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This page provides a snapshot of Lyn Paul's career focusing on 1969. To find out what else was happening in 1969 select any of the following options:

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The Nocturnes, Wanted Live (album cover).

The Nocturnes,
Wanted Live
(album cover)

Lyn Paul.

Lyn Paul as Tanzy.


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Seeking Success

Columbia Records release a second Nocturnes' album Wanted Live (Columbia S(C)X 6315). Recorded live onto two track tape at Tiffany's in Manchester, the LP features The Nocturnes performing to a packed house. Among the celebrities in the audience that night are Freddie Garrity and The Hollies. Lyn Paul (listed on the sleeve as Tanzy Paul) sings a great cover version of the Peggy Lee classic Fever. Lyn can also be heard singing on three of the other tracks: Loco-Motion, Da Doo Ron Ron and Eso Es El Amor (That's Love). The sleeve notes, written by Ross Mitchell, also credit Lyn with playing cow bell and claves!

Tanzy Paul and Ross Mitchell.

Tanzy Paul and Ross Mitchell
pictured on the sleeve of The Nocturnes' Wanted Live album.

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Following the break up of The Seekers in July 1968, ex-Seeker Keith Potger is persuaded by manager and former flat-mate, David Joseph, to form the New Seekers. Lyn auditions for the group but her management also want a slice of the cake. Interviewed by John Dunn in 1983, Lyn said: "Obviously Keith and David didn't want anything to do with that!" Lyn telephones Eve Graham to tell her about the auditions, with the result that on 9th June Eve becomes one of the founding members of the New Seekers. The other members of the group are: Chris Barrington, Sally Graham, Laurie Heath and Marty Kristian. The New Seekers make their first television appearance on The Frankie Howerd Show (ATV, 16th August 1969, 6.15pm) followed by their first public performance at the Bournemouth Pavilion on Sunday, 17th August.

New Seekers.

New Seekers
Pictured (left to right): Marty Kristian, Eve Graham, Sally Graham, Chris Barrington and Laurie Heath.

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The Seekers are still riding high in the album charts. A compilation album, The Best of the Seekers, which had been released in November the previous year, reaches number one and The Seekers end the year with 66 weeks on the UK album chart - more than any other recording artist.

Meanwhile things are starting to look hopeful for Lyn's solo career as Tanzy. Then, just as a record contract is being negotiated, Lyn's managers are killed in a road accident in France. As a result Tanzy's career takes a turn for the worse and Lyn once again finds herself working for Mecca as she had done previously with The Nocturnes - "Very good for a short period but not the kind of thing I wanted to stick with for a long time."


Pictured above:
Lyn Paul
as Tanzy.

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Several of the year's top albums feature tracks that Lyn Paul will later record with the New Seekers - Neil Diamond's Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show from the album of the same name (recorded by the New Seekers on their 1974 album Together); No Man's Land from Fairport Convention's album What We Did On Our Holidays (which the New Seekers include on their album New Colours) and Rain from José Feliciano's album 10 to 23. The New Seekers' version of Rain first appears on the group's 1972 US album Come Softly To Me. In the UK and the rest of the world it is included on the 1973 album New Seekers Now.

Four of the year's top selling singles in the UK will also find their way onto New Seekers' albums - Dean Martin's Gentle On My Mind, Melting Pot by Blue Mink, Blackberry Way by The Move and Pinball Wizard by The Who (which the New Seekers will also release as a single).


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In the News - 1969

Rupert Murdoch buys the UK’s largest-selling Sunday newspaper, the News of the World, on 2nd January, following a year-long battle with fellow newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell for control of the paper.

Richmal Crompton, author of the Just William books, dies on 11th January, aged 78.

In London on 12th January 4,000 demonstrators try to take over Rhodesia House and South Africa House.

Jan Palach, a 21-year-old student protesting at the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, burns himself to death in Wenceslas Square, Prague, on 16th January.

On 20th January Richard Nixon is sworn in as the 37th President of the USA.

George Harrison re-joins The Beatles on 22nd January, having quit the group on 10th January during the recording sessions for the album Let It Be, The Beatles give their last live performance on the roof of their Apple studios at 3 Savile Row, London, on 30th January. The police intervene after 42 minutes.

