After the treasure trove of the past few weeks’ entries, it would be foolish to change the theme now.
So let’s go back in time: this week I want to know what’s your favourite underrated/obscure gem from the 1960s?
Reply below to be in with a chance of winning a gilt edged €25 Golden Discs voucher.
The winner will be chosen by my hippie grandfather.
Please include video link where possible.
Lines MUST close at
5.15pm EXTENDED until SUNDAY 10am.
Nick says: Good luck!
oooooooh, I like this one
Specially for you Janet. Mr. Conway Twitty.
why thank you, doffs country style cap
Have Gun will Travel….opps Have Love will Travel ;)
The Incredible String Band Koeeoaddi There
grow treeeeeees ;)
not underrated in my gaff, my Dad songs this at my Mother whenever she’s got the hump,
he seduced her back to NI by sending recordings of his crooning to Scotland back in the day, so sometimes a time still does the job
Bad to Me, Billy Kramer and The Dakotas
oh lord I need a new phone, or to cut my nails
this is also my preferred use of a lilly pond and a red dress, she may kiss you like I do but will she ruin a good dress for you ?
Like I do, Maureen Evans
Anyone who had a heart , Dionne Warwick
no explanation necessary
In 1968 Status Quo released Pictures of Matchstick Men. A super catchy tune that was more psychedelic and a pretty excellent sound before the evolved into the denim rock ‘n rollers they they became….
I first heard this song back in 1989 when Camper Van Beethoven released Key Lime Pie. Was astonished to learn it was a Quo track back then!
Quo original – https://youtu.be/3yIqbVDf3OU
Quo live from 2009 – https://youtu.be/_iTV-Jgw2u0
And CvB’s cover that I love – https://youtu.be/wAkcSd5l9Qg
as I mentioned in the 80s thread, I f**kin love CvB and that is a great cover!
I know all of 3 people that know CvB…. And I remember you mentioning All Her Favorite Fruit…. So we’re a collective here now!
CvB/Lowrey/Cracker one of my all-time favourite groupings ever… I’m also very fond of related bands from their universe like Sparklehorse and Sun Kil Moon and so on….
Oh, this takes me back! Not the version of the time (that was Johnny Kelly) but the wonderful version by Luke himself. The song that was number one the day my eyes first blinked open on the joys of this land.
Little did I know it, but a few beds away slept a number of equally newcomers to this land of the aware that I ended up sharing the same schoolroom with, some earlier, some later.
And a while back my little one asked me not to call on our regular time because of ‘all this birthday stuff’. She was heading off to her step-grandmother’s birthday. It was also mine, and I am only a few years younger than step-grandma.
Either way, please enjoy this version with Luke at his best. The Black Velvet Band:
I forgot to mention, I hate birthdays!
I did :)
I am glad, my lady!
Frank Wilson – Do I love You (Indeed I Do)
Originally released in 1965, only 250 or so copies of the single were made, but the song went on to have huge success across the atlantic years later on the norhtern soul scene. It is one of the most valuable vinyl records ever as only 2 are known to be still in existence.
and I forgot to mention, it’s an absolute TUUUUUUUNE!
nice ( reminded me of the red 69 vespa I wrapped around a lamppost to my eternal shame )
we all had a bitta
Tainted Love, Gloria Jones
Oh I had nearly forgotten this wonderful version! Thank you, my lady :-)
Aka Mrs Marc Bolan.
Loved that, thanks J.
There really can only be one, one to warm the cockles of an Irish heart, turn on the immersion, and summon a dad to pick you up from the airport on a cold December evening.
There is more to do, and a magic carpet ride is ahead of us all. Dusty, bring us back:
this song wins on nostalgia alone !
The inimitable Miss Tina Turner being a fool in love
he’s got me smiling when I should be ashamed, cracking line and what a woman
You gotta love Tina Turner! Her 60’s and 70’s records were fantastic.
Before anyone else takes it, because it will be,
Aretha Franklin singing I say a little prayer, now who hasn’t fallen in love with, to, because and over this song.
Also helpful when one has fallen out of love….
(Keep forgetting the obscure/underrated part, soz)
I know I had to bite back a few cause I’m trying to play by the rules
For once, Janet, for once.
Ertha Kitt, I want to be evil …..
That lady had the most expressive eyes I think I have ever seen!
