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At the Movies
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Sporting Heroes
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Who said that?

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New Seekers
on TV: 1995



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In Print 1995


Lyn Paul.

Lyn Paul
pictured at the
1995
Handicapped
Children's
Christmas Party.


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Who Does That Song?


'90s Music

The UK Number Ones:
1995-1999


Radio

BBC Radio

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Mike Berry

The Official
Mike Berry Website


Bob Coulter's
Tribute To
Mike Berry


45-rpm:
Mike Berry
(& The Outlaws)



Take It Like A Man (paperback cover).

Among the books
published in 1995 is
Boy George's
autobiography
Take It Like A Man.

Is Lyn Paul
the New Seeker
he has in mind
in Chapter 3?


WEB LINKS

Boy George

The Devil
In Sister George


100% Boy


WEB LINKS

Those Were The Days...

BBC:
I Love 1995


CNN
Video Almanac


In The '90s:
The Nineties
nostalgia site


Do You Remember
the '70s, '80s
and '90s?


BBC
On This Day


Guardian Century

History
.com


Nostalgia Central

rotten.com
Today in
Rotten History


Scope Systems
Historic Events
and Birth-Dates


This Day In Music

Wikipedia:
20th Century


Newspapers

British Media
Online


The Paperboy

Farewell Paris, Hello London!

On 11th March Lyn Paul is a guest on the radio show Bob Holness presents ... Farewell to the Paris (BBC Radio 2, 7.30pm - 9.30pm) - a celebration of the light entertainment programmes recorded at the BBC's Paris Studios during the previous six decades. Among the stars reminiscing about the good old days are: Roy Hudd, Humphrey Lyttelton, Frank Muir, Pete Murray, Denis Norden, Nicholas Parsons, Bill Pertwee, Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips and June Whitfield.

In October Lyn opens the Autumn Season of music hall at the famous Leeds City Varieties (best-known to TV viewers as the home of The Good Old Days). Her act goes down a storm and gets rave reviews in The Stage.

"This vivacious blonde vocalist has pep and personality. She sang Hello Dolly and Baby Face, before inviting the audience to join her in a sing-along, which it did with enthusiasm."
(The Stage, 19th October 1995)

On Thursday, 7th December Lyn attends the 1995 Handicapped Children's Christmas Party at 11 Downing Street, hosted by the Chancellor of The Exchequer Kenneth Clarke.


"The Chancellor of The Exchequer, Rt. Hon. Kenneth Clarke, and Mrs. Clarke... have pleasure in inviting you to Number 11 Downing Street, London."

Lyn Paul's invitation to the
1995 Handicapped Children's Christmas Party
at Number 11 Downing Street.

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At Christmas Lyn forsakes the annual panto for three weeks in cabaret with Mike Berry at London's Café Royal. Recalling this time two years later in a radio interview, Lyn said:

"It was a Christmas party every night. ... It was just a wonderful time, especially being at home for Christmas. Normally I'm in pantomime and miles away."

Reviewing the opening night's show in The Times, Tony Patrick said:

"Paul's voice is warm and strong, and her sassy approach and glitzy style (spangly dress slit to the thigh) found its perfect outlet in New York, New York."
(The Times, 8th December 1995, page 37)

Lyn also gets a glowing review in The Stage. Peter Hepple describes her as "an exceptionally powerful solo artist" who puts her material across in a "dashingly extrovert manner." (The Stage, 21st December 1995).

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Incidentally...

Boy George's autobiography, Take It Like A Man, is published on 19th April. In Chapter 3 George describes how, as children, he and his brothers were sent off on their Summer holiday to a Wiltshire farm. George recalls: "The couple that looked after us were hippie types. The husband had a beard, played guitar and wore corduroy trousers, she looked like one of the New Seekers."

The film Butterfly Kiss is released in the UK on 18th August, almost four months after its US release in April. Described on the Rotton Tomatoes website as "an unsettling variation on Thelma and Louise", the film stars Amanda Plummer as Eunice ("Eu") and Saskia Reeves as Miriam ("Mi"). The soundtrack features You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me by the New Seekers, which is played in the background during a scene at a motorway café. Lyn Paul can be heard singing the line 'And close their eyes, to oh so many lies', which - whether by accident or by design - encapsulates a theme of the film.

On 30th October Lyn's sister Nikki Belsher appears in episode 33 of the popular television sitcom 2 Point 4 Children (BBC 1, 8.30pm), playing the part of a waitress. The series stars Belinda Lang as "Bill" Porter and Gary Oldman as her husband Ben.


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In the News - 1995
   
 Jan The European Union expands to include Austria, Finland and Sweden.

