WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES

Who hasn’t, in an unguarded moment, caught their reflection in a mirror or shop window and wondered just who it was looking back at them? What parent hasn’t had to wake up to the fact that their offspring has grown up far more rapidly than they can give them credit...

SOMETHING

Being the third most successful songwriter in The Beatles must at times have seemed to George Harrison like being the runner up in a boxing match just points ahead of the referee - especially when the fourth most successful was Ringo Starr (who John Lennon famously...

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE

Popular music has always asked questions. From The Honeycombs insecure Have I The Right? to the shared novelty honours of Patti Page and Lita Roza asking How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? From Van Morrison’s meaningful Have I Told You Lately? to Tony Christie’s...

JENNIFER ECCLES

With the possible exception of female minor members of the royal family there are not many girls’ names that haven’t been the subject of a decent pop song or two. It probably explains why les belles Beatrice and Eugenie are yet to feature in the best sellers whilst...

WIDE EYED AND LEGLESS

There are songs to leap up and down in the air to whilst trying not to spill your drink, songs for brides and grooms to take their first dance to without tripping up and songs for the last chance to cop for someone before heading home on your own. But surely the best...

LAZY SUNDAY

If it had been a school homework project to write a song about a typically British Sunday afternoon in the late 1960s it’s unlikely that the Small Faces would have come top of their class. Here was the band who had got away with murder not having Here Comes The Nice...

GOLD

Basic rules of a Spandau Ballet song: Must be suitable for a lavishly expensive video like the ones Duran Duran had so much success with. Must have just a touch of George Michael about it. Must be catchy but not cause too much perspiration -New Romantic make-up runs...

MAY YOU NEVER

Remember when cassette tape compilations quietly replaced love letters as the way to someone’s heart? How convenient it was to let someone else do the talking for you - although with at least one side of a C90 being the very minimum you could get away with, it could...

NATIONAL EXPRESS

The American Songbook has The Chatanooga Choo Choo and its opening lines of: “Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga Choo Choo? Track twenty nine, boy you can gimme a shine, I can afford to board a Chattanooga Choo Choo. I've got my fare and just a trifle to spare.”...

COLE’S CORNER

Not everyone has heard of Richard Hawley – though it’s their loss for those who haven’t. Not everyone has heard of Cole’s Corner – but everyone has probably got one - somewhere. Here’s a catch-up on the former: Richard Willis Hawley – singer, guitarist, songwriter and...

The Great British Songbook

What is the songbook? The “Great British Songbook” is the canon of the most important and influential popular songs , written by composers and lyricists from the British Isles. Songs published from the early 1960’s that have stood the test of time in their life and legacy

  • Songs released in the 1960’s
  • Songs released in the 1970’s
  • Songs released in the 1980’s
  • Songs released in the 1990’s
  • Songs released in the 2000’s

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE

Popular music has always asked questions. From The Honeycombs insecure Have I The Right? to the...

GOLD

Basic rules of a Spandau Ballet song: Must be suitable for a lavishly expensive video like the...

NATIONAL EXPRESS

The American Songbook has The Chatanooga Choo Choo and its opening lines of: “Pardon me boy, is...

COLE’S CORNER

Not everyone has heard of Richard Hawley – though it’s their loss for those who haven’t. Not...