A friend made me a mix tape for when I first left for foreign climes. This was on the side ‘Aural Valium: for medicinal purposes only’
Nobody asked, but I will say it anyway. The other side, back in the day when you had to take the tape out and turn it around, was ‘Music for bopping to’
If you have a side named that, you need a killer song to set it off. How better thatn the King of Soul himself?
Devil with a blue dress
Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels
There’s so many but a couple of favourites that fall below the radar quite often are:
1. The Moody Blues – Go Now – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2L3UzM_FfE
and given the day that is in it:
2. The Easybeats – Friday On My Mind – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSowZcvoqr4
Easybeats. Fantastic song. George Young and Harry Vanda. George the older brother of Angus and Malcolm. Young & Vanda went on to produce AC/DC. Bon Scott of course, he was in The Valentines: ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’, just for the video, including on screen ads, if nothing else.
Easybeats. Great song. George Young and Harry Vanda. George being the older brother of Angus and Malcolm. Vanda & Young went on to produce the only AC/DC albums that counted. Bon Scott of course, he was in the Valentines and Fraternity.
Fraternity – Seasons of Change.
The man had a voice.
this is actually one of my favorite songs, love the lyrics
Love potion number 9 ( yokes ?;))
sorry this is my favorite vroom vrooom, who doesn’t like riding the bad boys ?!
” Leader of the pack ” The Shangri Las
Better than the scooter around the lampost :-)
especially when it’s not your scooter…
MC5’s – Kick Out The Jams.
Late 60’s but way ahead of it’s time.
Hell yes. Not a limp wrist there.
1969 still count?
arguably it’s the year that counts the most
Then let us start this off the way that year did! Medicinal compound, anyone?
hajaj brilliant, I’d totally forgotten that
I think I have the sheet music to that somewhere.
Sunshine of your love
She has Sass in large quantities – I Love this tune.
Here’s hoping Gramps likes a bit of Spanky !
I’d say there isn’t a soul put there who doesn’t like a bit of that spank, banger !
Sliding across the floor in my socks to that. The first comment below the video on YT is right. Not 1960s but check out Brown Sabbath for more of this type of funk power.
oh, another one with a Friday night reference:
Small Faces – Sha La La La Lee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZDxYPn8K0Y
Double competition, what movie is this from? No cheating
The Mike Curb Congregation and Burning Bridges
Kelly’s Hero’s !
Winner winner chicken dinner!
I know what’s being watched this weekend. Yessssss. Drinking wine, eating some cheese and catching some rays, man.
That is still one of my favourite films, and a definite perennial. This song is part of my childhood. Thank you for the memory!
for a bit of fire in the belly singing
Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company – Piece of My Heart
This is an addictive game
A short number of years ago I was on a weekend trip to my friend in Amsterdam. We went to a late night spot called Bourbon Street which had an open mic session that day.
Two acts stand out in my memory. The first was a guy who insisted the entire crowd shut up and listen to him, before having a huff and storming off the stage (he really was not that good, just thought he was)
The second was a stellar performance by a young lady, culminating in a hugely brilliant performance of this song as she sat on the stairs of the stage. All respects to the original, but that performance blew me away.
As she came down off the stage and walked to the front of the house I said ‘Thank you’ as she passed me. She reached out and put her hand on my shoulder, and smiled as she went past. I was not young, but that touch meant more to me than any I had felt for a long time.
You are a brilliant story teller, Slightly. I love these vignettes.
Ramsey Lewis – Dear Prudence
In 1968 less than a month after the Beatles released the White Album, Ramsey Lewis recorded a selection of songs off that same album for his own album released under the title “Mother Nature’s Son”. ‘Dear Prudence’ is a great jazz-funk instrumental enhanced with some beautiful orchestration. If I had the technical wizardry, I’d love to try doing a mash-up with the original Beatles’ vocals
“Cry Baby Cry” is another highlight
I look forward to checking this out later. If you learn something new every day, Friday’s lessons are the ones that enrich my life the most! Thanks
Band of Gold.
a great track for the auld divorce party
You don’t own me , Lesley Gore
sorry this is a rule breaker but can’t resist, same lady,
Walk on by
Anything by that that lady can break any rule, as far as I am concerned!
