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December 31, 2015



I – Billy Idol brought us ‘White Wedding’

and ‘Need You Tonight’ sang INXS.

‘Running Free’ were Iron Maiden,

‘Body Talk’ by Imagination, a huge success.


J – From Jimmy Justice to Tom Jones.

From Quincey Jones to Elton John.

From Billy Joel to Jethro Tull, along with,

Japan and The Jam, the J’s carry on.


J – contd.  From Janet to Jermaine to Michael,

and with ‘ABC’, together, The Jackson Five.

But unrelated was Joe Jackson, with,

‘It’s Different For Girls, and ‘Jumping Jive’.


K – Making No.2 ‘Rock Me Gently’ sang Andy Kim.

But at No.1, Ben E King with ‘Stand By Me’.

Chaka Khan, The Kinks, and Kajagoogoo,

and Eden Kane and Kraftwerk, also top of the tree.


L – From John Lennon to Lulu and Cyndi Lauper,

and The Lemon Pipers and Peggy Lee.

Lieutenant Pigeon, Lindisfarne, and Annie Lennox

and also Level 42 and Leapy Lee.


M – Men at Work, Meatloaf, Madonna and Madness,

and Bob Marley, Marillion and Medicine Head.

Freddie Mercury, Bette Midler and George Michael,

and God Bless Lemmy from Hawkwind and Motorhead.


N – Gary Numan, New Order and Nilsson.

Stevie Nicks and New Kids On the Block.

Nazareth, Johnny Nash and Jimmy Nail,

and Phyllis Nelson and Nena, in this flock.


O – The O’jays, Billy Ocean and Mike Oldfield.

Des, Hazel, and Sinead O’Connor.

Odyssey, OMD and Gilbert O’Sullivan, but,

The Osmonds, and Roy Orbison, taking this honour.


P – Robert Plant, Tom Petty, and Pickettywitch.

The Pointer Sisters, Procol Harum and Pink Floyd.

Elvis Presley, The Police, Prince, and The Pretenders.

Gene Pitney and The Pet Shop Boys, all filled a void.


Q – ‘The Lone Ranger’ came from Quantum Jump.

and Suzi Quattro at No’1 with ‘Can The Can’.

‘There she goes again’ sang The Quireboys.

And Queen, with ‘Bohemian Rhapsody, just ran and ran.


Written by Harriet Blackbury. 









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