ONE HIT WONDERS

barmpot

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Talking about one hit wonders, which we were not quite, any one remember Keith West and his excerpt from 'A teenage Opera' - not sure if we ever heard the whole thing, or even written.

Interesting point is that in the 1950s we had a Grocer Jack who delivered stuff two or three times a week.
 

dick

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Talking about one hit wonders, which we were not quite, any one remember Keith West and his excerpt from 'A teenage Opera' - not sure if we ever heard the whole thing, or even written.

Interesting point is that in the 1950s we had a Grocer Jack who delivered stuff two or three times a week.
If I'd had a mute button when that was popular I'd have used it!!Couldn't stand it >:(
 

barmpot

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Problem is Dick, in 1967 mute buttons just did not exist - but then often got a bit of static from the old pirate radio station ...
 

dick

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Another one hit wonder.....The Incredible Alex Harvey Band"DELILAH" trouble was I liked it better than TOM JONES version ::) Often had to argue to leave it playing.My other half and I finally came to an arrangement :D 8) She would have muted it if she could ;)
 

amos hames

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Anyone remember the Australian singer John Farnham just heard his song..youre the voice it was a one hit wonder.
 

Big Unc

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Something of a revival thread for us. I might nominate Sheb Wooley and "The Purple People Eater" and I am not sure The Diamonds ever had much of a follow-up to "Little Darlin'" in the UK.

Much depends on how we define a 'One-Hit Wonder'. Here is one concept for the UK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_one-hit_wonders_on_the_UK_Singles_Chart

Looking at those mentioned recently:

John Farnham: Maybe only one Uk hit but massive in Australia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Farnham_discography

The Applejacks: No. 7 with "Tell me When" but followed up at No. 20 with "Like Dreamers Do"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Applejacks_(UK_band)

Keith - just could not remember him but did recognise the song "98.6" when I played it on You Tube but a hit? Only reached No. 24:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_(singer)
I did think it went higher I admit.
 

Pearl

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Re: ONE HIT WONDERS
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2012, 07:06:14 AM »
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Anyone remember an awful song called Star Trekkin by the Firm it went straight to no 1 in the eighties and never heard of them again. ;D :D


My grandkids love that song, if you have the original record in mint condition its worth pretty penny now.
 

Big Unc

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Re: ONE HIT WONDERS
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2012, 07:06:14 AM »
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Anyone remember an awful song called Star Trekkin by the Firm it went straight to no 1 in the eighties and never heard of them again. ;D :D
Doesn't count as a One Hit Wonder. They had an earlier hit with "Arthur Daley 'E's Alright" which went to No. 7.

"In 1982 John O'Connor and fellow guitarist Grahame Lister wrote a novelty song, "Arthur Daley 'E's Alright", based around the Arthur Daley character from the British TV series Minder, and including many catchphrases from the show. Unable to find an artist willing to release the song, O'Connor & Lister did it themselves, under the name of 'The Firm'. It spent seven weeks in the UK Top 40, peaking at No. 14, and was performed on TV chart show Top of the Pops on 29 July 1982 featuring former Rubettes guitarist Tony Thorpe on lead vocals."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Firm_(novelty_band)

 

Beth

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The Archies and Sugar Sugar
I loved that one.

I also liked David Essex -Rock On; Here Comes the Sun - Richard Havens. Iliked the instrumental called "A fifth of Beethoven" - Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band.
 
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