Harry

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  • Although not a one hit wonder, "Harry" was Catherine Howe's biggest hit. The Times of May 12, 1976 reported that it had received an Ivor Novello Award for the Best "middle of the road song".
  • Howe grew up in the Yorkshire town of Halifax, and in March 2010, told the local newspaper the Evening Courier that she wrote it when her family lived in Fixby, but it was not inspired by anyone of that name:
    "I had had the melody for a long time and the words were very simple," she said, adding that it was "very difficult to write a simple song with simple lyrics and keep it interesting." >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
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