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What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?

Postby Brian007 » 03 Jul 2018 08:42

Hi ALL,

The NHS is 70 years old this year , I am 70 years old , so what was number one in July 70 years ago

What was number one on your birth month and year , please feel free to add to the post if you wish



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Postby Hugh-AR » 03 Jul 2018 12:49

Brian,

What a brilliant idea for a post! I shall have to look and see what was No: 1 the month & year I was born.

I reckon Wikipedia will be the best place to look:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

.. and search for "Number one singles of 1942".

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Re: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?

Postby Hugh-AR » 03 Jul 2018 13:12

I sort of knew it would be this one. My father was always going on about it. My parents were abroad in China in 1942, so dreaming of a 'White Christmas' and the folks back home was a very nostalgic song for them.

"White Christmas" is a 1942 Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. The version sung by Bing Crosby is the world's best-selling single with estimated sales in excess of 100 million copies worldwide.



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Postby Hugh-AR » 03 Jul 2018 13:42

Whilst I was looking I thought I would look up the No: 1 on my wife's birthday, February 1948. It says under the YouTube clip "1948 HITS ARCHIVE: Ballerina - Vaughn Monroe (his original #1 version)". Never heard this one before!



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Re: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?

Postby Brian007 » 03 Jul 2018 17:31

Hi Hugh,

Amazing the tunes that where about way back then, some are pretty good too,

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Postby Hugh-AR » 05 Aug 2018 17:13

This topic is for any of you to add to! Click on POSTREPLY

If you can't find the number one 'hit' for the year you were born (or are not sure how to put it up) please email me at hugh@ar-group.org and let me know your Date of Birth. I can either put the post up 'on your behalf'; or I can put it up by Anonymous without mentioning any names.

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Re: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?

Postby dragon » 05 Aug 2018 18:18

I don't think music had been invented by the time I was born. .. Fred
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Postby mikeg » 05 Aug 2018 19:05

Hi Hugh Brian and Fred enjoyed the two tunes and sang along to them vaughn monroe was a great singer and trumpet player other hits were ghost riders and there ive said it again the crosby hit I used to play on acordian in 1942 My year of birth was 1928 and with my poor computer skill the best I came up with is I cant give you anything but love baby recorded by doris day and ella fitzgerald. I knew the lyrics to the song before I played it. Best Regards To All mikeG.
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Postby Hugh-AR » 05 Aug 2018 20:08

Fred (dragon). It's not the music that hadn't been invented when you were born, it was a means of recording it!

George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue came out in 1924, which in 1930 was included in the Technicolour film called 'King Of Jazz'.
This restored clip courtesy of UNIVERSAL STUDIOS features the newly restored "Rhapsody In Blue" number from "KING OF JAZZ" (1930), as painstakingly restored in 2015/16 by Universal Studios. This is the very first time since 1930 that we are actually seeing the 2-Strip Technicolor as was originally printed/produced 88 years ago. In other words - we are finally seeing what the original 1930 audiences saw. Back then they could not reproduce the colour blue; hence the tinge of Mint Green/Sage Green/Puce Green... all were attempts to render a hint of blue.



What an amazing idea for a film! Have never seen anything like that before, ever!

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Postby Hugh-AR » 05 Aug 2018 20:36

Hi Mike,

Here's your clip of Doris Day singing "I Cant Give You Anything But Love, Baby" from the year you were born.



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Postby dragon » 06 Aug 2018 00:00

I think 'Memories Are Made Of This' came out about 1930. The Year I was Born. .. Fred
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Postby Hugh-AR » 06 Aug 2018 09:29

Fred. I think maybe your 'memories' do not go back very far. According to Wikipedia:
Memories Are Made of This is a popular song written by Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr, and Frank Miller in 1955.

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Postby dragon » 06 Aug 2018 10:12

Thanks for the correction Hugh. I meant ' Thanks for the Memory.' Shows how dodgy my memory is. .. Fred
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Postby Hugh-AR » 06 Aug 2018 12:50

Hi Fred,

Thanks for the memory. This clip is sung by Mildred Bailey. It came out in 1938. The caption underneath the video says:
Mildred is one of the most overlooked superstars in music history. Get to know and appreciate her now.



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Postby dragon » 06 Aug 2018 14:04

One of these days I will get something right! .. Fred
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Postby Hugh-AR » 06 Aug 2018 17:19

Fred. One of these days was released by Pink Floyd in November 1971. Hugh
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Postby dragon » 06 Aug 2018 23:56

I give up. I just give up. .. Fred
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Postby Hugh-AR » 07 Aug 2018 00:32

Fred. Don't give up.

"Don't Give Up" is a song written by English musician Peter Gabriel and recorded as a duet with Kate Bush for Gabriel's sixth solo studio album 'So' (1986).



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Re: What was No: 1 in the hit parade when you were born?

Postby dragon » 07 Aug 2018 10:37

HELP!
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Postby Hugh-AR » 07 Aug 2018 23:21

Oh no! Not that one!



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Postby dragon » 07 Aug 2018 23:58

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