25 students at the London School of Economics are arrested on Friday, 24th January, during violent protests against the installation of steel security gates. The LSE closes for three weeks.


Yasser Arafat becomes leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) on 3rd February.

The Jumbo Jet (Boeing 747) makes its first flight on 9th February.

On 12th February Rhodesian nationalist leader Ndabaningi Sithole is convicted of planning an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Ian Smith.

Lulu and Maurice Gibb get married on 18th February at St. James's Church, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.

T. Rex kick off a UK tour in Manchester on 22nd February with David Bowie as support act.


The supersonic airliner Concorde flies for the first time on Sunday, 2nd March, successfully completing a 27-minute test flight from Toulouse. The plane makes its first supersonic flight in October.

On Tuesday, 4th March the Kray twins are found guilty at the Old Bailey of murdering fellow gangster Jack "the Hat" McVitie. They are both sentenced to life imprisonment, with minimum sentences of 30 years.

The Victoria Line on the London Underground is completed to Victoria Station. The Line is officially opened on 7th March by Queen Elizabeth II, who travels one stop on the tube from Green Park to Victoria.

James Earl Ray appears in court in Memphis on 10th March. He pleads guilty to the murder of Martin Luther King and is sentenced to 99 years in prison.

On 17th March, following the death of Levi Eshkol, 70-year-old Golda Meir becomes Israel's fourth - and first female - Prime Minister.

Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman on 12th March. Eight days later, on Thursday, 20th March, John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar. The next day John and Yoko begin their week-long "bed in" for peace at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam.

On 19th March British troops take over the Caribbean island of Anguilla, which had adopted a new constitution and broken its ties with Britain on 7th February.

Former US President General Dwight D. Eisenhower dies on 28th March, aged 78.

The Eurovision Song Contest, held in Madrid on 29th March, ends in a four-way tie between the entries from France (Un Jour, Un Enfant by Frida Boccara), the Netherlands (De Troubadour by Lenny Kuhr), Spain (Vivo Cantando by Salomé) and the United Kingdom (Boom Bang-A-Bang by Lulu).


On 9th April Wolverhampton's Transport Committee drops a ban prohibiting bus conductors and drivers, many of whom are Sikhs, from having long beards and wearing turbans at work.

Oliver! wins the Oscar for Best Picture at the 41st Academy Awards ceremony on 14th April.

On 17th April Bernadette Devlin becomes MP for Mid-Ulster. She takes her seat in Westminster on her 22nd birthday, becoming Britain's youngest-ever woman MP.

General de Gaulle resigns as President of France on 28th April, after losing a referendum on constitutional reform.

Terence O'Neill resigns as Prime Minister of Northern Ireland on 30th April.


James Chichester-Clark becomes Prime Minister of Northern Ireland on 1st May.

On Friday, 2nd May the luxury liner Queen Elizabeth II sets sail from Southampton on her maiden trans-Atlantic voyage.

On the same day The Who preview Tommy for the British press at Ronnie Scott's in London. On 9th May, as they embark on a US tour, the band perform Pinball Wizard on the Ed Sullivan Show.

In the UK the legal age limit for voting in elections is lowered from 21 to 18 on 12th May.

The Soviet space probe Venera 5 lands on Venus on 16th May.

On 24th May, after a 7-year run and 4,354 performances, the curtain comes down on The Black and White Minstrel Show at London's Victoria Palace.

The Gibraltar Constitution Order 1969 is published on 30th May. Under it, Gibraltar attains full internal self-government, with immediate effect. Elections for a new House of Assembly are scheduled for 30th July. The preamble to the Constitution states: "Gibraltar is part of Her Majesty’s dominions... Her Majesty's Government will never enter into arrangements under which the people of Gibraltar would pass under the sovereignty of another state against their freely and democratically expressed wishes.".


On 8th June Brian Jones announces that he is leaving The Rolling Stones.

On the same day Spain closes its border with Gibraltar.

The Beatles' Ballad Of John and Yoko reaches number 1 in the UK on 11th June. Banned by the BBC for the line "Christ, you know it ain't easy," the single nonetheless spends three weeks at the top of the singles chart.

Georges Pompidou is elected President of France on 15th June.

