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September 10, 2021

 

 

 

1     VAR    T F  IS CORNER     6  7

2     O Y  ENTERED  Y     4  6

3     C  HARD L F BOOT  B     3  9

4     N  DOVE SING     3  6

5     I C  RR LIKE GEM     3  7

6     C VAST RIDGE  LEE     5  8

7     ANS  I B A STAR LESSON     9  7

8     HOW LAKELAND RD     6  7

9     HE ASK    U C KEN     5  5

10   AL GAVE X ON     4  5

11    A  UK  J B  AND  T L C     4  7 

12    DAYS OR NOW     4  5

13    BELOW  R  EYE     3  6

14    ART WITH A SCHEME     6  8

15    WR   BATTLE BOAT     6  6

16    O   CALL MP A GEM     7  4

17    IN SHORT CUTS     5  6

18     OR TRY GATE   W     4  6

19    C  HAS MADE     3  5

20    A SILVERY   OBE     6  5

21     HE AN LEADER     6  4

22    RE  RISK PEN  INSTEAD     8  8

23    GRANDER  G  RAY     4  7

24     I SCAN UNI   V  J     4  6

25     ZAT  U  L J    U WISE KICK     5  10

26     I AM STAR    I JACK     6  6

27    E MILE ERA   J  BE     7  4

28    L AN COUNTER MAN     6  7

29    O C THAT SONG     5  5

30    NAIL MEXICO  M     6  5

31     MR STAR  OR  CBE     4  7

32     TODAY  AN CALM     4  7

33    O E NATHAN    J L  OK     8  4 

34    A HAND OR ARM  J G     6  6

35    I D  HERE E TINGLE     4  9

36    ANS   HAVE ZINC     4  7

37    U C  BEST EVER     5  5

38    E  AN  OK BELL     4  5

39    AM  ROYAL KIT     4  6

40    NA  DMAND  THRONE     6  7

41    E SMILE   HE KEY     5  6

42    E GIVES  OR  ABBA     6  6

43    OR   E NETS   B F     3  6

44    O I C  A LIKING  Z     6  5

45    I C U R   A  FAB  BEAM  M     7  6

46    I C   ADD A PLUS     4  6

47    MOTOR IT    MICHAEL     5  9

48    RACING GEAR RD    5  7

49    O U SEE  A  J     U NEAR   J B     4  10

50    WHAT MUST OPEN     7  5

51    U R HIKERS  C B     5  5

52    SEE FORMAL SKILL     6  8

53    TO A J     4

54    E  DO LABEL   D A    E     4  7

55    ME  OR E  ROMANCE  J     7  6

56    L E LINK VIP SHIP     5  8

57   N  SIR    MR COOL    NOT IN     7  8

58    TUCK IN BY T     5  4

59    SO JOIN ME N HAND     6  7

60    ME  A C    PLAN BALL     4  8

61    N   S J  OR  THEN     5  4

62    YR  MY FRESH CAFE  G     4  10

63    E REALLY C  ES     3  7

64    BERRY FOR ANGUS     5  8

65    J M F  DEMAND CASE     5  8

66    WILLIAM LEDGER     4  9

67    C  MR  B   AS TUNE     6  4

68    H GONE SOON R   J R     5  7

69    C  B SET  IN ZENITH AIR     9  7

70    D AND DU VIN     5  4

71    LAY TARGET  B     4  6

72    PRESENT  ARCH    7  4

73    N  SENT CABLE   KIND R     7  8

