by Art Chantry ( email@example.com)
teri and toni were two of the biggest most popular go-go dancers in the cool los angeles scene of the mid-sixties. i think they introduced the fringe miniskirt to go-go dancing. toni was part of the circle around artist wallace berman referred to the ‘semina culture’. early beatniks. included a lot of amazing famous folks, too.
and the short dark-haired dancer is toni basil….
“I’m 28″ comes from the pen of our hero Graham Gouldman . The track had previously appeared in the U.K. in January 1966 as “Getting Nowhere” by Friday Browne (Parlophone R 5396), produced by George Martin. Toni turns it into a dirge, but what a wonderful dirge it is, in fact I like a lot, more than the A-side even. The lyrics concern getting older:
“I’m 28, it’s getting late
What have I got to do?
My time is going, my fears are growing
My chances now are few
Dress revealing, sex appealing
Fur and feather, suede and leather,
Naughty, haughty, sure to glamorize…
It’s all been advertised
But… it’s getting me nowhere”