CLOSE YOUR EYES. TAKE A DEEP BREATH. OPEN YOUR HEART.

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
High School Yearbook Photo

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Men World!


I'm Don Draper...


...hottest of the ad men on

Mad Men.


Welcome to the Sterling Cooper office
Christmas party. The gang's all here to
introduce an all-girl lineup of singers
that will entertain at tonight's bash.
I guarantee they're great because
I personally romanced auditioned
each and every one of them. The
ladies will be performing for us
tonight through the magic of
film and videotape.


Let's get the party started with pop princess
Donna Loren, the spokesperson for Dr Pepper
and a regular on the music TV series Shindig!
Here's Donna singing a cool cover of a song
originally recorded in 1960 by the London
rock 'n' roll group Johnny Kidd and the
Pirates. Five years later the song was
waxed by a Canadian group called
Chad Allan and the Expressions
and was a top 40 hit stateside.
Soon thereafter they became
famous as The Guess Who.
When you see and hear
Donna perform you'll
be shakin' all over!

"Shakin' All Over" - Donna Loren
(Live perf. on July 7, 1965,
episode of Shindig!)

LOW AUDIO - ADJUST LOUDNESS





I'm Roger Sterling, agency senior partner.


I'm relaxing in the V.I.P. with my 100%
platonic friends The Doublemint Twins.
The bookends girls and I would like you
to experience another fine performance
by Donna Loren on Shindig! Here she is
singing "Bad Boy," a song originally
written and recorded by R&B/R&R
great Larry Williams and made
popular by the Beatles who
often played the number
at live stage shows.

"Bad Boy" - Donna Loren
(Live on July 7, 1965,
episode of Shindig!)





I'm Betty Draper (below left),
Don Draper's first wife and
Mommy Dearest to our children.


I'm a real B - pampered, spoiled,
difficult and high maintenance -
but the good news is that it
doesn't matter because I'm
beautiful.  Once again here
is Donna Loren doing some
finger poppin' on Shindig!

"Finger Poppin'" - Donna Loren
(Live perf. on April 14, 1965,
episode of Shindig! )





I'm Peggy Olson.


I worked my way up at Sterling Cooper
from Don's secretary to a copywriter
with my own office. The problem is
that I keep bumping my head on
the glass ceiling and never get
the respect I deserve in this old
boys' club. Jackie Miller and
Gayle Caldwell, formerly of
The New Christy Minstrels,
are here to remind us -
"That's How It Goes."

"That's How It Goes"
Jackie and Gayle
(Live on June 12, 1965,
ep. of Hollywood A Go Go)





I'm Joan Harris, an office
manager at Sterling Cooper.


Two things to remember about me.
#1 - You can look, but don't touch.
#2 - Whatever a man can do I can
do better, from making coffee to
making whoopee, from running
the secretarial pool to running
the whole company. Got it?
Now meet country pop singer
Jody Miller here to sing a song
originally recorded by rockabilly
queen Wanda Jackson in 1956 -
"Silver Threads and Golden Needles."

"Silver Threads and Golden Needles" 
Jody Miller (July 1965, highest
chart pos. #54, from 1965 album
Queen of the Houselive perf. on
July 21, 1965, ep. of Shindig!





The party's just getting started.


Stick around for more of

the sounds of today!

The brightest new female

singing stars of the

Swinging Sixties


coming right up in part 2!