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Lately I acquired a reel to reel tape recorder from a friend so that I could search my old analog reel to reel tapes for songs I'd recorded in my youth. Most have just that bit too much echo as most songs did at the time between the 1950's to late 60's, which is when my songs were recorded onto a Grundig TK20 Tape Recorder. This is the first song that I wrote in the early 60's(I was about 19 at the time)before I ever had an amp or a mic', and I'd completely forgotten about the song, until I heard it as I ran the tapes.It was the only thing I ever did that my father ever liked and was recorded directly into the tape recorder mic', using a cheap acoustic guitar which I had only just learned to play in C,G,F and G7. I was surprised at the clarity after all this time, as other recordings had deteriorated quite a bit.I've had to take the songs I've managed to retrieve into Audacity to clean them up and get rid of most 'hum'. It's one of the first things I ever played and recorded; I never wrote another song until I joined MJ, so please give this performance a little lee-way if you listen to it.
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Uploaded: Aug 25, 2009 - 04:22:50 PM
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2009 - 04:22:50 PM Last Played: Mar 18, 2017 - 02:34:12 PM
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Hardware:
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Feter said 2766 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
There's No Tomorrow
Thats you at the age of 19 ? impossible ...so
matured and wonderful ....I can see the sentimental touch on the phrases and lyrics ...
really the song dont need anything ..its
perfect this way ..what a precious recording ..!
I m enjoying this so very much ...thnx alot
for sharin !!!!!
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Moviz said 2765 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Yes Feter
I must have been 19, because I'd only just acquired the guitar from a lad i worked with in the factory. I swopped it for an electric razor LOL. Glad you liked the song, which I'd completely forgotten about, regards M
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peacepiano said 2766 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Young Gun
Amazed at the sound you recovered off those old tapes. You voice is crystal clear. The song is very good, too bad you couldn't of gotten a little more encouragement.

Take Care
Bill
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Moviz said 2765 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
I too
was surprised Bill, because other songs I've found with echo and played through an Amp have deteriorated some; especially the guitar parts. Well I was nine when my Dad came back from the Navy and I'd only seen him twice up to then, so we didn't know each other and he didn't want to. I was just pleased that he liked it though. Glad you liked it too and thanks for listening, cheers M
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scofugate said 2766 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
wow
instant classic. What a pure sound!!
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Moviz said 2765 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
So pleased
you like this. As I said to Bill above, I didn't have an Amp at that time, so I just sat on the couch with the recorder on the coffee table and sang. Thanks again for calling, regards M
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DarkPlanet said 2766 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Rings True
Love the emotions coming through...time cant take them away. Magnificent vocals with a lovely vibrato,
Thanks for the treat Mo

TG
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Moviz said 2765 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Thanks Tom
So pleased you're not tired of listening to my voice LOL. Pleased too that you liked this and my vocals. Strange thing is, that I always wanted a vibrato, but never knew I had one at the time.... until now as i listen back, when it's deserted me, thanks a lot my friend, cheers M
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sloparts said 2766 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Just wonderful Maurice
Love having the chance to hear you when you were a young buck. It is amazing how well this recording has survive all these years and still sound this good.

You were a hell of a singer Maurice, (still are for that matter)

Thanks for sharing this memory Maurice, it is priceless.

Ed
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Moviz said 2765 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Ahh Yes Ed
It's depressing though when you can hear how easy it was to get those high notes and to have so much breath.... you never miss it till it's gone .......and it's slowly waving goodbye theses days, regards M
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lengold said 2766 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
That is just
fantastic - lovely song too - should have been a hit - it certainly could have been.
Cheers
Len

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Moviz said 2765 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Hi Len
Thanks for the nice comments..... and you know, in those days people just didn't have the access to studios, agents etc. that they do now. In fact it was quite rare for the average person to have a guitar or a tape recorder in the mid/late fifties and early sixties in the UK, regards M
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buckhorn said 2765 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
This is cool
..a classic, your voice has changed very little since then. And a well written tune. Enjoyed very much. I have a soft spot for this style of music. Regards
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Moviz said 2765 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
So glad
you like this Buckhorn... it's definitely 'of that era' in style and as I said I'd forgotten all about it.... you're very kind too about the voice, as I just can't hold the notes as long, the vibrato is slower and it's a little deeper... but after 50 odd years, what can i expect LOL, regards M
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The Infinites said 2765 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
WOW MO!!!!

