SONGS I LOVE:
This 1969 doggie inspired melody was a minor hit but was noticed after it featured in the soundtrack of a British film about puppy love called, Melody (1971). It was released in the Far East at the same time, and that included Singapore.
It has a place in the annals of American pop and been covered by Matt Monroe, Jose Feliciano and Sarah Brightman. Strange, I always thought the song was more about growing up:
When I was small and Christmas trees were tall
Don't ask me why but time has passed us by
Now we are tall and Christmas trees are small
But you and I, our love will never die
The day I kissed your cheek and you were mine.
Singer Lulu - To Sir With Love, Scottish pop singer - was married to Maurice Gibb from 1969 to 1973, his first wife. Maurice has since passed away in January, 2003.
For the younger readers, don't confuse the Bee Gees' version of First Of May with another that has the same title. It's by Jonathan Coulton. Personally, it could have been a nice song but being old school the F word has no place in any music piece, even if the word is relevant in its context. So excuse me.
When Christmas Trees were small; Gibb brothers with their F hole guitar and where it all started.
The Bee Gees: Barry, Robin, Maurice were supposed to perform at the National Theatre on 1st April 1972. They were staying at the Hyatt Hotel in Singapore. But a new ban on males with long hair, "the Bee Gees, Kitaro and Led Zeppelin were all forced to cancel their gigs in Singapore because they refused to accomodate the policy - Long Hair In Singapore: Wikipedia."
Now how far was this true with the Bee Gees? Did they perform or didn't?
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