and now for the songs — October 18, 2021

215) Susan Hampshire — “When Love Is True”

Who knew that renowned English actress Susan Hampshire was a wonderful singer? Here is her A-side from July of ‘65. Per IMDb:

“[H]er role in the 1967 BBC mini-series, The Forsyte Saga . . . made her famous and won her the first of her three Emmy Awards. . . . The First Churchills (1969) . . . was the first series offered on “Masterpiece Theater” and brought her her second Emmy. In 1973, she won her third . . . in Vanity Fair . . . a mini-series that had been released in the UK in 1967.”

216) The La De Das — “How’s the Air Up There”

The Kiwis’s ‘66 single was written by songwriters Steve Duboff and Artie Kornfeld and first released in ‘65 by the Changin’ Times. Kornfeld was the “Father of Woodstock” and writer of scores of charting singles.

“When you get tired of your lonely life in high society, we’ll get some kicks and take a trip and come on down with me. Oh, everyday I’ll pass and say ‘Hey, how is the air up there, how is the air up there, how is the air up there?’ According to you I just don’t care.”

Here are the Changin Times:

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