Recorded 50 Years Ago Today

This Chap …

Participated in a radio show yesterday, where he was thinking about The Summer of Love, Sergeant Pepper’s and Piper at the Gates Of Dawn. They are all connected – and if you want to reflect on this chap’s reflections – then you can pop over here and listen, read and absorb – would love to have your take.

Meanwhile – as part of that – he noted that this song was recorded exactly 50 years ago today. I know … right?

I’ve got a bike. You can ride it if you like.
It’s got a basket, a bell that rings and
Things to make it look good.
I’d give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it.
You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
I’ll give you anything, ev’rything if you want things.
I’ve got a cloak. It’s a bit of a joke.
There’s a tear up the front. It’s red and black.
I’ve had it for months.
If you think it could look good, then I guess it should.
You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
I’ll give you anything, ev’rything if you want things.
I know a mouse, and he hasn’t got a house.
I don’t know why. I call him Gerald.
He’s getting rather old, but he’s a good mouse.
You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
I’ll give you anything, ev’rything if you want things.
I’ve got a clan of gingerbread men.
Here a man, there a man, lots of gingerbread men.
Take a couple if you wish. They’re on the dish.
You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
I’ll give you anything, ev’rything if you want things.
I know a room of musical tunes.
Some rhyme, some ching. Most of them are clockwork.
Let’s go into the other room and make them work.

Wot no Trains?

Who needs a train when you have a bike?

  • TomE

    A love song! Maybe I should copy the lyrics into a card with pictures of pink flowers (in close-up) on the front and save for it for Valentine’s Day. Maybe put the card a box of brownies.

    Some songs need not to be forgotten!

    (Which led to search for Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick, which also shouldn’t be forgotten. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvWHQMH-G4A

    But Spooky. The search revealed that the Blockheads and Pink Floyd had the same manager.)

    Seriously, what better a way to start the week but off-the-rails creativity.

    • Ahh yes – Pete Jenner. When we were living back in London a few years ago – I got invited to a Hipgnosis / Storm Thorgesen retrospective – and needless to say a LOT of Pink Floyd art. No Floyd members there – but at the time I couldn’t understand why members of the Blockheards were there …. management was the connection. It was duly explained.

      Actually – doesn’t the story of Jenner and King have airs of The Who’s Lambert and Stamp? They are part of my unwritten thesis that great management has as much to do with musicians break through into mainstream as the musicians themselves …

      But that’s another thing …. entirely.

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