Birthdays At The Phoenix Club August 2018

One Day Older With Friends...The Easy Way!   

Celebrating Great Music & Birthdays At The Phoenix Club!

It's time to celebrate at the Phoenix Club and what better way to celebrate than 9 Carat Gold playing fantastic music from the day! The guys make the stage come alive and feets begin to move!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
All dressed up for the 1950's?

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Do they know the music of the 1950's? You bet! They were there!

How many of these songs do you know? These are the Top 100 from the 1950's!

Rank Song Title Song Artist Year Genre
1 That's Amore Dean Martin 1953 Oldies
2 Come Fly With Me Frank Sinatra 1958 Oldies
3 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley 1957 Oldies
4 I Walk The Line Johnny Cash 1956 Country
5 I've Got You Under My Skin Frank Sinatra 1953 Oldies
6 In the Mood Glenn Miller 1955 Jazz
7 All Shook Up Elvis Presley 1957 Oldies
8 La Bamba Ritchie Valens 1958 Oldies
9 You Make Me Feel So Young Frank Sinatra 1953 Ballad
10 Great Balls Of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis 1957 Country
11 Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 1956 Oldies
12 Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry 1958 Oldies
13 Rock Around The Clock Bill Haley & His Comets 1956 Oldies
14 When I Fall In Love Nat King Cole 1956 Ballad
15 Mack The Knife Bobby Darin 1959 Oldies
16 Hound Dog Elvis Presley 1956 Oldies
17 You Send Me Sam Cooke 1957 Oldies
18 I Get a Kick Out of You Frank Sinatra 1953 Ballad
19 Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) Penguins 1955 Oldies
20 In The Still Of The Night Five Satins 1956 Oldies
21 Blue Suede Shoes Elvis Presley 1956 Oldies
22 I Only Have Eyes For You Flamingos 1959 Ballad
23 Tequila Champs 1958 Oldies
24 Only You (And You Alone) Platters 1955 Ballad
25 Our Love Is Here To Stay Frank Sinatra 1955 Ballad
26 Walkin' After Midnight Patsy Cline 1957 Oldies
27 Rockin' Robin Bobby Day 1958 Swing
28 Chantilly Lace Big Bopper 1958 Oldies
29 (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock Bill Haley & His Comets 1955 Oldies
30 At The Hop Danny & The Juniors 1958 Oldies
31 Let's Do It (Lets Fall in Love) Ella Fitzgerald 1956 Ballad
32 All The Way Frank Sinatra 1953 Ballad
33 Dream Lover Bobby Darin 1959 Oldies
34 Chances Are Johnny Mathis 1957 Oldies
35 Peggy Sue Buddy Holly 1957 Oldies
36 Tutti-Frutti Little Richard 1956 Oldies
37 Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley 1956 Oldies
38 Put Your Head On My Shoulder Paul Anka 1959 Oldies
39 I'll Be Seeing You Billie Holiday 1954 Blues
40 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Platters 1958 Oldies
41 Volare Dean Martin 1958 Oldies
42 They Can't Take That Away From Me Frank Sinatra 1955 Ballad
43 Memories Are Made Of This Dean Martin 1956 Oldies
44 Mona Lisa Nat King Cole 1950 Oldies
45 All I Have To Do Is Dream Everly Brothers 1958 Oldies
46 Wake Up Little Susie Everly Brothers 1957 Oldies
47 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear Elvis Presley 1957 Oldies
48 Banana Boat (Day-O) Harry Belafonte 1956 Easy Listening
49 Night And Day Frank Sinatra 1957 Ballad
50 Yakety Yak Coasters 1958 Oldies
51 What'd I Say (Part 1) Ray Charles 1959 Oldies
52 Little Bitty Pretty One Thurston Harris 1957 Oldies
53 Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On Jerry Lee Lewis 1957 Country
54 Why Do Fools Fall In Love Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers 1956 Oldies
55 Everyday Buddy Holly 1957 Oldies
56 My Funny Valentine Frank Sinatra 1955 Ballad
57 That'll Be The Day Buddy Holly & The Crickets 1957 Oldies
58 Blueberry Hill Fats Domino 1957 Oldies
59 Splish Splash Bobby Darin 1958 Oldies
60 Miss Molly Good Golly Little Richard 1958 Oldies
61 Always Ella Fitzgerald 1956 Ballad
62 Love Is Here To Stay Frank Sinatra 1955 Ballad
63 Come Go With Me Dell-Vikings 1957 Oldies
64 Misty Johnny Mathis 1959 Oldies
65 Sea Of Love Phil Phillips 1959 Oldies
66 The Stroll Diamonds 1958 Oldies
67 Hey, Good Lookin' Hank Williams, Sr. 1951 Country
68 Because Of You Tony Bennett 1951 Oldies
69 Whoe Wrote The Book Of Love Monotones 1958 Oldies
70 Earth Angel Crew-Cuts 1955 Oldies
71 Jambalaya (On The Bayou) Hank Williams 1954 Country
72 There Goes My Baby Drifters 1959 Oldies
73 The Man I Love Billie Holiday 1956 Ballad
74 16 Candles Crests 1958 Oldies
75 Do You Want To Dance Bobby Freeman 1958 Oldies
76 Ain't That A Shame Fats Domino 1955 Oldies
77 Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley 1956 Oldies
78 The Purple People Eater Sheb Wooley 1958 Oldies
79 Return To Me Dean Martin 1958 Oldies
80 Rock 'N' Roll Music Chuck Berry 1957 Oldies
81 The Twelfth Of Never Johnny Mathis 1957 Oldies
82 True Love Ways Buddy Holly 1958 Oldies
83 Twilight Time Platters 1958 Oldies
84 The Great Pretender Platters 1956 Oldies
85 The Hawaiian Wedding Song (Ke Kali Nei Au) Andy Williams 1959 Oldies
86 Too Marvelous For Words Frank Sinatra 1955 Ballad
87 White Lightning George Jones 1959 Country
88 A Teenager In Love Dion & The Belmonts 1958 Oldies
89 Maybelline Chuck Berry 1955 Oldies
90 I Wish You Love Dean Martin 1959 Ballad
91 Little Darlin' Diamonds 1957 Oldies
92 Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay Danny & The Juniors 1958 Oldies
93 The Tennessee Waltz Patti Page 1950 Oldies
94 It's Only Make Believe Conway Twitty 1958 Oldies
95 Too Marvelous for Words Ella Fitzgerald 1956 Oldies
96 Loving You Elvis Presley 1957 Ballad
97 My Prayer Platters 1956 Oldies
98 Sincerely McGuire Sisters 1955 Oldies
99 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White Perez Prado 1955 Oldies
100 Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing Four Aces 1955 Oldies

