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Wonderbar...pardon my French,
A Kid's Review
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Also worth pointing out, Mike, that Radio One's Saturday evening concerts were actually pre-cursored in the late 60's by the Light Programme's "Workers Playtime", which included early but definitive tracks from artists such as Arthur Askey (e.g. "Hello Playmates" and "Bumble Bee"), The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band ("You Done my Brain In") and Ken Dodd ("Tears for Souvenirs")...all Svengali figures to the then adolecent Darryl Way and Dave Greenslade. By 1974 the influence of these 60's titans of pop was crystallised in Darryl's live rendition of "Donkey Serenade" at the WRP's autumn conference at the Blackpool Winter Gardens. The hits that followed, "Golly... You're a Bird!", "Open the Box - I'd Rather take the Money" and "We're Only in it for the Lolly" defined the era in a way that has never been surpassed. Sadly the dizzy heights lasted all too briefly and by the time I saw them in 1987 at the Whisky-a-Go-Go in Barnoldswick they were a tired and emotional shadow of their former selves...the replacement of their previously magnificent Moog Synthesiser with a Rolf Harris Stylophone summing up the entire evening.
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Initial post: 7 Jun 2010 14:17:13 BDT
Numinous Ugo says:
What on earth are you on about?
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2010 22:32:16 BDT
R. Mellor says:
wonderful music dear boy... just wonderful music.
Posted on 20 Aug 2011 11:07:12 BDT
D Arden says:
This review has lost me.
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