Su was in attendance at the Boyz Magazine Awards on Friday night at The Two Brewers Clapham – “London’s Premier Cabaret & Club Bar”. A great night was had by all. Miss Lola Lasagne tweeted this fab photo with Su. There’s also another one from the evening, from Roxx Your World, here.
Our holiday camp link continued when upon standing up to depart at Boston I managed to be positioned by the side of a lovely lady who straight away got into conversation and the more the chat went on I realised by her accent who this was. Lets say ‘Hi De Hi’ to Su Pollard of Peggy fame from the famous comedy series of the same name. We had a quick chat about football, the emergency brake stop and her trip to see her mum on the east coast, before I plucked up the courage to ask if I could take her picture and before you ask I did not say ‘Hi De Hi’ but she was such a lovely friendly lady I’m sure she would have replied ‘Ho De Ho’.
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This month is the 30th Anniversary of the release of Su’s big 80s hit single, Starting Togther. The British Chart Singles website have posted a short feature on it.
This track by Su Pollard spent four weeks in the UK top 10 in 1986
This week in 1986, Starting together by Su Pollard reached its highest position of number 2 in the UK singles chart. It had entered the top 40 two weeks previously at number 34 and broke into the top 10 a week later. After one week at its peak position, the song spent another two weeks in the top 10, both of them in the top 5, and then dropped into the lower top 40 for the final two weeks of its chart life.
Starting together was released on the Rainbow record label and was the only UK top 10 hit for Su Pollard. It was included on the silver-selling album Su, which reached number 86 in the UK albums chart later in 1986. The single was also certified silver.
UK singles chart for the week ending 22 February 1986
1. When the going gets tough, the tough get going – Billy Ocean
2. Starting together – Su Pollard
3. Eloise – Damned
4. Chain reaction – Diana Ross
5. How will I know – Whitney Houston
6. Borderline – Madonna
7. System addict – Five Star
8. Burning heart – Survivor
9. Living in America – James Brown
10. The captain of her heart – Double
• Continue reading at British Chart Singles.
Here’s more Su for the weekend… Rose Marie & Su duetting on Something For The Weekend… The Saturday Night musical entertainment programme from Belfast which aired on BBC One in Northern Ireland. This was originally broadcast in February 1997, a Valentine’s Day special presented by Rose Marie. Watch below or at You Tube.
Su guesting on Something For The Weekend, with Rose Marie, back in February 1997.
This 12 track LP bursts opens with her hit and second single Starting Together, complete with bell chime and simple bass and string sequence. The single gave her a huge #2 hit in the UK in 1986 and was the theme from a hit TV documentary show that earned 14 million viewers a week as real-life couple ‘started together’ and married. Su’s vocals are confident and rich here, over a simple 80’s pop-rock track. The backing vocals really add warmth to the song, and the electric guitar solos give the song a rocky edge as the chimes (for a wedding, but ultimately sounding Christmassey) chime us to the end of the song. The video is unforgiving.
… Over all, I’m pleasantly surprised by this album. Su’s career as a long-established comic actress has diverted attention away her ability to actually sing well, and she hits her notes perfectly.
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