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Today would have been the 71st birthday of George Harrison. This number is allegedly the current top iTunes Beatles’ download. Ukulenny plays a fingerpicking instrumental of Here Comes The Sun:

 

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Happy Halloween – Trick Or Uke Treat

Enjoy this fun version of Blue Öyster Cult’s (Don’t Fear) The Reaper by Gus & Fin (GUGUG). More cowbell!

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Uke History & Trivia

 

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Top Of The Ukes

Number One in the UK Charts on this day in 1983 was Culture Club’s Karma Chameleon:

(Those of you paying attention may have realised that it’s my birthday – & I’ve given away my DOB by mentioning what was topping the charts when I was born in another post! Jeanette)

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2013 in Uke History & Trivia

 

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Top Of The Ukes

UK number one on this date in 1965 was the Sonny & Cher hit I Got You Babe. Exactly twenty years later, the UB40 & Chrissie Hynde cover version also topped the charts. Here’s Sergio Algozzino’s (& his sister’s) uke version. It’s like there’s a mirror between them!

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2013 in Uke History & Trivia

 

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Top Of The Ukes

Number One in the UK charts exactly thirty years ago, on 15 June 1983, was The Police with one of their most well-known songs,, Every Breath You Take. Here’s paxukulele’s cover version of it (with chords on Show more underneath his videoif you want to strum along):

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2013 in Uke History & Trivia

 

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Uke-o-vision Song Contest

Tonight sees the Eurovision Song Contest. Be prepared for plenty of cheesy numbers; sarcastic commentary & the usual regional block voting! Here is Jeff Meechai’s cover of the UK’s 1967 winning entry from Sandie Shaw, Puppet On A String:

 

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Today would have been the 74th birthday of Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien (better known as Dusty Springfield). So here is Richard G performing his arrangement of the Bacharach & David number The Look of Love on his 1920s Gibson:

 

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