Saturday, August 17, 2013

Songs named after places

San Francisco. Chicago. New York. California. Abergavenny. Hang on a minute, Abergavenny? 

I heard this old song on the radio this morning and it suddenly struck me how unlikely it was. Even in 1969 Abergavenny wasn't the sort of place people went to deliberately. A very pleasant little town in the beautiful Welsh valleys but not really renowned as a centre for the hip happening people.

My favourite line is when Shannon, aka Marty Wilde, says, 'If you can't make it I promise I'll send you a photograph.'

Just what you've always wanted.

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