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Making wonderful sounds!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
The notes are like magic

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
The Sax never sounded better!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Working hard to herd all the cats!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
The notes go round and round!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
The sounds send shivers through our feet!

Did You Know? - A trumpet may seem short and compact when compared to larger brass instruments, such as the trombone, but this small instrument contains roughly 6 1/2 feet of tubing. That’s taller than the average human being, yet the instrument can fit comfortably in your hands.

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Brass makes the orchestra!

Did You Know? - The word 'trombone' is derived from the Italian word 'tromba' which means 'trumpet', and 'one' which means 'big'. Together they formed the word 'trombone' which means 'big trumpet'.

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Pounding the keys!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Love the pony tail!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
The guys are looking good!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
...and she makes them sound gooder!

Did You Know? - In Europe in the second half of the 18th century, most men wore their hair long and tied back with a ribbon into what we would now describe as a ponytail, although it was sometimes gathered into a silk bag rather than allowed to hang freely. At that time, it was commonly known by the French word for "tail", queue. It continued as the mandatory hairstyle for men in all European armies until the early 19th century, after most civilians had stopped wearing queues. The British Army was the first to dispense with it, and by the end of the Napoleonic Wars most armies had changed their regulations to make short hair compulsory.

In Asia, the queue was a specifically male hairstyle worn by the Manchu people from central Manchuria, and later imposed on the Han Chinese during the Qing dynasty. From 1645 until 1910 Chinese men wore this waist-length pigtail.

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Someone is having fun!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Do you remember the 1950's being like this?

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
We feel a duet about to happen!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Good ol' Rock & Roll!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
They look pretty good! Robin looks like she stepped right out of the 1950's

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
What, no cigarettes in the sleeve?

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Remember these?

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
9 Carat Gold brings the audience to its feet!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Pounding those keys with new arrangements and new music!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Patience Grasshopper... The break is coming up! Like 7Up!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Having fun!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Belting out tune after tune...

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
The 1950's are relived!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Getting all worked up!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
A few more and they the break!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
We checked the parking lot, most everyone is here!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Rockin' & Rollin' the night away!
(Glad we are old...We do not have to go home when
the porch light comes on!)

