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UK Christmas Number Ones – 1979

Pink Floyd‘s only UK number one single, Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) came from their 1979 rock opera The Wall, with artwork from Gerald Scarfe (& Bob Geldof in the lead role when it went to cinema).

Dan Edwards interprets it here on his electric ukulele (& bass guitar):

More info on Wikipedia.

If you want any festive strumalongs, Cynthia Lin has her annual Holiday Aloha Livestream on Sat 14 Dec 2019  at 3pm PST (ie 11pm GMT) – recording available afterwards if the timing doesn’t suit you. And Taimane Gardner is holding a livestream party to celebrate reaching 100K YouTube subscribers at noon Sun 15 Dec 2019 HST (ie 10pm GMT) with a mini gig, playalongs and Q&A session – replay here.

 

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It’s Sir Ringo Starr’s 78th birthday today, so here’s Jim Boggia’s version of one of his most popular Beatles numbers With A Little Help From My Friends. Don’t forget to say “Peace & Love!” at midday.

 

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PLUC 2015 Top Ten – October

Xmas 2014 - 04 Steve H & Tina 01

Steve H & Tina

Tina has picked three tunes that she always sings aloud, usually whilst hoovering or in the shower!

As before, we’ve put the versions of the songs we’ll be using in the PLUC Box for members. Have a go at playing them & be ready to perform them as a group on Tues 20 & 27 October, after which we’ll vote upon the one that works the best & to keep playing for the next few months. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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As it’s Father’s Day, here’s Ken Middleton & Alex Holmes with their arrangement of Father & Son by Cat Stevens: Read the rest of this entry »

 

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PLUC 2015 Top Ten – March

PLUC Club Night Jan 2013 - Ed

Ed – Jan 2013

This month’s tunes have been chosen by Ed. He’s picked three songs that he thinks would work well in the group & says let’s give it a try & see what comes out the other end.

As before, the versions of the songs we’ll be using are in the PLUC Box for members (and have been emailed to our newer attendees). Do practice these at home & be ready to play them as a group on Tue 3 March. We’ll then vote upon the one that works the best so we can rehearse it more fully over the coming months. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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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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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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