The best things in my Seventeen magazine were pictures of Fabian and Troy Donahue -- my absolute, hands down greatest loved teen idols at about the time I was in the 6th through 8th grades! I even had a scrapbook filled with their pictures cut from movie magazines!
But because this post is for the letter F, and for singers, not actors, we'll continue with the ever gorgeous, but not really much of a singer, Fabian!! Actually, he was in a few films too -- his acting was about a good as his singing but it was the eye candy that made all the girls scream!
This video shows Fabian on some teen magazine covers while he sings Hold Me in Your Arms, a kind of slow, dorky song but the photos are priceless!
Now, when I think of Fabian I think of this song -- Turn Me Loose. I still like it to this day!
This was an appearance on Dick Clark's American Bandstand. He reminds me of Rick Nelson with those bedroom eyes! And the IFIC buttons everyone is wearing ..... Beechnut gum had an ad campaign at the time that said their gum was "Flavor-IFIC" so not only are they all wearing the buttons, they're all chomping down on the gum!
So, on to the late 60s which brought us that hippie and flower child generation!
The 5th Dimension had a lot of great songs, but one of my favorites is the medley Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In which, of course, was written for the 1968 rock musical Hair, and was released as a single by The 5th Dimension.
And then it was made into a movie in 1979 --
with Treat Williams of all people.....
(I just gotta snicker here)
And I still have the album. Oh. yeah.
♥♥♥ Linking over at Miss Jenny's for Alphabe-Thursday where we are studying the letter F