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twixnmixa year ago
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Girl Groups of the 1960s
The Marvelettes
The Supremes
The Ronettes
Patti LaBelle and The Bluebells
The Angels
Martha and the Vandellas
The Dixie Cups
The Shangri-Las
The Ikettes
The Shirelles
The Raelettes
The Crystals
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scurybooweena month ago
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Art inspired by the Frankenstein Twist sung by The Crystals
饾檸饾櫋饾櫈饾櫂饾櫊 饾檸饾櫀饾櫓饾櫀饾櫍 馃
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brooks-talks-mediaa month ago
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So I was listening to music last night and Then He Kissed Me by The Crystals came on. It reminded me so much of Wanda and Vision, that I just HAD to write this. So, I present to you an alternate ending/post-college au where Wanda and Vision have their happy ending.
I hope you guys like this!! Please do give feedback, I鈥檇 very much appreciate it. :)
Then He Kissed Me
It was another typical night at Stark鈥檚 mansion--a party, with fancy lighting, fancy furniture, fancy everything. Wanda always found Tony Stark as a spoiled child, but it wasn鈥檛 until she got to know the guy that she felt sympathy for him. She understood he鈥檇 gone through a lot, especially with the death of his parents happening only a year ago. The young man occasionally puts on a party, mostly as a way to get his mind off the reminding pain. But then Wanda came along, and she could relate with him. Because she too had lost her own parents, and not long after it was her brother. Thus she and Tony grew so close, he became like her brother, and she his sister.
She stood by the bar, idly spinning her glass of sparkling water in small circles. Tonight they celebrated their graduation from college, and of course the party would be held at Tony鈥檚 place. They had a nice small group of friends who always joined in on the festivities--this group consisted of Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, James Rhodes, Thor Odinson, Bruce Banner, and Clint Barton. There was more, of course, but they, Tony and Wanda were the main people who stuck with one another like peas in a pod; they were like family. But then, well, he walked up to her.
His face was unfamiliar; Wanda had never met him before. He was tall, with dirty blond hair. His skin was fair of color, with an exception of visible rosy cheeks. The corners of his lips were quirked up into a small, shy smile. And his eyes were an enchanting blue; the color of a clear sky on a summer鈥檚 day. They were nothing like Wanda鈥檚 ever seen, she swore she could get lost in them all day. She was caught off guard, not knowing he asked her if she wanted to dance until he waved lightly in front of her.
鈥淥h,鈥 she snapped out of her trance. He looked kinda nice, and so she replied finally, 鈥淚 might take a chance.鈥 There was a gentleness in her voice--almost teasing--and she offered a kind smile. Setting her glass down onto the counter, she turned to the gentleman and took his hand, allowing him to lead her into the crowd of people.
While he danced he held her tight. Wanda鈥檚 hand rested on his shoulder, the other held in his slender fingers. 鈥淚 don鈥檛 believe we met,鈥 she said. 鈥淚 am Wanda.鈥
鈥淛arvis,鈥 he replied coolly. His voice was even better, Wanda thought. His words were like honey as they rolled off his tongue. 鈥淏ut please, I prefer it if you call me Vision. Silly name, I know.鈥
Wanda laughed softly. 鈥淣o, I like it鈥. I think it suits you.鈥 His smile was so infectious that she smiled wider than before; her true smile. And it was on that night her life would change forever.
He walked her home later that night. All the stars were out and shining brightly above them. Wanda originally was planning on walking home alone when Vision had offered to go along with her. It took her a moment鈥檚 hesitation before accepting his kind gesture. 鈥淚 guess this is me,鈥 she spoke as they arrived at her front porch.
The house was a small one-story building, with aesthetic features that made it look welcoming and warm. Tony had before given her a few different options--such as staying with him, or that he pay for a 鈥榖etter鈥 house--but she turned them down. She wanted to make this decision alone, and he respectected that. So when she presented the house to him, he swelled with pride and joy for her. Sure it might鈥檝e been lonely and lacking company--besides her Jack Russell terrier pup Sparky--but it was home for her.
