Category 20th century music

The Prime Minister vs The Move

It was on Wednesday 11th October 1967 that Prime Minister Harold Wilson received an apology in the High Court from a pop group called ‘The Move’. He had taken out a libel action against them claiming a “violent and malicious personal attack” after a postcard was published, promoting the group’s new record Flowers in the […]

That was some music that was

Are you of the age to remember Frankie Laine and the hit record ‘I Believe’?  Well I am! Britain’s hit parade record charts began in November 1952 and on Friday 21st August 1953 the record at the number one spot was ‘I Believe’ by Frankie Laine. ‘So?’ you may ask. Well, for a start, it […]

Why DO fools fall in love?

Friday 20th July 1956 saw a song about the above, age old, question at number one in the UK popular music charts. Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers were asking the question ‘Why do fools fall in love?’ Frankie – then aged 12 – had written the song with a friend 12 months earlier.  They were […]