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June 25, 2022

 

 

A is for Always

and E is for Ever.

J is for Joyous

and T is for Together.

 

S is for Sweetheart

and M is for Mine.

C is for Cheers

and W is for Wine.

 

R is for Roses

and F is for Flowers.

I is for Infinity

and H is for Hours.

 

K is for Kindness

and L is for Love.

N is for Nightingale

and D is for Dove.

 

P is for Parking

and Z is for Zone.

Q is for Quizzical

and U is for the Unknown.

 

V is for Variety

and Y is for Yes.

G is for Goodness

and B is for Bless.

 

O is for Optimism

and X marks the spot

as this alphabet countdown

is over – that’s your lot.

 

 

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May 27, 2022

 

 

With all of their hits on the Mute label,

Depeche Mode first entered the charts in 81,

with ‘Dreaming Of Me’, at No.57, and ‘New Life’, at No.11,

and also, ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’, at No.8, followed on.

 

In 82, ‘See You’, peaked at No.6,

and ‘The Meaning Of Love’, was a No.12 hit.

Lastly, in 82, ‘Leave In Silence’, reached No.18,

and opening 83, ‘Get The Balance Right’, was a No.13 fit.

 

Also in 83, ‘Everything Counts’, was their second No.6,

with ‘Love In Itself.2’,  reaching the No.21 line.

In 84, ‘People Are People’, was a Top 4,

and ‘Master And Servant’, peaked at No.9.

 

Ending 84, ‘Somebody’/’Blasphemous Rumours’, a No.16,

and in 85, ‘Shake The Disease’, reached No.18.

Also in 85, ‘It’s Called A Heart’, rose to No.18,

and in 86, ‘Stripped’, peaked at No.15.

 

Still in 86, ‘A Question Of Lust’, made No.28,

and ‘A Question Of Time’, to No.17, flew.

In 87, ‘Strangelove’, was at No.16,

followed by, ‘Never Let Me Down Again’, at No.22.

 

In 88, ‘Behind The Wheel’, reached No.21,

And ‘Little 15 (import)’, at No.60 was seen.

In 89, ‘Everything Counts’, peaked at No.22,

And, ‘Personal Jesus’, rose to No.13.

 

In 90, ‘Enjoy The Silence’, was a Top 6,

And ‘Policy Of Truth’, was a No.16 hit.

Lastly, in 90, ‘World In My Eyes’, rose to No.17,

And in 93, ‘I Feel You’, at No.8, did sit.

 

Still in 93, ‘Walking In My Shoes’, made No.14,

And lastly, in 93, ‘Condemnation’, reached No.9.

In 94, ‘In The Room’, rose to No.8,

And in 97, ‘Barrel Of A Gun’, made the Top 4 line.

 

Also in 97, ‘It’s No Good’, was a Top 5,

followed by ‘Home’, making No.23.

And finally in 97, ‘Useless’, reached No.28,

And in 98, ‘Only When I Lose Myself’, a No.17, was to be.

 

In 01, ‘Dream On’, rose to No.6,

And ‘I Feel Loved’, made a No.12 heaven.

Ending 01, ‘Freelove’, peaked at No.19,

and in 04, ‘Enjoy The Silence’, was at No.7

 

Ending 04, ‘Something To Do’, made No.75,

And in 05, ‘Precious’, was a Top 4.

Also in 05, ‘A Pain That I’m Used To’, rose to No.15,

And in 06, ‘Suffer Well’, reached a No.12 score.

 

Also in 06, ‘John The Revelator’/’Lilian’, was at No.18,

And also, ‘Martyr’, a No.13 fix.

In 09, ‘Wrong’, rose to No.24,

And ‘Peace’, at No.57, ends this mix.

 

R I P

Andy Fletcher     1961 – 2022

 

Thank you for the music.

