Monday, September 3, 2018

Happy Birthday Darlin'

Our freebie topic this week for the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop is birthdays, specifically mine and my #1 guy's.


This past Saturday, September 1st, would've been Conway's 85th birthday, and this coming Saturday the 8th is my special day. I've always loved that our birthdays were exactly a week apart.

Each year on my birthday I don't need to hear the traditional "happy birthday" song. Nope, my day isn't complete until I hear Happy Birthday Darlin', his 23rd #1 record from 1979's smash Cross Winds album...



I thought it might be fun to take a look at the three #1 records Conway had in 1977, the year I was born...

I Can't Believe She Gives It All To Me - #1 on January 22nd



Play Guitar Play - #1 on May 7th

(This song is notable in that it's Conway's only "criminal" song...a theme that was very popular during the 1970s outlaw movement in country music. Conway would never be mistaken for an outlaw...the only thing he stole was hearts!)



I've Already Loved You In My Mind - #1 on September 24th



Earlier this year I was combing through Newspapers.com on a free trial, and imagine my shock to find an ad from my local paper announcing that Conway performed here in Vermont in May 1977!


My parents didn't go to the concert because of a family wedding that weekend, but mom likes to joke that given the the way I've always felt about him, if she had attended his concert while pregnant with me I probably would've been born on the spot just hearing his voice. She's most likely right!

17 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

How am I not surprised that Conway Twitty played in Vermont when you were getting ready to be born! MOL

DrillerAA09 said...

One of the truly iconic voices in all of country music. Thanks for bringing Conway to mind and sharing his music with us.

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

happy bday to a great musician!

Kerry Barbero said...

That must be very fun for you to share a birthday month with the Mr. Conway. Maybe you could throw a paw-ty with a Conway theme. -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

Stacy Uncorked said...

I love how you're celebrating your (early) birthday! Nicely done! And a Happy early Birthday to you! :)

Thanks so much for the dance, Melissa - hope you have an awesome leading-up-to-your-birthday week! ;)

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I had never heard I've Already Loved You In My Mind, god song. That is too bad your folks didn't get to go when your Mom was pregnant with you. Have a wonderful birthday week,you should actually celebrate all month.:)

csuhpat1 said...

Very nice songs. I hope that you and yours have a wonderful and blessed birthday.

The Island Cats said...

You were meant to be a Conway Twitty fan!

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy Happy Birthday and I agree that you should celebrate all month, I do!

meowmeowmans said...

See, it was destiny for you to be a Conway fan!

The Menagerie Mom said...

I think it's only fitting that you and Conway share a birthday week. I'm thinking your mom's right, though, and that you would have been a May baby if she'd attended that concert. Conway also shared his exact birthday with my angle Rosie. I should get some Conway memorabilia for Rosie's memorial corner in my room. Happy birthday week!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Melissa,

Happy belated Birthday to you, dearie! I hope you had a furrtastic day celebrating. :)

You were born the year DH graduated high school. DH started college the September you entered the world. You're seven years younger than my baby sister who's birth month is June. Incidentally, we got married on my sister's birthday. Talk about a memorable birthday for her. She probably hated me for it! lol

I think of your Conway features the only one that I remember is "Play Guitar Play" so it was funtastic hearing all of your song choices. Thanks for sharing and hitting the dance floor with the 4M gang. I'm running late. Life tossed a couple of situations my way that I'm dealing with and no doubt will be going all directions this week to regroup. Have a boogietastic week and I'll be seeing you around! ;)

Rene said...

They don't make 'em like that anymore in country music. :-(

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

You got that right! They don't make 'em like Conway anymore in ANY way...

Three Chatty Cats said...

I hope your have a nice birthday this weekend, Mudpie! I'm sure your mommy will spoil you like you deserve!

Cathy Keisha said...

I'm kinda confused whose birthday it was/is but Happy Birthday.

bookworm said...

Conway Twitty and the Twitty Birds? Sorry, but I found that so very special, given that (sorry) I love birds. And happy birthday to you! (My favorite, by the way, was Play Guitar Play). Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com