Just was watching Pointless. The question was Who had top 100 hits in the uk with these song titles....one was Yesterday and a contestant said the Beatles. Pointless said it was a right answer.. The Beatles never released Yesterday as a single in the UK.
BBC wrong again!!!!! Not having a good few weeks
I remember Mallard appearing in a list of 6 famous express trains on Pointless.
I was shouting at the TV "Mallard is a locomotive, not a train".
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21-06-2019 6:44 PM - edited 21-06-2019 6:45 PM
I noticed that, but it's a moot point although one taken. But it was classified as Beatles song written I guess by Lennon and McCartney.
Also noticed but pehaps I misheard, that Marianne Faithfull "had a hit with if before Paul McCartney". I never knew (or remembered) that.
21-06-2019 6:47 PM - edited 21-06-2019 6:47 PM
Whilst often not the most authorative source, Wikipeadia states that Yesterday was released as a single in the UK in 1976.
And here's a copy on eBay claiming to have been released in 1965, although I don't know whether that was in the UK.
Thought I knew most of the history of the Beatles records. So a bit more time wasted on Google.
’Yesterday’ was never released as a single in the UK but it was in the USA.
The single on Ebay is part of a ‘singles’ box set released in the mid 70’s, could now be a collectors item.
This forum is great for reviving long lost memories.
One of the song titles on Pointless was Everlasting Love. I remember buying the late 60’s version by Robert Knight in the local Rediffusion shop. This record was a local hit pushed by a budding DJ. Someone i’d often share a beer with, literally, as he had no money. He did alright eventually going on to own the Hippodrome in Leicester Sq. The record sold out so instead of the record company pressing more copies they released another version with a different beginning. My version soon became highly sort after among the Flower Power set. I lent this with a pile of other records to my then girlfriend. When she became my ex so did the records....
Memories indeed, and still have mine of the first record I ever bought - Tommy Steel and 'Singing the Blues' on one side, and 'Rebel Rock' on the other. Also felt a pretty cool dude in those day because I had an LP by Johnny Hallayday, a French girlfriend and, I still have the first LP by The Rolling Stone... in glorious mono!
@Minivanman My first was Tommy Steel Twenty Flight Rock....lyrics
Id walk one two three right four
Five six seven eight and more
By the tenth I was beginning to drag
Fifthteenth floor was beginning to sag
reached the top and to tired to rock.
Also Reet Petit by Jackie Wilson
A quick googling tells me the loco is the actual engine itself and becomes a train when it's joined up with carriages - which is sort of obvious I suppose when you think about it.