The Singing Nun

Step back in time now with me to that long-lost year of 1963, possibly the last moment when innocent virginal piety ruled the pop charts. I am referring of course to the Singing Nun, and her hit song "Dominique," heard below in its original form, and its groovy 1982 disco update.





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I recently purchased the Sister's first album in a 3-for-a-dollar bin at my favorite used-vinyl store. Opening its gatefold, I found inside a nine-page booklet, telling the charming fable of our tuneful nun's career, illustrated with gaily wistful drawings by one F. Strobel reminiscent of the style of Ludwig Bemelmans. I've scanned the booklet and reproduce it now for your enjoyment, the first page here (each page is two files. picture and text) and the others after the jump.

I venture to say you'll find this vital, albeit seldom-perused document nowhere else on the web. Only WEIRD UNIVERSE brings you such treasures!

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     Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 08, 2008
     Category: Art | Celebrities | Fads | Music | Religion





Comments
There's nothing like the music of our childhood to get the old nostalgia glands working!

And wouldn't we pay good money to see a mud-wrestling match between Singing and Flying Nuns?!?
Posted by Paul on 08/08/08 at 03:19 PM
Sarah--I absolutely love that anecdote! A true modern fairy tale.
Posted by Paul on 08/09/08 at 10:08 AM
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