In a referendum in Rhodesia on 20th June more than 80% of the electorate vote in favour of Ian Smith's proposals for a republic and an apartheid-style constitution.

Kenneth Tynan's musical revue Oh! Calcutta! opens off-Broadway at the Eden Theatre on 21st June.

On the same day the BBC broadcasts a documentary, Royal Family, depicting the day-to-day life of Queen Elizabeth II and her family. The programme is broadcast again on ITV on 28th and 29th June.

The tennis player Maureen Connolly, who in 1953 became the first woman to win all four Grand Slam tournaments during the same calendar year, dies of ovarian cancer on 21st June, aged 34.

Judy Garland dies in London on 22nd June, aged 47.

On 27th June police raid the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village, New York. The ensuing riot is described by writer Dennis Altman as "the Boston Tea Party of the gay movement."

On 30th June Nigeria blocks aid to Biafra, claiming that Red Cross supplies of food and medicine are being used to smuggle arms to Biafran rebels. Two weeks later the Nigerian leader, General Gowon, gives in to international pressure and once again allows the Red Cross to airlift urgent medical supplies to Biafra.


Queen Elizabeth II invests Prince Charles as Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester at ceremonies at Caernarvon Castle on 1st July.

The United States and Cambodia re-establish diplomatic relations on 2nd July. The US Embassy in Phnom Penh re-opens on 16th August.

Brian Jones, who had quit The Rolling Stones the previous month, drowns while taking a midnight swim on 3rd July, aged 27. Two days later, as a tribute to him, The Rolling Stones give a free concert in London's Hyde Park.

On the morning of 19th July the dead body of Mary Jo Kopechne, a former campaign worker for the assassinated US Senator Robert F. Kennedy, is discovered in the back seat of an overturned car belonging to his brother, Senator Edward Kennedy, submerged in a tidal channel on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts. Edward Kennedy later pleads guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident after causing injury; he is sentenced to two months, suspended, in jail and loses his driving licence for a year.

On Monday, 21st July at 2.56am GMT Neil Armstrong takes "one small step for man ... one giant leap for mankind" when he becomes the first man to walk on the moon. At 3.41am, after stepping out of the Eagle landing craft, he and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin plant the Stars and Stripes flag in the moon's surface.

General Franco names Prince Juan Carlos as his eventual successor as Head of State and future King of Spain. His choice is ratified by the Spanish parliament on 22nd July.


Halfpennies are withdrawn from circulation in the UK on 1st August.

On Friday, 8th August The Beatles pose for the now-famous photograph that was used on the front cover of the band's eleventh studio album, Abbey Road. Taken by freelance photographer Iain Macmillan, it pictures the 'Fab Four' - John Lennon followed by Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and George Harrison - walking across a zebra crossing near to the EMI Studios on Abbey Road in St. John's Wood, London.

The actress Sharon Tate and four of her friends are murdered in Los Angeles on 9th August.

The RUC uses tear gas for the first time on 12th August after nine hours of rioting in the Bogside area of Londonderry. Two days later the British government sends troops to Northern Ireland in what is described as a "limited operation" to restore law and order.

The famous Woodstock Music and Arts Fayre begins on 15th August. Jimi Hendrix closes the festival on 18th August with a set that includes his notorious version of Star Spangled Banner.

President Kaunda declares a state of emergency in Zambia on 25th August.


On Monday, 1st September Colonel Gaddafi usurps King Idris and proclaims Libya a Republic.

Ho Chi Minh, President of North Vietnam, dies on 2nd September.

The housing charity Shelter launches its "Face the Facts" campaign on 11th September, claiming in a report that up to three million people in Britain need re-housing.

On 21st September police raid a squat at 144 Piccadilly in central London, evicting squatters who have been occupying the building for six days.


Spain cuts off telephone links with Gibraltar on 1st October.

Britain adds a new coin to its currency on 14th October, when the ten-shilling note is replaced by the heptagonal 50-pence piece.

On Wednesday, 15th October two million Americans join the Vietnam Moratorium, taking part in meetings, marches and religious services to protest at the war in Vietnam.

The writer Jack Kerouac, who achieved widespread fame and notoriety in 1957 with the publication of his second novel On The Road, dies of an abdominal hemorrhage on 21st October, aged 47.

Willy Brandt is elected Chancellor of West Germany on the same day.

