Saturday, April 6, 2013

Phil Spectors Ode To Lucille Ball

Lucy ala Peggy Moffitt

Lucy In London starring Lucillle Ball was a TV special that aired in 1966. It was directed by Steve Binder who helmed the legendary T.A.M.I. Show, arguably one of the best filmed music concerts ever. Lucy In London occupies an entirely different universe than the T.A.M.I. Show, a universe where fading stars go to get their sparkle back. In this case, it only dulled Lucille’s image. But she was not alone among the many celebrities that were trying to get hip in the Sixties only to end up looking mildly ridiculous.
In this particular clip we get to see The Dave Clark 5 dancing with a gaggle of mod chicks and some King’s Road grooviness. None of which is particularly noteworthy if it weren’t for the fact that the whole thing is choreographed to a tune called “Lucy In London” which was written, produced and sung by Phil Spector.
The audio in the clip doesn’t do justice to the Spector “wall of sound” but if you turn up the speakers you can hear it. Spector’s voice isn’t all that bad. Sounds like Jan and Dean.
Oh, and that’s Anthony Newley manning the motorcycle.

P- Courtesy Of Dangerous Minds 

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