23 December: Lionel Bart: Give Us A Kiss For Christmas

Published December 23, 2019

This delightful single was released in 1961, but, shamefully, failed to become a hit. Lionel Bart is mainly known as the writer of the previous year's hit musical Oliver!, based on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, and was one of the prominent scenesters in 1960s Swinging London. Sadly, though, his life later deteriorated into flops, disastrous business deals, and drink and drug abuse.

Let's remember him this way.

Listen here.

Lionel Bart: would you like to give this man a kiss for Christmas?