The song is very funny but in the seventies it was embarrassing if it was played when your parents were in the room.
Just to put anyone who hasn't heard it at their ease in case they think my blog has turned pornographic, the song is about his ding a ling which is two silver bells on a string given to him by his grandma which he took everywhere with him. He asks everyone to join in the last chorus and if you're not singing you must be playing with your ding a ling. This video of him singing is extremely funny especially the hairstyles and clothes of the audience.
The song is very catchy and if you listen to it you'll probably be sing about your ding a ling all day long.
On July 21st 1969 American astronaut Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and said the immortal words,"That's one small step for man,one giant leap for mankind."
I was on holiday in Blackpool and watched it on a tiny black and white television set in the guests lounge of the boarding house we were staying. From the moment he stepped on the moon the sun left the sky and it started pouring with rain. Before that day we had lovely sunny weather, my aunt and the other residents all blamed the moon landing. We just could not imagine walking on the moon and that night looking up at the sky knowing someone had walked on that huge ball so far away was just breathtaking and still is today.
The Monkees, four silly boys brought together for a TV show in America about a pop group of four silly boys. I can hardly believe the show only lasted for two years from 1966 to 1968 it must have been repeated a lot on our TVs. They continued to play after the show finished as everyone loved them by then and became pop stars in their own right. They became one of the first manufactured boy bands, put together for television.
I'm a Believer
Last Train to Clarksville
A little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
Davy Jones was the only British member of the group and had appeared in Coronation Street and Z Cars.
He was my favourite member of the group. He very sadly passed away in February this year, too young at only sixty six.
This song happens to be the ring tone on my mobile phone.
|I must add this is not me in the silver halter neck|
The letter M takes us to the half way point in this
A to Z Challenge. Even although I am enjoying writing this it has been a challenge but I have been spurred on by the lovely comments on my blog so thank you to everyone who is reading this and Hopefully I will have interesting memories to write about for the rest of the alphabet.