Showing posts with label Toy dolls. Show all posts
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Thursday, 16 April 2009

Nellie the elephant - Toy dolls

Toy Dolls are an English punk rock band formed in 1979. While much punk rock is political or angry, Toy Dolls expressed themselves mostly in a funny way, with songs such as 'Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead' and 'James Bond lives down our street'.

'Nellie the elephant' was originally written in 1956 by Ralph Butler and Peter Hart. It became a children's favourite thanks to the original rendition by child actress Mandy Miller, which was never a hit single but was played countless times on BBC national radio in the UK in the Fifties and Sixties. The Toy Dolls recorded their version just in time for Christmas 1984. The single peaked at number 4 in the UK singles chart.

My collection: 7" single no. 3619
Found: eBay, received April 16, 2009
Cost: 3 euro
Tracks: 'Nellie the elephant' / 'Fisticuffs in Frederick street'

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