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Vintage Surf Style: E.O.F. Remembers Annette Funicello . . .

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This week we were saddened to learn about the passing of 1960s surf film star and legend, Annette Funicello. Before Victoria Justice, Miley Cyrus, and even Britney Spears there was Annette Funicello who epitomized teen stardom throughout the 1950s and 60s.

Growing up in public is especially hard sometimes . . .

-Annette Funicello

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Born October 22, 1942, Annette Funicello is best known as a mouseketeer on “The Mickey Mouse Club”, and rising to teen stardom alongside pal Frankie Avalon (check out “Teen Idol Worship“)in a series of popular beach movies including Beach Party (1963), Muscle Beach Party (1964), Bikini Beach (1964), Pajama Party (1964), Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) and How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965). These films would help create that mythic ideal of that 1960s surf rock beach paradise you are always dreaming of . . .

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Funicello and Avalon in Beach Party

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The Teen Dream Queen rocked it out in a bikini with a surf board surrounded by musclebound gods to become an icon of the surf lifestyle that the entire globe looked and aspired to. Granted, it was a more wholesome version of real California surf culture, it is still a cornerstone of popular culture to this day.

We love her sexy and sassy looks, and wanted to remember her with a gallery of some of our favourite looks and images of this surf style legend. Annette Funicello passed away at age 70 on April 8, 2013.


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Forever a Star.

Always and Forever,

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Listen to Adele singing 007’s latest theme song “Skyfall”

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Written by Adele and her producer Paul Epworth ( “Rolling in the Deep”, Florence & the Machine) – check out the latest bond theme from the franchise’s latest film Skyfall , set to release October 22.

By far one of the greatest Bond songs in recent years, the song harks back to the glory days of the Bond legacy. Recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios with a 77 piece orchestra, Adele’s command on the song’s epic lyrics bring this latest theme to heights of glory that Bond themes have not reached since decades past.

Paul McCartney, Nancy Sinatra, and of course, Dame Shirley Bassey have all left their magic music marker on the 007 brand, and with “Skyfall”, Adele manages to stand triumphant amongst these legendary greats. No surprise there, really.

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The single has already reached Number 1 in the UK, and Number 2 in Canada on iTunes since it’s release at 0:07 this morning. So if you haven’t been able to take a listen, check it out now.

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