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FlinterFile: The Kinks- Plastic Man

For the Kinks, the year 1968 wasn’t that good. They hadn’t had any big hits in that year. Read the rest of this entry


Song of the day: David Garrick- Dear Mrs. Applebee


David Garrick, born Philip Core, started singing in the church choir of Liverpool. After that, he went to Italy to learn about singing opera, where he was interested in. After two years he went back to Liverpool, where he was singing opera parts in the Cavern Club. Robert Wace, who also was the manager of the Kinks, invited him to record a single. Though his first singles were unsuccessful, he had some airplay with the song Lady Jane. In 1966 he also recorded an American song which is not very famous. The first version of this song was sung by Flip Cartridge. In Germany he hit number one with this song, in the Netherlands and Belgium number 3, and in the UK number 22. Later work never hit the charts, and David Garrick died on 23 August 2013. Enjoy

David Garrick- Dear Mrs. Applebee

Song of the day: Dave Berry- This Strange Effect

dave berry this strange effect

In 1965, the Belgians held a festival in Knokke. One of the songs performed on this festival was This Strange Effect. The song was written by Ray Davies (known from the Kinks) and hit the charts in September 1965, peaking at number one in the Netherlands and Belgium (where the festival was held). The song reached number 37 in the UK. The Kinks never really recorded the song, though they played it live a few times (mind you: Dave Berry never was member of the Kinks!). Later the song was recorded by Bill Wyman, who was the bassist of the Stones, and Hooverphonic, a (great) Belgian band. Enjoy the original:

Dave Berry- This Strange Effect

Song of the day: The Kinks- Lola


I really don’t know what to say about this song. Sometimes a song is such a good song, that everyone knows it and you actually can’t say anything, apart from the claim that it is a good record. What I can say, is that we are entering the seventies with this massive hit. Enjoy

The Kinks- Lola