REMEMBER JEWEL AKENS AND “THE BIRDS AND THE BEES?”

We had a garage sale this weekend, and you never know WHO might wander around the corner into a Hollywood yard sale! We noticed a handsome man looking at vintage music magazines and he told us his father was a “one hit wonder” in the 60’s. “WHO?” we squealed, and he said his father is Jewel Akens, who sang “The Birds and the Bees.” (He looked a lot like his dad) We had great memories of that song and the man promptly called up his father and we talked to him. What fun! Other musicians and fans at the sale got a big kick out of chatting with music producer Richard Akens. (Above – a clip of Jewel Akens on Shindig)

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Posted by Janet on May 21, 2012

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  1. By sandy rose
    On May 21, 2012 at

    I didn’t remember his name – but I remember the song. I played the video and remembered most of the lyrics. The late 50s/70s were great decades for music.

  2. By Muffie
    On May 21, 2012 at

    Cool!!

  3. By Sherry-Lynne
    On May 21, 2012 at

    Janet you use ‘we’ a lot. Who is we?

  4. By hello
    On May 21, 2012 at

    Sorry Janet, I’m not 100 years old like you to know these person.

  5. By Lisa
    On May 21, 2012 at

    How cool is that!

  6. By Denise
    On May 22, 2012 at

    How much did you make at your yard sale Janet?

  7. By virginia jacks
    On May 23, 2012 at

    Hi Miss Janet. I do miss being involved in your notorious yard sales – such a great location! Is Jerry McKenna still plying everyone with liquor all day?? What a scene!

  8. By Walt Cliff
    On May 23, 2012 at

    Denise—“How much did you make at your yard sale Janet?”

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    LOL!!!!!!!!!

  9. By blackladdiebrad1953
    On September 10, 2015 at

    I’m not 100,either( I’m 62),but “The Birds And The Bees” is one of my favourite songs.
    I was when it hit the charts,and I was struck by its approach to love and dating.
    Akens was an incredibly handsome man,and I’m shocked that some record company didn’t grab him and make him a star.Jewel,who’d have been 82 Sept.12-my sister’s birthday-died form back surgery complications Mar.1,2012,at age 79.

  10. By blackladdiebrad1953
    On September 10, 2015 at

    I was 12 when “The Birds And The Bees” charted.

  11. By Strom
    On September 10, 2015 at

    Maybe one of the Pied Piper’s favorites?

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