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The inspiration for the song, the writers Mike Anthony and Paul Kaufman claimed, came from  a procession of young ladies from a nearby school who would pass by each afternoon on the sidewalk outside where they worked.  "Poetry in Motion" was released in 1960 and rose to #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #1 in the U.K. It also charted when reissued in 1979. The recording features Boots Randolph on saxophone and Floyd Cramer on piano. Bobby Vee also  recorded the song in 1961.

Tillotson was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and is a singer and songwriter. In 2011, he was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.

Here are the lyrics to "Poetry in Motion" by Johnny Tillotson:

"When I see my baby, what do I see?
Poetry, poetry in motion.

Poetry in motion, walking by my side
Her lovely locomotion keeps my eyes open wide
Poetry in motion, see her gentle sway
All waves out in the ocean could never move that way

I love every movement, there's nothing I would change
She doesn't need improvement, she's much too nice to rearrange
Poetry in motion, dancing close to me
A flower of devotion, a swaying gracefully

Poetry in motion, see her gentle sway
All waves out in the ocean could never move that way

I love every movement, there's nothing I would change
She doesn't need improvement, she's much too nice to rearrange
Poetry in motion, all that I adore
No number nine love potion could make me love her more"

For More Golden Oldies Music                                

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop music, rock and roll hits, R&B, or rockabilly songs that werewere hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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The Rec Room has a featured song on the record player, 150+ songs in the juke box, and there are several Classic TV selections, which will be available until June 28:

  1. The Bob Cummings Show Season 5, Episode 10 “Bob Butters Beck, Beck Butters Better” first aired on December 2, 1958.  Chuck’s first rock n roll record needs promotion. Bob doesn’t like the idea until George Burns tells him there’s money to be made here. Bob tries to convince DJ Fred Beck. This episode stars Bob Cummings, Rosemary DeCamp, Ann B Davis Dwayne Hickman, Fred Beck, and the one and only George Burns. Running time:  25:14.
  2. Vintage Art Linkletter clip with celebrity children: daughter of Eve Arden and song of bandleader Bob Crosby. Linkletter had a way of talking with kids. Running time 2:49.
  3.  Tex Avery cartoon “Jerky Turkey” (1945). Running time:  07:10.
  4. Vintage Post Toasties Corn Flakes commercial with the cast of The Phil Silvers Show.  Running time: 04:40.

The Daily Doo Wop is a time machine to the first era of rock and roll. This starts around 1952 with the Eisenhower administration and goes until those longhaired Brits The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in February, 1964, and the music began to change. During this time of the 1950s and early 1960s, doo wop music, with its beautiful vocal harmonies, lyrics about love, and a host of nonsense syllables thrown in, was a signature sound. It was an exciting period in popular music as so many strands of music were woven together. There was doo wop, rhythm and blues, barbershop music, pop, country, rock and roll, rockabilly, and plenty in-between. Radio stations were not hung up about musical genres. They played all kinds of music. The mantra was, “If it’s a hit, it plays.” The Daily Doo Wop goes beyond playing doo wop music, because that reflects the era.

The Daily Doo Wop blog has more than 250 posts with information about the great golden oldies music from this time, classic TV shows from what was called “the golden age of television,” pop culture (from TV tray tables to lava lamps), history (remember the race to space?), recipes (gotta love those casseroles and cakes), and more.

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll. After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 100+ selections there. The Rec Room also has a TV set. There are several selections, which are updated twice a week. You’ll find vintage TV series, game shows, cartoons and shorts, children’s programming, and commercials. They’re not called classic TV shows for nothing!

Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday, and the juke box is full of song requests of 1950s music and sixties music. Requests come mostly from those who see us on Facebook. There’s lots of fun on The Daily Doo Wop Facebook page every day.

There is also a Daily Doo Wop Youtube channel, to which you can subscribe. The Daily Doo Wop music channel has music videos from favorite doo wop groups, rock and roll hits, and more golden oldies music.

Music is one of the best ways to remember the past. It’s not always the lyrics to the song or the antics on a sitcom that are important. It’s that it makes you smile and you remember who you were with. It might be a grandmother who is no longer here or a brother, sister, friend. Maybe you heard a song at a dance or were in a car when you had your first kiss.