You must be loving this - digging out the archive material is such a great thing to now be able to do. Converting to digital gives it such a new lease of life and new found longevity - no worries now about the tape deteriorating. And the world is now listening...

Your voice is great, very mature and you can still tell that it's you - you've not lost it at all, Mo! In the Malcolm Roberts / Vic Damone department for me and that's no bad place to be.

Here's an idea - maybe you could re-record it now, with all the hi-tech gizmos at your disposal. Would be an interesting project to hear the difference, no?

So glad you kept the older stuff, converted and posted this - I get a real buzz out of knowing the story behind this as I've been doing some cassette to mp3 conversion recently.

Thanks Mo - can we expect more 60s classics from the artist formerly known as Maurice Vizard?! Hope so...

ATB

Jim

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Moviz said 2765 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Actually Jim
I found and am still finding it quite emotional going through these old songs especially since most are ballads; some of which I have absolutely no memory of having recorded or sung. It's a lot like looking through old family photo's only in sound, because all those times come rushing back.
As I said above the voice has lost it's freshness which is so apparent in these old songs. As regards re-recording them... I haven't got the breath any more.
If you or anyone else wants any of these songs, just PM me your email address and I'll send you some, but there's 'Maurice's songs' More Maurice' and 'Even yet, still more Maurice' LOL. Seriously I'll send you some if you want and they are very much you're kind of easy listening.
Big thanks for the Vic Damone reference; that's really made my day, Best regards Jim M
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Henke said 2765 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Some story!
Some song! Amazing sound after all these years, very well sung. Congrats for being able to recover it from oblivion. Stay cool!

/Henke
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Moviz said 2765 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Thanks Henke
I did wonder how I'd manage to transfer them in this day and age and it turns out that the leads you get with white, red and yellow for transferring things to the TV, worked fine. I just plugged the red lead from the 'Monitor hole at the back of this borrowed tape recorder and the other end into my computer for GB and it worked fine. Audacity is a big help for getting the hiss and hum down too. Thank you for listening to this and pleased that you like it, cheers M
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2765 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Hidden Treasure...
I find this incredibly moving. Not only is it a beautiful song but it's truly now from a bygone age. It must have been incredible to re-discover this. A wonderful piece with real history. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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Moviz said 2765 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Thanks
for the nice words Paddy... I too found it very moving after all this time and also with other songs I'm recovering. So pleased that you like the song too. What brought a tear to my eye was at the end when the little falsetto bit came in.... it really took me by surprise and it's as though I'm listening to somebody else. Regards M
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davisamerica said 2764 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
sun records....
a very young elvis ...stretching his chops.... great trip to a magical time in music.... thanks Maurice...
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Moviz said 2764 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
Hi Jack
I like that... a young Elvis, but my chops are well and truly stretched now. Glad you liked it and look out for more. Thanks for the listen, regards M
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blaky smith said 2764 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
Treasure
Beautiful song Maurice, which is very well sung, you already had a very beautiful voice at 19. This so precious recording is a real treasure for you, and for us, thank you so much to share it... Marc
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Moviz said 2764 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Thanks
for listening to this Marc and for the very kind comments......... and you're right, it really was a great find for me, along with a few others, some of which I will post here, regards M
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stevel said 2764 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Blimey!
This is a great track Maurice...you were (and still are) such a great singer! What a rediscovered gem this is
Steve
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Moviz said 2764 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Thanks Steve
Glad you liked this, though these days it doesn't sound like that without a mic' or a bit of reverb LOL. At the moment my voice has deserted me, so it's as well I found these oldies to post, cheers M
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DWL said 2764 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
The vocals are excellent!
Eddie Fisher eat your heart out!

Seriously Maurice this is very good.

A great song and it loses nothing and gains a lot in its simplicity and delivery.

This could (sorry, SHOULD) have been a hit!

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 2763 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Glad you
called and listened Dick. Thanks for all those nice words, but there was nowhere to go except London in those days and even then I think you had to be very lucky to be in the right place at the right time with the right agent. regards M
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Daugrin said 2764 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Perfection
Mo, perfection! Downloaded.

Daug
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Moviz said 2763 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Thanks a lot Daug
Really pleased that you liked it enough to DL; very pleasing to me, regards M
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Daugrin said 2763 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Can Back Again
This thing is haunting. Misspent youth... Young people today are at such a disadvantage. There is nothing they can get behind emotionally. This on the other hand. This is real...
Had to come back and get another dose...

