April 19, 2020 at 23:14 #1487476
Looking to be top of the charts on his 100th Birthday ~ with a little help from Michael Ball and the choir.
Trying to trump Dame Vera Lynn I reckon
Moores are a determined bunch and he looks sure to do it.April 21, 2020 at 00:11 #1487505
Looking good, Captain .
Captain Tom Moore, the 99-year-old war veteran who made global headlines by completing an inspiring fundraising walk for the National Health Service (NHS), is strolling to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart.
Moore teamed up with Michael Ball and the NHS Voices Of Care Choir on a cover of Gerry & The Pacemakers’ “Never Walk Alone” (Decca), a song which has taken an early lead in the race to the Official U.K. Singles Charts
Hope he’s allowed to have a good long rest after the end of the month and his 100th birthday. All the walking and interviews etc. must be taking a toll and he deserves to have some peace and quiet.
Maybe he could park up in here for a bitApril 21, 2020 at 23:21 #1487522
Don’t forget to send a card for Tom’s 100th. Even though he’ll be getting about 100k of them and would take him another 100 years to read them all. The main thing is that it will make YOU feel good
Here’s the address for you tub- thumpers
Captain Tom Moore
C/O Post Office Limited
67 Bedford Road
MK43 0LAApril 22, 2020 at 23:09 #1487542
The song originated in the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel, but has been covered many times including by Gerry and the Pacemakers whose version was used for Liverpool FC.
Captain Tom original target was a grand, which without the help of the press would have been ambitious target, now it stand at £23,000,000+ (23 million) and growing.
He (may) reach 100 on April 30th, and he looks in good health to do so. Hope he does.
If anyone not watched Carousel, then I can thoroughly recommend it.April 23, 2020 at 00:19 #1487544
It’s gone way past 23 million quid, Rummy, Joe public love to be a part of things like this – and I’m sure he will reach his 100th birthday, if he’s allowed to have a bit of peace away from all this madness. People are offering him walkers and chairs and all manner of things that he clearly doesn’t need, they just want to ride this roller coaster with the old boy. The Just Giving people will be making a tidy sum out of this as well.
Edit to wish Captain Tom and everyone else a happy Saint George’s Day. We English don’t celebrate it much for some reason. I think it would make old Tom happy and proud if we didApril 23, 2020 at 13:24 #1487557homersimpsonParticipant
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I’ll be celebrating in the pub to…..oh no I won’t.April 23, 2020 at 23:20 #1487566
Great news for Capt. Tom; the main guy in the Weekend, who’s been topping the charts for 8 weeks now was looking likely to make it to 9 weeks, but he’s urged his fans to buy Tom’s record! How lovely and he’s not even a Brit.
The World and his wife is supporting our Captain.April 24, 2020 at 09:49 #1487570homersimpsonParticipant
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A No. 1 for 8 weeks and I don’t even know what this song is and never heard of this artist. This would have been unheard of a few years ago. In the 70s it would be like Abba having a No 1 and saying “Never heard of them”April 24, 2020 at 18:02 #1487580
Same here, homer,a lot of sales are downloads now. Never paid for a download myself. Capt Tom download was 99p, don’t know if that was done cheap to help him or if they are generally that price for a single. But he’s now officially Top Of The Pops! And that means he’ll be at the top on his birthday next week.April 24, 2020 at 19:23 #1487585
Single tracks from Apple are 99p, but work out cheaper by Album. TankApril 24, 2020 at 19:27 #1487586
Just this moment brought the Album which contained just one song, so song and Album are 99p but it’s for a good cause and it’s not bad.April 24, 2020 at 19:55 #1487587
A No. 1 for 8 weeks and I don’t even know what this song is and never heard of this artist. This would have been unheard of a few years ago. In the 70s it would be like Abba having a No 1 and saying “Never heard of them”
Some songs when I was young seemed to last for weeks, usually Elvis or Beatles, but Frank IField version of “I Remember You” was at number 1 for 11 weeks, from June 29th 1962 to 13th September 1962. I’ve heard the song and others from the week I was born at various stages in my childhood, but wasn’t until recently I knew they came from so far back.
Nowadays it seems like total trash some records that modern groups play and when some of today’s youths are old and getting dementia I feel their music would be lacking in grounding them to some memories, like I shared with my mum.
Of cos this is just my opinion, and I’m hope I’m totally wrong, for their sake.April 25, 2020 at 00:01 #1487591
Youngsters now don’t think that the music is trash though and will have fond memories of it. It’s always been like that. I remember my old man back in ’72 being spitting mad when Bowie was the Star Man on TOTP. Such a magic moment for me and most teenagers at that time; but he was raging about how awful these long haired people – he may well have called them puffs – were. He was only in his 50s but couldn’t see any worth in it at all.April 30, 2020 at 08:24 #1487723
Captain Tom has reached 100 today. Well done Captain Tom. He has been made a Colonel today and made over 29.6 million pounds received over 100,000 cards at least ( forgotten the exact figure). He closes his book today hope he reaches a round 30 million. Hope we all look as good as he does when and IF we reach 100.May 1, 2020 at 01:09 #1487754
Around 31 million quid at the last count – but I doubt that all the 140k cards have been opened yet; and some of them are bound to have a tenner or a cheque in them.
Well done Colonel Tom Moore
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