This is the third single I ever bought. I’m not proud of that. It’s a repetitive and dull song but forgive me. I was only 10. Continue reading “Herman’s Hermits – Something’s Happening”
This rollicking tune by a Scouse comedy trio is the second single I ever bought. I’m pleased to say my musical taste has improved since then (I think). Continue reading “The Scaffold – Lily The Pink”
Here’s how reggae riddims evolve: nine versions of the same rocksteady riddim, from Roy Shirley to Ken Boothe via Big Youth and I-Roy. Continue reading “Ken Boothe – Feel Good”
This was probably the first Jamaican tune I ever heard – I was nine when it came out – and this amazing film, apparently, is the first music video to appear on Top of the Pops.
Continue reading “Desmond Dekker – 007”
The Equals were Britain’s first successful multi-racial pop group, and one of the few mixed-race bands in that era. The chart-topping Baby Come Back was their biggest hit. Continue reading “The Equals – Baby Come Back”