Bromeliad Royalty: Annette Funicello


Monday morning starts off with worship of her royal highness, The Pineapple Princess, Annette Funicello, reigning since the summer of 1960.

I owned this 45 when it first came out. It must have been one of the first dozen I had ever bought.  It was on the Buena Vista label, and if I recall correctly, the flip side was a number called “Luau Cha-Cha-Cha.”

PP was written by Richard and Robert Sherman, who were the house songwriters for Disney in the sixties. They wrote a score of scores including the music and lyrics for Mary Poppins, The Parent Trap, and “It’s a Small World, After All.”

2 thoughts on “Bromeliad Royalty: Annette Funicello

  1. Dear Jack,

    You, when you are able, always include a little something about yourself. Love it!

    As always your biggest fan, Miss Donna

  2. Thanks, Jack. I think I remember that record cover, so my sister and I out on the farm must have had that one too. Of course, we only saw her on…Ed Sullivan?? perhaps or Steve Allen’s variety show? on the one channel we could get. I don’t think she is really surfing, do you?? All that water and moisture would play havoc with that hairdo!!☺ m

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