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McGuinness has got reservations
Paul McGuinness talks to the always excellent Word Magazine in a “110 songs you have to hear” feature in their April issue. McGuinness recalls listening to (We’ve Got) Reservations by Simon Dupree and The Big Sound on Radio Luxembourg:
This was a hit on Radio Luxembourg around about 1967. Every one should listen to this. It should have been a hit then and maybe it could be now for some young hopeful. I can imagine a stadium full of people singing the chorus — “we got, we got, we got reservations, yeah!”, and I don’t think thye meant getting a good table. They went on to become Gentle Giant but never id anything as good as those gigs in The Hive in Westcliff Drive in Bournemouth when I was a trainee mod. The Shulman brothers who made up three fifths of the band, were the biggest thing on the Sough Coast except for Gene Washington and The Ram Jam Band and Georgie Fame. I remember you could see them every few days. It made a break from being a waiter.