 

 

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May 22, 2022

 

 

 

1     DOM MASSON

2     LES BRADD

3     JIMMY SIRREL

4     NEAL BISHOP

5     ALBERT IREMONGER

6     TOMMY LAWTON

7     HARRY DAFT

8     RADOJKO AVRAMOVIC

9     JACKIE SEWELL

10   HARRY ARTER

11    MICHAEL JOHNSON

12    STEVE FINNAN

13    JIM O’BRIEN

14    CRAIG SHORT

15    FRANK VINCENT

16    DEAN YATES

17    JOHN THOMPSON

18    MARK STALLARD

19    KEVIN PILKINGTON

20    BILLY FLINT

21    GARY JONES

22    RUBEN RODRIGUES

23    TRISTAN BENJAMIN

24    ZAK BRUNT

25    ALAN SMITH

26    JEFF ASTLE

27    MIKE EDWARDS

28    TONY AGANA

29    AARON NEMANE

30    BLAIR ADAMS

31    MICHAEL BROUGH

32    DELE ADEBOLA

33    IAIN McCULLOCH

34    RICHARD BRINDLEY

35    RAY O’BRIEN

36    CHARLIE PALMER

37    TREVOR CHRISTIE

38    COLIN SLATER

39    GARY LUND

40    IAN McPARLAND

41    BRIAN STUBBS

42    DANNY ALLSOPP

43    YOANN ARQUIN

44    STEVE CARTER

45    VITEZSLAV JAROS

46    PEDRO RICHARDS

47    JOHN MOUNTENEY

48    STEVE CHERRY

49    DAVID NEEDHAM

50    CALLUM ROBERTS

51    PAUL BOLLAND

52    GARY MILLS

53    ARTHUR MANN

54    TOM JOHNSTON

55    PHIL TURNER

56    SHOLA AMEOBI

57    ANDRE BOUCAUD

58    PERCY HUMPHREYS

59    KYLE WOOTTON

60    IAN RICHARDSON

61    ADE AKINBIYI

62    ARTHUR MANN

63    STANLEY ABORAH

64    SHAUN DERRY

65    TONY HATELEY

66    ANDREW BOYCE

67    JAYDEN RICHARDSON

68    DAVID McVAY

69    BARTOSZ BIALKOWSKI

70    TEDDY EMBERTON

71    BRIAN KILCLINE

72    JASON BANTON

73    ROY HOROBIN

74    ELISHA SAM

75    MATT PALMER

76    KWESI APPIAH

77    ADAM CHICKSEN

78    RACHID HARKOUK

79    ED FRANCIS

80    MICHAEL DOYLE

81    CONNELL RAWLINSON

82    ARTHUR CLAMP

83    KYLE CAMERON

84    ALEX LACEY

85    SAM SLOCOMBE

86    JAKE KEAN

87    BERT MORLEY

88    DION KELLY – EVANS

89    KAIRO MITCHELL

90    JOEL TAYLOR

91    TIERNAN BROOKS

 

oops   No.53 & No.62 are the same person – sorry   

 

compiled by Harriet Blackbury

April 2022

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Thank you for visiting my website.  Regards Harriet.

 

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In 97, Sheryl Crow peaked at No.12,

with ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, on A & M.

And in 98, ‘Daysleeper’, on Warner Brothers,

reached No. 6, for R.E.M.

 

In 56, Patience & Prudence made No.28,

on London, with ‘Tonight You Belong To Me’.

And in 61, ‘Tomorrow’s Clown’, on Philips,

for Marty Wilde, rose to No.33.

 

In 73, ‘Tomorrow Rising’, on EMI,

gave Cliff Richard a No.29.

And in 83, Randy Crawford reached No.51,

on Warner Brothers, with ‘Night Line’.

 

In 65, ‘Here Comes The Night’, on Decca,

was a Top 2 for Them.

And in 79, The UK Subs peaked at No.28,

with ‘Tomorrow’s Girl’, on Gem.

 

In 02, Ronan Keating reached No.1,

with ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’, on Polydor.

And in 09, ‘If Today Was Your Last Day’, on Roadrunner,

took Nickel Back, to No.64.

 

In 96, ‘The Day We Caught The Train’, on MCA,

was a Top 4, for Ocean Colour Scene.

And in 08, ‘The Day That Never Came’, on Mercury,

gave Metallica a No.19.

 

In 71, ‘Tomorrow Night’, on B & C,

for Atomic Rooster, was at No.11.

And in 97, ‘Today’s The Day’, on Parlophone,

for Sean Maguire, rose to No.27.

 

In 74, Paper Lace, had a US No.1 & UK Top 3,

on Bus Stop, with ‘The Night Chicago Died’.

And in 90, ‘Today Forever’, on Creation,

was at No.14, for Ride.

 

In 65, ‘Come Tomorrow’, on HMV,

was a Top 4 for Manfred Mann.

And in 92, ‘Always Tomorrow’, on Epic,

peaked at No.24, for Gloria Estefan.

