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I stopped collecting in the late 90's when the sales of vinyl dropped off and non-music took over the charts!

Experience in the area

DJ in 1950's working in UK and Hong Kong. Collected singles from late 40's (US imports on vinyl and UK shellac - until 1990's had over 35000 at one time - sold most to a Lottery winner but stall have 2000 plus 45's mainly. Started as a teenager in UK and was (probably) the first 'disco' type dance DJ tp use 2 turntables so that continuous music for dancing from records was available in 1952. Had a weekly programme in Hong Kong in 57 which ran for 2 years titles 'Pick Of The Pops' which somebody used later in the Uk as a title!! Made many friends in the 50's - particularly Guy Mitchell, Gale Storm and Rosie Clooney. Met many others including Pat Boone, Paul Anka and even an interview with Sinatra which was not good as he was hung-over at 10am from the night before. returned to UK in 1960 and sent interviews from here back to the Far East - early Cliff Richard, Shirley Bassey, and Roy Orbison and - sadly - Del Shannon just before he left us!

Organizations

Chair of the Twinning Group Organisation between Wakefield and the German town of Herne. I also moderate a section of a Football Forum looking after the Bundesliga thread under the name os SchalkeUK

Education/Credentials

Retired from teaching in 2009 (all high school subjects at times) but mainly French, German and Maths. Before that I had 9 years in the Royal Air Force - connected with BFBS - 14 years managing a professional Rugby Club, 15 years in Local Government before going back to teach at age 63 to 71. Hate the modern-day use of kids as researchers who rely on incorrect sources withou having been able to experience the original items - many 50's hit re-recorded for Steroe and were very poor compared to the first version but are still passed off as the correct one. I suppose I could - at times - qualify for any series dealing with 'Grumpy Old Men', but as they say c'est la vie!

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2014-03-21 Lyrics:

Wow - now you are really getting deep!    The only song I remember with a similar line - and don't please ask for the whole lyric is a 1930's song called 'Oh Peter'  It starts out with 'You're so nice'

2014-03-21 Lyrics:

Hi.  The lyric (one song) should be this: (I hope)  Tiny tiny tiny cloud  Drifting above so high  Won't you show me please  Show me my mistake  What did I do  Did I do something to harm her    Above with

2014-01-14 everly brothers:

Amazon has a very good priced set under the "Essential Everly Brothers" heading - it is a 2CD compilation of most - if not all their hits - depending on where you live as well as a DVD of some performances

2013-07-17 unkown singer:

I'm not really sure about this, but the Crime Story series used many tracks as part of the stories - some of which were younger than the 1963 period of the action.  The music was under control of Al Kooper

2013-03-18 a 50s/60s instrumental:

The only thing I can come across immediately is a single released in 1967 by the Irish Group The Bachelors song title Ghost Mountain.  It can be downloaded or sampled on Amazon - perhaps this may be the

 

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