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Friday, May 01, 2009

Video Rewind - 1989 Amos Wengler's Yodeling Mermaid Song

Video Rewind flashes goes back to pre-Coney redevelopment saga years takes a look at 'Coney's lull years'. From the late 70's to the turn of the century when Coney Island was still going but almost in an state of comatose caused by the first amusement-haters, Robert Moses and Fred Trump. And ends with the next big change in Coney Island that started with the creation of something bigger; the ballpark and the new subway station. That sparked the interest of the city followed by the big developer to finally redevelop Coney Island.

Here's a younger Amos Wengler strumming and yodeling back in the late 80's in Coney Island.

The Mermaid Parade - Amos Wengler


World famous Amos Wengler sings his smash hit - The Mermaid Parade on the boardwalk at Coney Island way back in 1989. THis is from the documentary film Mermaids on Parade by Terry Murphy

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