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CraigS The Great Watershed of 1958 (21) RE: Folklore: The Great Watershed of 1958 25 Jul 03

McGrath - in those days the European music biz was manipulated by impresarios - many of these songs were later hits in the UK, covered by British artists. Short Shorts was Freddie and the Dreamers ca. 1964, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine was Frankie Vaughn 1958, Lollipop was Millie ca 1966, Oh Julie was Shakin' Stevens ca 1974 to name but a few. Mention Frank Ifield to an American and he'll come up blank, because Frank Ifield's hits were covers of Slim Whitman songs. Me, I remember about 80% of this list. This was a big year for me because I won the under 6s talent competition at Butlins!

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