Don’t forget that Thursday is FREE RECORDS DAY – Bring in a food shelf donation and you can help yourself to the albums and 45s in the back room. We have a whole lot of boxes and you’re welcome to fill one up. There is no food shelf in this neighborhood and we’d like to help Pastor Samuel Lopez from the First Free Methodist Church, just a block north of the shop, get one started.
You know who would like this idea? Victor Lundberg. You know, the guy you want to avoid so badly you’ve been paying for caller ID. Well, today you’ve slipped up and answered the phone, and here what he has to say:
Hard to believe we haven’t posted this record before. Believe it or not, this song peaked at #10 on the Billboard charts before sinking into obscurity as quickly as it appeared. Over a million copies of Victor Lundberg’s “An Open Letter to my Teenage Son” were purchased in 1967. Liberty released an album, An Open Letter, with nine more tracks in a similar vein.
Click here to go to a blog that posted this song some years ago, and scroll down to read a long series of comments initiated by one of Victor Lundberg’s abandoned children. Maybe this is as close to a biography of him that we’re going to get, although maybe it should all be taken with a grain of salt.