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Silver Jubilee 1977

Way back in ‘53 there was catchy boogie beat,
That took a back seat to a quieter kind of jazz.
Then came a rhapsody, a blues, and 56 brought
Blue suede shoes, while Johnny Ray told us
That ‘love had hurt him bad’.

In ‘58 and ‘59 Elvis and Fats were rockin’ fine,
While skiffle music lost it flavour overnight.
Then funny songs became the pitch, ‘who
Turned the light on in the fridge’, and Purple
People Eaters dropped down from the sky.


Then like a bolt out of the blue, there came a
Sound in ‘62 that was to vitalize a path tired
Out and worn, it had a style and sound so fresh,
The competition lost its breath, the Mersey beat,
And Beatlemania were born.


The Byrds, the Beatles and the Troggs, Jerry
An’ Cilla hit the top, into the 70s our idols
Lead the way. In all this time while music
Changed, there’d been a peaceful happy
Reign, a time, I thought I might reflect
Upon today.

© Joseph G Dawson

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