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Part of the pleasure in spending your later years near where you grew up....is bumping into friends from 60 years and more ago.......\i constantly do this in Bulwell.....old school pals from the 50s a

Moved into our new home today,,now sat quietly apart from a little jig when the music of Dr Hook gets too much to sit still, The site seems to have got back to its friendly ways,,so I'm back,,

Ben, another group called The Spinners with some fantastic shots of the UK. The song was all about the "Right to Roam". Written by Ewan MacColl I've walked and climbed in most of the places in th

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Ian, we weren’t at Butlins.  In 1959?  we stayed in a small guest house at the north end of the town, not far from the climb up to the top of the cliff walk above  the Brigg.  A couple of years before that we were also at Filey, staying in a caravan  at Primrose Valley, south of the town.

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I used to walk to Primose Valley from Butlins and back along the beach being very careful not to be cut off by the tide, one song i remember from being played a lot at Butlins was Shakin All Over by Johny Kid and the Pirates. Remember driving up to the Brigg and to a place called Hunmamby stopped there as it was part of a car rally we were in.

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Hearing ‘Hummanby Gap’ always reminds me of Lonnie Donnegan singing Cumberland Gap

I’ve just listened to that on YouTube but can’t be bothered to post it …. Bit of a rubbish song anyway …..

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On 8/8/2021 at 6:20 PM, MargieH said:

I remember feeling so sad when we heard of Buddy Holly’s death.

 

Buddy died on my 10th Birthday. 3rd Feb 1959...so as well as being a huge fan.. I always get a reminder..

 

 

 

 

 

Who can guess where Buddy would have taken us?  He influenced much of the 1960s pop boom, the Beatles, Hollies and many more...  What a loss.

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Up until 20 year's ago, I was naive, Carl Perkins, what a player!

 

I guess the commercial record buying public were denied true exposure...

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Lovely song....great film......and terrific cast............

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Chris Barber died in March of this year.  Lonnie Donegan died in 2002.  Morrison is still going, at 75.

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A friend of mine has had a bit of a row with British Gas after they failed to keep an appointment. Reminded me of that wonderful song by Flanders and Swann, The Gas Man Cometh. That, in turn, reminded me of this. Always one of my favourites

 

 

Very clever lyrics. Their work wouldn't be appreciated today. Not sufficiently pc. It's still appreciated by those of us with a sense of humour!

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Just a couple of originals which inspired the Beatles.

 

 

Arthur Alexander was a very successful songwriter.. and rather less successful singer,, but this is his version, of his song.. Anna. Incidentally.. also featured o the albu pictured is 'You Better Move On'.. a popular track by the Stones way back.

 

 

And this nice song, 'Devil in His Heart,' by US girl group the Donays, which the Beatles did as 'Devil in Her Heart' on 'With The Beatles'

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

Very clever lyrics.

 

At sme point on their classic live album:  'At The Drop of a Hat'. they ask the audience'  'How is the sound..? 'Ok for quantity?'  'Afraid we can't do much about the quality..' Or similar.  Pure genius.

 

 

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Leslie Gore. Really interesting lady. Born 1946. Died 2018.

 

One of those who made a lot of songs we have all heard, but maybe don't know who did them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Made a good contribution to 1960s pop.

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Summer holiday time......went to see this film with Sandra at the Elite..........sang and danced all the way home.......the late lovely Una looks good......

Don't think going away on holiday anytime soon.........just been Quoted £600 for a week in a Caravan in Skeggy.....''HONEST''

And abroad with its ever changing rules is a definate NO........

 

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Ben, I'm pretty sure you would be able to get a nice holiday accommodation in Boolwull, possibly Crabtree on sea or perhaps Rise Park Mews. 

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10 hours ago, Beekay said:

Ben, I'm pretty sure you would be able to get a nice holiday accommodation in Boolwull, possibly Crabtree on sea or perhaps Rise Park Mews. 

 

Rise Park Mews?  How very dare you BK.  I don't care what the council says.. Rise Park is very firmly within the boundaries of Bestwood... as in ..the old hunting estate..

 

Boowul indeed....  :angry:

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I only found out earlier that the lovely Nanci Griffith left us yesterday, at the young age of 68. No cause of death officially stated yet.. but she survived cancer twice earlier on.  A terrific singer and songwriter. I never saw her live but all of the UK folks I know who did so, said she was a warm and very human lady.

I have about 9 or 10 of her albums..and picking a favourite song is difficult, but 'Gulf Coast Highway', and 'Love at the Five and Dime', both show the side of Nanci which referred both humorously, and sentimentally to her view of small town America..filled with everyday people being people.

 

 

RIP Nanci.  Enjoy your Sweet Bluebonnet Spring.

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More Nanci.  She deserves it.

 

 

 

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