Posts Tagged ‘British music’

Mistletoe and Wine

December 28, 2017

Mistletoe and Wine,” written by Jeremy PaulLeslie Stewart and Keith Strachan, performed by British pop singer Sir Cliff Richard, who had a big UK hit with it 1988. The song was originally written for a musical based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl” and emphasized harsh British class inequality. A re-write turned it into a more conventional holiday song, heard ad nauseum in the UK each yuletide.

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“Mistletoe and Wine’s political beginnings,” John McKie, BBC News

“Why Cliff Richard’s Mistletoe and Wine is really a socialist Christmas song,” The Guardian

“The Little Match Girl,” 1986 HTV

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Mistletoe and Wine

December 20, 2015

Mistletoe and Wine,” written by Jeremy Paul, Leslie Stewart and Keith Strachan, performed by British pop singer Sir Cliff Richard, who had a big UK hit with it 1988. The song was originally written for a musical based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl” and emphasized harsh British class inequality. A re-write turned it into a more conventional holiday song, heard ad nauseum in the UK each yuletide.

More:

“Mistletoe and Wine’s political beginnings,” John McKie, BBC News

“Why Cliff Richard’s Mistletoe and Wine is really a socialist Christmas song,” The Guardian

“The Little Match Girl,” 1986 HTV

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Mistletoe and Wine

December 28, 2014

Mistletoe and Wine,” written by Jeremy Paul, Leslie Stewart and Keith Strachan, performed by British pop singer Sir Cliff Richard, who had a big UK hit with it 1988. The song was originally written for a musical based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl” and emphasized harsh British class inequities. A re-write turned it into a more conventional holiday song, heard ad nauseum in the UK each yuletide.

More:

“Mistletoe and Wine’s political beginnings,” John McKie, BBC News

“Why Cliff Richard’s Mistletoe and Wine is really a socialist Christmas song,” The Guardian

“The Little Match Girl,” 1986 HTV

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Mistletoe and Wine

December 30, 2013

“Mistletoe and Wine,” written by Jeremy Paul, Leslie Stewart and Keith Strachan, performed by British pop singer Sir Cliff Richard, who had a big UK hit with it 1988. The song was originally written for a musical based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl” and emphasized harsh British class inequities. A re-write turned it into a more conventional holiday song, heard ad nauseum in the UK each yuletide.

More:

“Mistletoe and Wine’s political beginnings,” John McKie, BBC News

“Why Cliff Richard’s Mistletoe and Wine is really a socialist Christmas song,” The Guardian

“The Little Match Girl,” 1986 HTV

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British Senior Citizens to Visit North America

April 4, 2013

British Senior Citizens to Visit North America

Some elderly English blokes plan to spend their hols pottering around the Colonies. The Paddington Pigeon Fanciers Rolling Stones will visit Los Angeles, Oakland, San Jose, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia in May and June. Whilst in ‘Vegas, will they motor out to Lake Havasu and visit London Bridge? What jolly fun!

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Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary

July 12, 2012

Rolling Stons 50th Anniversary

On July 12, 1962 a band of youngsters played its first gig at London’s Marquee Club on Oxford Street. The band was named after a song by Muddy Waters. It was called the Rolling Stones.

The Marquee Club was located in the basement of the Academy movie theater. The film that night: “The Day of the Triffids.”

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