The pair stopped at the fence, underneath the moonlit sky, and it was then that he kissed her on the cheek.
Wanda was taken aback at first, but she grinned. 鈥淭hank you,鈥 and in turn she kissed his cheek. 鈥淚 do hope to see you again.鈥
鈥淲hy not meet tomorrow then--at the deli place just down the street?鈥
鈥淪ounds a little tacky,鈥 she teased, 鈥渂ut yes, you can bet I鈥檒l meet you there.鈥
Each time she saw Vision, Wanda could not wait to see him again. He made her do things she didn鈥檛 imagine she鈥檇 do again the same way; somehow he always found a way to bring her out of her shell. She smiled, she laughed, she felt alive again! Vision was everything she imagined for the perfect guy, because she wanted to let him know that he was more than a friend.
It was two weeks after meeting and everyone was at Stark Tower. They all sat at their usual spot on the top floor, all spread out--a few on couches, a few on the floor, and some at the bar. Everyone was having a go at Thor鈥檚 hammer, to which no one but the latter could carry, apparently. Wanda laughed as Tony and Rhodey--both with armored gloves on--tried lifting together. 鈥淵ou are getting nowhere,鈥 said Vision beside her with a toothy grin.
鈥淥h, yeah? Why don鈥檛 you try then?鈥 Rhodey teased with a laugh.
Vision looked at Thor and he gave him a nod. Wanda patted him on the shoulder, telling him he could do this as he then made his way around the table. Vision rubbed both of his hands together, got into position with his legs shoulder-length apart. Once he had a good grip on the handle, he lifted. It was a little difficult, yes, but he lifted it in the end nonetheless. 鈥淭old you I could do it.鈥 He smiled cheekily. Not a moment later the room was filled with loud banter and bursts of laughter and chuckles. Next and final person to try was Steve, but he only merely dragged it a bit on the table.
Tony chirps loudly, telling Steve how he was scratching the table with his carelessness. Wanda could only space out of the conversation now, because when she turned to look at Vision, she found him silently walking outside onto the balcony. She followed and casually stood next to him. Together they stared up at the stars in silence. She didn鈥檛 know just what to do. So she whispered 鈥淚 love you, Vis.鈥
Vision, as if not sensing her presence before, looked back into her dark irises. A sort of sinking feeling came over Wanda, and all she wanted to do was slide back into her shell. Was this not the right time for confessions? Did he not like her the same way?
Many thoughts swirled in her mind until his next words stopped it all, and he said to her, 鈥淚 love you too, Wanda.鈥 And then he kissed her. He kissed her in a way that she鈥檚 never been kissed before; he kissed her in a way that she wanted to be kissed forever more. Her hand came up and cupped Vision鈥檚 jaw, and she breathed out a sigh once they pulled away. She was lovestruck. They shared smiles, when the sound of a camera clicked.
Wanda knew that Vision was hers, so she gave him all the love that she had, as he did the same for her. It was amazing; he was amazing, she thought. Even their friends were happy for them, and they just knew that Wanda and Vision were perfect for each other; they completed each other. Then one day, some time before Thanksgiving, he took her home to meet his mom and his dad.
Vision was adopted, Wanda found out. She could鈥檝e sworn that he looked just like his mother--beautiful blue eyes, same hair color. He looked to have some facial similarities with his father, but no matter.
Their stay at the Sykes house was wonderful. Wanda thought his parents were wonderful! His mother cooked an amazing meal for them: chicken-fried steak with baked squash. Wanda was forever grateful for their hospitality.
After dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Sykes insisted on cleaning up the table for dessert while Vision took Wanda into the living room. She felt the need to help, but the Mrs had assured her that there was no need. 鈥淚t鈥檚 all right, dear,鈥 she had said with a soft smile. So there they were, in the living room on the couch. Vision had held her hand in his, but then he stood.
