Archive for January 2012

Dining hopefully

Jan 31st, 2012 | By | Category: International

It was the album cover that caught the eye, a cartoon depiction of a young couple sitting at a booth in a diner. Buying ‘The Cruisin’ Story 1957,’ fifty tracks of American music from Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Sam Cooke, Little Richard, Elvis Presley and a string of others: childhood memories surfaced of how rich Americans had always seemed when compared with pictures of post-war Europe.

The diner seemed to epitomize that age of optimism.  There was nothing in Britain to match the brightness and the brashness of …