Itsy Bitsy Bikini, Not So Teeny Weeny Ego


One of the first Rock Artists that I met was only a year or two younger than me, and had one of the biggest Hit Records in the nation at the time. He was in LIFE magazine, on Dick Clark’s Saturday Night Show, and well, everywhere. The artist was named: BRIAN HYLAND, the song was; ITSY BITSY TEENIE WEENIE YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI. Sometimes a record would be released at the exact time the zeitgeist was right, and this was one of those times, Summer and the girls at the Beach were beginning to wear the skimpy two piece bathing suit, even the name BIKINI was a reference to the Pacific Island where an Atomic Bomb had been tested.


Anyway I met him backstage at a concert with many acts and congratulated him on his hit. He looked me up and down and said, ‘Have you ever had your picture in LIFE magazine? Of course I hadn’t, and I decided that I really didn’t like him and went out front. Funny the stuff you remember. @TheRealDonRocks


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