Written by my father Zemin Zhang on December 2, 2007
“I love you darling’
“Baby, you know I do
“But I’ve got to see this Book of Love
“Find out why it’s true”
Every day in 1955, Charles Patrick, 17, and a group of teenagers came together to sing in the Baxter Terrace’s recreation hall. By 1958, they had sung their heart out and their song, “Who Wrote the Book of Love?” hit the country and even spread as far as Europe and Australia. “Oh, I wonder, wonder ohm ba doo who….. who wrote the book of love?” Charles never found the answer and two members of the Monotones, the Ryanes Brothers, died in their 30’s. Now that Baxter Terrance has been scheduled for demolition, I wonder if people could find some old and broken pages of the Book of Love from the rubble of this 66 year-old project.