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laytonian

Winchester Cathedral - anyone old enough?

As soon as I heard "All My Dreams" on the SOTT, it reminded me so much of Winchester Cathedral - a 1966 semi-hit by The New Vaudeville Band.

Or am I just that much older than the rest of you?

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Reply #1 posted 12/04/20 1:38pm

ufoclub

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And maybe inspired Paul McCartney with his retro genre ideas the next year as well, specifically "When I'm Sixty-four"... and many more after.

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Reply #2 posted 12/04/20 3:55pm

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Songs recorded using a megaphone, or similar effect, dating back to Rudy Vallee in 1929

https://www.quora.com/Wha...ular-music

McCartney's 'When I'm Sixty Four' and 'Honey Pie' were likely influenced by

The Temperance Seven https://en.wikipedia.org/...ance_Seven


- see their recording of 'You're Driving Me Crazy': https://www.youtube.com/w...DhaZElJ4Ho


and


The Bonzo Dog Dooh-Dah Band https://en.wikipedia.org/...o-Dah_Band

who were asked to perform live as The New Vaudeville Band (as that band didn't really exist), and also invited by McCartney to appear in Magical Mystery Tour (although John Lennon appeared to be less convonced about their inclusion).

The song 'Do U LIe?" from around the same period as 'All My Dreams' has some musical affinity with songs of this style, including Paul McCartney's 'Honey Pie'.

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Reply #3 posted 12/04/20 3:57pm

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I will listen to the song! Thanks for mentioning the song!
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Reply #4 posted 12/04/20 5:54pm

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"Semi-hit"? It was number one for three weeks in the US! Pretty big.

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Reply #5 posted 12/04/20 6:08pm

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renfield said:

"Semi-hit"? It was number one for three weeks in the US! Pretty big.


It wasn't number one with me wink

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Reply #6 posted 12/05/20 12:11pm

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langebleu said:

Songs recorded using a megaphone, or similar effect, dating back to Rudy Vallee in 1929

https://www.quora.com/Wha...ular-music

McCartney's 'When I'm Sixty Four' and 'Honey Pie' were likely influenced by

The Temperance Seven https://en.wikipedia.org/...ance_Seven


- see their recording of 'You're Driving Me Crazy': https://www.youtube.com/w...DhaZElJ4Ho


and


The Bonzo Dog Dooh-Dah Band https://en.wikipedia.org/...o-Dah_Band

who were asked to perform live as The New Vaudeville Band (as that band didn't really exist), and also invited by McCartney to appear in Magical Mystery Tour (although John Lennon appeared to be less convonced about their inclusion).

The song 'Do U LIe?" from around the same period as 'All My Dreams' has some musical affinity with songs of this style, including Paul McCartney's 'Honey Pie'.

Not to be confiused with "Wild Honey Pie" which I always imagine the Texas Chain Saw Massacre family performing around a fire on a calm night. McCartney has a strange tendency to make crazy hillbilly music.

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