Monday, May 27, 2013

Annette Funicello [1942-2013]

Artist: Annette Funicello
LP: Hawaiiannette - Annette Sings Songs of Hawaii
Song: "Pineapple Princess"
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Song: "Hawaiiannette"
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I didn't hear the sad news last month that Annette Funicello had died until a week or so after it had happened. I still haven't seen any of her famous beach movies with Frankie Avalon, but they're certainly on my movie bucket list. Annette's cheerful 1960 Hawaii-themed LP on Disney's Buena Vista label is one of my favorite records to listen to in the springtime. A "Hawaiiannette" must be a sort of cute little half-Hawaii that you might find in an exotic restaurant in Utica, NY or somewhere, just like how a "kitchenette" is a little half-kitchen in the room of a nice motel. You can read all about the life and career of one of the most famous Mouseketeers ever on Wikipedia here and go here to find Annette's obituary in the New York Times.

Annette Funicello
[ October 22, 1942 — April 8, 2013 ]
We will miss you, Annette.

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