Saturday Nite At The Duck-Pond

Album: Saturday Nite With The Cougars (1963)
Charted: 33
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  • There are at least two dozen reasonably well-known other songs with the phrase "Saturday Night" in the title, or "Saturday Nite" in this case, but few if any of the others have been banned by the BBC, even the Elton John classic that might just be construed as glorifying both drunkenness and violence.

    The spelling on the actual vinyl is "DUCK-POND", but the hyphen can be dropped, or the two words can be run together. What cannot be tolerated though, at least not at the BBC, is mutilation of the classics. Then there is the little matter of plagiarism, or perhaps that should be appropriation, because this Parlophone recording is credited to lead guitarist Keith Owen, when it is really an electric version of a well-known passage from the ballet Swan Lake. As Desmond Carrington said on his BBC Radio show in a far less intolerant era (December 2015), Tchaikovsky must have been spinning in his grave.

    The single was released in February 1963 backed by "See You In Dreamland." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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