So Long, Stan Freberg

When I was a kid, my mom gave me a stack of her old 45 rpm singles from the 1950s. Some of my favorites were “Peek-A-Boo” by the Cadillacs, Tennessee Ernie Ford’s “Shotgun Boogie”, and “June Was the End of August”, by the Arcades. However, my very favorite (and so naturally the one I ruined first, being a kid) was this one:

That was my introduction to Stan Freberg, and perhaps an early encounter with medievalia, but I discovered much more of his work as I got older, via the Dr. Demento show. Of course, as a fan of Warner Brothers cartoons, I also found this one.

Mr. Freberg died today, at the age of 88. So long, and thanks for the laughs. And I still have the St. George record, although it probably won’t play anymore.


About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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