Album: Spend, Spend, Spend (1998)

Songfacts®:

  • Garforth is a prosperous area of the City of Leeds in West Yorkshire. "Garforth" is also a song from the musical Spend, Spend, Spend. Like the rest of the show, it has music by Steve Brown and lyrics by Brown and Justin Greene.

    After Viv Nicholson and her husband, Keith won £152,319 on the football pools in 1961, they moved there from Castleford.

    It remains to be seen if

    ...it's considered demeaning
    To do your own cleaning
    In Garforth


    but for Viv, the fairytale didn't last long. Within four years, Keith died in a car crash, and her life fell into such a downward spiral that by 1976 she was too broke to bury her 4th husband. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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