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My Prayer by The Platters (via Tiny Tim) Story by Alan Attwood

Alan Attwood Sydney, February 1979 Melbourne, 1984 He was wearing a satin clown suit with big black pom-poms, and his schtick was well-rehearsed, but he was also engaging. I felt some sympathy for a singer who’d allowed himself to be pigeon-holed under ‘E’ for eccentrics. The room was strewn with sheet-music.

By |2019-11-21T09:00:45+11:00June 26th, 2016|Pop, Pre-Beatles pop, The Big Issue Australia|1 Comment

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer by Nat King Cole Story by Colin Ritchie

Colin Ritchie Traffic lights somewhere in Melbourne, 2012 Colac, summer of 62/63 You could say the pocket transistor radio was the iPod of its day! Everybody had to have one and you felt so groovy walking down the street with it in your hand. Certainly a real status symbol to the youth of my day in my home town of Colac.

By |2019-12-09T11:15:30+11:00October 30th, 2014|Pre-Beatles pop, Summer stories|0 Comments