Welcome to week #10 of my personal blog challenge. This week’s prompt is to discuss my first celebrity crush. :blush:
The first step is to figure out who my first celebrity crush was. I’ve had a few over the years, but who qualifies as my first? I might need to Google a few dates to figure that out. What year did the Beatles first show up on American radio, and years did Bonanza run on TV?
Oh, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking I’m going to talk about Little Joe Cartwright and Paul McCartney.
I didn’t not have a mini-crush on Michael Landon. I mean, he was really cute! But my real crush from Bonanza was his older brother, Adam, played by Pernell Roberts. Adam was a class act. Always sort of measured and sensible, but also a bit dark and brooding. And that voice! I also had a little bit of a crush on Hoss, who I thought had the best personality of all the brothers. Dan Blocker has a special place in my heart to this day. I think Pernell may have been my first celebrity crush since IMDB says Bonanza ran from 1959 to 1973, that means he carved a spot in my heart a bit before I became aware of the Beatles around 1963.
It wasn’t Paul who captured my heart when the Beatles took America by storm. It wasn’t John, either, or Ringo. My heart has always belonged to George. To this day, I can’t tell you just what it was about him that caught my eye–you know…besides the obvious. Was it because he was left-handed? I don’t think so. I don’t think I became aware of that until several years later. All I know is that if I’d ever found myself in a room with the Beatles, I probably would have fainted dead away. When I listen to my 11-year-old granddaughter talk about her celebrity crushes, I remember the way I felt anytime I saw George’s face on a record cover or on the TV. I get it, girlfriend I really, really do.
I could go on, but unburdening my soul and talking about every celebrity crush I’ve ever had is not the challenge here. You only get two because I honestly am not sure which of these two hunky celebrities first zinged his way into my heart.
What about you? Who was your first celebrity crush?