Skippy White: 54 Years of Hipping You to the Crossroads of American Music

In August of 1964 my entourage and I (OK, there were just two with me), all newly minted  graduates of Framingham High School, went to the EM Lowes Centre Theater at 690 Washington St. downtown to see Bikini Beach with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello (ahhh ...sigh...Annette!!). (Reader advisory: Unless you're over 50, most of the names in this story will seem like a foreign country...so just Google it...)

After the movie we walked out and I heard blasting across the street from storefront speakers THE SOUND... " BAY bee, BAY bee where did our our love go ooo?? "  I was transfixed.

4,768 Views