Fred West, who was facing 12 charges of murder, is found hanged at Winson Green prison.

The World Health Organisation announces that the number of reported AIDS cases has passed the 1 million mark. Unofficial estimates put the figure closer to 4 million.

France restores diplomatic relations with Iraq.

On 15th January British troops call a halt to their daytime patrols on the streets of Northern Ireland.

Kobe in Japan is rocked by an earthquake on Tuesday, 17th January. 6,433 people are killed with nearly 27,000 more injured.

 Feb Stephen Fry mysteriously disappears, leaving the cast of Cell Mates, the West End play in which he was appearing, to carry on without him.

The US adventurer and businessman Steve Fossett becomes the first person to cross the Pacific Ocean in a balloon, flying from South Korea and landing in Saskatchewan, Canada on Tuesday, 21st February.

On 25th February Barings Bank is declared bankrupt with estimated losses of over $1 billion.

 Mar Nick Leeson, the man responsible for the collapse of Barings Bank, is arrested in Frankfurt. He is jailed for six years in Singapore on Saturday, 2nd December.

On 9th March the fishing dispute between Canada and Spain escalates when the Canadians seize a Spanish trawler at gunpoint.

Ronnie Kray, who had been serving a life sentence for murder since 1969, dies of a heart attack on Friday, 17th March, two days after collapsing in his ward at Broadmoor Hospital.

President Bill Clinton holds meetings with Sinn Fein leader Jerry Adams, much to the annoyance of British Prime Minister John Major.

Queen Elizabeth II visits South Africa for the first time since 1947.

12 people are killed and more than 5,500 injured by a sarin attack in a Tokyo subway.

Invading Russian armed forces gain control over Chechnya.

 Apr Nicholas Ingram, a 31-year-old with dual British-American nationality, is executed in the electric chair at Jackson State prison, near Atlanta, on 8th April.

On 19th April a car bomb wrecks a Federal building in Oklahoma. 168 people are killed.

Terrorists strike again in Japan, releasing poisonous gas on a train and in a shopping centre in Yokohama.

At a special conference on 29th April the UK Labour Party drops Clause 4 from its constitution. This had committed the party to strive for the "common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange."

 May In France it's third time lucky for Jacques Chirac, who is finally elected President on 7th May, after previous defeats in 1981 and 1988.

On Saturday, 13th May the British climber, Alison Hargreaves, becomes the second person and the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, climbing alone and without oxygen.

At the Eurovision Song Contest (held in Dublin on the same day) Secret Garden win for Norway with the song Nocturne. The UK entry, Love City Groove by Love City Groove, finishes in 10th place.

Harold Wilson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964-1970 and from 1974-1976, dies on 24th May, aged 79.

On 25th May a bill is passed in the Northern Territory of Australia which legalises euthanasia for the terminally ill.

Actor Christopher Reeve is paralysed in a horse riding accident on 27th May.

 Jun Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating announces that there will be a referendum to decide the future of the Monarchy.

Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher dies of a chest infection on 14th June, following a liver transplant.

The Queen's birthday honours announced on 16th June include a Knighthood for Cliff Richard, OBEs are awarded to Susan Hampshire, Saeed Jaffrey, Elaine Paige and Norman Wisdom.

On 20th June Shell abandons its plans to dump its Brent Spar oil rig at sea.

On 22nd June John Major forces a showdown with Tory Eurosceptics when he resigns as leader of the Conservative Party.

In Berlin the Reichstag building is wrapped in silver fabric. Thousands flock to witness this controversial "work of art" by Christo.

On Thursday, 29th June, 245 miles above central Asia, the American shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir. The spacecraft remains attached for five days.

 Jul On 4th July John Major is re-elected as Tory leader.

Burmese winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, is released from house arrest by the military junta in Myanmar.

Bosnian Serbs take over Srebrenica on 11th July, despite its designation as a "safe area" by the United Nations. Up to 8,000 men are massacred.

Robbie Williams leaves Take That on 17th July.

Charlie Rich, the country singer best-known for his hits Behind Closed Doors and The Most Beautiful Girl, dies on 25th July.

The fighting in Chechnya comes to end. The Russians and the Chechnyans sign an accord on 30th July which guarantees the province the "broadest form of statehood" short of independence.

 Aug In England and Wales licensing laws are relaxed, allowing pubs to open from noon on Sundays.

On 16th August Bermuda votes to remain a British colony.

 Sep Elections are held in Hong Kong for a new Legislative Council.

On 8th September David Trimble succeeds James Molyneaux as leader of the Ulster Unionists.

On 28th September Israel and the PLO sign an accord agreeing phase 2 of the Israelis' withdrawal from the West Bank.