Fritz, a 21-year old terrier who had been imported from West Germany to the UK by his owner on 4th April, is found dead on 18th October. A post-mortem confirms a diagnosis of rabies, prompting a cull of wildlife in Surrey.

On 27th October, following anti-government demonstrations in which 11 people were killed, President Kenyatta places the Kenyan opposition leader Oginga Odinga and seven of his colleagues under house arrest.


The Beatles' double A-side Something / Come Together enters the UK singles chart on 8th November. Come Together is banned by the BBC because its lyrics mention Coca-Cola by name.

On 13th November 46,000 people take part in a "march against death" outside the White House. The marchers carry the names of US soldiers killed in Vietnam. Two days later 250,000 people take part in another anti-war march in Washington.

ITV broadcast the UK's first colour TV commercial on 14th November.

Apollo 12 lands on the moon on Wednesday, 19th November. Astronauts Alan Bean and Charles 'Pete' Conrad follow in Neil Armstrong's footsteps, spending a total of seven-and-a-half hours on the moon's surface.

On 25th November John Lennon returns his MBE in protest at Britain's involvement in Vietnam and Biafra.

On the same day President Nixon announces that he has ordered the destruction of US germ warfare stocks.

Stevie Smith is presented with the Gold Medal for Poetry by the Queen on 29th November.


18-year-old Meredith Hunter is murdered amid violent scenes at the Altamont Speedway Free Festival in California, a rock concert held on 6th December, headlined by The Rolling Stones.

The H3N2 flu virus, which broke out in Hong Kong in July 1968, returns to the UK. On 12th December the Birmingham Regional Hospital Board issues a 'red alert' after 150 nurses and staff catch the flu. London's hospitals follow suit, restricting admissions to emergency cases so as to provide beds for victims of the flu virus.

27 people are killed and 100 injured in simultaneous bomb explosions in Rome and Milan on 12th December.

The Who perform Tommy at the Coliseum Opera House, London on 14th December.

On Tuesday, 16th December, at the end of a seven-and-a-half hour debate, MPs vote by a large majority (343 to 158) for the permanent abolition of the death penalty for murder. The motion is passed by the House of Lords on 18th December.

Phillips Petroleum discover oil in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea on 23rd December.

On Christmas Eve Charles Manson is charged with the murder in August of actress Sharon Tate and four of her friends.


In the Charts

UK Chart débuts
  • David Bowie
  • Glen Campbell
  • Jethro Tull

UK Best-selling Singles
  • Amen Corner
    (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice

  • The Beatles
    The Ballad Of John And Yoko

  • The Beatles
    Get Back

  • The Beatles
    Something / Come Together

  • Bee Gees
    Don't Forget To Remember

  • Bee Gees
    First Of May

  • Blue Mink
    Melting Pot

  • Booker T. and The M.G.s
    Time Is Tight

  • David Bowie
    Space Oddity

  • Glen Campbell
    Wichita Lineman

  • Johnny Cash
    A Boy Named Sue

  • Lou Christie
    I'm Gonna Make You Mine

  • Jimmy Cliff
    Wonderful World, Beautiful People

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Bad Moon Rising

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Proud Mary

  • Desmond Dekker and The Aces
    The Israelites

  • Bob Dylan
    Lay Lady Lay

  • The Fifth Dimension
    Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In (from the musical 'Hair')

  • Fleetwood Mac

  • Fleetwood Mac
    Oh Well

  • Marvin Gaye
    I Heard It Through The Grapevine

  • Marvin Gaye
    Too Busy Thinking About My Baby

  • Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
    Onion Song

  • Bobbie Gentry
    I'll Never Fall In Love Again

  • Robin Gibb
    Saved By The Bell

  • Rolf Harris
    Two Little Boys

  • Herman's Hermits
    My Sentimental Friend

  • The Hollies
    He Ain't Heavy... He's My Brother

  • Mary Hopkin

  • The Isley Brothers
    Behind A Painted Smile

  • Jethro Tull
    Living In The Past

  • John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band
    Give Peace A Chance

  • Lulu
    Boom Bang-A-Bang
    [Eurovision Song Contest Joint Winner]

