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    Hi all,

    I just signed up after several months of browsing the site. Sometimes, a track can trigger a reaction for the wrong reason. I happened to hear "2-4-6-8-motorway by Tom Robinson". Can anyone remember "Get it together"? It was on around 4.30 on ITV I reckon. Basically, Roy North (ex Basil Brush) and a female (I reckon she was called Linda, not sure though) took it in turns to cover contemporary songs of the time. Roy could murder any track to order I recall. The afore mentioned Tom Robinson track stuck out as a particular high point if my memory serves me correct. Can anyone validate? Was Roy the worst British singer since "Paul reggae like it use to be Nicholas"?

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    lets get together sounds familiar, though there was another called a handful of songs..

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    Welcome Danny .......Ahh Mr Roy what ever happened to him. Vague memories of the show but hey long hair and a guitar so he must have been a "pop" singer

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    I used to watch Get it Together, it was terrible

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    Hello there Danny, forgive me for not saying hello earlier, welcome aboard the good ship DYR, happy posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggy View Post
    lets get together sounds familiar, though there was another called a handful of songs..
    Handful of songs was a merciful ten minute show, usually 12.00 noon, before the likes of Rainbow or Pipkins took over as the "main feature". Somebody called Keith on guitar with a fit looking Maria. Much easier on the eye than Roy (Maria not Keith) but similar torture on the ears I recall.

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    Default Re: Roy North

    Not to sure about Let's get together then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggy View Post
    Not to sure about Let's get together then?
    No, I've never heard of that one. Do you reckon it was a music show?

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    Yep, going on from your original post..........tohufgh our memories can play tricks on us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggy View Post
    Yep, going on from your original post..........tohufgh our memories can play tricks on us.
    The one I started with was definitely "get it together" with the aforementioned hero Mister Roy. ITV must've had a budget problem as I don't recall any guests appearing. Roy and his sidekick would take it in turns to commit murder on the current sounds of the time. There was a similar one several years earlier called "Lift Off" or "Lift Off with Ayshea". Hosted by a dusky exotic lady, couldn't sing a note, she did a similar hatchet job! I stopped watching it when they had a special appearance by Roger Whittaker. I ask you, Roger Whittaker, "I'm gonna leave old Durham town" on a kids programme. They wouldn't allow it now.

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