Sunday, August 21, 2016

Musical Letter Writing History

On this day in 1961, the Motown record label released "Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes. It was written by written by Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland and Robert Bateman.

At the time of the recording, the Marvelettes included Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson (now Schaffner), Georgeanna Tillman (later Gordon), Juanita Cowart (now Cowart Motley), and Wanda Young (now Rogers).

The lyrics include:
"Please Mister Postman, look and see
 If there's a letter in your bag for me
 Why's it takin' such a long time
 For me to hear from that boy of mine"
 Thanks to the CBS Sunday Morning Show for reminding us of this date in letter writing history on this morning's show! See more here.

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