on this date in history, and the greatest novelty song ever

On this date in 1922, Howard Carter, leading an expedition funded by Lord Carnarvon, opened the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, familiarly known to those who love his pop culture story as “King Tut”.  There’s a  truly great novelty song with that title and if you are a certain age you are singing it to yourself right now.  Entertaining, isn’t it?  If you don’t know what I am talking about, click here and here.  Yes, both.  First one first. You will be glad you did.

(I saw the first clip live, in real time, and distinctly remember laughing so hard I almost fell of the couch. When Blue Lou Marini comes out of the sarcophagus …part of the essential soundtrack of my youth, and still the first thing I think of when someone talks about King Tut.  I should regret this, somehow, and yet I do not.)

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2 Responses to on this date in history, and the greatest novelty song ever

  1. Kim says:

    I saw “King Tut” in real time as well (1978… a very fine year indeed), and still have the 45 recording by Steve Martin and the “Toot Uncommons.” It never fails to make me laugh.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Pam!

  2. Pam Bliss says:

    I1978 … I didn’t know it at the time, but the late 70s were a pretty good time to grow up. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

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