This is the first post in another theme week.
Football and music are two strangers which should pass in the night, but as we know they didn’t. They bumped into each other, clicked immediately and went to the pub to celebrate.
The months turn to December, footie and music spot the Chrimbo season across the bar & is invited to join them.
The end of the world is indeed, nigh.
Evidence of the beginning of the end is posted below. More to be posted throughout the week. You should full expect to see the 4 horsemen by Friday.
Is that Barry Hearn, the chairman of Leyton Orient still involved in the snooker and boxing ? That’s another couple of unlikely bedfellows and I think that music got in between the sheets with them too, but that’s another dark path that I am not going down. No way.
Clapton Orient (as they were known) no longer have the “lowly” tag associated with them. They are currently 4th in Football League One and looking good for promotion. Barry has big future ambitions for the club including a move into the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 games. I’m not sure if this would be a good idea with Orient only attracting an average gate of 6000.. they would be lost in that huge stadium, but this is 6-7 years ahead and you never know, they could be a big draw by then.
Today though I am looking into their past and dragging up a bit of forgotten musical history.
I’ve tried to research to find out a bit more info about the following songs, but because of their titles it was fruitless. All I do know is that these were recorded in the 60s’ or 70s’. If you are an Orient fan or know more about the tracks then contact me. Until then time to put on your Santa hat and sing along to a Chrimbo carol with changed lyrics. I have no idea about religion and don’t know if this is blasphemy or something. More unfortunate than offensive to anybody.
» Leyton Orient FC – We The Kings Of Orient Are
– another track, possibly recorded around the same time:
» Leyton Orient FC – Football Football
– To wrap things up, a “bonus” track – the tune that they run out to:» Herb Alpert – Tijuana Taxi
Again I did some research to find out why. Why this one, but found nought.