A litle light fun today: In the 1960s, many jazz musicians found club gigs harder to come by. Many top players joined TV studio orchestras or went to work for Muzak. Others took teaching jobs. And a good number performed at weddings.
Back then, kids often were dragged along to the fussy marriages of uncles, older cousins and friends of parents. The big joy for us wasn't the open bar, since we couldn't drink. Instead, it was ditching imposing parents and tearing around the reception hall.
Here are 12 songs that I remember from '60s summer weddings that typically featured a saxophonist and rock-sounding guitar. (Proud Mary usually brought the kids to the dance floor.) Of course, if you recall ones I've neglected, please add 'em to the Comments field: