Saturday, 7 January 2012

Saturday Superstore: Max Bygraves Album

Max Bygraves - Radio Times, 1976
Glancing through a January 1976 copy of Radio Times I was really hard pushed to find an advert that wasn't advertising a cruise or a credit card service. Then, this little nugget jumped out at me.

Max Bygraves album I Wanna Sing You a Story, his new release in January 1976 (or December 1975 as I'm assuming he was aiming for the Christmas present market for Gran).

Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was Number One in the charts when this was released by Pye Records on album, cassette and the near enough defunct cartridge format, though this was probably a best seller in that field.

Max however doesn't bother attempting a cover of the current Number One tune (even though Bohemian Rhapsody is one hell of a story in itself) instead he plays safe with songs like Down At The Old Bull And Bush and Whispering Grass (a recent chart topper for Don Estelle and Windsor Davies). This was the 1970s!

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