Monday, 10 August 2009

The Young Ones

Oh I just have to hear this song and I’m 16 again. Lots of songs take me back but this one is different for some reason. I think it’s a lot to do with Hank Marvin’s guitar intro, once it starts I’m gone, I really fill up.

To be honest, the film wasn’t much good, but when you’re 16 you’re not bothered are you? All you want to see and hear is your favourite singer. I saw lots of rubbish teen films in the 'sixties, not many had great music though. He certainly was a great looking lad and a good singer too. Have to say I was also mad about his backing group, The Shadows. Went to see them even when they weren’t with Cliff Richard. They were fantastic and still are!

It’s over fifty years since their careers started and it’s so hard to believe they’re in their seventies now. They’ve aged so well!

I must be mad because when they publicised their 2009 Farewell Tour last year, I didn’t get tickets. I kept thinking, just remember them as they were, so many singers and groups are past their sell by dates and really should have given up. I won’t mention any names!

Then I realised Cliff and The Shadows are just as good as they ever were. However the venues are all sold out and all you can buy are black market tickets. So I’ll just have to watch their clips on You Tube and then buy the video of the tour.

Now for a trip back in time…..

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  1. My idol growing up ! Cliff Richard, he was our Elvis wasn't he ?
    Thanks for the blast from the past....hmmm now off to dream ;)

  2. Winifred, What a sweet video and song it does take you back in time.

    Isn't it great that we can still remember our teen-years and how much fun we had? Too bad you can't go to the concert. Never mind... buying the video or dvd is a good substitute.

  3. Brilliant, Winifred- how we adored him! "Summer Holiday' was another favourite.
    Then Cliff Richard was our hero, we loved his songs, learnt them by heart and heard them over and over again, waiting for the radio to play them. In those days we didnot have access to records so easily!
    Recently my son gifted me with a whole set of all his recordings, packaged for his 50th year. And I was a teenager once again.
    Thanks, Winifred.

  4. Like you, I have songs that take me back. Just recently I've been listening to Buddy Holly. He really takes me back. What a talent to die so young.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. It is great to see all the old favourites isn't it Winifred. We saw Marti Wilde, quite a few years ago now, and he was fantastic. Gene Pitney was another favourite, we saw him in Bristol and were very sorry to hear that he passed away so suddenly. Neil Diamond was wonderful when we saw him at Birmingham and last year he was at Glastonbury, just down the road, and we didn't go! I'm now wondering whether to try for tickets for a Tom Jones concert. A x

  6. I still remember hearing The Young Ones on the radio in the early 70s when I was really little :) They will still play it occasionally on Golden Oldies type broadcasts.

  7. I don't this movie. I've seen a few reunion tours of groups I loved when growing up and really, I've not been disappointed. Next time don't wait so long to get tickets!

  8. Oh to be sixteen again for a day. These songs and others bring back memories....

  9. I can't say I've ever heard of him, but it kind of reminds me of the old Elvis movies. A lot of singing but not much of a plot! LOL...I enjoyed hearing him and was glad for the words on the screen helped me sing along.

  10. I know what you mean about being a fan and of course being 16 and all it implies. Cliff is not my fave but I do like WE DON'T TALK ANYMORE. That brings back memories to me.

  11. We never got that program over here, but I always loved Cliff Richard's song, "Devil Woman" and his performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber's music.



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