 Oct The 10th anniversary Farm Aid concert takes place in Louisville, Kentucky on 1st October.

On 3rd October O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the murder charges made against him.

Sir Alec Douglas-Home dies on 9th October, aged 92.

On 10th October the Israeli government releases Palestinian prisoners and begins to withdraw troops from the West Bank.

The Grand Ole Opry celebrates its 70th anniversary with four days of special events from 12th-15th October, including a Bluegrass Special on 13th October hosted by the "Father of Bluegrass" Bill Monroe.

The "Million Man March" takes place in Washington on 16th October.

On the same day the showbusiness accountant Keith Moore is jailed for six years for stealing £6m from rock superstar Sting.

Red Rum, winner of the Grand National in 1973, 1974 and 1977, dies on Wednesday, 18th October, at the age of 30. The champion racehorse is buried by the winning post at Aintree.

On 25th October Cliff Richard goes to Buckingham Palace to receive his knighthood.

 Nov The Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated after attending a peace rally in Tel Aviv.

Human rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa is executed in Nigeria on 10th November. On 11th November Nigeria's membership of the Commonwealth is suspended.

An Essex teenager, Leah Betts, dies on 16th November, three days after taking an ecstasy tablet at her 18th birthday party.

Alan Hull of Lindisfarne dies of a heart attack on 18th November, aged 50.

The Princess of Wales admits to an adulterous affair with her riding nstructor James Hewitt in a Panorama interview with Martin Bashir on Monday, 20th November.

On Wednesday, 22nd November, after a 31-day trial, Rosemary West is sentenced to 10 terms of life imprisonment for the murder of nine young women, including her daughter Heather and stepdaughter Charmaine.

 Dec France is brought to a standstill by strikers protesting at government plans to cut welfare spending.

On Friday, 8th December a Headmaster, Philip Lawrence, is stabbed to death when he intervenes in a fight outside his school in Maida Vale, west London.

The death in police custody of Wayne Douglas on 5th December sparks riots on the streets of Brixton on Wednesday, 13th December. 3 policemen are injured; 23 people are arrested.

Following 21 days of negotiation, the leaders of Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia sign the Dayton peace accord in Paris on Thursday, 14th December, bringing to an end three-and-a-half years of conflict in the Balkans.

Queen Elizabeth II urges Prince Charles and Princess Diana to get divorced.

Dean Martin dies on Christmas Day. His tombstone is engraved with the words "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime."


Autograph.


In the Charts
 
UK Chart débuts
 
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Cast
  • Alanis Morissette

UK Best-selling Singles

Total Eclipse Of The Heart (CD cover).

  • Bryan Adams
    Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman

  • The Beatles
    Free As A Bird

  • Björk
    It's Oh So Quiet

  • Blur
    Country House

  • Boo Radleys
    Wake Up Boo!

  • Cast
    Finetime

  • Cher, Chrissie Hynde and Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton
    Love Can Build A Bridge

  • Edwyn Collins
    A Girl Like You

  • Coolio
    featuring L.V.
    Gangsta's Paradise (from the film 'Dangerous Minds')

  • Des'ree
    You Gotta Be (Remix)

  • Celine Dion
    Think Twice

  • Everything but the Girl
    Missing

  • Freakpower
    Turn On Tune In Cop Out (re-issue)

  • Nicki French
    Total Eclipse Of The Heart

  • Green Day
    Basket Case (Re-issue)

  • Michael Jackson
    Earth Song

  • Michael Jackson
    You Are Not Alone

  • Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson
    Scream

  • Annie Lennox
    No More "I Love Yous"

  • Livin' Joy
    Dreamer

  • N-Trance
    Set You Free

  • Oasis
    Roll With It

  • Oasis
    Some Might Say

  • Oasis
    Wonderwall

  • Outhere Brothers
    Boom Boom Boom

  • Outhere Brothers
    Don't Stop (Wiggle Wiggle)

  • Perez 'Prez' Prado and his Orchestra
    Guaglione

  • Pulp
    Common People

  • Pulp
    Disco 2000

  • Quartz Lock
    featuring Lonnie Gordon
    Love Eviction

  • Rednex
    Cotton Eye Joe

  • Rembrandts
    I'll Be There For You
    (Theme from Friends)

  • Robson and Jerome
    I Believe / Up On The Roof

  • Robson and Jerome
    Unchained Melody / (There'll Be Blue Birds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover

  • Scatman John
    Scatman
    (Ski-Ba-Bop-
    Ba-Dop-Bop)

  • Seal
    Kiss From A Rose / I'm Alive (from the film 'Batman Forever')

  • Shaggy
    Boombastic

  • Simply Red
    Fairground

  • Smokie featuring Roy 'Chubby' Brown
    Who the F**k Is Alice

  • Supergrass
    Alright / Time

  • 20 Fingers
    featuring Gillette
    Short Short Man (Short Dick Man)

  • Take That
    Back For Good

  • Take That
    Never Forget


Back For Good (CD cover).


