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.