Tuesday, 22 November 2011

UK Singles Chart (1972)

8th Jan
New Seekers
I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
First UK No 1 for this band, formed by a member of the Seekers with a song that started as a Coca Cola TV advert.
5th Feb
T Rex
Telegram Sam
3rd UK No. 1 and their first hit for the glam rockers' new record company, from their album "Slider".
19th Feb
Chicory Tip
Son Of My Father
Written by Giorgio Moroder. This was the first No 1 to feature a Moog Synthesiser.
11th Mar
Without You
Suicide inspired song written by two members of Badfinger, who both later committed suicide.
15th Apr
The Pipes & Drums & Military Band of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Amazing Grace
The old favourite traditional hymn as played by this Scottish military bagpipe band. It was the best-selling single of the year but remained their only UK No 1.
20th May
T Rex
Metal Guru
A 4th and final No 1 for Marc Bolan who continued to chart regularly over the next couple of years.
17th Jun
Don McLean
First UK No 1 with this song about Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh. McLean's best known song, the classic, "American Pie" only ever reached No 2 for him.
Take Me Back 'ome
2nd UK No 1 for the Midlands glam rockers featuring Noddy Holder on vocals.
8th Jul
Donny Osmond
Puppy Love
First UK No 1 for a member of the squeaky clean family act from Utah with a song written by Paul Anka.
12th Aug
Alice Cooper
School's Out
Only ever UK No 1 for shock rocker Alice Cooper with this School Disco classic.
2nd Sep
Rod Stewart
You Wear It Well
2nd UK No 1 for "Rod the Mod" with this old favourite.
9th Sep
Mama were all crazee now
A 3rd UK No 1 for the Wolverhampton boys who were on a roll of chart successes.
30th Sep
David Cassidy
How Can I Be Sure
First UK No 1 for this star of US TV series the Partridge Family. His solo career was more successful in the UK than at home.
14th Oct
Lieutenant Pigeon
Mouldy Old Dough
Only ever UK No 1 for this Coventry based group which included a mother and son in the line up.
11th Nov
Gilbert O'Sullivan
First UK No 1 for this Irishman who dressed as a 1920s worker in flat cap, braces and baggy trousers.
25th Nov
Chuck Berry
My Ding-A-Ling
Respected pioneer of R&B and rock 'n' roll, whose only UK No 1 was this live, innuendo-laden novelty song.
23rd Dec
Little Jimmy Osmond
Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
Osmond family member with an Xmas novelty song, and who at the age of 9 became the youngest chart topper ever.
The New Seekers,We'd Like To Teach The World To Sing,UK,Deleted,LP RECORD,371107
T-Rex / Tyrannosaurus Rex,Telegram Sam - Red vinyl,Japan,Deleted,7
Chicory Tip,Son Of My Father,UK,Deleted,7
Harry Nilsson,Without You,UK,Deleted,7

Don McLean,Vincent,UK,Deleted,7

The Beatles - Help!

The Beatles,Help! - Shell cover,Sweden,Deleted,LP RECORD,266436
THE BEATLES Help! This rare original 1969 Parlophone/on EMI box logo 14-track stereo LP. Most of the vinyl & all of the sleeves that make up this legendary item were manufactured in Holland but very few copies of the vinyl were pressed in Sweden - this is one of those few!. This LP with it's alternate picture sleeve was only ever issued to Shell employees and was never available to purchase in the shops.
The Beatles,Help! - Shell cover,Sweden,Deleted,LP RECORD,266436
1. Help!
2. The Night Before
3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
4. I Need You
5. Another Girl
6. You're Going To Lose that Girl
7. Ticket To Ride
8. Act Naturally
9. It's Only Love
10. You Like Me Too Much
11. Tell Me What You See
12. I've Just Seen A Face
13. Yesterday
14. Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Joe 90 Top Secret (No 8)

Joe 90 Top Secret No. 8
This was Joe 90 Top Secret (No 8) and was first published on March 8th 1969. The magazine comprised of 20 pages with the following features; features on W.I.N. Agents in Action (readers sending in pictures of themselves on 'missions') Joe's Hobbies (The Story of Space Travel Told in Stamps No.8) Isle of Man TT, The B.I.G. R.A.T. Tells the story of Luxury Lifeboats, World Intelligence Network (Information and jokes) A competition to win 100 Corgi 'E' Type Jaguars and Top Ten Racing Cars No.8 - McLaren.

1919 Kelloggs' Cornflakes

1919 Kellogg's Corn Flakes #001642
This classic Kelloggs' Corn Flakes ad from Canada dates back to 1919. Illustrated in vivid clolour featuring the production plant in London, Ontario.

Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) - Episode Seventeen - Somebody Just Walked Over My Grave!

Somebody Just Walked Over My Grave was the seventeenth episode of the classic 1969 ITC British television series, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) starring Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope and Annette Andre. The episode was first broadcast on 9 January 1970 on ITV and was Directed by Cyril Frankel.
Marty finds somebody digging around his grave. He sends Jeff to investigate the cemetery and in doing so is knocked unconscious several times by a masked 18th century axe wielder. Telling Jeannie of his experiences and visiting a doctor (Cyril Shaps) to treat his wounds concerned it may have affected his judgement, Jeff unintentionally manages to convince the doctor he is a madman and contacts the Police as he escapes. Lying low and suspecting the gardener at the cemetery anyway, Jeff accepts a job with Mandrake, the wealthy owner in the nearby mansion, and stumbles on an intricate plot to steal his insane agoraphobic son through an underground tunnel pretending to hold him to ransom. It is all part of a plot to inherit his father's fortune but when he marries his young housekeeper the plan is demised.
In this episode Marty also departs Jeff and travels to Germany to watch a football match between Germany and England. Watching from inside the commentary box (also housing the commentator, Fawlty Towers' Andrew Sachs) he learns that he is able to control the game and blows a ball over the cross bar and a German player shoots at an open goal. Mandrake's mad hippie son Harry also brings up some issues, parodying cannabis smoking of the era and suffering from agoraphobia. His extreme hair and his obsession for indoor paint throwing is also of amusing note.
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