Radio Times gets it wrong

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Highams, May 14, 2008.

  1. Highams

    Highams Member

    In the next issue of the Radio Times, 17-23rd. May, Danny Scott wrongly states (on page 134) that Brighouse backed Terry Wogan on his version of the Floral Dance.

    It was in fact, Hanwell. The two records were issued seperately, in two different arrangements in two different keys.
    Andrew Pryce Jackman arranged and conducted the Wogan version.

  2. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    as you seem to be worried about this, have you complained to radio times?

    because complaining in here isn't going to do very much really
  3. andreab

    andreab Member

    That's interesting, I remember it well (a long time ago but it was played constantly!) and always thought it was Brighouse on both.
  4. Beesa

    Beesa Member

    Given the threads that do start off as trivia and end up informative, I find this quite interesting.

    No doubt the question will now turn up in many a pub quiz: "what was the name of the brass band that backed Terry Wogan singing The Floral Dance."

    Here's Terry himself on Top of the Pops:
  5. Highams

    Highams Member

    So the posting (not a complaint, but a statement) was worth it on here then? good.

    An email has gone to the editor of the RT, alongside the question of why a french horn also appears alongside the article.

    Those who know how much work has gone into preserving the history of both Hanwell;

    and the historic Floral Dance;

    will appreciate that I'm sure.

  6. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Always a place in life for accuracy.

    You'd be surprised how often we're told in our local pub (Actually in Brighouse itself) that B&R got to No.1 with "Floral Dance."

    Of course, it was famously kept off the top spot by the Mull of Kintyre/Girlschool double a-side by Paul McCartney - although try telling folk round here that!
  7. Highams

    Highams Member

    Yes indeed, thanks.

    Even Wogan himself thought it was Brighouse (lol). We never met, we put down our recording to a rhythm track, when we left the studio the choir came in for their bit.

    That was back in the days of Lime Grove, around the corner from Shepherd's Bush Studios, which I believe are designer flats now?


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