In the middle of the seventies,in mix up with the pop rock hits,and the disco songs on the radio,my generation discovered something really important through the Rock 50'Revival:the amazing fifties.
Magazines by this time,were also celebrating the rock n'roll triumph,telling the history of its beginning.Elvis,for sure,was a known name,but we could discover his roots,the artists that influence him to become the "king of rock n roll.
Then,Little Richard,Chuck Berry,Bill Haley & His Comets(what a amazing artistic name!)and also Del Shannon,Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly became a kind of sound that all of us started enjoying,even following at the same time,the hit parade of that age.
Taking a ride on the Rock 50 Revival,the Globo Television,from august of 1976 to february of 1977,released the novel"Estúpido Cupido"(name obviously taken of the song that was a great success in the fifties,and also recorded by Celly Campello,the golden girl of the brazilian rock in late fifties,to the sixties."Estúpido Cupido",brought more interesting things about all this amazing fifty atmosphere of rock n' roll:black leather jackets,all those skirts and lots of...grease.
So,after the blockbuster of 1977 SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER,with the guy of the moment,John Travolta,we would find again all the fifty mood,in his first movie after that.Exactly GREASE!
Grease was more than a film.It was an advent,something that became a sweet and adorable memory,not only for the american people,but world wide.I could indicate lots of things,trying to bring this to the reason light,but,after all,everything we have,it's just the magic of some films,some characters and moments,that transform something simple,in great and extraordinary thing.That's what Grease is!
The charisma of John Travolta as Danny Zuko,the voice and sweetness of Olivia Newton-John as Sandy,the memorable performance of Stockard Channing as Rizzo,the Frenchy of Didi Conn,the Kenickie of Jeff Conaway and the sensational soundtrack.Everything on Grease,worked to keep this movie forever in the heart of the world.
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This is the perfect moment to bring back after more than one year the sweet Dee G.Exactly taking advantage of her original cheerleader condition,to enhance her charm fifities.For sure some day,I will transform her,like Sandy turned herself in a sex bomb. But,for now I'm happy to see her in this mood of 50's,celebrating the eternal Grease flame in all of us.
WELCOME BACK,DEE G.