“The silver stream is a poor man’s wine…”

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Spring 1968

He’s A Livin’ Doll

Britain’s greatest pop – not rock – star. He was there before the Beatles and a thousand other big hitters threatened to overshadow him. But he outlived them all. His voice is strong. Like his appearance, its innocent yet full of character. Its always clear, somewhere between baritone and tenor. I loved this song in 1980. After taping it off the radio, I would re-wind the cassette and play it over and over. It seemed hypnotic at the time. Its a mystery…. These days it would probably be banned for inciting perverted misogynistic violence and kidnapping. And Cliff would be questioned by the cops as to why he looks so damned happy that she’s missing. In fact, he seems to be enjoying himself a little too much here. 🙂

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