Friday, 14 October 2016

The Vault: The Searchers - 'Sugar and Spice'

Time for another edition of a brand new feature. While Track Of The Day brings you new music and Rewind takes you back 20 years, The Vault deals in amazing songs from random points in musical history. RW/FF will keep these posts short and sweet, with only a small bit of basic info. All you have to do is press play and enjoy.

Today's entry from The Vault is one that I came to love because of its inclusion on the soundtrack to 'Good Morning Vietnam'. The giddy, melodic 'Sugar and Spice' is a 1963 song by Merseybeat group The Searchers. It was written by Tony Hatch under the pseudonym Fred Nightingale. It made number two on the UK charts when it was released in 1963. I dug through my brain trying to remember where I had seen the name Tony Hatch before, and then I remembered: he was the man who wrote the 'Neighbours' theme tune with his late ex-wife Jackie Trent.

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