I am looking forward to receiving the Saga catalogue. Do they send it or do you have to request it?
I tell the kids that as soon as I get it, I'm off to my retirement community. Trouble is that as soon as my kids are able to look after themselves, my parents won't. And somehow I'll need to keep working, as I haven't got much of a pension. The joys of being the sandwich generation. (Sorry Phoney, for this gloomy post. It just came out that way. Probably anticipating all those who are going to say David Bowie's Space Oddity, when I'm old enough to have seen him on that tour.)
It has to be said that the nine months of my conception were one of the better periods of the British charts.
4-Aug Troggs...With A Girl Like You
18-Aug Beatles...Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby
15-Sep Small Faces...All Or Nothing
22-Sep Jim Reeves... Distant Drums
27-Oct Four Tops...Reach Out I'll Be There
17-Nov Beach Boys... Good Vibrations
1-Dec Tom Jones... Green Grass Of Home
19-Jan Monkees... I'm A Believer
16-Feb Petula Clark... This Is My Song
23-Mar Engelbert Humperdinck... Release Me
13-Apr Frank & Nancy Sinatra... Something Stupid
I can't find anything by Googling, so I'm beginning to think I imagined it, but there was a brilliant short film on the telly (three years ago?) made by a near contemporary of mine, for which the soundtrack was the chart music of late 1966/early 1967 that he reckoned his mother had been listening to.