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September 23, 2019

 

 

 

 

In 69, The Beatles on Apple,

had ‘The Ballad Of John & Yoko’, for 3 weeks at No.1.

And in 96, Speech, on Cooltempo, made No.35,

with ‘Like Marvin Gaye Said (What’s Going On)’.

 

In 82, ‘John Wayne Is Big Leggy’, on Regard,

found Haysi Fantayzee, at No.11.

And in 83, Musical Youth, on MCA,

reached No.26, with ‘007’.

 

In 81, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark,

saw ‘Joan Of Arc’, on Dindisc, in the No.5 lane.

And in 84, Madness, on the Stiff label,

peaked at No.11, with ‘Michael Caine’.

 

In 70, ‘Abraham Martin & John’, on Tamla Motown,

took Marvin Gaye up to No.9.

And in 79, gold-selling ‘Oliver’s Army’, on Radar,

for Elvis Costello & The Attractions, reached the Top 2 line.

 

In 77, ‘Sir Duke’, on Motown,

for Stevie Wonder, a US No.1 & UK Top 2 pleaser.

And in 95, ‘Buddy Holly’, on Geffen,

peaked at No.12, for Weezer.

 

In 84, ‘Robert De Niro’s Waiting’, on London,

gave Bananarama, Top 3 joy.

And also in 84, ‘No Sell Out’, a Top 60,

for Malcolm X, on Tommy Boy.

 

In 02, ‘Joe Louis’, on North Country,

for John Squire reached No.43.

And in 07, ‘Elvis Ain’t Dead’, on Epic,

by Scouting For Girls, a No.8, proved to be.

 

In 84, ‘Nelson Mandela’, reached No.9,

for The Special A.K.A., on 2Tone.

And in 02, ‘James Dean (I Wanna Know)’, on Polydor,

saw Daniel Bedingfield in the Top 4 zone.

 

 

 

 

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