December 15th, 2008

Blue Red

UK Christmas no1s

I love Christmas No1s and have collected them over the years on 78, vinyl and CD.

Pink Floyd were my older brothers favourite band so this brings back memories of hearing this coming from his room!

Mull Of Kintyre was my dad's favourite record. He always liked the sound of pipes and drums and I think I got my love of Scotland from him. He had been ill in bed for a while but died unexpectedly in '85. On the evening before, all the family were together (which didn't happen that often because of shifts at work) and we had a lovely evening chatting, singing and playing all his favourite records. It was a wonderful evening.
I have since visited many places in Scoland that he told me were wonderful and I have also been to some places he told me he wished he'd gone to. I once got very near to the mull of kintyre but unfortunatly I was too ill that day to walk the 4 and half miles across country to get to the actual point of the mull and the beach!

And Boney M the band that was really Marcia Barrett and Frank Farian - while the singers we saw just mimed.

Here are the next three songs:

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
1979





Boney M - Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord
1978





Wings - Mull Of Kintyre
1977