The 1951 Rolling Review Show … (Midweek Melody) # 105
Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which twice weekly features pieces of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. I hope you enjoy them as well. Let me know if you do.
Somewhere Only We Know – Lily Allen
“Somewhere Only We Know” is a song performed and composed by English alternative rock band Keane, officially released as their third commercial single, and appearing as the opening track of their debut studio album, Hopes and Fears (2004) as the first single. The song was Keane’s first major commercial release, becoming one of the biggest hits of 2004 worldwide and peaking on the UK Singles Chart at number three during its first week of sale. It was also Keane’s best-selling single until “Is It Any Wonder?” in 2006.
In 2013, the song was covered by Lily Allen for a John Lewis Christmas advert. Her version surpassed the success of the original in the UK, topping the UK Singles Chart and selling over 600,000 copies.
I had another Post planned for today, but Carol came across a three minute video from TV2 Denmark! I found it so moving, and so particularly relevant in our current times, that… well here it is! It would seem to me that the more “mileage” this video gets, the better off we should all be.
The well-known English actor Trevor Eve was born on 1 July, 1951 in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham. He has enjoyed a long and successful acting career on stage, television and film, spanning back to the 1970s.
In 1979 he gained fame as the eponymous lead in the private detective series Shoestring. He then went on to his first major film role in the 1979 Dracula directed by John Badham, playing Jonathan Harker, alongside Laurence Olivier. He is also known for his role as Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd in BBC television drama Waking the Dead.
Trevor Eve as Shoestring
Most recently, Eve played the part of Judge Sir Selwyn Hardcastle in the BBC’s Death Comes to Pemberley in December 2013, and as Roach in The Interceptor in 2014. He is married to the actress Sharon Maughan.
The 1951 Club is intended to be a celebration of all-things associated with the year 1951. Someone asked me why I did a blog about the year of my birth. Simple. It’s easier than doing one about the year of my death.