50 Who : 1965

1965: Liverpool win the FA Cup Final, beating Leeds Utd 2–1; Bob Dylan releases Highway 61 Revisited; Luxembourg win the Eurovision Song Contests with “Poupée de cire, poupée de son” by France Gall.

Not only was the first big screen adventure released in this year, based on The Daleks, but there was also a forgotten novelty record titled Who’s Who by one of the stars of the movie, Roberta Tovey.

The song was written by Malcolm Lockyer and someone called Bev.

It is a rather catchy song which once you have heard it you will find yourself humming it all the time.

It features the rather corny lines “It could be Mars or Venus/But whatever he may do/He’ll always be a friend of mine/(Who?)/Doctor Who!” and “If you see a man with long grey hair/And a funny little smile on his face/That’ll make you laugh or hold your breath/As he travels from place to place.”

Bacharach and David, Lennon and McCartney, Leiber and Stoller it is not, but it will be tough to get out of your head!

If you can bear it, you can listen to it here


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