Tuesday, 11 November 2008

11th November 1979


Knit a poppy

Sunday 11
Remembrance Day
Got up at 12.00 = knackered (guess I slept through the 2 minutes silence!)
Stayed in all afternoon
Phoned Fi
Sam left at 7.30
He phoned me from Lime Street
Washed my hair

I have realised that I have missed off a couple of number one hits in the UK during October. Mind you when I have looked you haven't missed much.
on the 20th October it was Buggles with 'Video
Killed the Radio Star' I really don't like it but you can see it here if you must.
But even worserer a week later on the 27th
was Lena Martell and 'One Day at a Time' what on earth was going on??? It stayed at number one until 17th November.......

It got me to thinking what vinyl I still have from the 70s and sadly not many.
The most affordable way of getting your top hits music then was to buy compilation albums. Many a time, however, I got stung by the fact it was not the original artists, was it Ronco that did these? K-Tel did the original artists and I have this one 'The Hot Ones' from 1978. Had to scan it in 2 as it wouldn't fit

I have no idea who some of the artists are now... I probably didn't then either... but for 49p, a bargain!

This one obviously nearly parted company from me at car boot sale at some stage but thankfully it didn't get sold hee hee ... it is such a shame I don't have one of these anymore


14 comments:

Somnambulist said...

LOVED "Video killed the radio star." :-))

70steen said...

It's ok you are forgiven ... you would have been young and knew no better lol

however if you had said that about Lena Martell........?!?!?!

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I'm with Somnambulist!!!! and the Dansette Junior!!!!! - fantastic - "Those were the days my friends, I thought they'd never end ....." tra-la ...........

nursemyra said...

worserer?

;-)

70steen said...

DP I think it was something to do with his glasses (I can be that shallow lol)..... oh and those annoying girls 'ahhhhhh video star'

cool record deck hey.... my ex sold mine :(

70steen said...

an intentional typo NM - betterer & worserer..... :)

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Knitting a poppy is quite a good idea ...... lasts for ages thereby saving money - tee hee

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Me thinks Daddy Pee Pee needs a couple of knitted poppy warmers to keep his "aged poppies" from freezing this winter.

70steen said...

You've got 12 months to get it knitted ......

70steen said...

Thank you Olga I have the most awful mental image now... and just before bed too........

darlene said...

happy rememberance day!!

70steen said...

Hi Darlene
& the same back to you.
It is important that we remember. Both of my Grand fathers lost brothers in WW1 and 3 of my uncles had an awful time either being badly injured or in a PoW camp during WW2.
Plus to remember all those who are serving today.

I made up for missing the 2 minute silence back in 1979. I observed it on Sunday and today ....

Drowsey Monkey said...

Seriously, I miss the 70s ... some days more than others. :)

70steen said...

Such care free happy days hey DM
:-)