Musings on the byways of popular culture
08/01/2017 by minibreakfast 37 Comments
Today: Peter Sarstedt. Aged 75.
08/01/2017 at 18:52
Was he alone in his bed?
08/01/2017 at 18:56
08/01/2017 at 19:11
Unfortunately he won’t be buying you one more frozen orange juice on this fantastic day.
08/01/2017 at 19:18
I remember the back streets of Naples,
Two children begging in rags,
You stole all of their pennies,
and went with 2 dirty old hags,
Bagging off, (Royal Navy slang)
You got a dose,
09/01/2017 at 03:21
I’ve been to Naples. I’m not sure there are any front streets.
08/01/2017 at 20:16
My bass-playing friend Martin auditioned, was accepted and was then scheduled to go on tour with PS many years ago.
At the last moment PS cancelled the whole caboodle as his severe stage-fright set back in.
Black Celebration says
08/01/2017 at 20:31
Those posts up there made me laugh a lot. Which is a shame because I am sure he was a lovely man, but he’s known for one annoying song and that’s the way the cookie crumples.
08/01/2017 at 20:36
Yes the song is the annoying toe curling smugness of Joni Mitchell’s laugh at the end of Big Yellow Taxi stretched over 4 minutes.
With a fucking accordion.
09/01/2017 at 01:18
Hey! Lay off the accordion mate!
09/01/2017 at 01:43
Welcome to 2017. We hope you enjoy your stay.
count jim moriarty says
10/01/2017 at 16:47
Wrong, wrong, wrongity wrong. A great single, if very of its time.
Used to be the default closing time jukebox singalong for myself and my mates on a Friday night on the beer in the Boro.
Junior Wells says
08/01/2017 at 21:56
That stage fright must have been a real bastard for the WDYGTML hit maker.
08/01/2017 at 22:10
If only Sacha Distel had suffered the same affliction to a much greater extent. What happier memories of light entertainment many of us would be able draw upon in those long dark nights of the soul.
08/01/2017 at 22:17
Doesnt sound like fun
08/01/2017 at 22:29
I was referring to the stage fright.
08/01/2017 at 23:23
My posting re wot killed him was unrelated to your post Peter. I had just seen the cause identified elsewhere.
09/01/2017 at 10:04
This place makes me paranoid. *twitch*
09/01/2017 at 10:22
well mine was straight after yours and in quick succession. All sweet.
09/01/2017 at 10:58
*fist bump cobber*
Johnny Concheroo says
08/01/2017 at 22:28
Top pop fact. Peter Sarstedt was one of three brothers to make the top 5 individually with different records. Not even the Brothers Gibb were able to manage this.
Eden Kane (real name Richard Sarstedt) – Well, I Ask You – #1 in 1961
Peter Sarstedt – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – #1 in 1969
Robin Sarstedt – My Resistance Is Low – #3 in 1976
08/01/2017 at 22:37
There ain’t ‘arf been some clever Sarstedts.
08/01/2017 at 22:44
08/01/2017 at 22:56
Oh, that’s good.
08/01/2017 at 23:24
and so early in the morning Mr Thep
chilli ray virus says
09/01/2017 at 03:51
Brilliant! (Mr Thep’s Joke not the demise of poor Mr Starstedt.)
09/01/2017 at 08:17
oh christ.. i got caught shoplifting ‘Frozen Orange Juice’ local shop in Queen St Auckland. I actually wanted B side called ‘Arethusa Loser’. Got taken to Auckland Central Police Station til Dad had to come & get me.. 13 at time & major event in my life.. BUT also recall his debut album really well & he COULD Rock & even Roll.. songs like.. ‘Semi precious multi coloured plastic Easter egg’.. ‘Mary Jane’….but Wdygtml is truly ghastly.. yes it is..but RIP
09/01/2017 at 08:52
haha @Bladderman good anecdote , yes it is.
10/01/2017 at 17:50
I went to a childrens home called Arethusa in the late 60s – any connection to the song?
John Walters says
11/01/2017 at 00:01
Still have the original 1969 album. I was 15 when I bought it.
09/01/2017 at 09:09
The one time I visited Paris I walked down the Boulevard St Michel, but saw neither Rolling Stones records nor friends of Sacha Distel.
Leicester Bangs says
15/01/2017 at 19:07
Magic Alex, complications from pneumonia.
18/01/2017 at 15:13
William Onyeabor: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jan/18/william-onyeabor-cult-nigerian-musician-has-died-aged-70
18/01/2017 at 15:16
20/01/2017 at 05:42
Mike Kellie, drummer with the Only Ones, among others – joins the 69 Club.
20/01/2017 at 06:42
formerly of Spooky Tooth ?
20/01/2017 at 08:26
20/01/2017 at 09:11
Surprised it’s left to me to point out that Baroness Rachael Heyhoe-Flint, Female Cricket trailblazer and vice-president of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, died on 18th January, aged 77.
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