Saturday, June 30, 2007

50 Years and 26 Miles

Betcha didn't know that the Four Preps' classic "26 Miles" was written on a uke! And on July 15, on Catalina ("the island of romance, romance, romance, romance..."), you and your uke can join in celebrating the 50th anniversary of this beach classic. July 15, 2007, there will be a concert at the Descanso Beach Club featuring the New Four Preps (including the original lead singer and uker Bruce Belland!), during which there will be a strum-along performance of 26 Miles.

More information about the concert and tickets can be found at the Catalina Island Museum site. And before you go, you can learn the song, along with additional ukulele-themed lyrics by Belland, in Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Beach Party.
So lovers of the world unite!
Take a uke along on your date tonight,
'cause with some luck pluckin' there's no lady who'll fight...
romance, romance, romance, romance.

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