  • Mama Cass
    It's Getting Better

  • The Marmalade
    Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da

  • Dean Martin
    Gentle On My Mind

  • The Move
    Blackberry Way

  • Elvis Presley
    In The Ghetto

  • Elvis Presley
    Suspicious Minds

  • Radha Krishna Temple (London)
    Hare Krishna Mantra

  • Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
    Dancing In The Street

  • Cliff Richard
    (Billed as: Cliff and Hank)
    Throw Down A Line

  • The Righteous Brothers
    You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

  • Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
    The Tracks Of My Tears

  • Clodagh Rodgers
    Come Back And Shake Me

  • Tommy Roe

  • Kenny Rogers and The First Edition
    Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town

  • The Rolling Stones
    Honky Tonk Women

  • Peter Sarstedt
    Where Do You Go To My Lovely

  • Simon and Garfunkel
    The Boxer

  • Nina Simone
    To Love Somebody

  • Frank Sinatra
    My Way

  • Dusty Springfield
    Son-Of-A Preacher Man

  • Thunderclap Newman
    Something In The Air

  • The Tremeloes
    (Call Me) Number One

  • Junior Walker and The All-Stars
    Road Runner

  • The Who
    Pinball Wizard

  • Jackie Wilson
    (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher

  • Stevie Wonder
    For Once In My Life

  • Stevie Wonder
    My Cherie Amour

  • Stevie Wonder
    Yester-Me Yester-You Yesterday

One Hit Wonders
  • Archies
    Sugar Sugar

  • Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
    Je t'aime ... Moi Non Plus

  • Bob and Earl
    Harlem Shuffle

  • Noel Harrison
    Windmills Of Your Mind

  • Harry J. All Stars

  • Edwin Hawkins Singers
    Oh Happy Day

  • Humble Pie
    Natural Born Bugie

  • Oliver
    Good Morning Starshine (from the musical 'Hair')

  • Joe South
    Games People Play

  • Steppenwolf
    Born To Be Wild

  • Upsetters
    Return Of Django

  • Karen Young
    Nobody's Child

  • Zager and Evans
    In The Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)

Hit Albums

Fairport Convention, What We Did on Our Holidays (album cover).

  • The Beatles
    Abbey Road

  • Blind Faith
    Blind Faith

  • Johnny Cash
    Johnny Cash At San Quentin

  • Chicago
    Chicago Transit Authority

  • Cream

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Willy And The Poor Boys

  • Crosby, Stills & Nash
    Crosby, Still & Nash

  • Bob Dylan
    Nashville Skyline

  • Fairport Convention
    What We Did On Our Holidays

  • The Hollies
    The Hollies Sing Dylan

  • Jethro Tull
    Stand Up

  • King Crimson
    In The Court Of The Crimson King

  • Led Zeppelin
    Led Zeppelin

  • Led Zeppelin
    Led Zeppelin II
  • The Moody Blues
    On The Threshold Of A Dream

  • Nana Mouskouri
    Over And Over

  • Pink Floyd

  • The Rolling Stones
    Let It Bleed

  • Frank Sinatra
    My Way

  • Dusty Springfield
    Dusty In Memphis

  • The Who

The Who, Tommy (album cover).

At the Movies
  • Battle Of Britain
  • Le Boucher
  • Carry On Camping
  • Easy Rider
  • Hello Dolly!
  • Kes
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • The Most Dangerous Man In The World
  • Oliver! (Re-release)
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • Once Upon A Time in The West
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  • Three Into Two Won't Go
  • The Virgin Soldiers
  • Where Eagles Dare
  • The Wild Bunch
  • Women In Love

On Stage

'1776' Original Broadway Cast album.

Tony Award for Best Musical:

On Television
  • The Benny Hill Show
    (Thames Television)

  • The Clangers
  • Dad's Army
    (Series 2 and 3)

  • Department S
  • The Dustbinmen (Series 1)
  • The Flashing Blade
  • Hadleigh (Series 1)
  • Ken Dodd And The Diddymen
  • Lift Off!
  • The Liver Birds
    (Series 1)

  • Manhunt
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus
    (Series 1)

  • The Morecambe & Wise Show
    (Series 2)

  • Nationwide
  • On The Buses
    (Series 1 and 2)

  • Pot Black
  • Randall And (Hopkirk) Deceased
  • Royal Family
  • Sesame Street

  • Sez Les
    (Les Dawson)

  • Tonight With David Nixon
    (Series 2)

  • Wacky Races
  • Will The Real Mike Yarwood Stand Up?

