A snapshot of life in Chelmsford in February 1964.
In my diary, at the top of the page for 15 February 1964 I wrote, ‘Nadine – Chuck Berry FAB!’ Later, on March 16 I noted that ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ and ‘There’s a Place’ by the Beatles were the greatest, after ‘Nadine.’
Sandra bought ‘Anyone who had a heart,’ by Cilla Black – number 8 in the charts on 16 February, number 1 the following week. I don’t think we were aware of Dionne Warwick’s version. But, in any event, in our house, we didn’t have a record player.
And two jokes that were going the rounds (also written in small neat capitals, at the top of the pages of my diary) –
Why is an elephant grey? To distinguish it from a raspberry which is red.
Why does an elephant wear dark glasses? To disguise itself.
This is the sort of joke we liked in Chelmsford.