'We spent hours of our early childhood listening to Elvis, Buddy Holly, Cliff Richard, Bill Haley, Frank Sinatra, Herman’s Hermits, The Animals, Gilbert o’ Sullivan and many, many, many more.
And that was it, we’d simply go to the lounge and listen to music, like a concert. Not quite a Victorian recital but encouraged to sing-along and pretend to play air instruments along to the songs too.
This is the reason that I still know every lyric to dozens if not hundreds of old songs and can play a whole range of air instruments including guitar, keyboards, drums, trumpet, harmonica, clarinet, trombone and sax much to the embarrassment of my better half, especially now that her daughter plays air guitar with me. AC/DC’s Whole Lotta Rosie being a favourite...’twang twang twang twang twang, twang twang twang twang twang…Angus'.'
Windy Miller, will he, won’t he? Thrilling!
Sandie Shaw, possibly the first song I remember hearing on the radio
Another early tune, although one that would become a Nutsey Beach
This is the image that we watched while waiting for TV programmes to come on
This chapter names my Top 10 One hit wonders. To be clear, you may be aware of other songs by these artists but my definition was that these songs defined these artists or bands or at least they only had one chart entry.