Friday, July 1, 2011

Because Every Girl Should Have a Song With Her Name

Happy Birthday to my little sister, Monica!
(A photo of us from many moons ago...)

From their 1968 album The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (one of their most influential records I might add, even included among the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time), here's "Monica," a little song The Kinks wrote just for my sister :)

And how about a little Birthday song from those other crazy, English lads? And not only do you get one, but TWO Birthday songs by The Beatles! The first is a quick yet rare sound clip of The Beatles singing "Happy Birthday," and I believe it's sung to the Saturday Club, a venue the band would often play during their early years.

And of course, you knew this was coming: the infamous "Birthday" from The Beatles, a.k.a. the "White Album," released in November 1968.

I was going stop there but why not end with an inside joke between sisters? Written by Mike Nesmith and released on their second album in 1967, here's Micky Dolenz singing "Mary, Mary" with The Monkees, our other childhood favorites.

Happy Birthday, sweet sister!

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