74    I MADE MY TOE     3  7

75    CAST LED W LEVEL     5  8

76    RUN BAND    3  4

77    I A JOB   E MERGE     7  4

78    COOL N YIELD     5  5

79    I  YR DREAM  AGA     7  4

80    MR H H    A PARTY ON     5  7

81    WHEN MANY ON  J N     6  6

82    GLORY AHEAD  W     6  5

83    ID    HAS MAIL     4  5

84    ID    HURRY    CHARGE POST     10  7

85    FRONT  N WORTH A KING     5  11

86    YOU RETURN   THE MAN     6  9

87    N  MR K  IN GOAL     6  4

88    B ANY  SIDE LINK     6  6

89    C  KING  PRIDE  REF     4  9

90    Y  OUR SIR   SOME MR     7  6

91    O I C  FELIX  DREW  O     7  6

92    I SLIM  IN GYM  J     5  6

93    TIM  HILL  B S     4  5

94    N  ASK TO C   J A      4  5

95    THIS  M N DAY     4  5

96   Y  L  LED VIEW     4  5

97    C  ONE VERSION  V    5  7   

98    ID  LUCK    ANS   I  J     6  5

99    Y  MR  J M     GO TO  MINE     3 10

100  CLASSIE     OUI     5  5

101   WIPE THERE  T     5  5

102   AH  ADAPT UNEVEN W     3  3  3  5

103   J F   KEEN FAN     4  5 

104   THEY ONLY EAT     4  7

 

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September 6, 2021

 

 

 

With the first twelve of seventeen

consecutive hits on Polydor,

In 02, Girls Aloud entered the charts at No.1,

with Platinum selling ‘Sound Of The Underground’.

 

In 03, ‘No Good Advice’, reached the Top 2,

and also in 03, ‘Life Got Cold’, made the Top 3.

Ending 03, ‘Jump’ rose to the Top 2,

and in 04, ‘The Show’, another Top 3, was to be.

 

Also in 04, ‘Love Machine’, made the Top 2,

and ‘I’ll Stand By You’, a two week No.1.

In 05, ‘Wake Me Up’, became a Top 4,

and ‘Long Hot Summer’, had the No.7 slot won.

 

Still in 05, ‘Biology’, peaked at No.4,

and ending 05, ‘See The Day’, reached No.9.

In 06, ‘Whole Lotta History’, was a Top 6, and

‘Something Kinda Ooooh’, on Fascination, hit the Top 3 line.

 

Ending 06, ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’, peaked at No.4, and

in 07, ‘Walk This Way’ for The Sugarbabes & Girls Aloud, a No.1.

Still in 07, ‘Sexy! No No No’, rose to No.5.

And ending 07, ‘Call The Shots’, had the Top 3 won.

 

In 08, ‘Theme To St Trinians’, reached No.51.

and gold selling, ‘The Promise’, made No.1 heaven.

Also in 08, ‘The Loving Kind’, peaked at No.10.

And in 09, ‘Untouchable’, rose to No.11.

 

Thank you for the music

R I P

Sarah Harding     1981 – 2021

 

written by

Harriet Blackbury

blackbury-poems.com

 

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September 2, 2021

 

 

 