The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation – Warning (1967) Mostly known by the Sabbath version from their awesome first album. But this is the original:-
a little dedication to all the Broadsheet trolls and the FF shills who never bother with these posts thank god for small mercies ( cause they have no souls)
Mr Lonely, Bobby Vinton
I love the music you’re posting Janet. Great taste with added dig. Just 40 usuals sharing great songs and memories on a friday with the incentive of winning a €25 music voucher, and being the most popular thing on BS, it is the online Late Late Show. I’m not knocking, I’m sold!
My choice, not for the voucher, more for you to enjoy, you might like it. It’s properly obscure.
The Spike Drivers-Strange Mysterious Sound – Baby Won’t You Let Me Tell You How I lost My Mind.
the wonderful and sadly missed steve marriot and ronnie lane
Small faces: tin soldier
you are right on all counts there in my book.
I had to go there
BELLES! BELLES! BELLES! – CLAUDE FRANÇOIS (1962)
You and your fancy French music!
sure it’s never easy
Comment te dire adieu ? Francoise Hardy
last on the french rabbit hole
I am a doll
Poupée de cire, France Gall
Oh please do not stop on our sake! My weekend is looking up.
Nino Ferrer does James Brown:
Spencer Davis Group
Love the bass, it made me think of massive attack unfinished symphony when I first heard it.
Little Stevie Windwood probably about 17 when they made this. – that is only my guess.
Get your groove on Grandad !
Up to the back yard we would go walking
since we are breaking the rules
Brenda Lee, The end of the world
Out of time, out of competition.
But sometimes I think you do. Let’s break the rules together :-)
that’s my kinda invitation
Recorded in 1969 Pressure Drop launched the career of Toots & The Maytals outside Jamaica and helped poineer the worldwide popularity of reggae
A short sharp classic by an artist often overshadowed by Bob Marley.
Another largely forgotten star of that era was Matt Monroe.
What a superb voice.A classic English crooner.
Squeezing into the decade in 1960s with this gorgeous piece of shmaltz.
And poor Toots passed away last week : (
They were due to play in Ireland in 2021. (Might even have been a postponed 2020 show)
Charger, what a pleasant surprise. Thanks.
Brings back happy memories of sultry Caribbean nights, Red Stripe, huge spliffs and sand under my bare feet.
Dee Clark – That’s My Girl (1964)
enjoyed that video ! miss an auld dance, in front of the mirror isn’t the same ;)
I know what you mean Janet!
Them -I can only give you everything-
Van the man and the lads deliver a garage classic in 1966. I can only… will be covered by MC5 (cited in this very list) as well as countless other musicians. More recently Beck used the riff for his hit Devil’s Haircut as some other samples off Them again for his album Odelay.
…kick-out the jams, motherfuckers!!!
Tammy Wynette, Stand by your Man
so many ska tunes about trains – this tops my list
I read somewhere before that the reason there are so many cowboy/gunfighter references in reggae was that a crate of cowboy records, bound for Europe was stolen from the docks in Kingston. Every single family had a copy and every kid became Roy Rogers and the Lone Ranger and it went into the later music.
That is new to me,great story though.
The story of the Alpha Boys School is one that makes me chuckle.
So many top brass players introduced to their craft by nuns. So many luminaries passed through
Probably neither under-rated or obscure but just wouldn’t feel right if the were no Zombies on this list!
Patsy Cline ( Crazy is too known so here’s)
Shes got you
Officially I have all of her recordings, and then here you come along. Wonderful!
what a voice,
speaking of voices Tom Jones , I’ll never fall in love again
and Otis Redding, These arms of mine
Janet, that is a wonderful choice.
Otis, what is not to LOVE.
Gone way too soon
Great song! I never heard this one before
Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood
Some Velvet Morning
Ooh, Nancy! Start of a movement!
Kind of has to be done. Bang bang
Oh yes! Whatever about her father, you could just drink in those tones!
Suzie Q by CCR!
If this doesn’t work I’m going back under my bridge
What about this one then?
See if I care.
Stay there, but keep it comfy. A few of us will be over later with drinks and a pizza. We have all been in the wrong time, right place, so let us share stories!
Is there still room under the bridge? I got the wine, but a film intruded.
They’re coming to take me away by Napoleon XIV. Delightfully un-PC. A true one hit wonder. Heard it first on Gareth O’Callaghans afternoon show on 2FM. I was 15. The sun was shining strong, I was doing my first ever slating a roof unsupervised with my trusty radio sitting on the chimney for better signal. Good times.
