Records & Lyrics
Twist and Shout
Remember when records were pressed onto 7 inches of vinyl and were played at 45 revs per minute? What about EPs and LPs? Here we look at a small selection of influential records and lyrics...




Record sleeve: Twist and Shout- The Beatles (mono).
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Intro
Remember when records were pressed onto 7 inches of vinyl and were played at 45 revs per minute? What about EPs and LPs? Here we look at a small selection of influential records and lyrics...

[The Beatles EP includes, 'Twist and Shout', 'A Taste of Honey', 'Do you want to know a Secret?, and 'There's a Place'. BTW, the Beatles were known as the 'Fab Four' and are: Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, but better known simply as John, Paul, George and Ringo.]


As applied to records, the term EP or Extended Play were recordings which were too long to qualify as singles, but too short to be called an album.


LPs or Long Players (also known as albums) were 12 inch records played at 33 rpm and typically contained 4 or 5 tracks per side.

The Moog Synthesizer was popularised during the 1970s, by performers such as Ike and Tina Turner. A particularly memorable recording of 'Nutbush City Limits' appeared on Top of the Pops with Pan's People in 1973.


Roy Wood
Harvest Showdown
With its distinctive yellow and green sleeve, Harvest Showdown was a compilation CD, released on 5th September 2005 celebrating the 35th anniversary of The Move, signing to Harvest records.

Roy Wood on the HARVEST Record Label played a large selection of instruments and was a colourful individual who with the E.L.O. had a strong influence on pop music of the Seventies and beyond...

One of his typical teen ballads was FOREVER, produced in 1973. 

CD cover: Harvest Showdown - ELO, The Move, Wizzard...
Novelty Records
Tchip Tchip by Cash and Carry
The Birdie Song: According to Werner Thomas' son, "My father Werner Thomas is the composer of "The Duck's Dance," also called "Tchip - Tchip," "The Bird's Dance," "Dance de Canards," "Song of the Chicken, etc."



Record sleeve: Tchip Tchip by Cash and Carry.
   
   


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