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Offline ffcne

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Viva El Fulham
« on: March 22, 2020, 12:35:19 PM »
Clearing my Mothers house and there a big record collection there.
Great memories looking at the records 60s/70s /80s.
My first record i bought Obla di Obla da Marmalade ,Motown ,Beatles
12'' inch copies of records. etc etc
Came across Viva El Fulham.
Also found a songsheet with the record with all the words.
Seemed quite official,not sure if this had accompanied the record when
purchased or i had got it at Wembley at The Final.
Have no recollection of it before.
Any ideas?

Offline Fulham33

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 10:09:49 PM »
There was an official songsheet with it. Not sure now if came with record or a match programme BUT it was official. I have one too.

Offline Dodger53

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 10:28:32 PM »
I have the record but not the song sheet j


Offline spikey norman

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 09:21:28 AM »
Anybody still got a copy of the record Les and Paul Barrett made back in the 60's?
I remember watching them sing the song on Blue Peter I think.
They made two songs if I remember rightly.

Offline Brian McGroom

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 10:36:09 AM »
We've just moved house and found Viva El Fulham also The other single You Lucky People.

Offline bill taylors apprentice

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 11:11:51 AM »
It was played in its entirety on Talksport a couple of days ago, bizarre I know but clearly they have to fill the airwaves with something so why not!

I didn't catch the reason for playing it but it made me smile.


Offline Stevieboy

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 06:28:09 PM »
Was played on Radio 2 last year when Hugh Grant was a guestbon a Saturday morning show.
Surreal as it was playing as I switched the radio on......

Offline bog

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 08:51:36 PM »
Anybody still got a copy of the record Les and Paul Barrett made back in the 60's?
I remember watching them sing the song on Blue Peter I think.
They made two songs if I remember rightly.

I never knew that!

Offline f321ffc

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 09:06:15 PM »
Anybody still got a copy of the record Les and Paul Barrett made back in the 60's?
I remember watching them sing the song on Blue Peter I think.
They made two songs if I remember rightly.
Remember watching it on Blue peter. Here it is.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hNNhQIsL8_s


Offline spikey norman

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2020, 11:02:34 PM »
Thanks f321ffc.
Wonder what the other song was?

I think Les,was a better player than singer!

Did his brother play for the reserves?
« Last Edit: March 24, 2020, 11:22:00 PM by spikey norman »

Offline f321ffc

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2020, 06:12:58 AM »
Thanks f321ffc.
Wonder what the other song was?

I think Les,was a better player than singer!

Did his brother play for the reserves?
Yes  his brother played for the reserves , think he may even have had the odd first team appearance maybe someone with a better memory than me can confirm.
Here’s the other song

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VSFZwBLVpBs

Offline ffcwickford

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2020, 07:38:21 AM »
If anybody has a copy of the single that they no longer need and it is in good condition let me know and I will pay p&p and make a £5 donation to The Fulham Foundation on your behalf - I am only looking for one copy with the lyric sheet if possible!


Offline Southdowns White

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2020, 09:06:17 AM »
If anybody has a copy of the single that they no longer need and it is in good condition let me know and I will pay p&p and make a £5 donation to The Fulham Foundation on your behalf - I am only looking for one copy with the lyric sheet if possible!
It's now worth £20,000 because of it's so rare, was only ever played at parties by very drunk Fulham supporters so not many have survived!

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2020, 01:25:25 PM »



here's the link to the full album with all 12 tracks:

1   Viva El Fulham by Tony Rees and the Cottagers 3:32
2   Julie Brown Loves Captain Cook by Les Barrett 2:30   
3   Love Me by Les & Paul Barrett 2:42   
4   These Boots Are Made For Walking by Fulham Flurries 2:10   
5   Black and White Eyes by Chris Guard 5:01   
6   One F In Fulham by The Haynes Boys 3:50   
7   You & Me & Fulham by Tony Boy 4:44   
8    Victory (Fulham F. C.) by Universal 3:42   
9   Jimmy Hill In Conversation by Jimmy Hill 12:20         
10   Fulham Memories From George Cohen by George Cohen9:22   
11   Fulham Memories From John Mitchell by John Mitchell 5:00
12   Johnny Haynes Speaks by Johnny Haynes 8:23


Spotify:   https://open.spotify.com/album/1lxgdBCO1rXWmqliyGSaqh

also available on Amazon Prime   

Offline Logicalman

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2020, 04:09:54 PM »
It's interesting as to how Haynes sounds not unlike Boycie fro OFAH!


Offline res

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2020, 04:54:26 PM »
Clearing my Mothers house and there a big record collection there.
Great memories looking at the records 60s/70s /80s.
My first record i bought Obla di Obla da Marmalade ,Motown ,Beatles
12'' inch copies of records. etc etc
Came across Viva El Fulham.
Also found a songsheet with the record with all the words.
Seemed quite official,not sure if this had accompanied the record when
purchased or i had got it at Wembley at The Final.
Have no recollection of it before.
Any ideas?

 Remember the record well but, annoyingly, broke it a couple of years ago. I thought there was an incorrect christian name for one of the players..whoever recorded it got confused with another player from another club with the same surname.

Offline spikey norman

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2020, 06:56:30 PM »
I have an original tape of ‘ Black and White Eyes ‘ by Chris.
So different  to the rest of the songs on the cd.
Chris has been a Fulham fan since mid 60’s and has been making some great songs over the years and still playing.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2020, 07:02:39 PM by spikey norman »

Offline ffcne

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2020, 09:36:42 PM »
I have an original tape of ‘ Black and White Eyes ‘ by Chris.
So different  to the rest of the songs on the cd.
Chris has been a Fulham fan since mid 60’s and has been making some great songs over the years and still playing.

Is  he Dominic's brother saw him thrown out at Leicster for running on
the pitch when i think  Steve Earle scored

Offline spikey norman

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2020, 09:48:12 PM »
Dominic is Chris's younger brother.
The three of us used to travel home and away when younger.

Offline ffcne

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Re: Viva El Fulham
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2020, 07:10:25 AM »
Dominic is Chris's younger brother.
The three of us used to travel home and away when younger.

Think it was Dominic who ran on the pitch when we scored .
Cant remember who scored for Fulham
But think Steve Earle was a Leicster player by then and scored for them
Think it was a FA Cup replay 1974
Also remember meeting him and Sharon Deuce and family at
Hartlepool first game of the season 1993.
We won 1-0
« Last Edit: March 26, 2020, 07:18:10 AM by ffcne »