1956 was a fascinating year because my interest in music started a little earlier after hearing some of my Dad’s classical pieces; my Mum’s interest in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, and my older sister’s interest in Elvis Presley (and later Pat Boone, Sal Mineo, The Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly). Given that variety coming “at me” at such an impressionable age, it is no surprise really that I looked for, and found, my own niche. I liked traditional jazz, and I liked skiffle rhythms, but I also liked the fun stuff!
I have been reviewing the UK hits just to ensure that my timing was correct, and that I had not forgotten a song which impacted me at that time but …. my memory is good. The “Ying Tong Song” by The Goons (Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan & Peter Sellers) was definitely my 1956 favourite. It is still in my music library, and I still occasionally play it! It is ……………………………………… different!
I’ve included this version with the lyrics, so those of you who look for hidden meanings can be challenged!