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Domestic life in 1950s Britain


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#136    Eldorado

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:28 PM





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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:43 PM

View PostEldorado, on 31 March 2012 - 12:28 PM, said:


Aww WOW!!!!! Thank you....thank you.....thank you EL  :nw:  :clap:

This brings back a lot of memories for me  :wub: ...Thank you for posting this  :) :)

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:38 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 31 March 2012 - 12:13 PM, said:

The last jukebox I saw was in an amusement arcade! I still have a record case full of singles (45's) and another two cases of LP's.

Now this is going back a bit! - does anyone remember the very old (78's) records? They were "His Master's Voice" or something like that with brown labels on and brown sleeves. We had those those at home, I can still see my dad now putting one on the player. There was one in particular that stands out in my mind, it went something like this -

"Seven little girls sitting in the back seat, hugging and a kissing with Fred, he said why don't one of you come up and sit beside me, here's what the seven girls said.....altogether now...one, two, three....Keep you eyes on the driving, keeps your hands on the wheel, and we'll keep an eye on the road ahead. We're having fun sitting in the back seat, hugging and a kissing with Fred"....... I'm singing this tune in my head as I'm posting this :w00t:

I've searched for that song to find out who sang it, I'd love to know who it was and what year.
      Hi,yes I know the song but havnt a clue who sang it,all I can suggest is try the web site "Ask Jeeves",you may get an answer.Old 78's in good condition are quite valuable to collectors,it might be worth getting them valued and putting them to auction,but NOT  a car boot sale,cheers......

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:38 PM

View Postspud the mackem, on 31 March 2012 - 04:38 PM, said:

Hi,yes I know the song but havnt a clue who sang it,all I can suggest is try the web site "Ask Jeeves",you may get an answer.Old 78's in good condition are quite valuable to collectors,it might be worth getting them valued and putting them to auction,but NOT  a car boot sale,cheers......

'Seven Little Girls' was originally recorded by 'The Avons' and was released in 1959.The Avons were a British pop vocal group. Originally composed of Valerie Murtagh (born 1936, Willesden, London) and Elaine Murtagh, (born 1940, County Cork, Eire) and known as 'The Avon Sisters', they added Raymond S. Adams (born 1938, Jersey, Channel Islands), and changed their name to 'The Avons'.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:27 PM

View Postspud the mackem, on 31 March 2012 - 04:38 PM, said:

Hi,yes I know the song but havnt a clue who sang it,all I can suggest is try the web site "Ask Jeeves",you may get an answer.Old 78's in good condition are quite valuable to collectors,it might be worth getting them valued and putting them to auction,but NOT  a car boot sale,cheers......
After Eldorado kindly posted a video of the song, I'm just happy to know it wasn't something I dreamt up lol! The old 78's collection we had, I don't know what happened to them. My mum and dad moved house long after I left home so what they did with them I've no idea.

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'Seven Little Girls' was originally recorded by 'The Avons' and was released in 1959.The Avons were a British pop vocal group. Originally composed of Valerie Murtagh (born 1936, Willesden, London) and Elaine Murtagh, (born 1940, County Cork, Eire) and known as 'The Avon Sisters', they added Raymond S. Adams (born 1938, Jersey, Channel Islands), and changed their name to 'The Avons'.
1959! wow..thank you, that's interesting, but now I do feel old!... :D

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:53 PM

My dad used to have a collection of very old 78's...  The lable said they were from the "RCA Victrola Talking Machine Company"... Very old...  Unfortunatly they were lost during one of our many moves... We spent on average 2 years in a house/town then would have to move to another... You lose a lot of stuff that way!

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:27 PM

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The little dog's name is Nipper..   :lol:  

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1917! label

Anyway,  the 50's were a great time in the colonies too! ... so were the sixties come to think of it!  :)
Some of my very favorite music is that extremely silly 50's  Doo Wop .   i hope it made it to england as a gift in exchange for British Rock!    :tu:

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:33 PM

View Postlightly, on 06 April 2012 - 06:27 PM, said:

Some of my very favorite music is that extremely silly 50's  Doo Wop .   i hope it made it to england as a gift in exchange for British Rock!    :tu:

It was YOU who were responsible for this?..........




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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

Well, not me, personally, Eldorado, but  yanks .    Ya,  that's pretty much it!   hehe.    shoop shoop . . . shibity shibity bop!*
the Beatle's did a little ..  mmshoobie doobie ... auh .. shoobie doobie..  in "Revolution" lol.

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