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Remembering Patty Andrews and The Andrew Sisters

Updated on February 2, 2013

Thanks to Bud Abbott & Lou Costello

In 1973 on any given Sunday, as my parents and brothers and sisters were preparing for church, I was sitting in front of a television watching old Abbott and Costello movies. Old black and white movies from the 1940's.

They exposed me to old actors and actresses I would have never come to know. They were after all from a different generation. Watching the old Abbott and Costello movies also exposed me to The Andrew Sisters.

Three sister, La Verne, Patty and Maxene. Probably best known for their Bugle Boy From Company B song, they had a long career as singers. I never would have heard of them if it weren't for Abbott and Costello.

Patty Andrews passed away last week at the age of 94. She left behind a legacy of music and films largely forgotten today. In today's world of American Idol, The Voice and satellite radio, today's generation of kids are not exposed to some of the best music from the golden age of radio.

There are some satellite stations which play music from a particular era, the 1950's, the 40's and old radio shows. I do not know how popular they are but they should be listened to by today's young people. There was just something about the music back then that is missing today. With that said, I will quit writing for now and ask you to take a moment out of your day and listen to Patty Andrews and the Andrew Sisters.


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