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Day 9: Music, I don’t need anything but you

February 10, 2012


This entry is part of a post-a-day-month-long-blogging-extravaganza with my pals Amanda Hollinger, Monica Wyche, and Ami Worthen.

When I was six, my parents took my sister and me to see Annie, the Broadway musical. Ah proximity, the wonderful perk of living in the New Jersey suburbs. Annie, at that time, (circa 1978) was played by Shelley Bruce, who was amazing and shattered my tender psyche with her talents. It was everything a young girl wanted to sing. Out loud. In her fullest voice.





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  1. February 10, 2012

    OMG, I was so obsessed with Annie. Still am. Especially the movie – I wanted so badly to try out and send fan mail to Aileen Quinn (got a signed photograph back in return). Great memories. I will totally watch all these videos now.

    • February 10, 2012

      That’s awesome! Thinking back on it, I think idolizing a spunky little orphan who could belt out a song probably helped form some of my early feistiness.

  2. February 10, 2012

    Oh, and I’m surprised it wasn’t Andrea McCardle. Apparently, she and Kristy McNichol sang a duet once on the Mike Douglas show. Alas, I could not find the clip…

  3. February 10, 2012

    I had a huge crush on Andre McCardle who was one of the Annie’s. Oh how I longed to see her.


    • February 10, 2012

      Ha! I bet that are masses of men who feel the same way!

  4. February 10, 2012

    I had the soundtrack and sang along with it mote times than I can count!

    • February 10, 2012

      It’s amazing how integral music was to our childhood.

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