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Working away those calories before the cakes!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Everybody is watching... remember the day?

Did You Know? - Average Cost of a new car $1,900.00. Cost of a gallon of Gas 23 cents. Ladies Swim Suits $12.95. Black and White TV $99.95.

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Close to a full house!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Celebrating 90 years... Born in 1928!

Did You Know What Happened In 1928?

  • Politics: The United States Senate ratified the Kellogg-Briand Pact which made wars of aggression illegal.
  • Influential Songs include: Black and Tan Fantasy by Duke Ellington and Ol' Man River by Paul Robeson (and others)
  • Oscar News: The Patriot, released in 1928, was the last silent film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture until 2011's The Artist. It is also the only Best Picture nominee that has since become lost.
  • The Big Movies included The Singing Fool, The Road to Ruin and Lights of New York
  • Price of Keds Tennis Shoes in 1928: 98 cents/pair
  • The World Population was ~ 2,082,000,000
  • US Life Expectancy: 1928 Males: 55.6 years, Females: 58.3 years
  • Sliced bread was invented in 1928 and was referred to as the 'best thing since bagged bread'.
  • Chinese Checkers was actually invented in Germany. The name was a marketed in the US in 1928 as "Hop Ching Checkers".
    And...
  • he Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft was first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales, in February 1928.

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Looking pretty good!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Still dancing

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Love the Poodle Skirt

Did You Know? - The skirt originated in 1947 in the United States, designed by Juli Lynne Charlot. The idea for the skirt began as Charlot needed a last-minute Christmas skirt. With little money and little ability to sew, she made the seamless skirt herself out of felt.

As Charlot's skirt caught on, she was asked to make a dog-themed skirt, as dogs were popular. She initially designed the skirt with three dachshunds, which would all have three personalities.

The first dog would be a flirty girl, the second dog would be a snobby girl, and the third dog would be a male attracted to the flirty girl dog.

However, due to the leashes being tangled, the male dog would be stuck next to the snobby girl dog. Charlot wanted her designs to tell a story and be "conversation starters", so much that she made sure clothing store salespeople knew the stories printed on the skirt, just in case a customer would ask.

Movie stars commonly wore this skirt, and it featured widely in magazines and advertising, and many were eager to keep up with Hollywood's fashions, adding to its popularity. The skirt proved most popular with teenage girls, and in 1952 mail-order catalogs dedicated to poodle skirts were made.

Known as the "first teenage fashion trend", these skirts were perfect for dancing. It could also be said that the skirt's ability to be customized led to its success with teenagers, as it reflected individual personalities.

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
A personalized cake!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Oh oh.... This could be bad!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Irene won't make a mess!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
One last dance before the cake and pictures!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Irene, Vic, Donna, Lucieen, Sandi and Carol = 486 years!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
They do not look a day over 484!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Counting the band, the count is up to 1486 years....

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Singing Happy Birthday to the Gang of Six

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Two cakes are better than one!

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No secret here... Leon assisted in the order...
Chocolate chocolate chocolate!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
German Chocolate Cake no doubt

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
The safe way to show age using candles!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
It's party time!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Lucienne makes quick work of it!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Lookout Bob... The "Windy Ones" could blow the cake off the table!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Success... Time to slice and dice!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Sandi pleads for its life... to no avail!

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Mike has been known to flash!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Alien device? Beware of Mike the Flasher!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
We need a car so they could take a lap around the dance floor!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Captured one more time!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
The band is heading back so we better get in a line dance

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
We movin'...

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No one has fallen over... yet!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
The band enjoys the display of energy

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Getting ready for the double back flip!

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The line lengthens!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Meanwhile at the table!

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Kathy getting ready to hit the floor!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Donna shows off her card!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
All smiles

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Leon performs his magic trick....
How to make a chocolate cake disappear!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Sharing stories

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Ed and Kathy are thinking about another dance

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Fantastic sounds this evening!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
The Sax's are at work making the music come alive!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Speaking about alive....

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Who needs aerobics when we can sing!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Iris has the poodle skirt on display!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Bob and Donna kick up the dust!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
So serious... Irene must have told Leon they were out of cake!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
The songs of the 1950's were really really good!

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Nite Lucy... Nite Desi

Night of the birthdays August 2nd 2018 with 9 Carat Gold
Turning back the clock! Are you in the picture?