The week's suggested themes are MUSIC : SINGERS : GRAMOPHONE : RECORDS.
I looked through my own old photos and struggled.....the best I could find was the photo below which I took of the Canadian singers Kate & Anna McGarricle when they played Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in 1975.
I got my first record player on my 6th birthday (1957):
It was,even then, an antique.A big brass beast:a windup affair! You had to change the needle ever time you played a record!
Fortunately I was only given one 78 record to go with it.It was Stanley Holloway's monologue about a lad called "Albert" who goes on holiday to Blackpool with his Mum & Dad and gets eaten by a lion in the zoo.
were my mum&dad giving me a message...? (we went to Blackpool most summer holidays)
Anyway.Listening to it again now, it's still quite funny.......Northern Humour...
Albert & The Lion:lyrics
Aged 11.My brother Zyg bought me my first 'proper' record player & my first LP.("The Buddy Holly Story")
The first record I bought myself was "The Folk Blues of John Lee Hooker". I fell in love with Tupelo Blues...........
Which was a bit 'hard-core' for a young Yorkshire lad who also quite liked the Monkees & Beatles..
*John Lee Hooker would have been 101 on the 22nd August 2018.(6 months older than my own Dad).Rest in Peace both XX*
I dont seem to have any other photos that relate to this week's theme.
I did find the above in Hebden Bridge's Antique shop.Not a jolly crew...but they do have an solitary instrument in view.
The photo's origin is French, I think.
They look like they have just spotted a lion......?
I took this photo on 30 August 1997.In Howth near Dublin .It was the weekend Princess Dianne died in Paris.
I was with
Julie Boardman and her friend His Drayness (who i went to teacher training college with)
Julie said "take a photo of me squashing this man" ( a sepia display of 1900's images..this one being The Giant's Causeway in Ireland's 'Six Counties'.) So I did!
This week we booked seats at Manchester Royal Exchange to see this: play in September.It's currently playing the Edinburgh Festival and starsJulie Hesmondhalgh.
Quote of the day (again from the Edinburgh Festival) .
Frankie Boyle "..has acid words for anyone who is worried about plastic in the ocean when there are refugees drowing in it..." (Independent)