1     DARREN FERGUSON     (ex Manager)

2     BARRY FRY     (Director of Football) 

3     GEORGE BOYD

4     SIRIKI DEMBELE

5     CRAIG MACKAIL – SMITH

6     MARK TYLER

7     AARON McLEAN

8     JOHN WILE     Player/Manager

9     ERIC STEELE

10   BRITT ASSOMBALONGA

11   WORRELL STERLING

12   LEE TOMLIN

13   TOMMY ROBSON

14   PETER MORRIS

15   IVAN TONEY

16   JIM ILEY

17   RYAN BENNETT

18   MARK LITTLE

19   JORGE GRANT

20   JOSH KNIGHT

21   JOE TOMLINSON

22   JOEL RANDALL

23   KWAME POKU

24   ETHAN HAMILTON

25   CHRISTY PYM

26   RICKY – JADE JONES

27   MARK BEEVERS

28   FRANKIE KENT

29   DAVID CORNELL

30   HARRISON BURROWS

31   NATHAN THOMPSON

32   RONNIE EDWARDS

33   JACK TAYLOR

34   DAN BUTLER

35   EMMANUEL FERNANDEZ

36   AARON POWELL

37   ANDRE BOUCAUD

38   WILL BLACKMORE

39   KYLE BARKER

40   BENJAMIN   MENSAH

41   OLIVER NORBURN

42   JOE WARD

43   CHARLIE O’CONNELL

44   DAVE BODIE

45   HAMED ISHOLA

46   CONOR WASHINGTON

47   JOE LEWIS

48   STEVE CASTLE

49   MARCUS MADDISON

50   TOUMANI DIAGOURAGA

51   JACK MARRIOTT

52   TERRY BLY

53   SIMON DAVIES

54   CHRIS TURNER

55   RUSSELL MARTIN

56   IDRIS KANU

57   OLLIE CONMY

58   GRANT McCANN

59   DAVID FARRELL

60   MICHAEL BOSTWICK

61   ADAM NEWTON

62   LEON McKENZIE

63   JONSON CLARKE – HARRIS

64   KEN CHARLERY

65   TOMMY ROWE

66   DWIGHT GAYLE

67   PAUL TAYLOR

68   JIM HALL 

69   MOHAMED EISA

70   MICK HALSALL

71   STEVE MORROW

72   LIL FUCCILLO

73   GARY JOHNSON

74   SAMMIE SZMODICS

75   JONATHAN BOND

76   JON TAYLOR

77   KEITH WAUGH

78   GWION EDWARDS

79   ANDREW HUGHES

80   CHARLIE LEE

81   CHRIS FORRESTER

82   MATT GODDEN

83   STEVE EVANS

84   JACK CARMICHAEL

85   LEONARDO DA SILVA LOPES

86   MICK JONES

87   STEVE COLLINS

88   NOEL LUKE

89   ANDY EDWARDS

90   SIMON REA

 

compiled by Harriet Blackbury

August 2021

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In 82, ‘Living On The Ceiling’, on London,

gave Blancmange a No.7.

And in 09, ‘The Climb’, on Polydor,

for Miley Cyrus, reached No.11.

 

In 70, ‘Up The Ladder To The Roof’, rose to No.6

for The Supremes, on Tamla Motown.

And in 81, Spandau Ballet, had a Top 30,

on Reformation, with ‘Paint Me Down’.

 

In 69, ‘White Room’, peaked at No.28

for Cream, on Polydor.

And in 2000, ‘Deeper Shade Of Blue’, on Ebul/Jive,

for Steps, leapt to No.4.

 

In 66, ‘Black Is Black’, on Decca,

gave Los Bravos a Top 2 call.

And in 78, The Tom Robinson Band, on EMI,

rose to No.33, with ‘Up Against The Wall’.

 

In 67, ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’, on Deram,

gave Procal Harem, a No.1 song.

And in 83, Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes, had a UK No.7,

on Island, with the US No.1 – ‘Up Where We Belong’.

 

In 66, ‘Paint It Black’, on Decca,

gave The Rolling Stones US & UK No.1 pride.

And in 01, Ocean Colour Scene, on Island,

reached No.19, with ‘Up On The Down Side’.

 

In 68, ‘Green Tambourine’, on Pye International,

gave The Lemon Pipers, a US No.1 & UK Top 7.

Also in 68, ‘Black Magic Woman’, on Blue Horizon,

for Fleetwood Mac, reached No.37.

 

In 79, ‘Off The Wall’, on Epic,

for Michael Jackson, was a No.7 gem.

Also in 79, ‘Painter Man’, on Atlantic/Hansa,

made the Top 10, for Boney M.

 

In 72, Greyhound, on Trojan,

had a Top 20, with ‘I Am What I Am’.

And in 88, ‘A Hazy Shade Of Winter’, made No.11,

for The Bangles on Def Jam.

 

In 96, Fool’s Garden, on Encore,

reached No.26, with ‘Lemon Tree’.

And in 06, ‘Break The Night With Colour’,

on Parlophone, gave Richard Ashcroft a Top 3.

 

written by

Harriet Blackbury

 

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August 27, 2021

 

 

 

