Saturday, 8 November 2014

Gerard Cox: 1948

Gerard Cox from Rotterdam is an all-round entertainer: actor, comedian, writer, director, and singer. In that latter role, he scored three hits in the top40 in the seventies, including one that made the #1 spot. This is his first (and for me his finest): a translation of the Gilbert O'Sullivan hit Alone again (naturally). The text is by Kees van Kooten, one of the most famous contemporary word artists of the Netherlands.

Year: 1972
Charted: 6 weeks
Top position: 21
My score: 4/6

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