1961 Roaring Twenty
Andalusia, PA — The Barn
The Roaring Twenty took over at the Barn in Andalusia, Pennsylvania. It was fun and the Squires, Squares, Sextet, Revelers, Augmented Eight, and Spare Parts all came back, but again some new faces appeared on the scene. The Clef Dwellers, an all-female group from Washington, became the second group to uphold the distaff side and did a super job. The Commuters (actually, the Commuters’ Singing Society of Lower Railroad Avenue!) wanted everyone to know that “the Squires
and the Roaring Twenty aren’t the only groups in Philadelphia.” This year they started an
attendance string that wasn’t interrupted for 15 years. At the Barn a new dimension was added. A two-record album was recorded and sold to all participants. We even had local Philadelphia disc jockey, Pat Landon, as MC. It seemed that Spring Sing had really arrived as an institution, and “Mack the Knife,” sung by the Squires, took the prize for the most fascinating song.