1     DION DUBLIN

2     MARK ROBINS

3     ROBBIE KEANE

4     JIMMY HILL

5     GEORGE CURTIS

6     GARY McALLISTER

7     TERRY YORATH

8     JIM BLYTH

9     TOMMY HUTCHISON

10    STEVE OGRIZOVIC

11     DOMINIC HYAM

12    ERNIE MACHIN

13    MICHAEL DOYLE

14    CRAIG BELLAMY

15    DAVE CLEMENTS

16    MUSTAPHA HADJI

17    FANKATY DABO

18    NOEL WHELAN

19    ROLAND NILSSON

20    BRIAN KILCLINE

21    GORDON STRACHAN

22    MAGNUS HEDMAN

23    CYRILLE REGIS

24    CALLUM WILSON

25    RAY POINTER

26    LEE CARSLEY

27    MICKY QUINN

28    DARREN HUCKERBY

29    LIAM WALSH

30    PHIL BABB

31    CARL BAKER

32    DAVID BELL

33    KEIREN WESTWOOD

34    GUSTAVO HAMER

35    CALLUM O’HARE

36    CYRUS CHRISTIE

37    IAN WALLACE

38    DANNY THOMAS

39    GEORGE BOATENG

40    CLIFTON MORRISON

41    ARON GUNNARSSON

42    ERNIE HUNT

43    BRIAN BORROWS

44    JIM O’BRIEN

45    LEON BEST

46    NICK PLATNAUER

47    KEVIN GALLACHER

48    MARC McNULTY

49    TREVOR PEAKE

50    STEPHEN WARNOCK

51    GARY BREEN

52    STEWART ROBSON

53    DAVID SPEEDIE

54    CONOR THOMAS

55    BOBBY McDONALD

56    PETER NDLOVU

57    MARCUS HALL

58    GARY McSHEFFREY

59    NEIL MARTIN

60    RICHARD SHAW

61    TERRY GIBSON

62    JORDAN SHIPLEY

63    GEORGE THOMAS

64    GAEL BIGIRIMANA

65    PAUL WILLIAMS

66    DAVID BURROWS

67    CLARRIE BOURTON

68    MUHAMED KONJIC

69    ANDY MARSHALL

70    GARY GILLESPIE

71    DAVID THOMPSON

72    JOHN FLECK

73    MAXINE BIAMOU

74    YOUSSEF CHIPPO

75    PETER ATHERTON

76    RICHARD KEOGH

77    JORDAN CLARKE

78    JAY TABB

79    BILL GLAZIER

80    WILLIE CARR

81    JORDY HIWULA

82    HAROLD REDMOND BUCKLE

83    BEN STEVENSON

84    TOM BAYLISS

85    ADAM ARMSTRONG

86    HAROLD PARKES

87    MICK COOP

88    JIMMY DOUGALL

89    LES SEALY

90    GERRY DALY

91    BEN WILSON

92    JULIAN JOACHIM

93    MICHAEL ROSE

94    GERRY FRANCIS

95    JOSH PASK

96    NEIL RAMSBOTTOM

97    BRANDON MASON

98    JULIEN DACOSTA

99    TERRY BUTCHER

100   KYLE McFADZEAN

 

Compiled by Harriet Blackbury

August 2021

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August 25, 2021

 

 

 

With the first of 17 chart hits on Decca,

In 63, The Rolling Stones took  ‘Come On’, to No.21.

Also in 63, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ rose to No.12,

And in 64, ‘Not Fade Away’, had the Top 3 won.

 

Also in 64, ‘It’s All Over Now’ & ‘Little Red Rooster’,

both had No.1 success.

As did, ‘The Last Time’ & ‘(I Can’t Get No Satisfaction)’,

which was also a No.1 in the US.

 

In 66, ‘Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown’, made No.2.

And ‘Paint It,Black’, another US & UK No.1 hit to arrive.

Also in 66, ‘Have You Seen Your Mother Baby

Standing In The Shadow’, climbed into the Top 5.

 

In 67, ‘Let’s Spend The Night Together’/’Ruby Tuesday’,

a US No.1 & UK Top 3.

Also in 67, ‘We Love You’/’Dandelion’, made No.8,

And in 68, ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’, a No.1, was to be.

 

In 69, ‘Honky Tonk Women, a US No.1 & UK 5 week No.1.

And in 71, ‘Brown Sugar’/’Bitch’/’Let It Rock’,

on Rolling Stone label, a US No.1 & UK Top 2.

And ‘Street Fighting Man’, on Decca, had a No.21 knock.

 

In 72, ‘Tumblin Dice’ (their second of 22 hits,

on Rolling Stone label), made the Top 5.

