Let it Be by Ferry Aid was number one in the UK thirty years ago. Usually when I do these things, I link to the video on YouTube, but this recording is fucking awful. If you’ve never heard it, you don’t need to. If you heard it at the time, you don’t need to hear it again.
It was a charity record. One of those post-Band Aid ensemble jobs. This one was for a charity set up after the Zeebrugge ferry disaster, where 193 people died. And it was organised by a hateful newspaper that cares so much about tragedies, that two years later they’d be lying to their readers about football fans picking the pockets of the dead, urinating and beating up policeman. None of which is true. They are scum. They always will be.
Previous posts about number ones from thirty years ago:
18/01/2017: Jack Your Body
01/02/2017: I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
15/02/2017: Stand By Me
08/03/2017: Everything I Own
This is my flag. Not that awful red white and blue piece of shit that looks like it was drawn by a kid in GCSE technical drawing lessons.
Shame on you for voting to leave the EU. Shame on you. I will never not hate you for what you have done.
The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Fix You by Coldplay
On this day
Mini Mundo and into Uruguay, 29 March 2008
Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
Dutch Golden Age painting