british-invasion

i want to study at a British university

i will spell color as colour and use degrees celcius. i would watch Sherlock on BBC all night while drinking a cuppa tea with my flatmates. i’ll have fish and chips every day that’s worth 5 quid. i would go to gaff parties every nighti am also more likely to meet chavsOne Direction, Ed Sheeran and the Queen.

i wish i was british :(

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On this day in music history: June 17, 1966 - “Bus Stop” by The Hollies is released (US release date is on July 8, 1966). Written by Graham Gouldman, it is the twelfth single release (ninth US) for the pop band from Manchester, UK. Formed in 1962 by childhood friends Allan Clarke and Graham Nash, The Hollies is an outgrowth of the pair having begun as a duo years earlier during the skiffle craze that has swept England during the late 50’s. Naming themselves in tribute to musical hero Buddy Holly, the bands line up is solidified by 1963, and also includes Eric Haydock (bass), Tony Hicks (lead guitar) and Bobby Elliott (drums). The Hollies are signed to EMI subsidiary Parlophone Records after being seen at the Cavern Club in Liverpool by Ron Richards, who also becomes their producer. The band score ten top twenty hits in the UK over the next two years, but are barely able to make a dent in the US charts. That changes in late 1965 with the release of “Look Through Any Window” (#4 UK, #32 US Pop), penned by songwriter and future 10cc bassist Graham Gouldman. It is the then nineteen year old Gouldman that writes The Hollies first major American hit. The initial idea for what becomes “Bus Stop” comes while Graham is riding the No. 95 bus from his day job at a men’s outfitters, back to his family’s home in Broughton Park, Salford. Already having the title, he tells his playwright father Hyme about his idea. Mr. Gouldman comes up with the songs opening line “bus stop, wet day, she’s there I say, please share my umbrella”. Inspired by his father’s words, much of the rest of the song falls into place quickly. Graham writes the songs middle eight section, while riding the bus on the same route to work the next day. A short time later, Graham shows the song to The Hollies, who immediately agree to record it. “Bus Stop” is recorded at Abbey Road Studios (Studio Three) in London on May 18, 1966, with the band cutting the final version within an hour and fifteen minutes. Released in the UK first, “Bus Stop” is an immediate smash, climbing to #5 on the singles chart. Issued three weeks later by The Hollies American label Imperial Records, it becomes their big breakthrough hit. Entering the Hot 100 at #98 on July 23, 1966, it peaks at #5 on September 17, 1966, matching its UK chart peak. The success of “Bus Stop” not only continues their run of hits in their home country, but also paving the way to their success on a worldwide basis. The song is also covered by Herman’s Hermits, Gene Pitney, The Classics IV, and Material Issue who record it for The Hollies tribute album “Sing Hollies In Reverse” in 1995.

Do I think Sam and Eileen are going to be a thing?  No.  I agree that a relationship is not part of the formula of this show.  BUT I DO think that she and Sam have fantastic chemistry.  And that Eileen is a great character in her own right.  She’s funny, snarky, cute, intelligent, tough.  And Sam and her get a long swimmingly.  

You can tell in every one of their interactions that they’ve had more conversations between episodes.  Sam’s been learning a little sign language, and that they really do seem to care about each other.  Whether those looks and smiles were flirting?  Eeehh…

I think the wonderfulness of all of their interactions was that you COULD potentially read it that way (and Dean seems to encourage it?) but you DON’T HAVE TO.  THYE WORK EQUALLY WELL AS FRIENDS.  They work well and she’s an amazing character and she needs to come back more often.  

Do I ship them?  If Sam were to make a move, Id not say no.  But I also just like to see him smiling.  SAM AND HAPPINESS is my OTP  and if Eileen makes him smile? Then she needs to be around more often.

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On this day in music history: June 27, 1964 - “A World Without Love” by Peter & Gordon hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, it is the debut single and biggest hit for the London based pop music duo. Peter Asher and Gordon Waller meet each other while students at the Westminster School For Boys in London. The two become fast friends, bonding over their mutual love of music, particularly Buddy Holly and The Everly Brothers. Originally calling themselves Gordon And Peter, they begin playing school functions and eventually graduating to playing gigs in local clubs. While playing at the Pickwick Club in London, the duo meet EMI staff producer and A&R man Norman Newell. Impressed, he offers them a recording contract with EMI Records two weeks after first seeing them perform. Needing songs for their first recording session, Asher turns to Beatle Paul McCartney who at the time is dating his sister actress Jane Asher, and living with them at their home in London. McCartney offers “A World Without Love”, a song that Paul had written when he was only sixteen years old. The early composition had not been recorded by The Beatles themselves, largely since John Lennon could never sing the songs opening line “Please lock me away…” without laughing. Peter & Gordon agree to do the song, recording it at Abbey Road Studios on January 21, 1964. Released in the UK first on EMI’s Columbia label in late February of 1964, it races to the top of the UK singles chart on April 23, 1964, replacing The Beatles “Can’t Buy Me Love” at number one. “Love” is then released in the US by Capitol Records on April 27, 1964. Entering the Hot 100 at #76 on May 9, 1964, it climbs to the top of the chart seven weeks later. “A World Without Love” becomes the first Lennon - McCartney song to top the US singles chart not performed by The Beatles. This does not happen again until 1975 when Elton John’s version of “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” (featuring John Lennon on guitar and background vocals) hits number one in January of 1975.