With ‘Angie’ next – a Silver selling US No.1 & UK No.5.

And in 74, ‘It’s Only Rock And Roll’ at No.10, did arrive.

 

In 75, ‘Out Of Time’ reached No.45,

And in 76, ‘Fool To Cry’ peaked at No.6.

In 78, ‘Miss You’/’Far Away Eyes’, a US No.1 & UK Top 3.

And also in 78, ‘Respectable’, a No.23 fix.

 

In 80, ‘Emotional Rescue’, rose to No.9.

Also in 80, ‘She’s So Cold’, peaked at No.33.

In 81, ‘Start Me Up’, reached No.7.

Also in 81, ‘Waiting On A Friend’, made a Top 50 plea.

 

In 82, ‘Going To A Go Go’, peaked at No.26.

Also in 82, at No.62 was, ‘Time Is On My Side’.

In 83, ‘Undercover Of Night’, made No.11.

And in 84, ‘She Was Hot’, had a No.42 ride.

 

Also in 84, ‘Brown Sugar’, rose to No.58.

And in 86, ‘Harlem Shuffle’, made No.13.

In 89, ‘Mixed Emotions’, reached No.36,

and ‘Rock And A Hard Place’, at No.63 seen.

 

In 90, ‘Paint It, Black’, on London, made No.61,

and ‘Almost Hear You Sigh’, was at No.31.

In 91, ‘High Wire’, rose to No.29,

and ‘Ruby Tuesday (LIVE)’, a No.59 spot won.

 

In 94, ‘Love Is Strong’, on Virgin, reached No.14.

Also, ‘You Got Me Rocking’, peaked at No.23.

Ending 94,’Out Of Tears’ (the third on Virgin) at No.36.

And in 95, ‘I Go Wild’, a No.29, was to be.

 

Also in 95, ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, rose to No.12.

And in 97, ‘Anybody Seen My Baby’, was at No.22.

In 98, ‘Saint Of Me’, reached No.26.

And also, ‘Out Of Control’, at No.51, on view.

 

In 02, ‘Don’t Stop’, peaked at No.36.

And in 03, ‘Sympathy For The Devil’, on Mercury, a No.14.

In 05, ‘Streets Of Love’/’Rough Justice’, rose to No.15.

Also in 05, ‘Rain Fall Down’, at No.33 seen.

 

In 06, ‘Biggest Mistake’, peaked at No.51.

And in 07, ‘Paint It, Black’ on ABKCO/Decca, a No.70 entry.

Bringing to a close this tribute to Charlie Watts.

A fantastic drummer, who was loved aplenty.

 

Thank You for the music.

R I P

Charlie Watts     1941 – 2021

 

Written by

Harriet Blackbury

blackbury-poems.com

 

 

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August 23, 2021

 

 

 

In 80, their first hit, ‘King’/’Food For Thought’,

on Graduate, became a Silver selling Top 4.

With ‘My Way Of Thinking’/’ I Think It’s Going To Rain’,

reaching No.6, leaving fans begging for more.

 

Ending 80, ‘The Earth Dies Screaming’/’Dream A Lie’,

(their last hit on Graduate), made the Top 10.

In 81, ‘Don’t Let It Pass You By’/’Don’t Slow Down’,

on DEP International, at No.16 – another Top 20 again.

 

Ending 81,’One In Ten’, rose to No.7 –

the second of 44 hits on DEP International label.

In 82, ‘I Won’t Close My Eyes’, made No.32,

with ‘Love Is All Is Alright’, at No.29, next on the table.

 

Also in 82, ‘So Here I Am’, rose to No.25,

And in 83, ‘I’ve Got Mine’, reached the No.45 line.

Next in 83, came their famous, gold selling

US & UK No.1 – ‘Red Red Wine’.

 

Also in 83, ‘Please Don’t Make Me Cry’, a Top 10,

with ‘Many Rivers To Cross’, on the No.16 line.

And in 84, ‘Cherry Oh Baby’, peaked at No.12,

And ‘If It Happens Again’, reached No.9.

 

Ending 84, ‘Riddle Me’, rose to No.59,

And in 85, at No.1, came ‘I Got You Babe’, ft Chrissie Hynde.

