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191202 December 2, 2019


The Problems With Last Week's Issue Notification
Tommy Towery
LHS '64

    Well folks, Google Mail is at it again. Last week I sent out the normal notification about the latest issue of Lee's Traveller being online (just as I have done for years). I turned off my computer and later in the evening I checked my mail and I had over 200 emails, each one telling me my message to the recipient had been blocked. When I checked for further information I could never find why they had been blocked. I tried several times and several options and each time I hit send my mailbox was flooded with the rejections again.

    To try to get the word out to at least a few of you I tried to post the newletter on Facebook in the Lee High School and another group and to my surprise, each posting was removed because it was considered SPAM I think. This is despite the fact I have been doing this for years with the same type posts which were never removed.

    So, I sent out another group of emails without the link to the current issue and only included instructions of how to get to the home page for Lee's Traveller and find the current issue. It was blocked as well. I wrote:

For some reason gmail has blocked all my notifications for this week's issue, so you will have to go to it manually.

In your browser search bar type in leestraveller followed by a period and then the letters C O M.

    I do not know if this issue's notice will be blocked or not, but I am going to try. In hopes it does, I need you to save the instructions above for future reference or go to any of the old issues and find the current issue on the menu on the left side of your screen

Remembering the LHS  Class of '65's
 Spring Semester Events
        Jan 2, The New York Jets signed University of Alabama quarterback Joe Namath for a reported $427,000.
        Jan 4, President Johnson outlined the goals of his "Great Society" in his State of the Union address. 
        Jan 13, The SF Warriors traded Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999) to the Philadelphia 76ers for three players and $150,000 cash. The 76ers assumed Wilt’s 
                    $65,000 annual salary.
        Jan 16, "Outer Limits" last aired on ABC-TV.
        Jan 20,  The Byrds recorded "Mr. Tambourine Man."
        Jan 24, Winston Churchill, former prime minister died from a cerebral thrombosis in London at age 90. 
        Jan, Petula Clark (b.1932), English singer, actress, and composer, made a #1 US hit with “Downtown".
        Feb 1, In Selma, Alabama, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and 770 of his followers were arrested on their civil rights march. They protested against voter 
                    discrimination in Alabama.
        Feb 7, Cassius Clay became a Muslim and adopted the name Muhammad Ali.
        Feb 11, Pres. Lyndon Johnson ordered air strikes against targets in North Vietnam, in retaliation for guerrilla attacks on the American military in South Vietnam.
                     The American "Rolling Thunder" bombing campaign intensified
        Feb 15, Nat King Cole (b.1919), singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), died in Santa Monica.
        Feb 16, Four persons were held in a plot to blow up the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell, and the Washington Monument.
        Mar 6, The U.S. announced that it would send 3,500 troops to Vietnam.
         Mar 7, A march by some 600 civil rights demonstrators was broken up in Selma, Ala., by state troopers and posse under Sheriff Jim Clark (d.2007). 
        Mar 8, The United States landed its 1st combat troops, about 3,500 Marines, in DaNang, South Vietnam. More than 4,000 Marines landed in South Vietnam. 
                    They joined some 23,000 Americans who had been serving as military advisors to South Vietnam for several years. 
        Mar 15, T.G.I. Friday's 1st restaurant opened in NYC.
        Mar 18, The first spacewalk took place as Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov (30) left his Voskhod 2 capsule and remained outside the spacecraft for 20 
                       minutes, secured by a tether.
        Mar 23, America's first two-person space flight began as Gemini 3 blasted off from Cape Kennedy with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young
                     aboard for a nearly five-hour flight. 
        Apr 5, In the 37th Academy Awards "My Fair Lady," Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews won.
         Apr 6, President Lyndon B. Johnson authorized the use of ground troops in combat operations.
        Apr 13, Beatles recorded "Help."
        May 13, The Rolling Stones recorded "Satisfaction."
        May 16, Spaghetti-O's were 1st sold.
        May 18, Gene Roddenberry suggested 16 names including Kirk for Star Trek Captain.
        May 25, Muhammad Ali KO’d Sonny Liston in 1st round for heavyweight boxing title.
        May 30, Vivian Malone (later Vivian Malone Jones) became the first black graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in Business Management.

        Memphis, TN - Next week I want to feature some of the events of the Class of 1966. I can get the national and international news events but have no idea what happened in the halls of Lee. Please, will someone send me some inputs?

Last Week's Name That Tune

Name That Tune

Tom Gilbert, LHS '67, "I recognize but don't remember the names but for the last two "Tell Laura I Love Her" and "Leader of the Pack."

Max Kull, LHS '67, "First off, I would point out to Linda that my "vast musical knowledge" she referred to generated a complete whiff on the Bradley's Cafeteria collection.  I think the real musical savant in this crowd is Jeffrey Fussell and it has been a lot of fun trying to keep up with him.  While I can recognize most of the tunes, I don't always remember the titles and/or the artists.  But if the collection has a theme, I can usually figure them out...although, I did strike out on this week's first song. I'm really disappointed that you didn't include the Jimmy Cross classic, "I Want My Baby Back". My submissions;

Can't place the first one....happy Linda? 😉
Teen Angel - Mark Dinning
Thunder Road - Robert Mitchum
Dead Man's Curve - Jan & Dean
Leader of the Pack - The Shangrilas
Tell Laura I Love Her - Ray Peterson

Jeffrey Fussell, LHS '66, "I didn’t get an email this week, but followed the link from a previous message to read this week’s Traveller.  I seem to be really slipping on artists over the past few weeks, but the songs were all favorites. Does anyone remember the 1965 spoof of “Leader of the Pack” by the Detergents? (Dang it!!)."

“Tragedy” - ?
“Teen Angel” – Mark Dinning
Thunder Road” – Robert Mitchum
“Dead Man’s Curve” – Jan & Dean
“Leader of the Pack” – Shangri-Las
“Tell Laura I Love Her” - ?

Linda Collinsworth Provost, LHS  '66, "Somehow I missed the reminder email from you but got the Youtube reminder.  Thanks."

1.  Tragedy  (I will admit that this is a stab in the dark)

2.  Teen Angel

3.  ???

4.  Dead Man's Curve

5.  Leader Of The Pack

6.  Tell Laura I Love Her

     "Tell Laura I Love Her", a teenage tragedy song written by Jeff Barry and Ben Raleigh, was an American Top Ten popular music hit for singer Ray Peterson in 1960 on RCA Victor Records, reaching #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. The lyrics of "Tell Laura I Love Her" originally concerned a rodeo, not an automobile race, as composer Jeff Barry was an aficionado of cowboy culture. However, at RCA's instigation Barry rewrote the song, in order to more closely resemble the #1 hit "Teen Angel". 

Tell Laura I Love Her

This Week's Name That Tune

Name That Tune Tragedy 2


From Our Mailbox 


Subject:    Name That Tune

Linda Collinsworth Provost 

LHS ‘66

Hi, T.Tommy,

    I visited my son and his family this weekend, a wife and two girls ages 13 and nine. As a fun activity for Saturday evening I went to your YouTube channel and played them the oldies challenges that you’ve been sending to us. Everyone loved it including the little ones. Just thought I would mention it in case anybody else wants to try similar thing with their family. Your YouTube channel “NTT5” Is easy to locate, so thanks for that & for a fun family evening. Happy thanksgiving to my Lee Familee!

Subject:     Class of '65
Sarajane Steigerwald Tarter
LHS '65

    I think the person who remembers more than anyone else (besides CJ) in the class of ’65 is Escoe. I’ll see if she’ll send you something. My only fear is that she’ll tell too much.