Aintree Iron: The Autobiography of Fred and Mercy Rimell

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Aintree Iron: The Autobiography of Fred and Mercy Rimell

Aintree Iron: The Autobiography of Fred and Mercy Rimell

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The song notably starts with the line 'Thank you very much for the Aintree Iron', which has caused much speculation over the meaning of Aintree Iron, with McGear having repeatedly refused to divulge its meaning. Released at the beginning of November 1967, "Thank U Very Much" didn't reach its peak on the UK charts until two months later at the beginning of January 1968.

Tim Rice, who was at that time an assistant to their producer Norrie Paramor, also contributed backing vocals to some of their material.McGear began recording outside The Scaffold while still in the group, first collaborating with Roger McGough on the 1968 album, McGough And McGear, a strong collection of poetry and arch songs like the still-sharp Ex Art Student.

as the one about the local music venue/meeting place sounds the most plausible for the time and era, I'd go with that! If in doubt about the health or condition of your horse or camel, you should seek veterinary advice. A 1968 broadcast of the radio series Round the Horne (Series 4, Episode 6) featured a version of the song with the words changed to those of movie stars. Aintree being the famous Racecourse in Liverpool, and an "iron" being a term for a horseshoe, so maybe something to do with being brought luck by a horseshoe from Aintree? He frequently heckled the comedians and bands and became known as the 'inane heckler' due to his unfunny comments which consisted of little more than shouting obscenities.Few things are worse than Nerys Hughes staring dreamily into the middle distance and saying "we're all God's creatures on this earth" in a sing song voice. Thanks for adding to the confusion about the aintree iron and I completely understand the reason for you not knowing what the heck your song is about as I'm sure you're aware in that period there was a lot of substance use that clouded many a song lyric lol. The blog for the cult Manhattan cable-access TV show that offers viewers the best in "everything from high art to low trash.

This gallery is dedicated to some of the best fiction and nonfiction portraying one of the greatest cities in the world. These were taken down to supply the munitions factories during World War Two, as were all the railings around the Aintree, Fazakerley, Walton, Bootle and other areas.This does not prevent another 70-odd people from doing so with absolute certainty: it’s the Black Bull pub, it’s Liverpool slang for money, it’s a building that looks like an iron from above, Irish stout, the shape of the racecourse, a betting system, a factory horn, a woman who took in ironing, a club where Mersey musicians performed, an anagram of the name of a heckler in said club, urinals used by dockers, a railway bridge, the iron railings round the racecourse, Liverpool FC, Jesus Christ. And on Lily The Pink,” he continues his trip down memory lane, “I said to Jack Bruce, ‘Play whatever you like,’ and he said, ‘To be honest, Mike, I think it’s best if I just go boop boop boop boop….

He's mentioned in the song, but subliminaly rather than directly by name, because if he had found out they were singing about him, he'd have gone nuts and battered the lot of them. In 1970 The Scaffold starred in their own popular weekly BBC children's television series, Score with the Scaffold. I turned down the music business when Brian Epstein asked me, ‘Did I want to be a pop star like me brother? Since initially disbanding in 1977, the group have occasionally re-formed for performances and projects.I mean, the jargon is all different - "British North tallies five rounders against Papua New Guinea with a key turn-about on a wide potted plant. I remember that time because I walked into Savile Row to show them my new shiny leather jacket and they were actually filming.

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