Also in 85, ‘Don’t Break My Heart, a Top 3.

And in 86, ‘Sing Our Own Song’, – a Top 5 find

 

Ending 86, ‘All I Want To Do’, made No.41,

And in 87 ‘Rat In Mi Kitchen’, at No.12, doing fine.

With ‘Watchdogs’ reaching No.39,

And ending 87, ‘Maybe Tomorrow’, claimed the No.14 line.

 

In 88, came ‘Reckless’, on EMI,

for Afrika Bambaataa ft UB40 & Family, at No.17.

Next in 88, ‘Breakfast In Bed’ ft Chrissie Hynde, at No.6.

And ending 88, ‘Where Did I Go Wrong’, at No.26 seen.

 

In 89, ‘I Would Do For You’, made No.45.

With ‘Homely Girl’, making the Top 6.

In 90, ‘Here I Am (Come And Take Me)’, a No.46,

With ‘Kingston Town’, a Silver selling, Top 4 fix.

 

Next in 90, ‘Wear You To The Ball’, made No.35.

And ‘I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight’, on EMI,

for Robert Palmer & UB40, to No.6 did fly.

And ending 90, ‘Impossible Love’, made a No.47 high.

 

In 91, ‘The Way You Do The Things You Do’, a No.49.

In 92, State Vs UB40, on ZTT, with ‘One In Ten’, a No.17.

And in 93, ‘(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You’ –

a multi platinum US & UK No.1 on view.

 

Also in 93, ‘Higher Ground’, rose to No.8.

And ‘Bring Me Your Cup’, made No.24.

In 94, ‘C’est La Vie’, reached No.37.

And ‘Reggae Music’ made a No.28 score.

 

In 95, ‘Until My Dying Day’, made No.15.

And in 97, ‘Tell Me Is It True’, rose to No.14.

Also in 97, ‘Always There’, was at No.53.

And in 98, ‘Come Back Darling’, made the Top 10 scene.

 

Ending 98, ‘Holly Holy’, peaked at No.31.

And in 99, ‘The Train Is Coming’ – a Top 30 hit.

In 2000, ‘Light My Fire’, made No.63,

And in 01, ‘Since I Met You Lady’/’Sparkle Of My Eyes’,

featuring Lady Saw – a Top 40, was to be.

 

In 02, ‘Cover Up’, made No.54, and

in 03, ‘Swing Low’ ft United Colours Of Sound – a No.15.

In 05, ‘Kiss And Say Goodbye’, at No.19 did arrive.

And also in 05, ‘Reasons’, for UB40/

Hunter Z/DHOL Blasters – rose to No.75.

 

Thank You for the music  (40 Top 40 hits – WOW)

R I P

Brian Travers    1959 – 2021

 

written by

Harriet Blackbury

blackbury-poems.com

 

 

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August 22, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

In 57, The Everly Brothers entered the UK charts,

with the first of eleven hits on the London label, on view.

When ‘Bye Bye Love’, reached No.6, followed by

 ‘Wake Up Little Susie’, a US No.1 & UK Top 2

 

In 58, came two US No.1’s, being

‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’/’Claudette’ –

(a double A side, seven week, UK No.1) ,

and ‘Bird Dog’, a sure UK Top 2 bet.

 

In 59, four more hits came along.

The first being ‘Problems’, with a No.6 view.

And ‘Take A Message To Mary’, a Top 20, and also

‘Poor Jenny’, at No.14, and (‘Til) I Kissed You’, at No.2.

 

In 60, came five more UK chart entries,

with ‘Let It Be Me’, at No.13.

Followed by, ‘Cathy’s Clown’, a US & UK No.1,

and ‘When Will I Be Loved’, at No.4, seen.

 

In 60,’Lucille’/ ‘So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)’,

on Warner Brothers, a Top 4, won.

Then came, ‘Like Strangers’, on London, at No.11. And in 61,

‘Walk Right Back’/’Ebony Eyes’, on Warner Brothers, a No.1.

 

Now, staying on Warner Brothers until 1968,

their next hit, ‘Temptation’, another UK No.1 fix.

