A special dedication to Joanne, my first date March 20 1959
If anyone knew Joanne and what became of her after our year at Annandale High in 1959, I would love any info or pictures. Click Here
UPDATE: Sadly, my first date Joanne died April 6, 2020
Joanne Ritchie April 10, 1943 – April 6, 2020 Fly High with the Angels Joanne
FRIDAY MARCH 20, 1959
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Jean-François Abgrall and Jacques Penot. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon. In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits. Compulsion, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lili.
"Once in a while" is a popular song, written by Michael Edwards with lyrics by Bud Green. The song was published in 1937.
The song was revived in doo-wop style by the Chimes in 1960, and their version peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100
Dedicated to John and his first date Joanne Ritchie March 1959
Annandale High School
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