1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Memories are Made of This recorded by Dean Martin introduced Dec 3, 1955
Written by Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr, Frank Miller
Backed by the Easy Riders (Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr, Frank Miller)
Dean Martin was backed by the Easy Riders singing ‘sweet sweet’ on this light and peppy recording that offered a recipe for fifties philosophy for life—a girl, a boy, some grief, some joy. The song is from the film ‘The Seven Hills Of Rome’ where it was sung by Mario Lanza. The song’s writer, Terry Gilkyson, had performed with the legendary folk group The Weavers in the early 1950s.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"Take one fresh and tender kiss, add one stolen night of bliss, one girl, one boy some grief, some joy"