December 9th, 2010

Blue Red

UK Christmas no1s 1952 - 2010 (1972 & 1973)

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

The beginning of the 70s saw the Christmas comedy song theme continue into the twee and then fun.

At the charity radio station where I first played the Christmas no1s, People rang in and pledged to have a record played. While I was playing Long Haired Lover, someone rang up and offered us £20 to turn it off!! 

Slade are going to be forever in and out of the charts at Christmas time with this single. I think that this song has become more well known than any traditional Christmas song.

Here's the next two songs;

Little Jimmy Osmond - Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
1972




Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
1973



Blue Red

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This is a last shout out to anyone outside the UK - If anyone would like a Christmas card from me, please send me a PM.  I swear I won't give out your address to anyone else or stalk you or anything. :D

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