Plans for the 75th

The Class of 1959

Getting Ready to Celebrate our 75th Birthdays

September 15, 2016

Adding Details as We Move Forward

"Come Home to Cincinnati" and "Enjoy the Riverfront"

Hotel Recommendations Posted June 8, 2016

Hotel Suggestions for the Woodward Class of 1959

75th Birthday Celebration

Several of you have asked for hotel recommendations and our reliable hotel coordinator, Virginia Roberts Childers, has acted on this and used her credit card to secure a recommended hotel of choice. It is one you can see from Montgomery Inn Boat House, walk from or take a short taxi ride. They are holding five rooms at this price in Ginny’s name.

 Here is the Link:

Hampton Inn Riverfront Covington

200 Crescent Avenue, Covington, Kentucky, 41011, USA TEL: +1-859-581-7800

You can book now for $149 versus the later rate of $165.

In the past we have used the Millenium Cincinnati which is the largest hotel in downtown in the heart of Cincinnati. It is about two miles away from the Boat House which is about a 30 minute walk for those looking for exercise. An easy cab ride or drive to the valet parking connected to Montgomery Inn.

Millennium Hotel 150 West 5th street $124.00 to $129.00 depends on 1 King size bed or 2 Double beds.  If you have AARP or AAA you get about a $13.00 discount.

As we all know hotels move their prices with the infamous supply and demand curve and we checked Expedia. Com which allows everyone good options. The Crown Plaza is convenient to I 71 on Pfeiffer and has today’s rate at $94. About 16 miles up I71 and can get some traffic during rush hours.

The Weekend we chose, September 15-18 has a lot of local activities and you might want to book early.

The Countdown Clock on our Woodward 1959  Class Site states we have 99 Days until we all celebrate the class turning 75………..Let’s get ready !

Our Music of the 50's Changed the World

We Were the "The Original Teenagers"

In 1953 the Woodward Class of 1959 came together from many communities and for many of us it was our first learning of any type of diversity. What we did not know then is that it was a great era of American history. Maybe the greatest ! A common dominator of those who lived the years was the world of  “Rock and Roll.”

As we look back at our years from 1953. as 7th Graders, until our graduation in 1959 we were living in the golden age or birth of Rock and Roll. Or as this linked article called it……..” Happy Days of the 1950’s.”

Chuck Berry…..Mojo Workin

Mojo Working - The Making of Modern Music

Locate the YouTube

Howard Baum our resident disc jockey has begun to do some research on the music and we are working on a plan to get you engaged in selecting your favorites. Get ready, we will back with a Survey in few weeks. What is great most all of this music and musicians are available on YouTube.

Here is our first collection: 

51 Rock and Roll Hits & YouTube Viewing for Each

  1.  Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

  2.  Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

  3.  Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets

  4.  Tutti-Frutti - Little Richard

  5.  Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis

  6.  What'd I Say - Ray Charles

  7.  Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran

  8.  Hound Dog - Elvis Presley

  9.  Long Tall Sally - Little Richard

10.  That'll Be the Day - Buddy Holly & the Crickets

11.  Maybellene - Chuck Berry

12.  Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley

13.  Shake, Rattle and Roll - Joe Turner

14.  Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins

15.  Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley

16.  Bye Bye Love - Everly Brothers

17.  Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis

18.  Earth Angel - Penguins

19.  Why Do Fools Fall in Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers

20.  Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard

21.  Be-Bop-a-Lula - Gene Vincent & the Bluecaps

22.  School Day - Chuck Berry

23.  Rock and Roll Music - Chuck Berry

24.  Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly

25.  Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price

26.  Lucile - Little Richard

27.  Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry

28.  In the Still of the Nite - Five Satins

29.  I Only Have Eyes for You - Flamingos

30.  For Your Precious Love - Jerry Butler & the Famous Flames

31.  Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino

32.  Please, Please, Please - James Brown & the Famour Flames

33.  Sh-Boom - Chords

34.  Money Honey - Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter

35.  I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two

36.  Fever - Little Willie John

37.  The Great Pretender - Platters

38.  Ain't That a Shame - Fats Domino

39.  That's All Right - Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill

40.  Your Cheatin' Heart - Hank Williams

41.  Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry

42.  Little Susie - Everly Brothers

43.  Come Go with Me - Del Vikings

44.  Let the Good TImes Roll - Shirley & Lee

45.  Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley

46.  Rip It Up - Little Richard

47.  Rocking Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu - Huey

48.  Yakety Yak - Coasters

49.  All Shook Up - Elvis Presley

50.  You Send Me - Sam Cooke

51.  Only You - The Platters