People in the UK may have been slow to appreciate that an increasing number of hits were being written by women, because ‘You were on my mind’ and other female-penned songs were covered by male singers and groups – like the Searchers doing ‘When you walk in the room’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE3ydXSjOBs.
Originally Posted by Robert
I'm sure I remember some of the wrestlers miming this for a lark on Ready Steady Go, with Mick McManus miming the high-pitched part and having bread and butter forced into his mouth at the end.
A salute to Nick from me as well- that was a terrific find.
Cathy McGowan must have dome some acting prior to her TV work, for she had Cher's mannerisms off to a T.
A reminder of when 'pop' music did not take itself so seriously.
I hope nobody minds but I thought I would revive this thread as people seemed to enjoy it?
Del Shannon was in the charts with the hit below in 1961 and I have posted it for several reasons. Firstly, it's an excellent song in a pop-song sort of way. Secondly, it always seemed to be playing at the fairground, whether I visited in the 60s, 70s or 80s (I haven't been to a fairground since the 80s!). Thirdly, I believe Del was just about to join the truly excellent Travelling Wilburys when he sadly died. In his honour, they recorded Run Away.
Thats a real classic by Del Shannon, Julie. I liked his music very much. Sadly enough, as you most probably know, he took his own life after suffering for some time with depression.
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