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Re: The Underground Can-Can

Posted: 18 Nov 2018, 01:56
by greatkingrat
You should sue for plagiarism!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... thday.html
Singer and actor Gary Wilmot, 64, who rose to fame as a contestant on ITV talent show New Faces in the 1970s, sang his song in which he name checks famous stations on the Tube map to the traditional can-can tune.

Re: The Underground Can-Can

Posted: 18 Nov 2018, 13:17
by GuyBarry
Well my flabber has never been so gasted! There's a clip here, though not the whole thing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLxDLXaW-D8

Sadly I can't sue for plagiarism since I didn't write the tune, and he's put the stations in a different order from my version. Weird coincidence though.

Re: The Underground Can-Can

Posted: 23 Nov 2018, 16:57
by RobbieM
From what the article says, it doesn't seem to imply that his version does all 270 stations? In which case the Guy Barry version is far superior!

Maybe we should send Gary a Youtube link of my breathless debut...!

Re: The Underground Can-Can

Posted: 24 Nov 2018, 11:57
by GuyBarry
At the beginning of the clip he says there are "about 275 stations", so I assume he names them all (and maybe a few extra ones!).

Re: The Underground Can-Can

Posted: 24 Nov 2018, 20:50
by greatkingrat
He must have written it when the East London Line was still part of the underground then.