Fairytale of New York: The Pogues

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  1. Hedley Says:

    Fairytale of New York was recorded one July when Steve Lillywhite and his wife Kirsty MacColl provided the Pogues with the female vocal. Originally Elvis Costello had been involved but it was Steve who got it done.

    For many reasons this is my favorite song of the season. The lyrics drew the attention of the censors at the BBC, but I listen and always have a sense of love and of hope.

    Steve and I grew up together. There was a very long family connection. I didn’t know Kirsty but I do remember jumping around in the Lillywhite’s home in Bookham to the Dave Clark Five.

    Thank you Kate for MDH pandering, it is truly appreciated

    • Kat Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      Christmas is the time for pandering!

      I didn’t realize you had such noteworthy friends while you were growing up. Who didn’t jump around to the Dave Clark Five? I, however, jumped with far lesser known people.

      • Hedley Says:

        Steve’s Dad was my Godfather and vice versa.
        Haven’t talked to him in a very long time. Our grandparents lived next to each other during working and retirement years.
        I think it was “Glad all over”.. And who’d didn’t want to “feel glad all over”

  2. Hedley Says:

    And this may have to be known as Pandering Sunday

    • Kat Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      That is a perfect name for this Sunday!!

    • im6 Says:

      At least I didn’t have to point that out (and believe me, I was tempted 😉 )

      I didn’t know Kirsty was married to Steve L. You really do have a history full of connections (direct or indirect)

      Wish I liked the song more.

      • Kat Says:

        It is, after all, the Christmas season, a time for pandering.

        It is remarkable the connections MDH has,

  3. Hedley Says:

    Happy Pandering Sunday

    And if you really want to go back and check your old vinyl, Steve’s brother Adrian was the drummer in a band called The Members. the lead singer was Nicky Tesco.

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