Frank Frost – My Back Scratcher (1965)
Bent Bolt and the Nuts “Mechanical Man” (1966)
The most impressive thing about this one is that it’s not a sound affect on his voice, he actually singing like that, it’s almost like Tuvan throat singing.
nine times out of ten
A shout out for the homegrown talent,
think theres a little Mod/Northern about Eamonn :)
Bridgette Bardot avec Serge Gainsbourg – Contact
Alternatively, Lovefingers by Silver Apples
(PLAY IT LOUD)
I love Contact! Bridgette Bardot eh? But that link was not it, here is a working link
Janet for the win here people, no doubt.
better dig out my celebration outfit ;)
Brian Hyland , Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
slightly creepy clip by today’s standards, different times
This has to be one of my favourite 60’s songs ever! A Change is gonna come by Sam Cooke. He died too young
so full of hope
I only have eyes for you by The Flamingos, its so spooky and gorgeous at the same time.
Doo-ooh wop de wop…
different, but also very catchy, 1969 version here:
Really like this one!
..my original comment seems to have disappeared, strangely
It was a link to this song: Keith Mansfield Orchestra – Soul Thing (1968)
My theme tune if I ever become a pro boxer or else get my own chat show ;)
Edwin Starr, ‘War’.
What is it good for?
Love it….but think it was 1970.
1969 according to dinterweb
My apologies. I thought my Motown knowledge was sharper.
yupyup is correct – 1970 release
Copyrighted 69, released in 70. Given the subject matter it certainly sits better in the 60s..
Cilla Black , You’re my world ( I used to love watching Blind Date as a young un )
Bobby Bland ‘ain’t no love in the heart of the city’
Covered no less than thirty five times over the years, proving that form is temporary but class and quality is permanent.
love this but is it 60’s ?
oh just read rest of your comment ;)
Ah nuts, you’re bang on J, 1974.
track 2 from Deep Purple’s debut album, Shades of Deep Purple (1968).
I’m waiting for the day by The Beach Boys. A 60’s gem from Pet Sounds, always makes me happy.
Masterpiece of an album.
In the true spirit of what makes a great song, this can be about a lover, a friend, a parent or anybody that you just adore, the legend of Marvin Gaye,
How sweet it is to be loved by you
Booker T & the MGs, ‘soul limbo’
I would have loved to have been there when they were recording this:
‘What we need is a marimba solo. Anyone got Terry Manning’s number’..
I was lucky enough to see Booker T at the sugar club a few years ago and danced my poor missis into the floor.
Zager and Evans- In the Year 2525. Epic and ridiculous!
@ oh, quite the prescient video for that one too with Metropolis. Good pick.
Desmond Dekker – Israelites
A seriously overlooked Dubliners tune; ‘cod liver oil’
Good for what ails ya
How they got away with this one I don’t know. https://youtu.be/H1dOreGykiM
Weile Weile Waila
seven day fool
Take me in your arms
Rock me a little while
beat me to it, lovely track
glad you like it
Here she is with Marvin Gaye
It takes two
powerful version, fecking voices !
that was in answer to Eamon above :)
glad you like it
Here she is with Marvin Gaye
It takes two
one more chance
The Boss – John Lee Hooker
Big Legs Tight Skirt
That’s a Shirley Lawson link but still cool.
sorry about that
Hey, no bad. Both awesome.
Nick – this one is very specially for the hippie
for what it’s worth
Ladies & Gentlemen, you are forgetting the 60’s was the decade that brought us Ska/Rocksteady/Reggae before the mainstream Europeans misappropriated it and introduced it to the masses. Here’s my first.
The Pioneers – Long Shot (Kick De Bucket)
I wanna give you tomorrow
Prince Buster – Al Capone
Often imitated, never bettered.
Sam Dee’s, Lonely for you baby
Guns of Navarone – The Skatalites
Forget your funky music, white boy, this is the best.
Why is all the people on this site trying to prove that they are in their late 50s/early 60s?
It makes no sense.
Stay young and beautiful my children.
Most people who enter competitions are losers.
just wait until he gets into the classical period of the baroque and the romantic, I have some doozies lined up
here’s a little Chopin Nocturne for bedtime to sooth your troubled mind and get you in the mood for going even farther back in time
a really early not so well known Serge Gainsbourg, oozing his ugly beautiful charm enhanced with youth,
L’eau a la bouche
The epitimou of “cool”.
