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Wednesday, 8 April 2020
Peter Skellern You're A Lady 1972 Stereo
I was listening to Peter Skellern on the radio last night (an old recording), and it reminded me of this song.
Peter Skellern was an excellent song writer. Maybe not a typical 'pop star', he used Colliery Brass Bands and Angelic Church Choirs as backing tracks, and there was always a nostalgic, romantically old fashioned, feeling to his songs.
'You're a Lady' was probably his biggest success; the song was later covered by Brigitte Bardot, Davy Jones, Johnny Mathis, and several others. In 2017 Skellern became seriously ill with a brain tumour, and as a final wish became ordained by special faculty from the Archbishop of Canterbury. He became both a Deacon and Priest in the Church of England. He died just a few weeks later.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. We also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!