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Summer Flashback: Looking Glass

When I think of the song "Brandy" by the New Jersey band Looking Glass, I don't think of the barmaid who longs for a sailor who's first love is the sea. I think of a dog. A golden retriever named Brandy, more specifically. There was a sweet little old lady in my neighborhood in Stevens Point who liked to take her dog Brandy for walks. She'd always approach our gang of kids hanging out at the playground and would say "Brandy just loves children."  I think she did too! Funny, because of the song Brandy that was out during the summer of 1972,  I will always remember that dog's name, but I have no idea what the lovely little old lady's name was! I did  little research on the song Brandy..and found it went to Number One in August of 1972...and following its release, the name Brandy went up in popularity. In 1971 it was the 353rd most popular name..and by 1973 it was the 82nd most popular name for girls in the United States. (Not sure how popular it was for dogs).

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08/03/2010 6:18AM
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