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Cowgirl’s Lament Part Two :: UK Sept 2008 a dispatch from abroad

Personal Essay
Cowgirl’s Lament Part Two :: UK Sept 2008
a dispatch from abroad
by Jann Haworth

So a Cowgirl in the UK gets up in the morning and bangs her head on the ceiling; groans out of the bunk bed, as the mattress could be called a little challenging; the bed was one of the pieces of furniture for a film-musical made in 1967 [same timing as Sgt. Pepper] starring Tommy Steele. Tommy was Britain’s answer, along with Cliff Richards, to the American tidal wave of Rock and Roll, and like Ricky Nelson and Pat Boone, just didn’t catch the rock and didn’t roll. In 67 he was “over the hill” as it were and trying to lay in the last bit of cash before the last of the stardust became dandruff…

READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE NOVEMBER 2008 EDITION OF 15 BYTES.

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