Love Thy Neighbour

Album: Love Thy Neighbour (1972)

Songfacts®:

  • The phrase "love thy neighbour" is of Biblical origin, and can be found in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, the latter in which it is attributed to the Great JC himself.

    The phrase was also plundered for a TV series that was anything but Godly; Love Thy Neighbour was a 1970s British situation comedy screened by Thames Television. It was similar in sentiment if not in content to the BBC's Till Death Us Do Part, which is alluded to in the Deep Purple track "Mary Long".

    The main purpose of Love Thy Neighbour was, apparently, to portray white working class males as racial bigots. Having said that, the theme song is not entirely without merit. It was written by Roger Webb (1934-2002), a time-serving pianist, arranger and composer, who worked with Shirley Bassey, among others. The song was performed by Stuart Gillies. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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