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Holiday '76


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Date uploaded: 01.07.2019 15:10 | Bedfordshire

Holiday '76 from the band French Lessons. New CD 'Sunday Morning Drivers' out soon with all profits to the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA). That long hot summer of '76. Holidaymakers of all ages converge on seaside towns such as Southend in the south of the UK, some down for the day getting road-raged on the way, others staying in B&Bs or in Butlins Holiday Camp chalets where they hope to get lucky! Rough kids going home with 'a red nose, from sun, beer and fights', hippies boogieing on the beach in Cornwall. The track starts quietly and builds to a crescendo. Listen out for the marching band at the end. 'Mum, I need the toilet...'. Listen on headphones if you can! A better mix can be found at :

See if you can spot the 'homage' to The Beatles ;-)

Written by Ian Lee-Dolphin. Performed by Ian (vocals, guitar), Martin Plumb (guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, vocals), Richard Gleave ('virtual' instrument programming, guitar). Production and additional melodies by Martin & Richard.

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Golden Riddy Music by Richard Gleave.

French Lessons formed in West London in 1977 and still appears occasionally as an acoustic 3-piece. All three members perform independently in various genres of music and even poetry! Influences in the 70s were Genesis, 10cc and others.

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