He then knelt down in front of her. Wanda鈥檚 heartbeat was racing fast, because she knew what was going to happen. Because it was then that he asked her to be his bride, and to always be right by his side. Wanda felt so happy she almost cried. Her head moved up and down in confirmation, and then he kissed her.
Tears fell from both of their eyes now. 鈥淲anda, I love you.鈥
鈥淎nd I love you too, Vision.鈥
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krispyweiss8 months ago
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Murderer Phil Spector Dead at 81
- Killer also produced a lot of records
Phil Spector - the murderer who as music producer created the vaunted 鈥淲all of Sound鈥 and whom Steven Van Zandt called 鈥渁 genius irredeemably conflicted鈥 - has died at 81.
Spector died at a hospital Jan. 16 of 鈥渘atural causes,鈥 the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.
The one-time record producer had been serving a 19-year prison sentence for the 2003 murder of Lana Clarkson.
Former Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman summed up Spector鈥檚 legacy as well as anyone could, tweeting:
鈥淧hil Spector, like OJ Simpson, is a murderer who did other stuff before he started murdering.鈥
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That other stuff is producing acts and albums including Darlene Love, the Crystals, the Ronettes, Let it Be, All Things Must Pass, Plastic Ono Band, Imagine, Dion, Ike & Tina Turner, Leonard Cohen, Ramones and countless others. All this music, like so many guns, has Spector鈥檚 fingerprints all over it.
鈥淭ravel on well, Phil Spector,鈥 the Waterboys鈥 Mike Scott tweeted. 鈥淭hank you for your genius record production. I guess your maker will need a little word with you about the other stuff. Good luck.鈥
Writing on Facebook, Love tried to untangle her complicated feelings about her former collaborator.
鈥淚 feel a sigh of relief but emptiness, too,鈥 she said. 鈥淎nother chapter in my life has come to an end. A truly sad ending to a brilliant music pioneer.鈥
1/17/21
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falsestuff4 months ago
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The Crystals - He's Sure The Boy I Love (1962)
Video shows a 1962 road test and driving around Los Angeles in 1964
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plonkeepoos2 months ago
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The Crystals
adapted from a posting on 鈥50s60sand70s.tumblr.com鈥
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3quartersbourbon9 months ago
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A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector
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magicgills5 months ago
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Back in the day, the options for the Femme Fatale were to be tied down or torn down. Why don鈥檛 we flip the script?
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joementa20 days ago
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A Summer Soul Slammer
This week we are celebrating not 20, not 21, but 22 classic summer soul songs. 聽This was actually a pretty easy playlist to put together because I鈥檝e heard these songs for so long. 聽That鈥檚 usually the case for me when I make a playlist that鈥檚 heavy on the classics. 聽My parents raised me right. 聽I鈥檝e known these classics since as long as I can remember. 聽And for so long they just represent a hot and humid summer鈥檚 night. As I write this it鈥檚 about 90 degrees with humidity to match. 聽This is my kind of weather. 聽I love feeling the sun beating down on me. 聽I like it when I sweat. 聽And I like it when I listen to this music. 聽It鈥檚 my kind of music. 聽Only my most very special playlists get repeat musicians, and this playlist not only gets TWO repeat musicians, but I鈥檓 starting it off with two songs by Van The Man. When I was finishing up the playlist I thought to myself 鈥榟m. 聽Maybe two Van songs back-to-back is too much鈥. 聽Then I realized it鈥檚 not. 聽So here we are!
I hope you are all having a fun and safe summer out there. 聽This playlist is best enjoyed on a hot and humid summer night, with an ice cold glass-bottle Coke. 聽You can鈥檛 beat it!
