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…not necessarily by M. Proust.

Well, thanks to having to beat off those dastardly ninjas I’ve  been stuck indoors unable to do much. Gets a bit tedious after a while.

So I thought I’d go through some of my old records. By “records”, I mean those flat black discs. Most of my collection dates back to the 50s and 60s. Quite a few old club recordings, deemed unsuitable for public broadcast.

Pretty tame by present standards.

Anyway, among my collection is one from the original pressing of  “Fool Britannia” which was a (then wickedly funny) send-up of the shenanigans centring on the British government of the day.

I wondered if it had been posted on that rag-bag of memorabilia…so I looked.

Sadly, not the LP, but a couple of clips.

A little more?

Probably ‘way over heads of today, but the jokes kept some comedians in beer and fags. 🙂

Having been lucky in this little fishing  trip, I cast my line again…

But I’ll save it for another post. Here’s a teaser…the artiste  used to sing with the Benny Goodman Orchestra.

Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

16 thoughts on “TIMES REMEMBERED…

  1. ah! vinyl. . . I lost mine years ago in a burgalry

    I so envy people who still have theirs


    thanks for the trip down your memory lane



  2. (I have no idea what a “bugalry” is, perhaps you do!)


  3. I still have some of my vinyl (but all my stuff is 1960s 70s and 80s) – half of my lot got melted in my move from the country to the city in 1985….. I took it as a definite hint that the city was too hot for me…. and only lasted 8 months! but I still haven’t been able to replace the vinyl lost in the attempt to become a city girl…..


  4. I have a lot of vinyl, too, but nothing to play it on. One day…
    I’d forgotten all about ‘fool britannia’ – such memories to hear those voices again.


  5. I liked Christine more than Mandy too 🙂


  6. Wonderful, wonderful, thank you! (Had to think for a moment who ‘Ivanov’ was. Kept getting distracted by Ivor Nov(ello). Must be my age.


  7. You might be able to make some cash with that up on eBay. Something to consider.


  8. The patient calls so I must away but I’ll be back.


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