, the songs that were most popular at the Dell after I flew the coop and took up a four year residence in Happy Valley. Here now are the jukebox giants that were packin' heat in the Shady Dell barn during the chilly months of late winter and early spring 1968.

February 1968

"Wrap it Up" – Sam & Dave



"I Thank You" – Sam & Dave



"There Was a Time" – James Brown



"La – La – Means I Love You" – Delfonics




March 1968

"(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone" – Aretha Franklin



"I Got the Feelin’" – James Brown



"At the Top of the Stairs" – Formations



"Funky Street" – Arthur Conley



"Put Our Love Together" – Arthur Conley



"Cry Like a Baby" – Box Tops



We'll sample the greatest Dell hits from the spring and summer of 1968 in the next College Years...coming soon!

Have a Shady day!

2 comments:

  1. The LIFE magazine cover brings back memories and not of Peggy Flemming. I noticed the reference to the Khe Sanh article. Being a Semper Fi Jarhead I remeber that too well and think you should read that article. You might even see my picture. It wasn't exactly my favorite vacation spot but it got plenty of attention. Jerre

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  2. Amen, brother rat. If the Marines were looking for a few good men, I'm sure they found one in you. Thanks for your comment!

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