Followed by ‘Muskrat’/’Don’t Blame Me’, a Top 20,

and in 62, ‘Cryin’ In The Rain’, peaked at No.6.

 

Next came ‘How Can I Meet Her’, reaching No.12,

and at No.11, ‘No One Can Make My Sunshine Smile’.

And in 63, was ‘So It Will Always Be’, at No.23,

and ‘It’s Been Nice’, at the No.26 dial.

 

Ending 63, ‘The Girl Sings The Blues’, rose to No.25,

and in 64, ‘The Ferris Wheel’, made a No.22 stay.

Also in 64, ‘Gone Gone Gone’, was at No.36,

and in 65, ‘That’ll Be The Day’, was a Top 30 play.

 

Also in 65, ‘The Price Of Love’, made the Top 2.

And ‘I’ll Never Get Over You’, reached No.35.

Ending 65, ‘Love Is Strange’, peaked at No.11.

And in 68, ‘It’s My Time’, at No.39, did arrive.

 

In 84, on Mercury, rising to No.41,

was ‘On The Wings Of A Nightingale’.

Ending this tribute, to Don & Phil Everly,

along their sensational Hit Parade trail.

 

Thank You for the music

R I P

Phil Everly     1939 – 2014

Don Everly     1937 – 2021.

 

written by

Harriet Blackbury

blackbury-poems.com

 

 

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August 18, 2021

 

 

In 92, ‘All I Want Is You’, on A & M,

for Bryan Adams, reached No.22.

And in 03, Bon Jovi, peaked at No.9,

on Mercury, with ‘All About Lovin’ You’.

 

In 64, ‘Wishin And Hopin’, on Fontana,

gave The Merseybeats, a No.13 success.

And in 67, ‘Just Loving You’, made No.6,

for Anita Harris, on CBS.

 

In 75, ‘It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart,It’s Spring)’

on 20th Century, gave Love Unlimited, a No.11 high.

And in 76, ‘I’m Your Puppet’, on Mercury,

peaked at No.12, for James & Bobby Purify.

 

In 78, ‘Wishing On A Star’, on Whitfield,

for Rose Royce, a Top 3, was to be.

And in 97, ‘I Wish You Love’, on East West,

for Paul Young, made No.33.

 

In 82, ‘All The Love In The World’, on Arista,

for Dionne Warwick, in the Top 10, did arrive.

Also, in 82, ‘Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)’,

was a Top 10, for A Flock Of Seagulls, on Jive.

 

In 87, ‘Wishing Well’, on CBS,

gave Terence Trent D’arby, a US No 1 & UK Top 4.

And in 92, ‘Something In The Air’, made No.51,

for Fish, on Polydor.

 

In 63, ‘I Only Want To Be With You’, on Philips,

for Dusty Springfield, reached No.4.

And in 97, Barbra Streisand & Celine Dion, on Epic,

with ‘Tell Him’, had a gold selling, Top 3 score.

 

In 63, ‘From Me To You’, on Parlophone,

gave The Beatles a No.1 bet.

And in 99, ‘Wish I Could Fly’, on EMI,

was at No.11, for Roxette’.

 

In 84, ‘Wishful Thinking’, on Virgin,

for China Crisis, a No.9, was to be.

And in 97, ‘All About Us’, on Mushroom,

gave Peter Andre, a Top 3.

 

In 89, ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’, on Elektra,

for Simply Red, a US No.1 & UK Top 2.

And in 05, McFly, on Island,

had a No.1, with ‘All About You’.

 

In 63, ‘Our Day Will Come’, on London,

a US No.1 & UK No.38, for Ruby And The Romantics.

also in 63, ‘Wishing’, on Coral,

gave Buddy Holly, a Top 10, ending this mix.

