Reading again The first pop record I ever owned was …… I find that my memory has been playing tricks.
My first pop record wasn’t “Walking Back To Happiness” but Helen Shapiro’s “Tell Me What He Said”. Which means that “Tell Me What He Said” wasn’t the B side of “WBTH” at all.
This memory failure has come to light because my sister passed on a pile of 45s which had been in her loft for years. After a quick glance, I shoved the records in a cupboard and promptly forgot about them. But with Spring in the air and a shortage of storage space I’ve started cleaning and clearing out the cupboards; hence, re-discovering the old records.
As we no longer have a record player, the discs are useless but they have lots of sentimental value partly because of the school-girl graffiti scrawled on the record covers.
This saunter down Memory Lane prompted me to look on Youtube for the second pop record I owned.
“Let’s Dance” was number two in the Top Ten for four weeks in 1962. Our dancing was equally bizarre but probably less proficient than the dancers enjoying the song in this film clip.
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