‘ELOISE’ By BARRY RYAN – Written By His Twin Brother PAUL – Both Born This Day In 1948

24 October 2022

British identical twins PAUL & BARRY RYAN were both singer-songwriters who started
as a duo and had some hits together. The biggest Ryan one for the family was ELOISE. A supreme symphonic pop opus performed solo by Barry, but written by Paul. It peaked at #2 on the UK Singles Chart when it came out in 1968.

The Ryan brothers were born 74 years ago today , on 24 October 1948. Paul died of cancer in 1992, aged 44 and Barry passed away last year after complications from a lung disorder. R.I.P.

Here’s that 24 Carat gold pop pearl…

Punk legends The Damned scored a #1 hit wuth their version in the UK in 1986.

RYAN Brothers: History

Waking Up With… A Damned Rose

Works faster than caffeine

I got a feeling inside of me
It’s kind of strange like a stormy sea
I don’t know why I don’t know why
I guess these things have got to be

I gotta new rose I got it good
Guess I knew that I always would
I can’t stop to mess around
I got a brand new rose in town

See the sun see the sun it shines
Don’t get too close or it’ll burn your eyes
Don’t you run away that way
You can come back another day

I got a new rose I got it good
Guess I knew that I always would
I can’t stop to mess around
I got a brand new rose in town
I never thought this could happen to me

This is strange why should it be
I don’t deserve somebody this great
I’d better go or it’ll be too late
I got a feeling inside of me
It’s kind of strange like a stormy sea
I don’t know why I don’t know why
I guess these things have got to be

I got a new rose I got her good
Guess I knew that I always would
I can’t stop to mess around
I got a brand new rose in town

Amazing Artwork! THE DAMNED 40 Years Ago

Only for your eyes

Band: THE DAMNED
Who: Infamous London punks who jumped on the scene in 1976 with the by now legendary line-up featuring singer Dave Vanian (David Lett), bassist Captain Sensible (Raymond Burns), guitarist Brian James (Brian Robertson) and Rat Scabies (Christopher Millar).

Artwork: Cover of their fifth LP STRAWBERRIES
released 40 years ago this year (15 October 1982).

Dave Vanian (frontman): “We were playing a lot of new material, and we had an audience that didn’t want to hear about anything, they just wanted to hear “Neat Neat Neat” and “New Rose,” nothing else. And they wanted to just smash everything. And they weren’t interested in hearing music at all. So at one point, I turned around and said, ‘It’s like giving strawberries to
a fucking pig, this gig, you know?’ And that stuck in our minds, and we used it”.

Front

Back

Album

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2022 Tour
(With original line-up)

THE DAMNED: All Albums – Facebook