Daug
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Moviz said 2763 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
I agree Daug
young people have nothing to look forwards to in a sense, because it's all on a plate for them; there are no surprises any more for them, 'cause they've seen it all. I remember seeing that Grundig Recorder in the window of a large electrical shop and oh boy, did I want it. My Mother helped me save up for it and it took quite a while, but..... when I actually got it, I didn't know what to do with it except surprise people by recording them and then letting them hear themselves. The best part really was the wanting it and the saving up and looking forward to it. Today the kids want everything NOW. Again Daug, thanks a lot for dropping in to listen, that's very flattering, regards M
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Calchas said 2763 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
A treasure from the vault!
What a trip to listen to you as a 19 year old Maurice...Your vox herein is as smooth as silk. A very lovely ballad this.

Be well friend!
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Moviz said 2763 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Well I'm
almost to the bottom of the Vault now Michael and I found some real surprises inasmuch as I always wanted a voice with vibrato, but I honestly never knew that I already had one; so that was a nice surprise for me LOL. I must have had a blind spot. Thanks very much for listening. I'll be posting a couple more that I found from my twenties, cheers M
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Char said 2763 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Oh, yes!
Throwing panties on stage. You always had it, Maurice! N Must have had to beat them off with a stick. Almost like something Elvis sang. But, better. Thanks.
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Moviz said 2762 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Ha Ha Yes
I did Char, but they kept coming back for more LOL. Nice to see you back and on top form. Thanks for giving a listen and for the kind words, cheers M
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Alannah said 2763 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
I am lovvin .....
.. that lo-fi sound ... ah .... it brings me back ... um I mean to records what were made WAY WAY before MY time of course ...... the oldies are still the besties !
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Moviz said 2762 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Thanks Alannah
So glad you gave this a listen........ I wasn't sure anyone would with all the Hi Tec stuff that's around. So it must be true that Old is best (I keep telling myself that so i won't get too depressed). Thanks again, regards M
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magnatone said 2763 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
No Tomorrow
wonderful wonderful work maurice! daugrin was pimping this in chat last night - so glad he did!
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Moviz said 2762 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Hi Karen,
Nice of you to follow Daugs Pimp and to leave a welcome comment... and really nice of him to pimp it. Thanks a lot to both of you, regards M
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Vic Holman said 2762 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Maurice-the early years
now this is cool. great flashback in time. i got a great kick out of this. a few days ago i was watch the first episode of the beatles anthology and they played some early tape recordings of john and paul, as teens, singing and playing into a cheap tape recorder. your tune here is very much in that style. I'm glad you still had this after all the years. priceless!
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Moviz said 2762 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Vic,
It's really nice that you and the others seem to have got as much a kick out of this old recording as I did.... who would ever have thought that after all these years this old song would be resurrected and still be playable? Nice to to be mentioned alongside the Beatles too LOL as well as having gone through the same ritual of using a cheap tape recorder.... though mine wasn't all that cheap at the time. Thanks Vic, regards M
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Bob6stringer said 2762 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Croon me a river.
I'm blown away by your voice as well as that metronome arm of yours. What an incredible set o' pipes, and what a great song.
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Moviz said 2762 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Love that
metronome arm comment LOL... my arm must have been falling off at the end, but I don't remember. Thanks Bob for the nice comment and I'm glad you like how my 'pipes' once were. Wish I'd still got that zest, regards M
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musichead said 2761 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
wow
Just wow..very very cool. Im glad I found and saved this!
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Moviz said 2761 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Thanks Steve
Glad you called in to check it out, best regards M
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ramonaji said 2761 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
this has the feel...
of something I might hear in a wonderful movie... such a charming sound, the aged quality only adds to it's appeal for me...