 

written by

Harriet Blackbury

 

 

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2     Y  YR FAB  R R     5  3

3     RE GOODBYE  G     6  4

4     L  ME IS BIKE RIDE     6  7

5     MIGHT C AIR-MAIL SACK     5  7 – 5

6     MR   TRY KALE     4  5

7     ON A  N L CAMERA     5  6

8     J IN WHOLE     4  4

9     I  RE SELECT  E     4  6

10    O TIS B   STAR GOAL MAN  B    5  12

11    EL   R R ROLLING WEST     7  8

12    O LET IN ELM     3  6

13    BY  MOONSTORM     5  6

14   M IS REPORTER     5  6

15    O  INVENT  A  Y     4  5

16    I  Y  MILE  J     3  4

17    TRY  TEN N BEAN       4  7

18    L  MILK TREAT     4  6

19    GREAT R  N     GO   J     5  5

20    J K  SING TO HH     4  6

21    L  E JOINS  ON TOM     3  9

22    ALL J R    DEAL ON     4  7

23    U WOKE A M    K P     5  4

24    HALT   I ON THE MAN     5  8

25    HY   MY T CRISP     7  3

26    E  Y   R – J  JOINS  A DECK     5 – 4  5

27    VAR   M B SEEKER     4  7

28    K K    AFTER NINE     7  4

29    VAR   OLD NEIL  CD     5  7

30    HOW SIR B RUNS    ROAR     8  7

31    HAT MAN HOPS ON  N T     6  8

32    END    SO A REWIND  R     6  7

33    O LAY TRACK  J     4  6

34    U B   L A TREND     3  6

35    N RUN   N ME FEEL AMAZED     8  9

36    POWER   ALL ON A     5  6

37    O U  BE  U  AND CARD     5  7

38    ME  R  I  BLOCK WALL     4  9 

39    BREAK  KEY  R L     4  6

40    NEON JIM  HAS BEAM     8  6

41    RUN ROVER    B LION     6  7

42    O DEAR J W     3  4

43    O ICE CHANNEL  ROLL     7  1  7

44    BE A VIDEO     D         4  5

45    HI   ALSO  MADE HE     6  6

46    C WHO    ON SONG TRAIN     5  10

47    O IS JEWEL     3  5

48    V   SETTLE CASE     5  6

49    DO MUSIC  N  DRAMAS     6  8

50    G   I AM U    DO A TOUR AGAIN     7  10

51    T  TIARA     J M  ROCK      4  8

52    RELY   TRY B     5  3

53    M ADVISE IS ON     5  6

54    C  THE R RUN  SIR     5  6

55    SEA   STILL RUN  R M     7  6

56    ID    RUN  I ASK     5  4

57    NICELY LOOM     5  5

58    RTN   G M CAN CAN     5  6 

59    VAR   A F L RIDDLE     5  7

60    I B  ME AT  CLICK SHOW     7  8

61    A NEW A N   DOT M     4  6

62    C ME LINK ZONE E     4  8

63    SO JOIN – LARK RANCHERS     6  6 – 6

64    K CLEAR  HENRY     3  8

65    TOW ME OR MY     5  4

66    G T    Y WE HAIL  D G     6  5

67    O PLAY ULTRA     4  6

68    A   J H MILL     3  4

69    AM A HOME SIDE     7  4

70    K CLAIMS ALL  H     4  7

71    WEST OR OVER M    5  6

72    U C  OIL   L C  FILL     3  8

73    HY  SO G J  RAN ON     4  7

74    SO  AM DISC SIZE  MM     6  8

75    AND HAT ON    ON J B    8  4

76    RAN  LOT  JOY     3  6

77    U A HEIGHT  K W     5  5

78    GRADE WINDOWS     5  7

79    U SEW GRAND   HE  H     6  6

80    E CALLER    HI  E     7  3

81    RISE  R H S CROFTER     5  9

82    DEMAND   GO  TT     4  6

83    SAVE EVENTS     5  5

84    HEAR A CLICK   AM  J C     4  10

85    O DEAN VILLA ROAD  SLOPES     8  2  5  5

86    SINCE M J  OK     4  5

87    E N L   SOLVE  IT   S C     5  7

88    EE  L   U OK   N L     4  4

89    SEND DRAW DAY     4  7

90    MAIN ROSE     5  3

 

The answers will appear on my website

blackbury-poems.com

on 3rd September 2021

(usual copyright rules apply)

Thank you for visiting my website  Regards Harriet      

 

 

 

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