One Hit Wonders
 
  • Love City Groove
    Love City Groove
    [Eurovision Song Contest:
    UK entry]


Love City Groove (CD cover).


Hit Albums

Wrecking Ball (CD cover).

  • Vince Gill
    Souvenirs

  • Green Day
    Insomniac

  • Emmylou Harris
    Wrecking Ball

  • Janis Ian
    Revenge

  • Chris Isaak
    Forever Blue

  • Elton John
    Made In England

  • Alison Krauss
    Now That I've Found You: A Collection

  • Annie Lennox
    Medusa

  • The Mavericks
    Music For All Occasions

  • Alanis Morissette
    Jagged Little Pill

  • Oasis
    (What's The Story) Morning Glory?

  • John Prine
    Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings

  • Simply Red
    Life


Made In England (album cover).

At the Movies
 
 
  • Apollo 13
  • Babe
  • Batman Forever
  • Braveheart
  • Casper
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Golden Eye
  • Jeffrey
  • Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Muriel's Wedding
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Pocohontas
  • Star Trek: Generations
  • While You Were Sleeping

On Stage
 


'Sunset Boulevard'

Tony Award for Best Musical:
Sunset Boulevard

Olivier Award for
Best New Musical:
Once On This Island


On Television
 
 
  • Absolutely Fabulous
    (Series 3)

  • Bruce's Price Is Right
  • Due South
  • ER
  • Father Ted
  • Game On
    (Series 1)

  • Hamish Macbeth
  • Hollyoaks
  • Keeping Up Appearances
    (Series 5)

  • Last Of The Summer Wine
    (Series 16 and 17)

  • Men Behaving Badly
    (Series 4)

  • The Mrs. Merton Show
    (Series 1 and 2)

  • One Foot In The Grave
    (Series 5)

  • Panorama
    interview with Princess Diana

  • Pride And Prejudice
  • The Thin Blue Line
    (Series 1)


Sporting Heroes
 


BBC Sport

BBC
Sports Personality
of the Year:
Jonathan Edwards


Boxing: Frank Bruno wins the WBO World Heavyweight Championship.

Football: Eric Cantona is banned from playing for nine months for a kung-fu attack on a spectator.
Blackburn Rovers end the season as Premier League Champions.
Everton beat Manchester United 1-0 in the final of the FA Cup.

Rugby: England win the Grand Slam in the Five Nations Championship.
South Africa win the World Cup, beating New Zealand 15-12 in the final. Nelson Mandela presents the trophy to Franccidilois Pinear to the delight of ecstatic South African fans.

Snooker: Stephen Hendry is the World Snooker Champion for the 4th year in a row and the UK Champion for the second year in a row. He beats Nigel Bond 18-9 in the final of the World Championship and beats
Peter Ebdon 10-3 in the UK final.

Tennis: Pete Sampras wins the men's singles title at Wimbledon for the third time in a row. He beats Boris Becker in four sets (6-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2). Becker, who first won the title himself in 1985, appears in the final for the seventh and last time. Sampras also wins the men's singles title at the US Open.
In the Wimbledon women's singles final Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in three sets (4-6, 6-1, 7-5). Graf also wins the women's singles titles at the French Open and the US Open.

Athletics: In Gothenburg on 7th August Jonathan Edwards sets a new world record in the men's triple jump (18.29m).
Three days later Inessa Kravets does the same in the women's triple jump, setting a new world record of 15.50m.

Horse Racing: Classic Cliche
ridden by Frankie Dettori, wins the St. Leger Stakes.

Golf: the European team wins the Ryder Cup for the third time, beating the United States on home soil (Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, New York) by a margin of just one point.

Motor Racing: Michael Schumacher wins the Formula 1 World Drivers' Championship for the second year in a row.

Page-turners
 

Man Booker Prize

Winner:
Pat Barker
The Ghost Road




Postcard from 1995.

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Who said that?

London

Here I am once more in this scene of dissipation and vice, and I begin already to find my morals corrupted.
Jane Austen, Letter to Cassandra, 23rd August 1796

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.
Samuel Johnson

The man who is tired of London is tired of looking for a parking space.
Paul Theroux

When it's three o'clock in New York, it's still 1938 in London.
Bette Midler

Hell is a city much like London.
Percy Bysshe Shelley


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