Hi and welcome to Friday Fun Facts! Come play along and learn something new about me, and I’ll learn something new about you.
Okay, I’m sure by now you’ve probably heard the news that Davy Jones passed away. Hard to believe. I mean, I wasn’t a huge fan or anything, but I remember how cool it was when he took Marcia Brady to the prom. And I remember my sister watching The Monkees on television and believe it or not I went to a reunion concert in the late 80’s of musical groups from the 50’s and 60’s and they were there. I went with my mom, aunt and cousin. LOL…and it was fun.
All of this got me to thinking about my teenage years, when every young hormonal girl bought those awesome magazines so they could ogle their idols. Teen Beat, Tiger Beat, 16 Magazine…I have no clue if these are still around, but I remember rushing to the store with my sister and the 2 neighbor girls to buy the latest issue.
One of the first teen idols who I fell in love with wasn’t just one person, but a whole group. LOL…The Bay City Rollers…loved those tartan lads with their super sexy accents who made me dream of Saturday Nights. There was actually a group of four of us, we weren’t even teenagers yet, but we loved them from afar. Too funny! (and the super cool thing is that my supervisor at work is from Edinburgh, where the Bay City Rollers are from…and she loved them too…hahahaha)…what were we thinking you may ask as you snicker at this picture…lol….who knows…I still say it’s their accents because it sure wasn’t their fashion sense!
Think of all the idols through the years, Elvis, Fabian, Ricky Nelson,(a bit before my time, but hotalicious non the less) Scott Baio, Shaun Cassidy (da doo ron ron ron went my sister’s heart…lol…she loved him and played his album over so often my ears went numb).
Now if you are from a younger crowd—or just a cougar—or a cougar cub in training—you might drool over Justin Bieber (oh the hair, but so not my type, but if he’s yours, don’t worry, he’s 18 now…lol), Zac Efron (love his eyes) or maybe even Justin Timberlake.
Which brings me to today’s Friday Fun Fact question….Drum roll please…
Who was that yummy teen idol who you adored as you flipped through the glossies, staying up late to see him on television, or bought his poster to plaster on your wall or inside the narrow confines of your school locker? Do share!
Looking forward to reading your answers.