He was cool before it was fashionable.
the pain get a little deeper
Possibly the first L G B T Q+ tribute, definitely the finest
The Kinks – Lola
(Released in 1970 but written, recorded and performed in 1969)
This is easy:
Eve of Destruction, Barry McGuire
From the original 60 act, Nirvana, this classic from 68. Loved it then and still love it today!
The trippy psychedelic feel was wonderful, mind you a lot of Jazz cigarettes had been smoked.
Nirvana with Rainbow Chaser!!
I’ve been digging this one recently. I got a stack of my Dad’s old records and there was an original 7″ of this which I now have. About 50 or so records from 60’s-70’s so have yet to go through and clean everything. It’s been interesting so far.
Rare Earth – Magic Key https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwZ8O58BrvQ
That’s a lovely project, great song too.
The records are apparently a mix of those from my Dad and his brothers; the last one gone earlier this year. They were without a doubt the right age to catch some of the most amazing music made, being teens and early 20’s through the sixties. Everything from Motown to the Stones, Beatles, Beach Boys, Kinks, and some other oddities from the late 50’s through to early 70’s. All are 7 inch and most were pressed in Ireland.
It’s funny but I have more questions than ever now going through stuff now he’s gone.
The Monkees – What am i doing hanging round
Scott Walker – Montague Terrace
One of my all time favourites. Not sure if it qualifies as underappreciated…probably not
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles – The Tracks of my Tears
If you don’t like this we can never be friends…
Jake Thackray – Lah di dah
I’m being given out to as I listen to this.
Because…you’re listening to it? :)
Love – Alone again or
The Zombies – This will be our year
Not obscure but arguably the best vocal of the 60’s…
CCR – Fortunate son
Imagine Billie Holliday singing an outtake from Astral Weeks. It’s this…
Karen Dalton – Something On Your Mind
Scratch that. It’s from 1971.
Tommy James and the Shondelles – Crimson and Clover
“God created war so that Americans would learn geography”- Mark Twain
Draft Morning – The Byrds
This thread needs more psychedelia
The Electric Prunes – I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
“This is brother Fela Ransome Kuti…”
Viva Nigeria – https://youtu.be/HwnWklsWUHI
Oft covered* but never bettered.
Blues Run The Game – Jackson C Frank
*Simon & Garfunkel, Laura Marling, Nick Drake, John Renbourn, Mark Lanegan, Robin Pecknold and more besides.
For all that I love them, do some somgs of that era just almost range on the cringey? Different times, and lord we have enoungh in the Irish back catalogue to match?
I know what you mean
Pete Rodriguez – Oh Thats Nice (1967)
i can see for miles
whole lotya love
get out of my life woman
Golden Boys – Berimbau (1969)
A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke)
13th Floor Elevators – Slip inside this house
Now we’re motoring!
Canned Heat – On The Road Again
The only way is up!
Sorry, wrong decade.
Pounding percussion, riffage in three chords and John Cale on sleigh bells
I Wanna Be Your Dog – The Stooges
and its good night from him…
One of Morrissey’s Desert Island Discs. Written by Gordon Lightfoot. Produced by Jimmy Page.
Nico – I’m Not Sayin
Change of style for ya righty
Roberta Flack – Compared To What
Ah, Bertie is in the second place with her.
Proof that young Jeff didn’t lick it off the stones. Intro by Mickey Dolenz on the very last episode of The Monkees TV show broadcast in 1968.
Tim Buckley – Song To The Siren
Doris Troy – Just One Look (1963)
lesser known soul classic
Carole King The Road To Nowhere (1966)
An unusual Carol King song. It’s been described before as sounding a bit like “Phil Spector producing the Velvet Underground”. It does seem like she was drawing inspiration from VU tracks such as “All Tomorrow’s Parties” or “Venus in Furs” – that droning dark, raw sound, dissonant piano, etc
Aussie Rock classic – The Loved one by the Loved Ones.
A great beat and a great mood.
Aussie Rock classic – The Loved one by the Loved Ones.
A great beat and a great mood.
1996, mind you.
Had a wonderful talk this evening with one of my oldest friends (or longest? How does that go – he is younger than I am, but shorter. Sometimes language hurts!)
Anyway, in the house I currently live in he taught me more on the guitar than I thought I would ever know. Not being smart, but I taught him his first chords on a retreat in Offally (of all places). I never claimed to be a master or a good teacher, but man did this boy prove he could play!
