Blast from my past- The Loved Ones

I’ve just realised how good You Tube is for finding songs that you loved from one’s long-ago adolescence.  Here’s The Loved Ones singing Ever Loving Man

Of course, they’re much older here but Gerry Humphreys sure can still sing (a bit of help on the high parts, I suspect).  I grew up thinking that Gerry Humphreys was Barry Humphreys’  (aka Edna Everage) brother but as Gerry Humphreys was English, it must have been a suburban myth.

Update: Now I KNOW that they weren’t brothers- it was one of the True or False questions on Spicks and Specks last night!

And here they are singing The Loved One, complete with the clapping that to this day I still can’t keep up with, no matter how I try.

Gerry Humphreys died a couple of years ago- Barry Dickens wrote a touching obituary for him.

9 responses to “Blast from my past- The Loved Ones

  1. whisperinggums

    I love you tube…must admit I really only discovered it last year when I was working on converting a course to an online one last year and the lecturer wanted you tube egs if I could find them. This is going to sound silly but before my son moved to Melbourne earlier this year he wanted lessons in sewing on buttons. Now, I have my way of doing it but wanted to make sure how I did it was an APPROVED method! So, I did a Google search and among the results were you tube how-tos. (And, I discovered that my method was one of two preferred methods so that was OK!). But, I realised then and there that with you tube who these days needs a mum!?

  2. Now you’ve got me all worried- do I sew buttons on properly? Or have I not only spent all my life believing that Gerry Humphreys and Barry Humphreys were related BUT I was doing it with my buttons wrong too!!! I have the cotton running one way between adjacent holes (ie. making one or two straight lines rather than a cross) then take the thread to the back of the button and wind it around the shank before fastening with a stitch at the back.
    Please tell me I’m right!!!

  3. whisperinggums

    You can relax. That sounds like one of the approved methods. You only do a cross if the other buttons are done that way! After making the final ending off stitch do you then draw the tail end between the fabric layers and snip it off so that you can’t see the daggy tail?

  4. residentjudge

    Oooh no. I must go round with daggy tails without realising it.

  5. whisperinggums

    Fortunately the dags are on the inside so you should be ok! No-one will ever know…except me! (Oh, and all those who read your blog. They’ll know too…)

  6. Kaffe Fassett, the knitting designer of many of those colourful 80’s garments, never runs in his ends, leaving the inside of his garments covered in colourful whiskers. His view is that if someone has got to the point of seeing the inside of his clothes, he hopes they have more on their minds than loose ends.

  7. whisperinggums

    LOL M-H. Not being a knitter I didn’t know he did that. Have heard of him of course BUT haven’t checked into his style.

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