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Re: Quarantunes
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 21 October 20 15:15 BST (UK) »
BumbleB -- you've got me going again!!

Yes - Everly Brothers

Simon and Garfunkel

Scott McKenzie -San Francisco

Roberta Flack - First time ever I saw your face

Oh dear I'm going to be like this all day now. It's BillyF's fault for starting this.
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 21 October 20 15:52 BST (UK) »

I can`t say I have ! I wouldn`t have minded being Billy Fury`s agent !!!
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Oh BillyF --- I loved Billy Fury!

I take it you did also --I wonder if that is why you are called BillyF!
Yes, you`re right ! Loved him from age 13, now 75!!!

Thanks Pennines!! It passes the time when it`s so wet !!

Also liked the Everly brothers and Roy Oribson, who I saw live in the mid 60s.

Tom Jones was the one I was thinking of who`s got better.

"The first time ever I saw your face."

Try this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fE4_8b0490

In the last few minutes I`ve found myself listening Paul Anka, he`s 79 now, wonder what he sounds like today ?

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« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 21 October 20 16:21 BST (UK) »
Billy -- I have just listened to that version all the way through and it literally brought tears to my eyes. His expression, demeanor - voice -- it was beautiful. Thank you so much for the link.
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.


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« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 21 October 20 17:22 BST (UK) »
Its hard to say what is my favorite song from way back when but I do like this.  I was 19 when it came out  and was a huge hit in Canada. 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYj2hex99gY

My wife is related to this singer.  My wifes great grandmother and her great grandfather were brother and sister.  She had one major hit in Canada but I know she was on British TV for years.  This was her hit over her
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttTZL8YPXls

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« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 21 October 20 18:13 BST (UK) »
I think I was 18 when it came out.

We usually associate Gene Vincent with Be Bop A Lula, bu I was amazed to find this !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec2SWiClSzE

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« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 21 October 20 18:32 BST (UK) »
Jim -- I take it you are from Canada?

In the UK - your wife's relative was VERY famous indeed! Had loads of hits - and then presented TV shows! A wow of a relative.

Billy -- I agree I never knew Gene Vincent sang that particular song either.

(It's been a tuneful day).

EDIT -- I've just remembered the name of one of the groups I used to love -- my aging brain could not bring it to mind --- Smokie --- I just loved all their songs.
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 21 October 20 18:40 BST (UK) »
Jim -- I take it you are from Canada?

In the UK - your wife's relative was VERY famous indeed! Had loads of hits - and then presented TV shows! A wow of a relative.

Billy -- I agree I never knew Gene Vincent sang that particular song either.

(It's been a tuneful day).

Yes we are in Winnipeg where we had our first snowfall last night that looks like its here to stay.
I knew Cila Black was a British Icon and I think the reason she did not have a huge number of hits in Canada/US  was Dionne Warwick was singing many of the same songs and she was getting the hit in North America.  An example was Anyone who had a heart.

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« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 21 October 20 18:46 BST (UK) »
Cilla Black was underestimated in my opinion. As for Dionne warwick - not my cup of tea at all.

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« Reply #26 on: Monday 02 November 20 10:36 GMT (UK) »
Here in Wales we`re halfway through or firebreak. Last week was so miserable, it never seemed to stop raining!

Looking for something different to cheer myself up I came across this , another of my favourite sings.

I don`t know who Sarah Collins is, I just wish I could sing!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO-rfZInxlI