Anyway, a Sixties song, but an Eighties beat. He taught me how to do the synchopation on the guitar over far too many nights at the kitchen table. He preferred Adam and the Ants, I got him to bow. We got used to the sound of the neighbour banging on the walls. My current neighbour would likely be banging on the door wanting to join in.
Times change. People change. Life moves on.
But still, I want candy!
In case anyone is wondering I just had to watch Kelly’s Heroes again. It is longer than I remember, but no less wonderful!
Excellent! Positive vibes, man.
haha explains the late night :)
Expecting the big sis along soon. I need energy!
The Homes of Donegal
In solidarity with our friends up there under lockdown
Elvis Presley Fame and Fortune (1960 Live)
The Move – Blackberry Way
Etta James still does it for me
Not sixties by any stretch, but if anyone is interested, beastie boys last concert available on YouTube till Monday only
papi, you beaut
thanks for that
I was delighted when it came up on my news feed this morning. Kelly’s heroes and this.
Just watched it. God, they’re so cool. Simplest stage, hardly any lighting, backyard kinda deal, and you can see those lads love each other. Start at an hour if you’re not interested. As if.
do you spend most afternoons, spread out like a cold supper watching old movies ?
Thanks for the heads-up Papi.
Posted this before I’m sure as it’s a huge favourite of mine…
Cilla, Burt & George Martin – Alfie (live)
None more 60’s
Thunderclap Newman – Something in the air
This is a serious playlist folks, keep them coming.
My favourite northern soul stomper; Marvin Smyth ‘have more time’
The Creations, ‘mix up girl’ https://youtu.be/H3Rokwt5koc
No finer statement of intent than Led Zeppelin’s opening track from their first album.
‘Good Times, Bad Times’
This didn’t seem to stick.
Anyway, everyone has a fave northern soul banger and this is mine – Marvin Smyth ‘have more time’
This was number one the week I was born
Make of it what you will..
We were all born once, and there is a song for each of us. This is a good one.
Belated happy birthday :-)
This has to be in there, surprised its not:
The Meters, ‘cissy strut’
A bit of culture https://youtu.be/pqxwXla3-Bw
Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) Boureé
Johnny Kid and the Pirates – Shakin all over….
Look forward to going through these posts… :)
The Doors, ‘soul kitchen’
From their first and to me their best album.
From when Morrison was a raw, hungry blues and soul singer, unlike the pastiche crooner he later became..
Adapted by Dominic Behan from a poem by Martin Henry, it’s one of the best songs about the Irish emigrant experience.
The Dubliners – McAlpine’s Fusiliers
And a rare version with Luke Kelly on vocals.
This week is a bit of a bittersweet one for me. Just under a year ago I lost my brother. In this past week my family came together to decide what parts of his life we wanted to take on with us. Not surprisingly, his music was the most contentious. But not contentious, we will of course share all.
But who get’s Johnny The Fox? Who get’s Crusader? Who gets…
My brother introduced me to more music than I care to mention. My father did Greek and eastern Medditerannean. My mother did opera, and musicals.
But my brother did pop. He taught me how to listen to the song, dissect it, pull it to pieces, but still love it for what it was.
When we moved home, one of my earliest memories is him helping me make a Lego taperecorder so I could play my then favourite song.Of course, I had to sing it, as Lego had not yet progressed that far. I am sure my poor suffering parents were delighted with him :-)
No, it was not ABBA, so my lady Janet need not be upset, Not quite a 60s, but still my favourite song.
Missing my brother tonight.
My thoughts are with you all tonight.
You are just one of the soundest people
Thanks for sharing
Your brother had great taste in music, and condolences for your loss. Cracker song, great brother.
Sorry for your loss SB, hope you’re keeping well.
sending big internet hug
Thanks guys. I am doing fine, glad to say. Just rising to this glorious day, and a washing machine to install :-)
The thing with brothers is that no matter how many you have, they are annoying as hell to be around. Until the day they are not. Then you realise you did not make you. Your family did, your friends did, your community did.
This morning after my friend left I went out to look at the moon (I once howled, but the neighbours complained) and I realised something that I rarely express.
I love this town. It boring as only a Kildare town can be, but it is where my soul is.
The other day I passed a friend from my early days in the school here, and he waved a hello, along with the nickname I was given the day I arrived in this town. Somethings you cannot outlive, whether you want to or not. Whena town names you somehow you belong.
Beautiful memories and a beautiful song.