Mudcat Café message #2560682 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #118394   Message #2560682
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
08-Feb-09 - 06:44 AM
Thread Name: What was #1 on the day you were born.
Subject: RE: What was #1 on the day you were born.
Furthermore, when Helen Shapiro recorded You Don't Know (#1 in August 1961 - link below) she was 14-years-old. Hell, she's only 62 now, same age as my beautiful mother-in-law - now there's a thought! Not sure why I find this business so unsettling actually, probably because of the utterly archaic nature of the music itself in terms of historic & cultural remoteness. And into this dark & alien realm I was born...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I2cG-ed6hw

On a happier note, Sun Ra recorded his Futuristic Sounds in the October of the same year, which still sounds fresh as a daisy.