 

In 75, ‘What A Difference A Day Makes’, on Kudu,

for Esther Phillips rose to No.6.

And in 95, ‘Tomorrow Robins Will Sing’, on Motown,

was at No.71, for Stevie Wonder, ending this mix.

 

 

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May 9, 2022

 

 

In 82, ‘Best Years Of Our Lives’, on WEA,

gave Modern Romance a silver selling Top 4.

And in 07, The Kaiser Chiefs had a No 1,

with ‘Ruby’ on B Unique/Polydor.

 

In 75, ‘Right Back Where We Started From’,

on United Artists, for Maxine Nightingale, a No.8 entry.

And in 99, ‘Take Me To Your Heaven’, on Arista,

saw Charlotte Nilsson with a Top 20.

 

In 68, Mama Cass rose to No.11,

with ‘Dream A Little Dream Of Me’, on RCA.

And in 88, Mica Paris reached No.7,

with ‘My One Temptation’, on Fourth & Broadway.

 

In 70, Clint Eastwood, peaked at No.18,

on Paramount with ‘I Talk To The Trees’,

And in 74, The Isley Brothers, on Epic,

rose to No 16, with ‘Summer Breeze’.

 

In 72, Holly Sherwood reached No 29,

on Bell with ‘Day By Day’.

And in 06, Kelly Clarkson made No.22,

with ‘Breakaway’, on RCA.

 

In 82, The Maisonettes rose to No.7,

on Ready Steady Go, with ‘Heartache Avenue’.

And in 09, ‘Don’t Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go)’,

on Vertigo, gave The Noisettes a Top 2.

 

In 98, ‘Searchin’ My Soul’, on Epic,

saw Vonda Shepard, with a Top 10 success.

And in 03, Paul Young had a UK gold selling No.1,

with ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)’, on CBS.

 

In 88, Tanita Tikaram rose to N0.22,

with ‘Twist In My Sobriety’, on WEA.

And in 04, ‘If I Thought You’d Change Your Mind’,

gave Agnetha Faltskog a No.11, also on Wea.

 

In 01, ‘Here With Me’, on Cheeky,

for Dido, was a Top 4.

And in 06, James Morrison, had a Top 5,

with ‘You Give Me Something’, on Polydor.

 

In 82, Christopher Cross, on Warner Brothers, had a

UK & US No.1, with ‘Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)’.

And in 83, The Lotus Eaters reached No.15,

on Sylvan, with ‘First Picture of You’.

 

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May 2, 2022

 

 

In 86, Lionel Richie, on Motown,

had a Top 7, with ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’.

And in 91, Bizarre Inc, reached No.13,

on Vinyl Solution, with ‘Such A Feeling’.

 

In 64, ‘Dancing In The Street’, on Stateside,

gave Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, a Top 4.

And in 77, The Steve Gibbons Band, peaked at No.12,

with ‘Tulane’, on Polydor.

 

In 74, ‘Rock Your Baby’, on Jayboy,

was a UK & US, gold selling No.1, for George McCrae.

And in 80, The Average White Band’, made No.12,

with ‘Let’s Go Round Again Part 1’, on RCA.

 

In 79, ‘Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)’, on Epic,

gave The Jacksons, a Top 4 success.

And in 91, Technotronic ftg Reggie, was at No.12,

with ‘Move That Body’, on ARS.

 

In 80, ‘Dance Yourself Dizzy’, on Polo,

for Liquid Gold, a Top 2, was to be.

And in 84, ‘Dancing With Tears In My Eyes’,

on Chrysalis, gave Ultravox a Top 3.

 

In 62, The Four Seasons had a UK No.8 & US No.1,

on Stateside, with ‘Sherry’.

And in 76, ‘Play That Funky Music’, on Epic,

was a UK No.7 & US No.1, for Wild Cherry.

 

In 74, ‘All Of My Life’, on Tamla Motown,

reached No.9, for Diana Ross.

And in 04, ‘Dance With My Father’, on J Records,

made No.21, for Luther Vandross.

 

In 62, Gene Pitney, was at No.32,

on HMV, with ‘Town Without Pity’.

And in 78, Marshall Hain had a Top 3,

on Harvest, with ‘Dancing In The City’.

 

In 77, ‘Boogie Nights’, on GTO,

gave Heatwave, a Top 2.

And in 03, Lemar, also had a Top 2,

on Sony Music, with ‘Dance (With U)’.

