As a child of the 1970's my parents music taste and collection has a lot to answer for, my mum loved the show bands and I think I could Hucklebuck before I could walk and my dad's love of pop music meant I knew all the words to "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick", before I started school. But my brother reminds me of Dean Friedman and "Lucky Stars" every time we have a few scoops together, now I was born in 1973, he was born in 1976, but between 1978 and teenagerhood we spent every Sunday morning, after Mass but before the Sunday roast, listening to my parents eclectic music collection. From Nana Mouskouri to the Bee Gees with a fair sprinkle of Elvis and the Beatles, this was the collections of two very different people thrown together when they got married. It had songs from my parents own youth and we loved to listen and dance with mum and dad, or just ourselves as we got older and our parents lost interest!
But one song we always played was the single of "Lucky Stars", we'd duet together, we even had a dance routine and it was very dramatic and hammed up to the nines! As adults we've never (been drunk enough) to do it, but maybe for my 40Th (only 5.45 years to go) we'll do Karaoke and reveal our act to the world......or X Factor, we'd definitely get on the "Oh my God, they are soooo awful" show!