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The Loco-Motion

June 29, 1943 Happy Birthday Little Eva!

If you wonder why I keep doing oldies, it’s because I’m old.

Claudia and I thought I would have backup singers today but no, Casey and all his singing friends slept over last night and when they woke up they ran right out to drive to the Poconos house. They’re having their annual July 4th Yale reunion/party weekend at the house! Fun fun!

Today’s another classic Carole King / Gerry Goffin song. Little Eva (Eva Boyd) was the songwriting duo’s babysitter and recorded The Loco-Motion for them!

Our kids had a great babysitter, Lori. Claudia actually was Lori’s big sister in the Big Brother/Big Sister program when she was in high school and Lori was just seven years old. When Lori grew up, she became our babysitter!

It’s the best having someone you trust watching your kids. Claudia and I were working on both Beehive and the first incarnation of our original rock opera Winner Take Allso we were thankful to have Lori.  As the kids got older and we worked a lot out of the house, we’d just open the back door, invite their friends over and let everyone run amok.  Our house was and is a rubber room where we always have as much creative fun as possible!

Happy Birthday Little Eva!  Let’s all do The Loco-Motion!  (or is it too hot?)