 

In 67, Otis Redding, on Stax,

peaked at No.28, with ‘Shake’.

And in 74, Millican & Nesbitt, on Pye,

made a No.38, with ‘For Old Time’s Sake’.

 

In 86, Madonna, had a UK No.1,

on Sire, with ‘True Blue’.

And in 93, ‘Moving On Up’, on Deconstruction,

for M People, was a Top 2.

 

In 67, ‘Groovin’, on Atlantic,

gave The Young Rascals, a UK No.8 & US No.1.

And in 73, Marvin Gaye, on Tamla Motown,

had a UK No.31 & US No.1, with ‘Let’s Get It On’.

 

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April 28, 2022

 

 

He’s worked his fingers to the bone.

The length and breadth of the country he’s travelled.

He has been pro-active in every way,

as the horrors of the world unravelled.

 

He has overcome illness.

He has dealt with grief.

He has tackled troubles first hand,

and proved himself a worthy chief.

 

He is loving the job,

that he was born to do.

His efforts must be rewarded,

when another term is due.

 

His energy is unfailing.

He keeps us out of the mire.

To make Britain great again,

is his only desire.

 

Who else is there, I ask,

crazy enough to want his position?

Let the lad carry on,

he has shown his contrition.

 

written by

Harriet Blackbury

 

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April 22, 2022

 

 