wonderful singing, songwriting and performance!
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Moviz said 2761 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Wow
Thanks for that great comment.... praise indeed Ramona. Thanks a lot for dropping by to listen..... so glad you enjoyed it, regards M
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Bowman said 2760 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
What a lovely post Maurice.
Reminds me a bit Roy Oberson. A great singer/songwriter and so are you my friend. Keep sharing with us more of your wonderful songs from the past and the present.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Moviz said 2760 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
I'm very pleased
with that comparison Charlie and extremely flattered to boot, thanks very much for listening. I only have one more that I can post of these old recordings, because the others are under copyright..... and as regards new songs, I'm waiting for this stubborn chest and throat to clear, before I can sing a note, regards M
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composerclark said 2760 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
Holy cow!
This is amazing! Your voice at 19 was already fully matured and professional… As Charlie says, a bit like Roy Orbison's voice, and even a bit like Elvis (as he sounded in "It's Now or Never", an album I used to listen to as a kid). Truly spectacular singing! Did you take voice lessons, or did this come naturally? The ability to sing well perplexes me… I always wished I had it!
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Moviz said 2759 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
Well
to say that I'm wowed with your comments is an understatement.... great comparisons. I never knew at that time, or even until I listen now, so many years on, how I sounded. Though I remember a Church Choir Master even calling repeatedly at the house when I was quite young about 10yrs old, asking me to continue to be in the choir, but I didn't want to know at the time. He must have heard something in my voice, but alas he died in a climbing accident shortly after. Thanks so much though for that very flattering praise, though I think you should listen to the one I'm about to post ( My Yiddishe Momma') to see the difference 6 yrs made..... and I still wasn't singing professionally. These recordings were only for my own amusement so to speak. Thanks again Clark, regards M
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Moviz said 2759 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
No
in answer to your question,I never had singing lessons.... wish I had though, cheers M
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ShadowofNine said 2759 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
Man
Maurice this is grand, lovely vocal, music from the vault...luv it...
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Moviz said 2759 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
Thanks
so much for the listen and welcome comment, though all that are left these days it seems, are the creaks from the vault, regards M
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ktb said 2759 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
window
on the past. And such clarity too. Maurice, a soulful ballad my friend. You sound ageless/timeless. Hope you find many more treasures in your rummaging of old tapes.
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Moviz said 2759 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
At the moment
I don't feel ageless John LOL, but I'm always soulfull; it's the story of my life. Thanks for taking time to listen, though I think I'm at the bottom of the pile now regarding old songs. One more to post though.... a real tear jerker, cheers M
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Sigmund said 2759 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
No Tomorrow
There's only yesterday, eh? I am wondering if Elvis was one of your earlier influences. You may have been 19, but you had remarkable control of your voice, and there is that wonderful vibrato in your voice already! If I was lucky enough (or UNlucky, as the case might be) to come accross old recordings like this from my early years, I don't think it would be MJ worthy, to say the least, unlike this, which sounds just wonderful - you should, however, consider re-recording it today - wouldn't that be cool? Thank you for sharing this well aged cognac with us, Maurice.
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Moviz said 2759 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
Ha Ha Sigmund,
your very kind and I thank you for those lovely compliments. I don't think Elvis was even on the scene here in the UK then; it was more like Frankie Lane, Vic Damone, Eddie Fisher and Jo Stafford that I sang along to, but Andy Williams was always my favourite (still have his records) until the Everly Bros. came and took over, starting the new 'Pop' sound with 'Dream, Dream, Dream'. I was/am of course an Elvis fan of and all this 'young Roy Orbison and Elvis talk' is very flattering..... but too late do you hear? LOLOL (joking). That vibrato has slowed down with age now, like everything else.
I just might record another version come to think of it, though I think that easy sounding Falsetto ending might be missing LOL, kind regards M
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guitapick said 2759 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
Wow...
...talk about authenticity! I love everything about it...from the writing, to the performance (funny...I can definitely hear "you", as we know you here) right down to the hiss and scratch of the tape with the dynamics.


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Moviz said 2759 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
Oh I love
that last little quip Bob... it's about right too. It's just like a distant echo now, but I'm still in there though worn around the edges now, I just can't seem to get on top of this production lark LOL. Thanks for dropping in; haven't seen you around in a while, so nice to see you, regards M
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johnwhitehead said 2758 days ago (September 2nd, 2009)
No Tomorrow
This is a very special track. Man you could (and still can) sing. Were you singing in bands back then? Lovely bit 'o songwriting, too. I can see why your Dad like this one. Give this kid a recording contract!
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Moviz said 2758 days ago (September 3rd, 2009)
Glad you
liked this John; thanks so much for the very nice comment, but no, there were no 'bands' as such in those days and I was just singing this purely for my own amusement. Things were really just starting to take off pop-wise with Tommy Steele in the charts and the Everleys and a couple of others... but I'll accept the contract LOL, cheers M
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