Sunday, 7 April 2013

Tracks of my Years - 1963

What do 
The Beatles

Dr Who

James Bond

Johnny Depp

Brad Pitt

George Michael

Graham Norton


The Hillman Imp

The Vauxhall Viva

The Lava Lamp 

all have in common?

Well, they all came into being in an extraordinarily noteworthy  year of 1963. 

And because I might be celebrating an important birthday this year (shhh!), and I rather like listening to songs that stir up the memories, and I enjoy a-wandering down memory lane anyway, especially by looking at old photos, and I like the idea of my blog being a place to store memories 
(even if this feels rather self-indulgent)
and because I often listen to Ken Bruce on a weekday morning (who does a spot with this name) I thought I would start my own 'Tracks of my Years' spot here once a week, going through each year of the last - ahem - half century, picking one memorable track from each year  (if I can limit myself to that) and posting it alongside a photo I like from that year.

As I can't remember much about 1963, I am starting off with the record that I believe was number one when I was born.

And one from a set of photos that was taken when I was eight days old...

Also in the news that year, the Great Train Robbery, the assasination of JFK and the Profumo Affair.


  1. Happy Special Birthday Year! It's mine too, but you will have to add (ssshhhh...10) a few years on. :) xxx

  2. Thank you for sharing, didn't know this was written by Lennon & McCartney. Very jolly.

  3. A great idea, I look forward to the posts. Your images( and sounds) of 1963 are excellent.J.

  4. 1963 was a vintage year! My sister was also born then and she's something special too! :) x

  5. A Vintage year Alix! Mine was 2 years earlier, but ssssh! don't tell anyone xxx

  6. Same year as my hubby was born, although he doesn't hit his half century until December. Mr Pitt and Mr Depp are wearing well for their age, as of course are you. Celebrate in style.... Sarah x

  7. Happy Birthday, afraid mine was a bit before 1963, but that's a year I remember very well, I met my husband that year,

  8. Happy Birthday to you!! Classic year ... mine was 1962 ;) Wendy

  9. great idea...dare I say that was before my time haha :)

  10. Great images from a great year (albeit not as great as 1964, ahem!).

    We had a Hillman Imp when I was a child - boy did I hate that car, the engine seemed to be under the back seat and that was bad news for someone who suffered with travel sickness!

    Cute pic of you as a teeny tiny baby :)

  11. What a great year!
    It seems lots of my friends are turning this SSSSSSShhhhhhpecial age this year too.
    H O O R A Y !!!!!
    Happy birthday year

  12. Well I never realised Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt were born then - you're in glad company Alix, a good year!
    Hope you have a great year, once this scary half century one is over the rest gets a little easier to accept ;) - am a couple of years ahead of you!
    Gill xx

  13. 1963 was a great year. I remember it well:) Happy half century birthday on the day.