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Number 100

Emmylou Harris - Here, There and Everywhere (Reprise K14415 - 1976)

In true Simon Bates fashion (cue sickly saccharine sweet background music), number 100 in this series is going to be 'our tune', the tune jointly enjoyed by Mrs W and I when we first met in the mid 1970s. Over the years, our mutual music appreciation has differed wildly, yet when our two pairs of brown eyes locked in the autumn of 1975, country star Emmylou Harris was heard on the radio singing an old Beatles tune, which prompted the young teenager to go out and buy the single. Being a huge Beatles fan at the time, it seemed only right to find our mutual ground in McCartney's lyrics. Okay, they sang 'her' and she sang 'him', but essentially it's the same song and (this is where it gets syrupy sweet), whenever I hear Emmylou's version, I'm right back there, discovering the woman I would spend the rest of my life with.