Thanks to this week’s Ashes – Ken on bass, Brian on drums, Tom on percussion and Eddie on harmonica. Thanks to those who led on some of the songs and Graham made sure members did their share – Les B, Bernard, Eddie, Joe, Lee, Steve McG, Donna and Betty were both second hand girls, Joy, Anne, Eunice, Elaine, Betty, Donna and Margo were Lovefools and Speedy Gonzales’. David B, Mark, Carole, Dave D, Ernie, Joy, Graham K, Brian Brittain, Brendan, Steve G, Trevor, Carole, and Joy, Donna, and Eunice slept with some lions for the night. I didn’t see it, because my back was to them, but I am lead to believe that a group of our Ladies caused some concern to those Lads behind them, by dancing to Simon Says. Well, I’m in the driving seat next week, so it’s on the list again, just so that I can see the pints being spilt. Thanks to all, really enjoyable.
A bit of a competition to get on to STARTIME this week, but it’s thanks to the following winners.
- Graham K who gave us his version of the Everly’s All I Have To Do Is Dream, one of the husband and wife writing team Bordleaux and Felice Bryant’s great songs (1958). The recording’s B side was Claudette, and the song itself is no 142 in Billboard’s all time top 500.
- Our very own Everly Brothers Les B and Eddie sang George Strait’s If You Ain’t Lovin’ (You Ain’t Livin’) (1988)
- Dickie then gave us a couple of numbers (greedy). Firstly George Gershwin’s Summertime from his opera Porgy and Bess (1935) and then Hank Cochran’s composition Make The World Go Away. A hit many times but probably firstly by Eddie Arnold in 1965.
- Dave D closed this section with Bobby Darin’s Dream Lover, written and recorded by him in 1959. (Bobby Darin that is, not Dave Davies)
I’ve got down an Independence Day Special as an idea for 4 July (the very day I got engaged in 1975). If this is to go ahead as planned we probably need to start making some arrangements. Only saying !!!
This Thursday it’s Diane and Dave’s do at the Crown, New Springs.