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Song of the day – Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime (1970)

Because today, June 21st, is the first day of summer, I thought of this classic. It reached #1 in the charts, when I was growing up, in the UK.  I am old enough to remember this when it was in … Continue reading

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Song of the day – Human League – Don’t You Want Me

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On this day in history; 1952, Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen

On this day in 1952, after a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king’s two daughters and next in … Continue reading

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Land Rover Defender ends production after seven decades

The death of a British icon: Land Rover Defender ends production after seven decades January 29th, 2016 The last Land Rover Defender will roll off the production line later today, ending 67 years of the popular 4×4 being made. It … Continue reading

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British Word Of The day – Subbuteo

A random thought becomes my British Word Of The Day. Subbuteo Subbuteo is a group of table top games simulating team sports such as association football, cricket, both codes of rugby and hockey. The name is most closely associated with … Continue reading

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RIP Lemmie

Lemmie, the lead singer with Motorhead, died yesterday, December 28th, after a short illness. He was 70 years old a few days before. Here I am sharing their biggest hit, Ace of Spades…

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The Queen’s Speech 2015

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