Saturday, 15 June 2019

Golden Oldie on a Saturday: Terry - Twinkle

After a disappointing couple of weeks on the political front I thought it time not just for a short musical break but one with some interesting related trivia.  This song from Twinkle (Lynn Ripley) reached number 4 in 1964 and was her sole hit.

This single was banned on BBC Radio and ITV's Ready Steady Go but not by Top of the Pops. The song was championed by the pirate Radio stations London and Caroline. Twinkle was apparently the only female pop star ever to be allowed to stay overnight on Radio Carolines ship Mi Amigo!

Her pop career failed after her second single Golden Lights reached just number 21 and the other four failed to chart. However Lynn went on to marry that chap from the Milk Tray advert. Sadly Lynn died of cancer at the age of 66 in 2015.

Twinkle will be remembered not just for this song but as the image of the sixties woman.

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