Forty years ago an adolescent English girl fell rapturously in love with a fresh faced American boy. It didn’t matter that they’d never met, it didn’t matter that gazillions of other girls worldwide thought they loved him too. He was the centre of her world & when she listened to him sing, with her hormones raging, she knew he was singing to her alone!
The inside of her wardrobe doors (her parents forbade Sellotape on the wallpaper & this was before Blutack!!) were covered with posters of him, carefully removed centrefolds from Jackie magazine. She would gaze into those deep brown eyes & kiss her favourite poster goodnight each night! His albums were hardly ever removed from her portable record player.
Her prized garment, at age twelve
was a white T-shirt with his face
emblazoned across her chest!
(worn with her oh-so-trendy
brown check Oxford bags &
platform brogues!) She had read
(in Jackie, so it must be true) that
his favourite colour was brown, so
it dominated her wardrobe!
But, growing up on the outskirts
of Hereford, with older-than-
average parents, the thought of
being able to go to see her true love in concert never even crossed her mind! The distance? The cost? Impossible!!
So, as adolescent girls do, she grew up! Her first love unrequited, destined never to see him in the flesh!!
Performing alongside him in this ‘70’s-fest’ will be Hot Chocolate, Leo Sayer & Smokie, but as much as I’ll enjoy reminiscing along with their songs, my heart will belong to David!! I still have those albums (on vinyl, CD & on my MP4!)…I still know all the words to all the songs!! Sadly I don’t remember what happened to the T-shirt!
The venue will probably be filled with ‘women of a certain age’ & David himself is now in his early 60’s, but you can be sure (see what I did there?!!) that in our heads we will all be as we were back in 1972!
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