1     SAND MOONS     3  6

2     DR LED AS B     3  5

3     L   I M MERRY  I  J S     5  6

4     I B SHOP LANE     4  6

5     O GENTLE BARRIER  M     6  9

6     MOW MANY TO T L     5  6

7     FAR DRY HAT     5  4

8     VAR  A AVID MOJO  ROCK     7  9

9     WE LIKE SCALE   J     6  6

10    R TRY REAR   H A     5  5

11    OH  M J   ONE IN  CLASH     7  7

12    N SEVEN FAINT     5  6

13    I MR   E IN JOB’     3  6

14    R  GOT HIS CAR     5  5

15    C INNER F V TANK     5  7

16    Y EAST END  A     4  5

17    HPH  MONSOON J T     4  8

18    TALKS ALARM RD     4  8

19    VIKING IN PLOT KEN     5  10

20    FLY B IN TILL     5  5

21    G EARNS JOY     4  5

22    U R ORDERING  E BUS     5  9

23    AN BEST MINT IN JAR     7  8

24    U B Z  R TANK     3  5

25    MAN HAS LIT     4  5

26    J FELT SAFE     4  5

27    ID   WE ASKED  MR     4  7

28    AN GO AT ANY     4  5

29    RE NAME A    ANON     5  6

30    ALARM  B SAID     5  5

31    HEAR HUGO CLIMB     7  6

32    E DO ABLE DEAL     4  7

33    I ICON   CALL CHUM     4  9

34    ID   RANCH RIDER BY L     7  8

35    IAN BE RORY     3  1  5

36    MR L   HIRE ACE  PAL     7  6

37    THERE   SIR VICTOR     6  8

38    RE  INSTALL CO     5  6

39    Y GUARD  N L     4  4

40    MR  CANADIAN LP     3  9

41    BURST IN AS B B     5  6

42    SOLD ANY P PLAN     5  7

43    A NON RAINY U Q     5  6

44    C TREAT   SERVE     5  6

45    OVAL SIZE   V J STAR     9  5

46    I C D SHARP ORDER     5  8

47    OH  U  N ENJOYMENT     4  9

48    C Y HE REVERTS    5  6

49    HAVE I  D MANDED     5  7

50    MUST RECALL BRO     6  7

51    U DO PLAN BALL     4  7

52    Y MR G IS ALL     4  5

53    U R MR   NATHAN     6  4

54    T J  N  MOON SHOT     3  8

55    I HELP  R TURN     4  6

56    I AM  OH SO ABLE     5  6

57    U C   A U ROAD BEND     5  7

58    MY   HE CRY   PRE PUSH     5  9

59    LO  KEY  TO TOWN     4  7

60    I C RAIN ON SHARD     3  10

61    I BIKE IN A DAY     3  8

62    R U NATHAN  R  M     6  4

63    OATS AN BARLEY  H     7  6

64    RE HARDY SUN    5  5

65    Y HONEY LATTE     4  7

66    C  E WANDER BOY     6  5

67    HANDY NOD    SIR  J R  ACE     6  10

68    VIVA   C MY ADD     5  5

69    LOOK B B STAR   I SAW KIZ        7  10

70    MEET TO B TRENDY     5  8

71    L   I IN BRICK LANE     5  8

72    AN NOT ON AS B J     5  6

73    OH   I B ON RORY     3  7

74    E S  HAS MAIL     6  3

75    MET ART LAMP     4  6

76    SHAPE  KIWI  AP     5  6

77    DICE HAM SNACK     4  8

78    DO HARK   I C U   HARK     6  7

79    C  AS FRIEND     2  7

80    ID   HELLO MY ACE     7  5

81    N  NL  NEW COLLAR   SO  IN     7  9

82     ART  CHUM  R  PAL     6  5

83    O  ME  K C   LEARN  Y     4  7

84    A  E  EX   Y CALL     4  5

85    C  M  B SOLO  AS ME     3  8

86    KE  KE  AN  A J     4  4

87    BERRY MOTEL     4  6

88    DO ANY SKILL EVEN     4  5 – 5

89    I ALL   I ROCK THEM     5  8

90    J  TOO    REALLY     4  6

91    R   NINE ART BOOKS     7  6

 

The  answers will appear on my website

blackbury-poems.com

on 22th May 2022

(usual copyright rules apply)

Thank you for visiting my website.  Regards Harriet 

 

 

 

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April 8, 2022

 

 

In 60, ‘Wild One’, rose to No.7,

followed at No.22, with Volare.

Also in 60, ‘Swinging School’ made No.44,

and then reaching No.12, came ‘Sway’.

 

In 61, ‘Good Time Baby’, peaked at No.42,

And in 62, ‘Teach Me To Twist’, rose to No. 45

for Chubby Checker & Bobby Rydell,

and was his last hit on Columbia to arrive.

 

Next in 62, ‘Jingle Bell Rock’

was a Top 40, now on Cameo Parkway.

And in 63, ‘Forget Him’, peaked at No.13,

also on Cameo Parkway, being his last hit in the UK.

 

Thank you for the fab music

R I P  Bobby Rydell   1942 – 2022

 

written by

Harriet Blackbury

 

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1     DION DUBLN

2     KAI McKENZIE – LYLE

3     ADAM CUNNINGTON

4     LUKE BERRY

5     DIMITAR MITOV

6     TOM BONNER

7     JUBRIL OKEDINA

8     RYAN DONALDSON

9     STEVE CLARIDGE

10   HARVEY KNIBBS

11    BARRY CORR

12    JOE IRONSIDE

13    CHRIS DUNN

14    SAM SMITH

15    PAUL CARDEN

16    GEORGE WILLIAMS

17    LIAM BENNETT

18    JEVANI BROWN

19    ADAM MAY

20    TOM CHAMPION

21    JAKE DOYLE – HAYE

22    DAVID AMOO

23    LLOYD JONES

24    MITCH AUSTIN

25    PAUL DIGBY

26    DANNY CROW

27    SAM BEASANT

28    WES HOOLAHAN

29    JORDAN CHIEDOZIE

30    ALAN BILEY

31    PHIL BOLLAND

32    SHILOW TRACEY

33    BLAIR ADAMS

34    MICKEY DEMETRIOU

35    ISSAGA DIALLO

36    JENSEN WEIR

37    JAMES AKINTUNDE

38    KWESI APPIAH

39    JAMES BROPHY

40    RYAN BIRD

41    LIAM O’NEIL

42    MARK BEESLEY

43    JOHN RUDDY

44    LUKE CHADWICK

45    STEVEN DRENCH

46    TOM DALLISON

47    JACK IREDALE

48    JACOB BLYTH

49    HARRY DARLING

50    JAKE CARROLL

51    DAVE KITSON

52    STUART BIMSON

53    JACK LANKESTER

54    DANIEL CARR

55    WILL MANNION

56    MARK CONVERY

57    DOMINIC BALL

58    WES ATKINSON

59    HARRISON DUNK

60    CONOR MASTERSON

61    KAI YEARN

62    JAMES DUNNE

63    LIAM DAISH

64    BEN WORMAN

65    SIMON AINGE

66    LEON DAVIES

67    MATTHEW BARNES – HOMER

68    LORENT TOLAJ

69    SAM SHERRING

70    NATHAN ARNOLD

 

compiled by Harriet Blackbury

March 2022

(usual copyright rules apply)

Thank you for visiting my website  Regards Harriet       

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