Aintree Iron: The Autobiography of Fred and Mercy Rimell
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Mike McGear and Roger McGough wrote Lily the Pink as a cleaned up version of an earlier American folk song, The Ballad of Lydia Pinkham. He said, ‘Those were the best sessions we ever did because all we did was laugh all day and we got paid at the end.
In the early 60's many people in Aintree had no money for the electricity metre until the weekly pay packet came home so the young lads took their trousers to Angela,"the Aintree Iron" to get them pressed for a Friday night. Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound (introduced 1875) was a patent medicine including a large amount of alcohol.I said, ‘No, I’m working with this new group: it’s comedy, it’s satire, it’s poetic word imagery… And there’s a singer in the family, he’s doing rather well; have you not noticed, Brian? Definitions and other text are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. This was followed by a second greatest hits collection, the first on Compact Disc, The Scaffold: The Songs, in 1992. During the same period The Scaffold also recorded the darkly humorous theme tune to the British horror movie Burke And Hare, a version of which saw eventual release on The Scaffold at Abbey Road 1966-1971 (both versions of the song feature a prominent backing vocal from Vivian Stanshall, suggesting that the session may feature the same lineup of musicians as Do The Albert). The "Aintree Iron" was revealed by John Gorman on BBC Radio Merseyside in 2022 to be one of the first motorised taxi cabs in England.
The one that got me, though, was this totally bouncy ditty that pays tribute to Lydia Pinkham’s pills for women. I remember that time because I walked into Savile Row to show them my new shiny leather jacket and they were actually filming.
The song notably starts with the line 'Thank you very much for the Aintree Iron', which has caused much speculation over the meaning of Aintree Iron, with McGear having repeatedly refused to divulge its meaning. The "Iron" was an abbreviation of "Gridiron", given to two sets of sidings at the departure end of the yard, where trains were held before being despatched on their way. And that’s why, when our kid launched his first Wings in London, I was having a wee and this lad comes in and says, ‘Hi, Mike.
It turns out Innes wasn’t just personal friends with the members; his second post-Bonzo band was in fact GRIMMS, which was composed of the three members of the Scaffold, himself, a gent named Andy Roberts, and the one and only Viv Stanshall. He’s just been talking to The Wall Street Journal and now he’s telling me, “It’s a pleasure to be in Record Collector.
During times of stress, such as hard work or training, old age, growth and illness, nutritional support may be required to maintain normal red blood cell synthesis. A poor condition book can still make a good reading copy but is generally not collectible unless the item is very scarce. I always assumed that 'Iron' was slang for money, and 'Aintree Iron' was money won at the Aintree Racecourse - Which I would thank you for!
The camera went past The Beatles, went past Billy Preston, so I sat down at this piano with the lid down and pretended to play it.Song lyrics don't have to refer to anything and it is possible that the phrase is just a piece of nonsense. Lillidale Animal Health, Supporting farmers, veterinarians, trainers, pet owners and commercial partners around the globe with high quality branded products. I have never commented on Brian's sexuality, and I could never have said that he was a resident of Aintree, as he didn't live there. Three additional compilations of the band's Parlophone tracks have since been released (two of which also include the Warner Bros. The opening and closing theme tune was usually a shortened variation on their earlier single "2 Day's Monday".