June 1964. London

Me to my mother, ‘can i have money to buy an LP?’ I begged. My mother thinks t 27/6d is a lot of money to buy it! The photo in this post is of the original copy I bought…and it’s been with me everywhere I’ve been for 57 years…thank you, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach & Hal David…

I learn every single song including Dionne’s breathtaking first US hit, “Don’t Make Me Over” and the album serves as the soundtrack for my schoolboy crush on Marilyn Wolff who attends the girls’ school across the street from where I am studying at Kilburn Grammar School, aged 16…

The second pic is of me with my mum Frances taken backstage in London, 1983…precious memories….