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/a-summer-soul-slammer/pl.u-oZylKEWCPqDGLE
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6Sc7PhTU45t1XOsENqGdpl?si=RP-eZGDBQDiOQAljg3zYeA&dl_branch=1
Van Morrison 鈥 鈥淛ackie Wilson Said (I鈥檓 In Heaven When You Smile)鈥 (Saint Dominic鈥檚 Preview)
Van Morrison 鈥 鈥淒omino鈥 (His Band And The Street Choir)
Chubby Checker 鈥 鈥淭he Twist鈥
The Crystals 鈥 鈥淭hen He Kissed Me鈥
The Young Rascals 鈥 鈥淕ood Lovin鈥欌
Sam Cooke 鈥 鈥淭wistin鈥 The Night Away鈥 (Twistin鈥 The Night Away)
Hank Ballard & The Midnighters 鈥 鈥淔inger Poppin鈥 Time鈥
Ritchie Valens 鈥 鈥淐ome On, Let鈥檚 Go鈥
The Monotones 鈥 鈥淭he Book Of Love鈥
The Cadillacs 鈥 鈥淪peedo鈥 (The Cadillacs Meet The Orioles)
Dion & The Belmonts 鈥 鈥淚 Wonder Why鈥
Len Barry 鈥 鈥1-2-3鈥
Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons 鈥 鈥淩ag Doll鈥
Lou Christie 鈥 鈥淟ightnin鈥 Strikes鈥
Bobby Darin 鈥 鈥淒ream Lover鈥
Gary U.S. Bonds 鈥 鈥淛ole Blon鈥
Darlene Love 鈥 鈥淪weet Freedom鈥 (Introducing Darlene Love)
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes 鈥 鈥淭his Time It鈥檚 For Real鈥 (This Time It鈥檚 For Real)
Little Steven 鈥 鈥淚 Don鈥檛 Want To Go Home鈥 (Soulfire)
The Drifters 鈥 鈥淪ave The Last Dance For Me鈥
Chubby Checker 鈥 鈥淟et鈥檚 Twist Again鈥
Bruce Springsteen 鈥 鈥淭wist And Shout鈥 (Released! The Human Rights Concerts)
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starlightcrystalline4 months ago
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Listen to me sing "He's A Rebel - Darlene Love" on Smule
This song always makes me think of biker!Bucky 馃榿
Fanfic is permeating my entire life 馃ぃ
@the-iceni-bitch
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citizenscreen10 months ago
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The Crystals earn a #1 hit with 鈥淗e鈥檚 A Rebel鈥 #OnThisDay in 1962
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classicgirlgroups5 months ago
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THE CRYSTALS MYSTERY!
Rumour Has It That The Crystals, Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans, And Darlene Love Are In Fact One Group. Here Are The Facts... Record Mirror June 29, 1963
"The CRYSTALS controversy settled at last?"
This Record Mirror article from 1963 tries to cover the 'mystery of the Crystals'. The Crystals were a girl group signed to Phil Spector's label, Philles Records, in 1961. In 1962, Spector had heard a demo for a song written by Gene Pitney called "He's A Rebel" and wanted to record it at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles for the Crystals' next release. Learning that another artist, Vikki Carr, was to record it for Liberty Records, Spector rushed to get his own version out first. Whether the Crystals refused to fly to the studio due to previous frustrations with Spector or because they were on the road for shows is unclear. Regardless, Spector decided to use Los Angeles based girl group, the Blossoms with Darlene Love on lead, with the agreement that the record would still be credited to the Crystals, although without their knowledge. The Crystals heard the song for the first time on radio while on tour. "He's Sure the Boy I Love" was recorded by the Blossoms as well, but Spector credited it to the Crystals once again, much to the dismay of both groups.
Love was also a member of Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans with fellow Blossom, Fanita James, and singer Bobby Sheen. Love lead on Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans' 1963 release "Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Hearts". Love had some solo releases on Philles as well, such as "Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry" and "Wait 鈥榯il My Bobby Gets Home". No Blossoms were ever members of the Crystals and vice versa.
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doraemonmona year ago
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Phil Spector, The Crystals, The Ronettes
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cutthroat-coquette11 months ago
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