Mouth And MacNeal – “How Do You Do”

Tweet In 1971 Dutch duo Mouth And MacNeal had a Number One hit in the Netherlands with “How Do You Do”. They went on to hit No. 8 in the United States in July of the following year. As someone has commented, Mouth And MacNeal seemed to like making videos of it, because they made […]

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Les Humphries Singers – “Mexico” (“The Battle of New Orleans”)

Tweet The Les Humphries Singers were better known in Europe than the USA, but the one song of theirs that sticks in my mind is their 1972 hit “Mexico”. It is actually an adaptation of the song “The Battle of New Orleans”, written by musician and school teacher Jimmy Driftwood (James Corbitt Morris) in 1936 […]

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Middle Of The Road – “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep”, “Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum”, “Soley Soley” And “Samson and Delilah”

Tweet It was the age of miniskirts and hot pants when Scottish band Middle Of The Road with lead singer Sally Carr had a string of pop hits in 1971 and 1972, including “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep”, “Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum”, “Soley Soley” and “Samson and Delilah”. For some reason the lines “Last night I […]

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Jud Strunk – “Daisy A Day”

Tweet Talk to me about daisies and I’m likely to respond with “I’ll Give You A Daisy A Day”… that was the title line of a song by a man called Jud Strunk in the early Seventies (1973 to be precise). It’s a simple love song about a couple together from childhood to old age […]

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Dobie Gray – “Drift Away”

Tweet In 1973 Dobie Gray sang the most popular version of “Drift Away”, sometimes known as “Give Me The Beat, Boys”, which had originally been recorded a year earlier, and has since become a classic ending song for concerts. He took it to Number 5 in the USA, though it didn’t enter the charts in […]

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