Sunday, 3 July 2011

I was a recording star!



At the last Christmas party at work, we were asked to think of a random, little know fact about ourselves.  These were all collated and then over the meal we all had to match the fact to the person.  As I work with my brother in law, thinking of something was quite difficult, as I knew I would have to go back over twenty years, prior to knowing him.  Then it came to me - I once was a recording star! 

Yes when I was about seven or eight my primary school made a record and I sang in the lower junior choir.  I don't remember much about the day, apart from that it was during summer as it was a hot day.  We recorded it at a school - but not my school - it was one of the villages near by.  I can even remember the first few bars of the song we sang!  I think we actually sang two, but only one made the cut. As to why we made it, I have no idea but can only imagine that a parent must have had connections with the industry, as I think it was quite unique for a school to do such a thing back in the mid 1970's.  Sadly as we do not own a record player (does anyone!), I cannot play it for my family's enjoyment.


Anyway, no-one at work worked out that I was the recording star and I think many of my work mates didn't believe me.  However whilst searching through some boxes in the loft for something else this week, I found the record!  It will now be taken to work as proof, as my name is on the back of the sleeve along with all my fellow songsters!


I hope you enjoyed my story and if you want to read some more, pop over to Sians blog and find out who else has a story to tell.

16 comments:

Amy said...

Gosh, rubbing internet connections with famous recording artists ... what will be next! I look forward to hearing what the work mates say when you take in the album ... maybe one of them has a turntable somewhere?!

Sian said...

What a great story - I love the hidden gems that come out every month, the things I get to find out about everyone! This is a cracker! If you lived nearer me I'd be inviting you round for a listen because just yesterday my brother rescued an old record player from my mum's house and it is sitting in our kitchen!

Thank you for joining in Storytelling Sunday Lynn.

scrappyjacky said...

I bet there's not many of us with a memory like that one!!

Scribble Monster said...

How fab to be on a record sleeve. I hope you get to hear it soon x

Jimjams said...

A great game to play at work - more interesting than the baby photo ones! Hope you can find a way to play the record and preserve it somehow!

angelfish said...

A great story and what an experience for your seven or eight year old self:)

Ifa said...

Woohoo, you star. What a fab thing to still have too.

debs14 said...

What a lovely claim to fame!

Alison said...

I want to know what you sang!? What a great story!
Alison xx

Becky said...

How wonderful to find the record after all this time! A great story :)

Gem's Crafts said...

How great that you were reminded of this at a works do! Do share what you sang, was it a cover or a brand new song???

JO SOWERBY said...

you can still get record players i think just need to hunt them down, gr8 story,
jo xxx

furrypig said...

we have a record player in the loft along with all hubby's vinyl! Congrats on being a recording artist what a great memory!

Ginger said...

My hubby wants a record player, he loves music and still has a box of vinyl :)
What a wonderful claim to fame you have here!

Jo said...

That's a great story and how brilliant to still have the record

favouriteworkofart said...

Love it!

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