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Paddy McAloon : Preab Sprout 2013 colour pic

20/12/15 – Prefab Sprout – The Best Jewel Thief In The World – 2013

Formed in 1978 in County Durham, Prefab Sprout were something of an anomaly, easy pop on the surface running with deeper waters. I always thought they were ironically produced but it seems like the critics in the UK at least realized what they were, praising Paddy McAloon’s sophisticated songwriting and lyrical visions. Consequently they became […]

Mary Hopkin and Paul McCartney

11/6/15 – Mary Hopkin – Goodbye – 1969

Mary Hopkin’s Paul McCartney produced debut single, Those Were The Days reached No.1 in the UK in 1968. The follow up Goodbye, this time written by McCartney reached No.2 in 1969. Hopkin a Welsh singer with a crystal clear voice came to the attention of McCartney after she won Opportunity Knocks a talent show on British television […]