And the award for the strangest band name goes to...
On a slightly more serious note, I enjoy their spirited music and fun personalities very much. Who can forget their legendary, whip-lashing performance of 'The Legend of Xanadu' on Top of The Pops in 1968 . What is your favourite song?
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... how right you are! Thank you for posting the YouTube clip! It is always a pleasure to watch it. I also enjoyed reading the TOTP captions, particularly the part when it said: "In 1962 they made their name in the beat clubs of Hamburg". They have something in common with the Beatles!
Ahhh... I really like the introduction to the song when Dave Dee speaks in sultry Spanish and dramatically whispers "Esta es la leyenda de Xanadu" (which, I think, means 'This is the legend of Xanadu'). If he was there, I certainly wouldn't mind returning to that "black barren land" because he won both the duel AND my heart in Xanadu! Just the sound of the music makes me want to smile and I especially like it when he swiftly sings:
"And the foot prints leave no traces,
Only shadows move in places where we used to goooo,
And the buildings open to the sky,
All echo in the vultures cry as if to shoooow".
I read that “Dozy” is a Dutch surname. Do you know if this is correct, FPSHOT?
Born on 27th November in 1944, he is now 66 years old but, remarkably, he doesn’t look a day older than when he first performed his favourite DDDBMT song, ‘Hold Tight’, while balancing and bass playing on a fast-moving merry-go-round in 1965:
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This part made me smile: "At 13 he played in a skiffle group and later sang in a Salvation Army choir, an experience he claimed cost him his virginity with a teenage comrade "dressed in the full uniform, including stockings and suspenders – the whole works"."