‘[Angel Baby] … This is by a 15 year old girl from National City California named Rosie. This is going to be a hit Guys and Gals’ – DJ Alan Freed on K-Day Radio, November 1960.
‘This here is one of my all time favourite songs. Send my love to Rosie – wherever she may be’ (John Lennon)
I was saddened today to learn of the death of Rosie Hamlin at the age of 71.
In tribute I am reblogging my post on her classic song, ‘Angel Baby’.
Sometimes when the stars and tides are in perfect alignment and the Muses are indulgent a moment of inspiration can visit an artist who may never be granted such a blessing again.
So it was with Rosie.
Yet, we cannot live on Bach, Bob Dylan and The Beatles alone!
Rosie’s moment of glory will live forever because it captures an eternal yearning…
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