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November 5, 2013

Blast from the Past: "They Tell Me It's Summer" — The Fleetwoods (1962)

I'd never heard of nor heard this song by this great group until reader Joe Peach sent it my way.

He wrote:

I have listened to a LOT of oldies stations.

I once had a job where I listened to oldie and doo-wop music 12 hours a day!

No, I'm not an expert by any means, but I have only heard this gem once or twice.

Some YouTube comments:

 I'm 68 and have been around since the beginning of rock 'n roll and this is one of the greatest songs ever. I've never heard it before!


Even though I grew up in the Fleetwoods home territory of Seattle in the 50s and 60s, I never ran across this incredibly beautiful song until recently. One of the best "B" sides EVER!

The Fleetwoods' "Come Softly To Me, their 1959 debut song which went straight to #1, has always been a favorite of mine.

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Oh Marianne! Be still my heart!


Posted by: Joe Peach | Nov 6, 2013 5:23:40 PM

Oh my, truly a blast from the past! I’m sure I haven’t heard it before but it has a familiar feel, like all those other nostalgic “Summer” songs, so iconic of the era.

I remember taking the ferry to Santa Catalina with "Twenty-Six Miles Across the Sea" playing in my head the whole way.

Posted by: Marianne Kandel | Nov 5, 2013 10:57:10 PM

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