1969 SONG OF THE DAY-‘ REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE’- THE MARMALADE

 

1969 Song of the Day- “Reflections Of My Life” by Marmalade. Marmalade was a Scottish band that was formed in 1961. They had a #1 it in the UK with a cover of The Beatles “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Di in 1968-69. They were much more successful in the UK where they had 8 Top 10 hits- in the US they had three that made the Top 40- their first Reflections Of My Life #10, Rainbow #7 and My Little One #31. Reflections Of My Life was written by The Marmalade guitarist Junior Campbell and singer Dean Ford. This is one of those songs where looking at the title I thought- do I know this song? Then when I played it- of course I do. Not a bad tune.

 

 

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16 responses to “1969 SONG OF THE DAY-‘ REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE’- THE MARMALADE

    • Yeah, in fact, since I had not listened to it in a while, I did earlier today. Again, while the chord progression isn’t exactly novel, it’s beautifully arranged.

      In fact, aspects of it are quite Beatlesque like the horns. I also dig the melodic bass line, which reminds me of McCartney.

      Marmelade also covered Ob La Di Ob La Da, so they definitely listened to the Fab Four. I mean, if you were a musician in the 60s, how could you not?😀

    • I can’t see how The Beatles couldn’t have been an influence- when I hear people like Ozzy- Lemme and Gene Simmons say they were big beatles fans and influenced by them– the influence was wide..

  1. I remember watching a documentary about soldiers surviving their tours of duty in the Vietnam War, how they maintained their sanity by smoking marijuana and listening to anthemic songs like this one.

  2. I always thought this song sounded like The Guess Who. It’s a beautiful ballad and am surprised you don’t hear it in movies. If I made a movie I’d probably use it.

  3. I don’t remember it, though I remember the group. I was ok with it until the strings came in.
    I’ve now got to look up who’s song started ‘Toast and marmalade for tea, sailing ships upon the sea’ as that’s where my minds gone. Chris

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