Monday, February 29, 2016

Mavis Rivers

Artist: Mavis Rivers
LP: Swing Along With Mavis
Song: "Cocoanuts" 
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Happy Leap Day! From both me and Samoan singer Mavis Rivers, who offers "Cocoanuts" from her swinging 1961 LP. The cover photo was taken at Pacific Ocean Park in Santa Monica, California. I went online to book my tickets for this summer, but found that the park shut down in 1968 after only nine years in operation.

[ Mavis Rivers: May 19, 1929 — May 29, 1992 ]


Anonymous said...

I lived by the beach in Venice, CA in the early 70's and, even though POP pier was closed, there were still plenty of nocturnal thrill rides & such "Under the Boardwalk."

Alex said...

Haha...awesome. :)