Sunday, November 28, 2010

"Teacher's Pet" - A song of Doris Day

This is a wonderful song from Doris Day--for those who remember
# [Doris Day A Sentimental Journey]

Thursday, November 18, 2010

#15 -Sgt Sidhu : the search continues






In Memory of ----

Sergeant DEVINDER SINGH SIDHU No 946455(RNZAF) , 75 Sqn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died on 28 April 1943

Remembered with honour


Name: SIDHU, DEVINDER SINGH
Initials: D S
Nationality: INDIAN
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 75 (R.N.Z.A.F.) Sqn.
Date of Death: 28/04/1943
Service No: 946455
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 147.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL


Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

#14 Sgt Sidhu

This is a picture of the Runnymede Memorial
On 29 April 1943 STI W7513 crashed into the sea about here(click) near Vesternæs. (Danish) Aviation Historical Review writes:

"28 - 29 april 1943 (00.35 hours) The Langelands Bælt near Vesternæs. Stirling Mk I W7513 (AA-G)
75 BS, 3 BG, Newmarket, Suffolk.
(Minelaying: The western part of the Fehmarn Belt (about here)(click)
7 MIA.

Possibly shot down in the area, but the plane and the crew disappeared without a trace."

Friday, November 5, 2010

Chubby Checker -- 60's


This song belonged to that era!!!---- another of my all time favourites

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill (From "Legends of Rock 'n' Roll")

Domino's first album, Carry on Rockin', was released under the Imperial imprint, #9009, in November 1955 and subsequently reissued as Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino in 1956.Combining a number of his hits along with some tracks which had not yet been released as singles,[1] the album went on under its alternate title to reach #17 on the "Pop Albums" chart.Domino first attracted national attention with "The Fat Man" in 1949 on Imperial Records. This song is an early rock and roll record, featuring a rolling piano and Domino doing "wah-wah" vocalizing over a strong back beat. It sold over a million copies and is widely regarded as the first rock and roll record to do so

His 1956 up-tempo version of the 1940 Vincent Rose, Al Lewis & Larry Stock song, "Blueberry Hill" reached #2 in the Top 40, was #1 on the R&B charts for 11 weeks, and was his biggest hit. "Blueberry Hill" sold more than 5 million copies worldwide in 1956-57. The song had earlier been recorded by Gene Autry, and Louis Armstrong among many others. He had further hit singles between 1956 and 1959, including "When My Dreamboat Comes Home" (Pop #14), "I'm Walkin'" (Pop #4), "Valley of Tears" (Pop #8), "It's You I Love" (Pop #6), "Whole Lotta Loving" (Pop #6), "I Want to Walk You Home" (Pop #8), and "Be My Guest" (Pop #8)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

# 13 Sgt Sidhu


This is a copy of the letter I had written to the Air Ministry

The reply I had recieved-----------Click to enlarge