Dear Mother Love Albert

Album: single release only (1970)
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  • Dear Mother... Love Albert (later Albert!) was a TV series starring Rodney Bewes. The first episode was screened September 15, 1969.

    Running to around 3 minutes 17 seconds, the theme song "Dear Mother Love Albert," which was performed by Bewes, was released as a single on the Revolution Records label, and along with the B-side "Meter Maid" was his first and penultimate venture onto vinyl.

    He co-wrote the song with Mike Hugg of Manfred Mann, producing it with Hugg and producer Dave Hadfield (not to be confused with Canadian singer-songwriter Dave Hadfield).
  • Curiously, "Dear Mother, Love Albert" has not simply a psychedelic but a slightly sinister feel to it, not the sort of thing one would expect either for a comedy series or from Rodney Bewes, who spent most of his early career playing boyish characters like Albert Courtnay and his better known character Bob Ferris in The Likely Lads. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
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