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December 21, 2015



A – gives us the Queen of soul:

Aretha delivered a song so well.

Then came Agnetha and Anni-frid from Abba,

right up to the present Queen of song, Adele.


B – ‘Thank you for the music’ from Bjorn & Benny,

and Barry Biggs with ‘Sideshow’ in 76.

And ‘The Crying Game’ from Dave Berry,

and also The Byrds and Blondie in this mix.


C – ‘On Top Of The World’ were The Carpenters,

and also Belinda Carlisle and Mariah Carey.

And Cher and Chic and Eric Clapton,

and The Commodores and Neneh Cherry.


D – From Bob Dylan to The Doobie Brothers.

From The Drifters to The Doors.

From The Detroit Spinners to Dr Hook;

For sure, the U.S. sound, had hit our shores.


E – The Eagles topping this next pile,

along with the dynamic Earth, Wind and Fire.

And ELO, Enya and Erasure,

and Gloria Estefan & Eurythmics, our desire.


F- Fleetwood Mac and Foreigner.

The Four Seasons and The Four Tops.

Billy Fury through to Fun Boy Three,

and with ‘Relax’, Frankie( GTH )– Top of the Pops.


G – Peter Gabriel, and Gallagher & Lyle,

and Gloria Gaynor and Marvin Gaye.

And Robin Gibb and Andrew Gold,

and Guns n Roses, the mainstay.


H – ‘I Thought It Was You’ from Herbie Hancock,

and Don Hartman’s ‘Instant Replay’.

And Hawkwind’s  ‘Silver Machine’,

making sure another ‘H’ verse I’ll say.


H – contd. ‘So you Win Again’ by Hot Chocolate,

and I’ll ‘Rave On’ about Buddy Holly.

and Manchester’s Happy Mondays, and The Hollies,

who stood at that ‘Bus Stop’ sharing a brolly.


And for his world-wide fan base, to finish,

I give you Cliff with ‘Mistletoe and Wine’.

Here endeth this part of my ‘Christmas Alphabet’,

which was No. I in 55, for Dickie Valentine.











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