Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Noosha Fox

I should listen to the wireless more than I do. After all I did buy a wonderful 1950s radiogram for that very purpose, that and to listen to my Long Players. You know the ones I collected for years, then gave away because I didn't have a record player and am now buying again. Oops, that's such a bad thing for a super scrimper to admit.

The old songs sound the best reverberating through the gold mesh fabric. The slight musical distortion and the low constant buzzing in the background is how I first heard rock n roll. The sounds of my childhood as played by my two eldest brothers.

The Mr & Miss of radio 2, Desmond Carrington and Liza Tarbuck are my favourite broadcasters. I couldn't be happier with their respective play lists, Desmond's reminiscences and Liza's banter. If you never listen in, I urge you to do so. I promise you will feel very cheery afterwards.

The Saturday before last Miss Tarbuck played a song by a group who I have been struggling for a while to recall. Couldn't quite remember the name of the group or lead singer although I knew she had a very particular sound and a fabulous Biba look. I couldn't think of the name of any of their songs either. I know what you're thinking, but honestly I haven't heard a peep from this group since 1975. I'm not that dotty yet.

There I was in the kitchen preparing dinner when I heard the first chord - I recognised it at once. I shouted to the Mister, he thought I had cut myself or something worse. This was it.


And today Postie brought me my very own copy of their 1975 album, Fox.


Does anyone else remember them?

4 comments:

  1. Yes ME i loved that song! oh what lovely memories you have brought back for mr...big thank you.
    I shall be singing this all day. Daisy x
    Ps I wonder what she looks like now?

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  2. So do I, unfortunately couldn't find an 'up to date' pic of her, darn it. Mind you if she is anything like Ingrid Boulting of Biba fame, she won't have changed a bit. Wish I knew how she's managed that!

    Jean x

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  3. Did you know that Noosha's son is the very useful physician Ben Goldacre. I say useful because his mission is to expose bad scientific and medical practice. Thank you Noosha!

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    1. Nilly, thanks for that, I didn't know. Really interesting and ethical guy.

      Jean x

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