Shindig! In the Rain.

5 Oct

Today the beach is calling me. Unfortunately, with monsoon rains happening outside I am forced to live vicariously through the MGM’s beach party movies.

Do you remember that girl at the beach party who would randomly steal Annette Funicello’s spotlight as she broke out of a crowd to start singing a ballad for no reason at all? That girl was Donna Loren, the first and the only Dr. Pepper girl. Better known to most as “that girl who sang Rockin’ around the Christmas tree.”

In the 4 beach party movies she is featured in, Donna never had a story line at all, only brief moments of musical bliss. After several appearances on ABC’s Shindig! up until 1967, Donna seemed to disappear(apparently she became a designer and has her own shop in Hawaii). Miss Loren, I miss your upbeat songs of heartbreak, your triangular bathing suits and your Aqua-net saturated hair.

Donna Loren, I miss your face-Shassie

Fun Find:Donna Loren’s Blog

2 Responses to “Shindig! In the Rain.”

  1. JC October 10, 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    DL Website:
    NEW YouTube Video:

  2. JC October 10, 2009 at 9:47 am #

    Check out her website, which is being updated as we speak. New compilation album released from the 80’s, new 2009 re-make video of “It Only Hurts When I Cry” (on You Tube), and currently recording new material in the studio.

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