Jy blaai in die argief vir 2013 Junie.

Hit Parade: 25 Junie 1966

22/06/2013 in Uncategorized

1. Strangers in the night – Frank Sinatra (1)
2. Pretty Flamingo – Manfred Mann (3)
3. Pied Piper – Crispian St. Peters (2)
4. Sloop John B – Beach Boys (7)
5. I am a rock – John E. Sharp (5)
6. Die gezoem van die bye – Des Lindberg (4)
7. Hold tight – Dave,Dee, Dozy, Dicky, Beeky, Mick and Titch (nuut)
8. Homeward bound – Simon & Garfunkel (6)

‘Homeward bound’ was nie Simon-hulle se eerste hit soos ek laasweek verkeerdelik berig het nie. ‘Sounds of silence’ was voor dit.

Alhoewel John E. Sharp se weergawe van ‘I’m a rock’ die hit parade gehaal het, was dit sover ek onthou ‘n Simon & Garfunkel komposisie en is dit ook op die langspeler in my besit. Die styl is hulle s’n – ‘n hartseer liedjie op ‘n vrolike maat:

A winter’s day
In a deep and dark December
I am alone
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow
I am a rock, I am an island.

I’ve built walls
A fortress deep and mighty
That none may penetrate
I have no need of friendship
Friendship causes pain
Its laughter and its loving I disdain
I am a rock, I am an island.

Don’t talk of love
I’ve heard the words before
It’s sleeping in my memory
I won’t disturb the slumber of feelings that have died
If I never loved I never would have cried
I am a rock, I am an island.

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me
I am shielded in my armour
Hiding in my room
Safe within my womb
I touch no one and no one touches me
I am a rock, I am an island.

And a rock can feel no pain
And an island never cries.

Hit Parade: 18 Junie 1966

15/06/2013 in Uncategorized

1. Strangers in the night – Frank Sinatra (2)
2. Pied piper – Crispian St. Peters (1)
3. Pretty Flamingo – Manfred Mann (4)
4. Gezoem van die bye – Des Lindberg (3)
5. I’m a rock – John E. Sharp (8)
6. Homeward bound – Simon & Garfunkel (nuut)
7. Sloop John B. – Beach Boys (nuut)
8. Distant drums – Jim Reeves (6)

Pied piper word na twee weke onttroon. Die Beach Boys se derde hit, terwyl Simon & Garfunkel hul debuut maak.

Can’t help falling in love (vergete sanger)

Wise men say, “Only fools rush in”
But I can’t help falling in love with you
Shall I stay, would it be a sin
If I can’t help falling in love with you

Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can’t help falling in love with you

Like a river flows …..
……….falling in love with you.

Hit Parade: 11 Junie 1966

07/06/2013 in Uncategorized

1. Pied Piper – Crispian St. Peters (1)
2. Strangers in the night – Frank Sinatra (5)
3. Gezoem van die bye – Des Lindberg (2)
4. Pretty Flamingo – Manfred Mann (7)
5. Darling, it’s wonderful – Virginia Lee (3)
6. Distant drums – Jim Reeves (4)
7. Substitute – The Who (6)
8. I’m a rock – John E. Sharp (nuut)

Sover ek onthou was hierdie die eerste en enigste liedjie van J.E. Sharp wat die hit parade gehaal het. Met gehalte soos hierdie sou ‘n opvolg welkom wees.

Volgende week maak ‘n toekomstige ikoon hul debuut. As leidraad die inleidende woorde: “I’m sitting on the railway- station, got a ticket for my destination…”

Nog ‘n leidraad ….

Bye bye love
Bye bye happiness
Hello loneliness
I think I’m gonna cry.
Bye bye love
Hello emptiness
I feel like I could die
Bye bye my love goodbye.

There goes my baby with someone new
She sure looks happy, I sure am blue
She was my baby ’till he stepped in
Goodbye to romance that might have been.

Bye bye love …..

I’m through with romance, I’m through with love
I’m through with counting the stars above
And here’s the reason that I’m so free
My loving baby is through with me.

Bye bye love ….

Hit Parade: 4 Junie 1966

01/06/2013 in Uncategorized

1. Pied piper – Crispian St. Peters (4)
2. Gezoem van die bye – Des Lindberg (1)
3. Darling it’s wonderful – Virginia Lee (3)
4. Distant drums – Jim Reeves (2)
5. Strangers in the night – Frank Sinatra (nuut)
6. Substitute – The Who (6)
7. Pretty flamingo – Manfred Mann (nuut)
8. Barbara-Ann – Beach Boys (5)

Na 3 weke word die bye onttroon deur die fluitspeler, terwyl twee groot treffers hul opwagting maak.  ‘Old blue eyes’ maak sy debuut (op my rekords), terwyl Manfred Mann, met sy 4de, slegs deur die “Groot 4′ oortref word itv aantal hits gedurende die vorige 2 jaar tydperk. “Strangers” is een van my gunsteling badkamer-liedjies:

Strangers in the night, exchanging glances
Wondering in the night, what were the chances
We’d be sharing love before the night was through

Something in your eyes was so exciting
Something in your smile was so inviting
Something in my heart told me I must have you

Strangers in the night
Two lonely people, we were strangers in the night
Until that moment when we said our first “hallo”
Little did we know
Love was just a glance away
A warm embracing dance away

Ever since that night we’ve been together
Lovers at first sight, in love forever
It turned out so right
For strangers in the night
Do be do be do da da da …