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TOOOOOOOOOOOONIGHT!!!!!

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This Saturday Night........!!!!!

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Poynton WMC last Saturday. photo courtesy of Brian Thornley.

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TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONIGHT....!!

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Exactly forty years ago today (April 4th),
Our record Matchstalk Men went to Number One in the UK charts.
The record had slipped from 3 to 4 the previous week. We later learned it was because of a discrepancy in the sales count due to the Easter holiday. In those days all the shops were closed. Mick & me were already in London as we were doing the London Palladium that night. This historic clip shows our MD Mike Timoney & Tintwistle Band, and comic Dudley Doolittle (sitting next to Dad), on the coach to London to do the show with us. They were listening to the chart countdown on Radio One (Paul Burnette). They thought the song had dropped out of the Top 10 completely.
This very moment they hear we were Number One was captured by Auntie Elsie on her 8mm cine camera.

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The record had slipped from 3 to 4 the previous week. We later learned it was because of a discrepancy in the sales count due to the Easter holiday. In those da...ys all the shops were closed. Mick & me were already in London as we were doing the London Palladium that night. This historic clip shows our MD Mike Timoney & Tintwistle Band, and comic Dudley Doolittle (sitting next to Dad), on the coach to London to do the show with us. They were listening to the chart countdown on Radio One (Paul Burnette). They thought the song had dropped out of the Top 10 completely.
This very moment they hear we were Number One, was captured by Auntie Elsie on her 8mm cine camera.

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Ken Dodd (1979) Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs

Legendary Liverpool comedian Ken Dodd from 1979. Doddy cracks gags about 'the north' and sings about Lowry (Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs).
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The Shropshire Ukulele Massive played at Withywood in Shrewsbury, on the 3rd February 2018 The Shropshire Ukulele Massive is an amalgamation of ukulele playe...
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Sorry, our gig this Friday at The Windsor Castle is postponed due to illness.

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Happy 90th Birthday ~ Sir Ken Dodd.

Legendary Liverpool comedian Ken Dodd from 1979. Doddy cracks gags about 'the north' and sings about Lowry (Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs).
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It was wonderful to meet up with Keith Hopwood at the book launch.....
Keith, who was the original rhythm guitar player with Herman's Hermits, was the owner of Pluto Studio where we recorded Matchstalk Men in September 1977.

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Blue Peter ~ 1983...... wow 34 years ago!

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Kevin Parrott is with Mick Coleman.

Mick & me, was this really 27 years ago???
Tempus Fugit!