I come form a very large family. I've got five older
sisters, yes, five.
But it was wonderful to be the only boy in a family of
Life was paradise, until one day my mother surprised
including my father I think, and at the ripe old age of
45 she gave birth
to another baby boy. And his name was David.
But it's the sisters. You see, our older sisters played
all of their
beebop records on the radiogram in the front room where
The front room. It was the center of our world, because
that's where we
helt all of our family parties. Any excuse for a party,
Weddings, birthdays, funerals, you name it. A party
would take place
in the front room.
But it was my big sisters. You see, they put on records
by pop idols of
their generation. People like Johnny Ray and Perry
The girls did all the latest dances with their most
And it's interesting to note that the dances they did
various boyfriends. They did the creep, the smooch, the
jive, right down to early rock 'n roll.
Now, my big sister had a certain record and my mother
refused to have
this record played in the house, because, according to
mum, it had
sexy lyrics. But whenever mum was out of the house, my
entertain her boyfriend in the front room and my young
David, remember him?, he'd get the record in question
and put it on
the radiogram and I looked through the key hole into
the front room
to see how my sister was doing, and at the appropriate
I'd turn up the volume and the whole house would throb
sexy subversive lyrics.