Thanks to this week’s soloists - Les B, Mark, Joy, Les H, Eddie, Brendan, Anne and Al, Joe, Trevor, Steve G, Dave D. Les B and Eddie were hanging their heads or their Dooleys. And let’s not forget the girls – Joy, Elaine, Donna, Anne, Betty, Jackie and Margo who took a chance on us.
Another great STARTIME, so thanks to
- Eddie who gave us Bob Dylan’s Mr Tambourine Man, famously a hit for The Byrds (1965)
- Les B with his backing band Graham P who sang The Houghton Weavers’ Sit Thi Deawn (1978)
- Joe and his backing band Dave D with If I Had You composed in 1928 and sung by many including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, and AL Bowlly.
- Trevor gave us a choice of tunes and after a vote sang Sting’s Fields Of Gold, famously sung by Eva Cassidy (1996). The song was originally on Sting’s 1993 album Ten Summoner’s Tales. Sting apparently wrote it after he had bought a house near a barley field. When Sting sings this song on stage, the audience sway like barley in the wind, which is said to really annoy him. Coincidentally the song was on Chris Evans Radio 2 programme this morning sung by Alexander Armstrong.
On the following week, 8th November, we are planning a cheque presentation of £500 to Wigan and Leigh Hospice. Could members please wear their Club Polo Shirts for the photo-shoot.
Thanks to Joy for the cake, irresistible.
Congratulations to Martin Ainscough, who was at the Palace to-day to receive his CBE from no lesser person than The Queen. Brendan says there is a photo of him lying in bed, naked except for his Gong. No thanks I got enough horror snaps of my own!