Valentine’s Day 1966

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In 1966, Valentine’s Day was a Monday, and it was a typical 55 degrees in San Francisco. How to celebrate?

If you were listening to the radio, the number one song was
“Lightnin’ Strikes” by Lou Christie:

Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco, known to us as Lou Christie, was born on February 19, 1943 in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the 1980s, he started performing on the “oldies” circuit. He was joined by Bobby Rydell for a concert at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco in 2008. He continues as a songwriter, recording artist and performer.

The other Valentine’s standard is candy. If you were to believe the commercial, all a boy needed to be popular in the 1960s was a guitar and Bit-O-Honey candy bars.

Happy Valentine’s Day!