Mudcat Café message #2561498 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #118394   Message #2561498
Posted By: Will Fly
09-Feb-09 - 05:23 AM
Thread Name: What was #1 on the day you were born.
Subject: RE: What was #1 on the day you were born.
IB:
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...

I had a chuckle when I read this. One man's dark & alien realm is another man's teenage years. :-)

Helen Shapiro was part of a tour that passed through our city (Lancaster) in 1962. One of the lads in our 6th form played guitar in a band that was chosen to back her. ("Jumbo" Wilson - where are you now...?).

I heard HS on the radio just recently, singing jazz these days, with a very fine voice.