Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Lexie's Chain: The Two Hundred and Thirty Seventh Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 237 of #lexieschain. Last week the winner was Bertie wiv Mary Hopkin and Thems Was The Days. Let's see wot we got this week:

Well done with Mary Hopkin singing "those were the days". The song was the last number in Raskins' last set when they played at London's Blue Angel. The classic movie "Blue Angel" featured Marlene Dietrich. In this movie Miss Dietrich sings the song that came to be associated with her, "Falling in Love Again..."   So, my chain is the Blue Angel club and movie.

Bertie won the chainy last week with Those Were The Days sung by Mary Hopkins which was a hit in the 60s. It was about someone remembering the good times gone by. Another big hit from the 60s on a similar theme of remembering was I Remember You by Frank Ifield which is my chosen link.

So last week the winner was Mary Hopkins with Those Were The Days. The song immediately made me think of a song that's been stuck in my head all week. It covers the same sort of themes but looking forward instead of back - creating memories etc. it's Take That and These Days (instead of Those Days).

Well done @diamondbertie for winning last weeks link. For our link this week we have chosen another great female singer with a song in support of @claptonterrier and the #ClaptonTTLieIn. The song is "Lying Down" by the fabulous Kirsty MacColl.

Last week Bertie chose a song by Mary Hopkins…..Miss Mary often recorded under the name Mary Visconti when she was not singing on her own records…this was because she married the very famous record producer Tony Visconti. He was perhaps most famous for working with David Bowie and so our link this week is “Sound & Vision” by David Bowie…i think you can hear Miss Mary in the backing vocals...

Bertie won last week with " Those Were The Days" . The flipside of the UK & US versions was " Turn! Turn! Turn!" This was first arranged by Jim McGuinn ( AKA Roger McGuinn) for Judy Collins. While a member of the Byrds McGuinn along with Gene Clark and David Corsby  recorded this #1 hit in 1965. It's an old clip ... couldn't resist. Enjoy!

Mary Opkin wiv Those Were The Days was Bertie's linky. Mary was discovered on Oppportunity Knocks by Twiggy and went on to be signed by Apple wot dus be The Beatles record label. The Beatles sang a song called Yesterday which makes reference to Opportunity Knocks on their first live recording of the song. Yesterday is our linky from The Beatles.

So the winner, as chosen by Bertie ..................................................... dus be  oh piffle de tiffle ..... is me AGAIN!  Pffttt ... ello dad choosin time again :).
Ere wot Bertie said: This has been a tough choice they were all wonderful links and great songs. I loved link 1, Marlene Dietrich was a great performer. Link 4 was great, l love Kirsty MacColl. I had her song Days for Peter's funeral, but my choice winning by a whisker is link 7 Yesterday by the Beatles, 

So it's over to you. Email me: lexie at toxicpenguin dot com or DM me on twitter (@dogstoyevsky) wiv your link suggestion followin on from dis one! You has until 23rd August 2015 (gets it to me by 2pm UK time if poss). Oh sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea to type DO NOT DELETE in the title and dussnt forget to send a linky to da video from You Tube!

Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da pawsome Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on dere website. Follow me @dogstoyevsky or #lexieschain on Twitter to join da fun. Remember anyfink goes! Rock, classical, opera, ballads, punk, reggae - is up to you! Fanx for playin!

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