Thursday, June 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcett Dies at 62

The news of Farrah Fawcett's death was expected but that did not make it any less sad. It is hard to imagine entertainers who have been a part of our past now succumbing at an age that is relatively young in today's time.

Here is a video clip that I found of many on YouTube. But I like for a couple of reasons, first that it shows Farrah at her best times, with so much energy, beauty and glamour that most of us on the older side can remember when we were all much younger. Some will remember her as "Jill Monroe" of the television show, "Charlie's Angels." And then there was that long styled hair of Farrah's that I think began the wave of wide-ranging popularity for that style. For people that were not familiar with her or any of these references, this can give something of a clue.

The second reason that I like this clip is that the background music, "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies is an upbeat and plainly happy song from that time when you could understand the lyrics that were, more often than not, about love and good times, all part of that time.