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what was written as a protest against the commercialisation of Xmas is now being used to promote that very commercialisationsongenjoy

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Big fan of ELP and King Crimson in my youthand was sad to hear the news this morning. Stuck Tarkus on and listened to it for the first time in years. Still quality.

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[quote user="Tumbleweed"]Best Christmas song in my view. RIP.[/quote]With respect that title goes to Fairy Tale of New York, with The Pogues and MacColl.I''m afraid these depressing deaths from that era will carry on. What is remarkable how many have survived this long. You really would not, back then, have put any money at all on four of the original Rolling Stones still being alive, five decades later.

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[quote user="PurpleCanary"][quote user="Tumbleweed"]Best Christmas song in my view. RIP.[/quote]

With respect that title goes to Fairy Tale of New York, with The Pogues and MacColl.

I''m afraid these depressing deaths from that era will carry on. What is remarkable how many have survived this long. You really would not, back then, have put any money at all on four of the original Rolling Stones still being alive, five decades later.

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Got to agree with you there Purple.  I remember when my daughter heard that track at about age 5 and loved it, insisting we replay it incessantly.  It was only on about the 5th play that it occurred to me some of the lyrics were not terribly age-appropriate but fortunately she was too young to be aware of what they meant.

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Hands up who''s been driving home for Christmas and heard "Driving Home for Christmas" come up on the radio. That''s got to be one of the more enduring and less contrived chrimbo songs out there.

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[quote user="PurpleCanary"]With respect that title goes to Fairy Tale of New York, with The Pogues and MacColl.I''m afraid these depressing deaths from that era will carry on. What is remarkable how many have survived this long. You really would not, back then, have put any money at all on four of the original Rolling Stones still being alive, five decades later.[/quote]Great taste Purple.  As you say we are reaching the time when a lot are leaving us, but what great music so many have left behind.

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Bang on the money with that choice purple.

You forgot to add that not only four of the rolling stones still alive there still having kids!! Mick Jagger a new father at 73!!

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[quote user="Bagster"]Bang on the money with that choice purple.

You forgot to add that not only four of the rolling stones still alive there still having kids!!
Mick Jagger a new father at 73!![/quote]If those male Rolling Stones were really the ones having the kids that would be something...[;)]

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With respect Purple, the best Christmas song in my view can''t be the Pogues one as it is not in my view the best Christmas song. But my view may not correspond with your view in which case in your view the best Christmas song would be the Pogues one, but not in my view so I couldn''t disagree with you on your view as it is your view. Now do be a good chap and pass the sherry............

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[quote user="Tumbleweed"]With respect Purple, the best Christmas song in my view can''t be the Pogues one as it is not in my view the best Christmas song. But my view may not correspond with your view in which case in your view the best Christmas song would be the Pogues one, but not in my view so I couldn''t disagree with you on your view as it is your view. Now do be a good chap and pass the sherry............[/quote]You''ve finished it![;)]

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I was sad to hear this news, but i do feel that John Peel had it bang on when he described ELP as a waste of talent and electricity.

And don''t get me started on "Driving Home for Christmas" - how someone who gave us "Hello Friend", "The Curse of the Traveller" and "The Road to Hell" could come up with that piece of puke inducing, over sugared, confection is beyond me.

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[quote user="Trevor Hockeys Beard"]I was sad to hear this news, but i do feel that John Peel had it bang on when he described ELP as a waste of talent and electricity.

And don''t get me started on "Driving Home for Christmas" - how someone who gave us "Hello Friend", "The Curse of the Traveller" and "The Road to Hell" could come up with that piece of puke inducing, over sugared, confection is beyond me.[/quote]Couldn''t agree more. I think even dear ol'' Cliff''s '' Mistletoe & Wine '' is less cringy.I''m afraid it''s Wizzard and Slade for me.....

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[quote user="SwindonCanary"]sadly my favorite is not played on the radio anymore but here it is Enjoy ! [/quote]certainly the mid 70''s was the best time for Xmas songsdear old Gary looks and behaves as if he''s had a helping hand from our old ''friend'' charliealways enjoy this one, even if dear old Roy does look like someone you might have met a few years ago asking you for 10p for a cup of teaXmas

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[quote user="Daz Sparks"]This one does for me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SkWIqQ3oLY[/quote]

which is The Pretenders - 2000 mileshereanother great mid 70''s song

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[quote user="Dan Dare"][quote user="Daz Sparks"]This one does for me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SkWIqQ3oLY[/quote]

which is The Pretenders - 2000 mileshereanother great mid 70''s song

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Thanks for linking DD. And yes, it is a good song.

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Links are easy, Dazjust type in word(s)song

cut the linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dweJFUsefTE

highlight the word song

and then paste the link into the second from right (green circle/chain) ''thing'' - in the box where it says Enter a URLand that''s it, donesong

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