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To the Legion last night to see Edison Lighthouse. Although the group was formed in 1970, the compère introduced them as a '60s band'. They did indeed do a (superb) set of 60s covers, notably Drifters and Searchers numbers plus other classics like Do Wah Diddy Diddy, that had a goodly number of the audience grooving on the dance floor. The frontman called for a lot of audience participation, like stopping to allow the crowd to sing choruses on their own. Towards the end he introduced Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) , but it was a shame that he admitted that the record had already been made by session men before the band was formed and that the group was assembled thereafter to promote the record. I think nostalgic pop fans should be allowed to believe that the people entertaining them are the ones who made the hit record, even if so many old bands performing today have been through multiple lineup changes and quite a few of them are Trigger's Brooms. Never mind, they did a great rendition of Love Grows (but sadly not the follow-up single It's Up To You Petula) then launched into Da Doo Ron Ron and closed with a couple of slowies to allow the couples on the floor to smooch, Save The Last Dance For Me and Wonderful Tonight.

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Date: 2015-11-15 11:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmcmck.livejournal.com
Oh lord! I remember then!

Aging! :o)

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Date: 2015-11-16 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] just-jenni.livejournal.com
Oh my, it sounds like a good time was had by all.

I am halfway through compiling a list of 1960s No. 1 singles (but not as played out as some of the more iconic songs) during which I realized how diverse and indicative of the changing times these tunes are. It's been quite a job to choose only 20 some-odd songs from all the greats. You did mention some of my faves though: Doo Wah Diddy Diddy, Love Grows and Da Doo Ron Ron. I think I chose these or at least considered them and agonized over my choices.

First I did the 1990s which I should be posting soon and then I shall get back to the 1960s. Then on to the 1950s. It should be interesting. :)♥

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