Singer Vogue Mk1

*In which I continue my mild obsession with 1960’s Rootes Group cars*

A few weeks back, a tremendous racket outside turned out to be this Mk 1 Singer Vogue (1961/2) reversing down the road clearly with most of the exhaust system completely useless or possibly missing altogether. Since when it has been parked on my neighbour’s drive, chocked by bricks.


Distinguishable from the similarly styled Mk2 (both had the wraparound rear window) by the chrome bonnet strip & white front indicators the Vogue was an uprated, badge-engineered, version of the Hillman Super Minx.


Rolling Stones – Mercy Mercy


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Hear the vinyl crackle at the start……

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The album ‘Out Of Our Heads’ by The Rolling Stones was released on 30 July 1965. Mercy Mercy was one of the tracks.

This was written and originally recorded in 1964 by Don Covay, who is a Southern Soul singer that The Rolling Stones admired. Covay worked with Little Richard in the ’50s before forming Don Covay and the Goodtimers in 1964.

This was recorded at Chess Studios in Chicago and engineered by Ron Malo. Malo had worked with Bo Diddley, Sonny Boy Williamson and Chuck Berry, and engineered the first songs The Stones recorded in the US. He went on to work with other Blues greats, including Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker.

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