Tuesday, April 24, 2007


25 years ago today Stevie Wonder and Macca were at No. 1 with 'Ebony & Ivory'. Lee Holland bought me it but I preferred the Nolans' single which Simon Nicholson brought. It snowed. I had my first snog in our front porch during a game of Postman's Knock.

36 years ago today T Rex were at No 1 with 'Hot Love'. I think that's pretty cool.

Today I am fairly miserable even by my standards. Jack got the wrong date. Dad put the wrong month on the cheque. Kathryn sent me utilitarian plastic flip-flops when I had imagined pretty sequinned ones, my secretaries forgot altogether ( which was actually probably the best thing that happened all day) and I spent most of the day wanting to cry. I shall probably go swimming this evening and see if anyone fancies a game of Postman's Knock in the sauna. Or maybe I shall just boil my head.
You might want to go and check out what was at the top of the charts when you were 11 here. It goes to be much more fun that listening to me moan.


Blogger delcatto said...

"Hey girl don't bother me"
The Tams.

Happy Birthday you youngster!

5:53 pm  
Blogger Pete said...

happy birthday sexy

6:58 pm  
Blogger ziggi said...

Hippo birdy to ewe

8:36 pm  
Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

The songs on my 16th to 21st birthdays were all really crap.
And I have forgotten how to play Postman's Knock. Honestly. I know it involves mutual toothpaste sampling, but can't remember how the partners are selected.
Shit, I am old. I also just had some emails from a group of young people who emailed me because they got the wrong email address. The last one said "Hey dude... sup". I replied "Hanging". I hope this is the correct response.
Happy birthday dear friend.

10:30 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

Even though it's the middle of the night, I just felt compelled to rise and wish you a happy birthday.

11:13 pm  
Anonymous Marjory said...

Happy Birthday anyway!

You can have the mirth and fun on a more auspicious day. Works for me ...

12:25 am  
Blogger Mise said...

Paul Anka's 'Diane', the day I was born ...'nuff said!

Happy birthday, Cherry :D

12:25 am  
Blogger Mise said...

'Sailing'...when I was 18 ...God, that is depressing.

12:27 am  
Blogger dinahmow said...

Can't recall what was a hit when I was 11..Probably Elvis P. It was half a century.
Pop down to that deli. and treat yourself,girl!

3:18 am  
Blogger dinahmow said...

Yes, I can! Billy Vaughn's "Sail Along, Silv'ry Moon" was #1 for almost the entire year.

3:19 am  
Blogger Steg said...

Plastic flip-flops. Charming.
Birthdays can be awful things. I hope you have a better rest of the week then go out and really tear it up at the weekend!
No. 1 on the day I was born was Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walking, which is pretty cool. When I was 11 it was Leo Sayer - When I Need You, which i a nice enough song if slightly less cool.
Happy birthday, hon. x

8:57 am  
Blogger digi-birder said...

Russ Conway - Side Saddle. Can't say I've ever heard that one, although I've heard of the man himself, sad to say.

Hope you had a wonderful day, CP.

11:52 am  
Blogger Seany said...

Johnny Mathis
When a Child is Born.

Hmmm. Bohemian Rhapsody was no. 1 on my 10th birthday, I think I'll choose to recall that one.

Happy Birthday Cherrypie!

1:14 pm  
Blogger Tiger Nation said...

When i was eleven ..
Muds Tiger Feet
21st ...Surviors Eye of the Tiger

Happy Belated Birthday Cherry P

4:46 pm  
Anonymous Sharon J said...

Postman's Knock! Now that definitely brings back some nice memories :)

Happy B'day. Am I late?

Three Times A Lady by The Commodores (sp?) was at Nr 1 on my 18th, a song to which I have some very sexy memories ;-)

5:33 pm  
Blogger Jo said...

When I was eleven it was making you're mind up, but I think I'm a year closer to 40 than you but still a bull, my turn Monday, happy birthday! happy birthday! In an altered images kind of a way!!

8:38 pm  
Blogger digi-birder said...

Hmmmm. Misunderstood the intructions. I would like to point out that mine was when I was born, not when I was 11!!

9:06 am  
Blogger Pete said...

that's what you say Diane

5:29 pm  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

HB Cherry Mwah!!

When I was 11 in '68...
1. Hey Jude, The Beatles
2. Honey, Bobby Goldsboro
3. Love Is Blue, Paul Mauriat
4. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, Otis Redding
5. People Got To Be Free, Rascals
6. Sunshine Of Your Love, Cream
7. This Guy's In Love With You, Herb Alpert
8. Stoned Soul Picnic, Fifth Dimension
9. Mrs. Robinson, Simon and Garfunkel
10. Tighten Up, Archie Bell and The Drells..
I feel like Austin Powers!

5:27 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Very belated happy birthday. Mine were "I Love You" by Cliff and the Shads - a record of which I have absolutely no knowledge whatsoever - and "When a Child is Born" by Johnny Mathis. Rock and Roll.

10:35 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

I got that wrong! Beg pardon. Got completely lost in a private conversation and forgot what you'd asked. When I was 11 it was that rock and roll classic, "Ernie the Fastest Milkman in the West" by Benny Hill.

10:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Belated Happy wishes - sorry you felt sad on the day XX

5:24 pm  

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