Monday, 16 April 2012
Memories of 60's & 70's N is for New Seekers, Necklines and Never Can Say Goodbye.
What Have They Done To My Song Ma?
Beg, Steal Or Borrow
Never ending Song Of Love
You won't find Another Fool Like Me.
I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing.
My favourite New Seeker's song was, I Get A Little Sentimental Over You. A great song for heartbroken teenagers to cry to.
They represent the UK in Eurovision in 1972 and came second place with, Beg,Steal or Borrow.
The singers in the group have been replaced a few times and most of the 1970 group released their own singles and albums.
A greatest hits album was released in 2009 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the group and they also performed at 35 concerts around the UK. Now why did I not know about this?
I'm going to indulge myself and " Get a Little Sentimental Over You"
Necklines in the seventies.
I can remember wearing Chinese Mandarin collars, sweetheart neckline, halter necks. Blouses with ruffles down the front, I think this was a copy of what was worn by Cliff Richard when he won Eurovision.
Square necks, which was what I had on my wedding dress. Keyhole neckline which had a hole just out between the neck and the boobs and of course sometimes times we had no neckline at all when we wore our Boob Tubes, yes once again we got there first with the boob tube. Are you seeing a pattern here with clothes?
It's about time new styles were designed instead of re- hashing all the old styles. Give us something new.
Never Can Say Goodbye was recorded by The Jackson Five and Gloria Gaynor.
The Jackson five recorded it in 1971. It did very well for them in America but only reached number five in the UK charts. It is thought this was because Michael Jackson who sang the lead was only eleven years old and the song was about saying goodbye to a lover.
Gloria Gaynor's version recorded in 1974 was more a disco recording and soared to number two in the UK.
I have listened to them both again and I prefer Gloria's version which is what I will leave you with.