|YM36||Mitch Murray's Top Ten Booklet Pane (Mint)||£8.95|
|YM37||Mitch Murray's Top Ten Booklet Pane (Cto)||£8.95|
This set of ten remarkable stamps highlight many of Mitch's songwriting accomplishments, including his hit records, awards and concluding with his life on the Isle of Man. Also included is a brand new composition ‘The Mannin Suite’ which is available first and exclusively, for a limited period, ‘Zap-access-only’. This means that the only place you can hear this work is via this stamp collection.
Stamp 1: Hits with Gerry and the Pacemakers. Features the song sheet artwork for ‘How do you do it’ and ‘I Like It’.
Stamp 2: Includes 1964 song sheet artwork for ‘You Were Made for Me’ and ‘I’m Telling You Now’. Mitch is seen with the band in Denmark Street, the ‘Tin Pan Alley’ of the GB music scene.
Stamp 3: From 1966, this stamp shows Mitch’s transition to musical comedy writer/performer with the song ‘Down Came the Rain.’
Stamp 4: The number one 1968 hit by Georgie Fame, ‘The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde’ an example of Mitch’s narrative style of story songs that he led the development of in the charts. Also included is the certificate of achievement given to Mitch for his ‘outstanding contribution to British popular music’.
Stamp 5: This stamp pictures Mitch’s history with Society of Distinguished Songwriters (S.O.D.S.), amongst whom Gary Barlow is a member. Sods meet on a social basis several times a year, culminating with the famous SODS Ladies Night Ball every December.
Stamp 6: This stamp features artwork of the 1967 hit ‘Even The Bad Times are Good’ by the Tremeloes and ‘Hitchin’ A Ride’ by Vanity Fare which typifies a golden period of hit-making for Mitch and his song writing partner Peter Callander.
Stamp 7: Displays Mitch’s work in the early 70s with Tony Christie and his international hits ‘I Did What I Did For Maria’, ‘Avenues and Alleyways’ and ‘Las Vegas’.
Stamp 8: Covers Mitch’s distinguished career with Paper Lace, displaying his Ivor Novello award. It features song sheet artwork from ‘The Night Chicago Died’, ‘Billy Don’t Be a Hero’ and the ‘Black Eyed Boys’.
Stamp 9: Mitch as comedy radio and telecoms star with music of the era ‘Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha’ by Cliff Richard and ‘Turn on the Sun’ by Nana Mouskouri.
Stamp 10: Mitch’s love of the enchanted areas of the Isle of Man has brought him comfort in his writing career and the famous landmark The Fairy Bridge holds fond memories for him of bringing up his family here.
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