Singles reviewed by Chris Welch – MELODY MAKER – NOVEMBER 25, 1967

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2 thoughts on “Singles reviewed by Chris Welch – MELODY MAKER – NOVEMBER 25, 1967

  1. Once again some brilliant reviews here by Chris Welch and what a great selection of singles to review that week. I was spending a fortune on 45s at that time, simply because there was so much great stuff to buy. At 6 shillings and seven pence ha’penny each they weren’t cheap especially when you were only earning £17 a week as I was at that time. However, don’t go much on LBJ’s reviews. How can he condemn ‘Hello, Goodbye” the fool. OK, the lyrics may be banal, but the melody and production are great. Four weeks at #1 on both sides of the Atlantic prove that it was a great disc. Considering he never composed a well known song in his life time, his condemnation is pointless. I never rated him that highly anyway. His voice was distinctive but not outstanding. He was just lucky to be offered a great song in “Let the Heartaches Begin” which would have been a hit for anyone. Before that he was no star. He owed everything to that song.

  2. LJB was never going to like hello goodbye. despite LTHB he was a blues enthusiast and moved in those kind of circles, from the few existing vids of his live performances in that context i think he seems very charismatic & effective, certainly elton john,rod stewart and many others thought very highly of him.i guess you had to be there i’ve seen very few positive responses to hello goodbye over the years,particularly from musicians from that time who pretty much derided it.
    i however thought it was great,mostly for the reasons given by DA above

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