Sporting Heroes

BBC Sport

Sports Personality
of the Year:
Ann Jones

Tennis: Margaret Court wins the women's singles title at the inaugural Australian Open, beating Billie Jean King, 6-4, 6-1.
At Wimbledon, in a reversal of the 1967 women's singles final, Ann Jones beats Billie Jean King, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Defending Men's Champion, Rod Laver, beats John Newcombe in four sets (6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4) to win his fourth men's singles Championship. Laver also wins the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open.

Boxing: Henry Cooper knocks out Piero Tomasoni to retain his European Heavyweight title.

Sailing: Robin Knox-Johnston wins the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, becoming the first person to sail single-handed and non-stop around the world

Snooker: John Spencer defeats Gary Owen 37-24 at the Victoria Hall, London to become World Snooker Champion for the first time.

Rugby Union: Wales win the Five Nations Championship for the fourth time in six years.The Welsh team misses out on the 'Grand Slam' but takes the Triple Crown with victories over England, Ireland and Scotland.

Horse Racing: Highland Wedding wins the Grand National.
Blakeney wins the Derby.

Rowing: the University of Cambridge crew wins the annual Boat Race against Oxford.

Golf: George Archer wins the 33rd US Masters at Augusta, finishing 1 stroke ahead of Billy Casper, George Knudson, and Tom Weiskopf.
Orville Moody wins the US Open, finishing 1 stroke ahead of Dean Beman, Al Geiberger and Bob Rosberg.
Tony Jacklin wins the British Open golf tournament at Royal Lytham St. Annes.
Great Britain & Ireland tie with the United States in the Ryder Cup.

Football: Leeds United end the season as Champions of the Football League First Division.
Matt Busby retires as Manager of Manchester United.
Manchester City win the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory over Leicester City.
Pele scores his 1,000th professional goal on Wednesday, 19th November in a game between Santos and Vasco da Gama at the Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro.

Cycling: Eddy Merckx wins the Tour de France.

Motor Racing: Jackie Stewart wins the Formula 1 World Drivers' Championship for the first time.


Man Booker Prize

P. H. Newby
Something To Answer For

Barry England
In A Landscape

Nicholas Moseley
The Impossible

Iris Murdoch
The Nice
And The Good

Muriel Spark
The Public Image

G.M. Williams
From Scenes Like These

Postcard from 1969.

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Who said that?


The year of walking on the moon, 'Yellow Submarine' and Woodstock.
Diane Keaton (Annie Paradis), 'The First Wives Club'


If you really want something badly enough, you can figure out a way to make it happen.
Cher, quoted in 'She Bop' by Lucy O'Brien, page 234

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
Mahatma Gandhi

Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
Thomas Henry Huxley, 'On Medical Education'

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination.
Tommy Lasorda

When faced with life's crises, there are two possible responses: despair or determination. Despair often seems more logical. But determination is far more productive and usually far better for the soul.
Gerry Studds

First you have to experience suffering, so that you can understand what you can overcome and then go on to achieve something. People underestimate what they can achieve.
Mark Webber, 'The Independent', 10th October 2010.

Nothing is given us freely. You have to fight with your teeth and your nails in order to achieve something, in order to bring forth whatever gift you have received.
Franco Zeffirelli


Our wills and fates do so contrary run
That our devices still are overthrown.
William Shakespeare, 'Hamlet' (Act III, Scene II)

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Hope is a risk that must be run.
George Bernanos

Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances which we know to be desperate.
G.K. Chesterton

Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.
Jean Kerr, 'Finishing Touches'

My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.

At first we hope too much, later on, not enough.
Joseph Roux

It's not the despair, Laura. I can stand the despair. It's the hope.
Brian Stimpson (John Cleese), 'Clockwise'

We hope vaguely but dread precisely.
Paul Valéry


What looks like a loss may be the very event which is subsequently responsible for helping to produce the major achievement of your life.
Srully D. Blotnick


Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.

How poor are they that have not patience!
William Shakespeare, 'Othello' (Act II, Scene III)

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