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Postby Kay » Tue 12 Aug 2003 14:52 GMT

His singing or the song????


Both. :D

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Postby Squiffy » Tue 12 Aug 2003 15:00 GMT

Kay wrote:
His singing or the song????


Both. :D

The Oracle is a multi-talented being. Except for when it comes to finding things in the kitchen. Other than the drinks fridge, I don't think he knows where anything is. :wink:


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Postby ruhappy » Tue 12 Aug 2003 15:06 GMT

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ruhappy wrote:Mine was Tenessee Williams whoever he was!


Tennessee Williams? As in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof?

Or was it "Tennessee" Ernie Ford, as in Sixteen Tons?

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I was having a craft moment I am afraid!It was of course the latter in Sixteen Tons! :oops:
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Postby HesitationKills » Tue 12 Aug 2003 15:21 GMT

My life theme tune (no 1 on my 18th birthday) was 'Pump up the volume' by MARRS which seems about right, but poor old Mrs HK gets dealt another bum steer with 'Especially for you' by Kylie and Jason 8)
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Postby CustomStrat » Tue 12 Aug 2003 15:27 GMT

I had to do the Life Theme as well, being far too ancient...

My UK #1 was The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by Hugo Montenegro

My US#1 was Love Child by Diana Ross and the Supremes...

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Postby Rich » Tue 12 Aug 2003 15:59 GMT

Can't be bothered to reply to all seperatly, so you get a right old mish mash here!

Mine was Tenessee Williams whoever he was!


Cripes, even I now about the delights of Tennesse W, so perhaps i am older than that :shock:

please, moderator, could we have a "junior's only" board for people like Rich?


Cheers Granny, a very kind thought, although that means I wouldn't be able to use ruggie jokes to you all...

I guess the youngsters have more energy than some of us


So THAT's why your with Dave. His boundless energy :wink:

Except for when it comes to finding things in the kitchen. Other than the drinks fridge, I don't think he knows where anything is


I thought the kitchen was the thing with the drinks in :? There's nothing else there to find except ice and elk droppings

'Pump up the volume' by MARRS which seems about right, but poor old Mrs HK gets dealt another bum steer with 'Especially for you' by Kylie and Jason


Wow. memories of primary school disco's come flooding back.
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Postby Kay » Tue 12 Aug 2003 16:07 GMT

Wow. memories of primary school disco's come flooding back.


ROFL!!!

School discos remind me of the boys lined up on one side of the hall and the girls on the other. When the teacher said to choose your partners the boys all stampeded over to our side. Dancing to "Step we gaily..." and the "St Bernards Waltz" was such fun. :wink: :roll: 8)
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Postby Squiffy » Tue 12 Aug 2003 18:26 GMT

Kay wrote:
Wow. memories of primary school disco's come flooding back.


ROFL!!!

School discos remind me of the boys lined up on one side of the hall and the girls on the other. When the teacher said to choose your partners the boys all stampeded over to our side. Dancing to "Step we gaily..." and the "St Bernards Waltz" was such fun. :wink: :roll: 8)


We never had discos in my school days, too busy dodging T Rex's and the like................. :P
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Postby chabrenas » Tue 12 Aug 2003 20:27 GMT

Hm-m-m-m. Well, I was born before They're Hanging Out the Washing on the Siegfried Line and Mademoiselle From Armentieres (unless they were WW I songs?), so I went for the Life's Theme (18th birthday, 1958) and got Marvin Rainwater's 'Whole Lotta Woman'. I remember that song, but it was one among many sliding up and down the charts at the time. I can remember Dave Brubeck's 'Take Five' being on the same jukeboxes - and in a moment of bravado, just before I left a cafe full of fairly rough characters I once selected the 'B' side - Blue Rondo a la Turk. I wasn't brave enough to stay and watch the reactions.
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Postby Mike » Tue 12 Aug 2003 21:51 GMT

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When the teacher said to choose your partners the boys all stampeded over to our side.


What a sad place Elgin must have been in nineteen-oatcake. In Peterheid, the girls stampeded to the boys' side . . . :evil:

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Postby Mike » Tue 12 Aug 2003 22:00 GMT

Apparently, mine is something by somebody called David Whitfield.

Sorry, but I can't be expected to remember. What I can remember is being at a primary school party, and being delegated to crank the handle to keep the ol' 78's turning.

I can also remember the first single I ever bought, but I'll save that for another thread. (Unless it's been done before - must trawl back - don't want to confess I don't read everything on here!) :wink:

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Postby chabrenas » Wed 13 Aug 2003 20:29 GMT

Tennessee Ernie Ford - ah, the days when pop songs were ballads, with tunes and lyrics.

....Oh, St Peter don't you call me 'cos
I cain't go.

I o-owe ma so-oul
To the Company Store.

A propos of School dances: we were taught to bow and ask 'may I have the pleasure...' except for lineouts like Veleta and St Bernard's Waltz. But we did have a proper Last Waltz, and we soon swapped any pretence of doing foxtrots in favour of The Creep. And, of course, the Tango to 'Hernando's Hideaway'. Life wasn't that bad, really.
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Postby Tim » Wed 13 Aug 2003 20:59 GMT

16 Tons was a great song, and very appropriate for a birthday 'another day older and deeper in debt...'!

It was The King both sides of the Atlantic when I was born - 'I'm All Shook Up' in UK and 'Let me be your Teddy Bear' in the US'. Probably explains my great pelvis action!

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Postby Dave » Sat 16 Aug 2003 06:55 GMT

Just found out my "Life Theme" records. Neither of them very inspiring, I'm afraid:

UK: True by Spandau Ballet;

US: Beat It by Michael Jackson.

Still, at least I have a choice. Kay's (on both sides of the pond) was Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John and Kiki Dee. :shock:
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Postby chabrenas » Sat 16 Aug 2003 18:43 GMT

16 Tons was a great song

Agreed. And Tenesse Ernie Ford had a rich voice. I'm off to start a couple of new threads on the Ruggies board, rather than get too far off-topic here: Ballads, and Swing Bands.
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