Pamela, Pamela

Album: Wayne Fontana (1966)
Charted: 11

Songfacts®:

  • This early Graham Gouldman composition was recorded by Wayne Fontana. Backed by "Something Keeps Calling Me Back," it was Fontana's last hit.

    Graham Gouldman was born in 1946, and although Laurel & Hardy made their last film appearance in 1951, it is unlikely Gouldman intended the line alluding to them to be taken literally ("When Laurel & Hardy were shown at the flicks..."). Rather, this is a song about nostalgia, what for some people may truly be the happiest days of their lives - schooldays - but only for some. A parallel can be found in the epic song "Love Chronicles" in which Al Stewart recalls the first time he ever kissed a girl, in his kindergarten arithmetic class. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

Comments: 1

  • Lol B from Manchestercinemas did a saturday afternoon matinee for teenagers around this time which included american comic strips, cartoons and laurel and hardy classics different ones each week plus the red lollies and the hope of a kiss also a great fairground type song or seaside pier at the time
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