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The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 136

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 136

Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which 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.

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The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 131

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 131

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.

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Midweek Melody – The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 32

Midweek Melody – The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 32

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 and please feel free to Reblog.

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The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 31

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 31

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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 and please feel free to Reblog.

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The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 9


The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 9

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We all have a musical backdrop to our lives which extends from the cradle to the grave. The great pianist, composer and conductor Alberto Semprini used to host a light music programme on BBC radio called Semprini Seranade. He always introduced his musical selection with the words: “Old ones, new ones, loved ones, neglected ones”. 

This then is the The 1951 Rolling Review Show which each week features a piece of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. I hope you enjoy them as well. Let me know and please feel free to Reblog. Continue reading

Now I’m 64 … 😎🎆🎸🎹🎶

So it has happened.

The day is here.

I am now officially 64.

It’s all good.

Nothing has fallen off.

Happiness runs.

So play the music if you please …

(This is the special stripped down version of When I’m 64  featuring Mr McCartney and very little else.)

We’ll Cross That Street When We Come To It.

Postwar Britain had only 10% of its current road traffic but  fatalities were mounting. A typical pedestrian crossing was marked with no more than metal studs in the road and were difficult for motorists to see. The government’s Transport  Research Laboratory ran visibility experiments on new types of crossings and tested a variety of designs at varying locations starting in 1949.

Broad black and white stripes had the most visual impact. These crossings, nicknamed Zebra Crossings, were made the legal standard in Britain and widely introduced in late 1951,  starting at High Street, Slough.  ( Photo courtesy of Mary Treen at TRL )

Here are just a few more iconic images of Zebra Crossings on their 60th birthday.

The Beatles at Abbey Road in 1969

The Simpsons visit Abbey Road

The Beatles And a Zebra

Just ... a zebra crossing

UPDATE – Below is an article from the Daily Express dated 31/11/11.

Britain's first official Zebra Crossing, Slough, Berkshire, in 1951

The  zebra crossing celebrates its 60th anniversary today with experts warning it is facing extinction.
The first was opened in Slough, Berkshire, in 1951 and they have been a feature of British roads ever since.
But over the past five years more than 1,000 zebra crossings have vanished and many others have been replaced by more sophisticated alternatives with lights and flashing signs.
Low fines and the reluctance of motorists to stop have also seen deaths on such crossings double in the past four years. Andrew Hammond, the head of road safety at the AA, said: “Zebra crossings are looked on as inferior to other pedestrian crossings as there is no red light telling cars to stop.”
“There is pressure from residents for councils to fit pelican crossings as they believe they are safer, so zebras are being phased out – and I think they will eventually become extinct.”
The Beatles brought international fame to zebra crossings in 1969 with the cover for their Abbey Road album.