Since we do play your requests here on The Dawn Patrol, I'll have to think of something rock and roll to write about in between work assignments today. Maybe something from my vast store of anecdotes about vintage pop personalities?...OK, got one.
In September 1991, I saw Freddie Garrity perform backed by wonderful British instro band the Rapiers at a dance hall in Holland. Freddie did a fine performance, still sang beautifully, did all the old mugging and even a couple of trademark leaps. The crowd adored him. But what do you think was the song that really made them go wild? I mean, wild, screaming, waving, you name it, just fawning over Freddie?
I'll give you a hint. It wasn't a hit in America, even though it came out on a 45. Nor did it hit in England, so far as I know.
Give up? OK. Here it comes. I kid you not:
"A Windmill in Old Amsterdam."