Come in Car 67. Where are you?

I’m here!

After 35 year years of resenting my ‘one hit wonder’ status, I’m taking my friend John Williams‘ advice to embrace the Driver 67 ‘brand’.

With over half a million YouTube hits for Car 67 (about the same number of singles it sold) I finally have to admit I might have done something quite good…

And since I’m still writing and recording, I decided to blog about songwriting and my life in music.

Each week in 2014, I will put up a different song – usually my own, but occasionally by others – and once a month I will ‘release’ a new recording of a new song via this blog.

By the end of the year, there will be 12 new songs – an album’s worth. Depending on how successful the blog has been, I might then release these songs as an album.

For now, I’m putting this online to help me get the blogsite right.

If you come across the blog before it officially launches in mid-January, please let me know whether you’ll come back for the real thing. And leave any comment you feel like making.

See you in January, 2014.

11 Comments

  1. welcome back Paul 😀 – perhaps an inspiration for a song – what’s happened to the people from the Car 67 song – you could call it “Memories of a Yellow Cortina” (from the one featured on TOTP)

    36 years have passed, the ‘young lady’ is now in her 50’s … the rest is up to you 😀

    would love to hear the finished result 😀

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    • The reunion to include the Brummie “Controller”, and the other wondrous musicians, haired as to the time.

      I don’t know if Paul was actually Six-Seven in his cabbing days, whence the song was partially drawn; I was “Victor Five Four” when I was a Delta Despatch motorcycle courier on my Commando 850, c 1978…….

      That’s what one does with one’s Oxford Degree in Physics and Philosophy – and yes I did read Leonard Pirsig’s “Zen and The Art of Motor Cycle Maintenance”, else I would not have learned about “Gumption Breaks”.

      Yours, George

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  2. I have two grandkids in America. I have sent their mother tapes and cds over the years of records that have meant something to me. Car 67 was on one of those recordings. My 4 year old grandson, Toby, loves the record and very often requests it in the car. The two year, old manages to say “Car 67” as it comes on. An extra bonus for Toby, is that he thinks it sounds like me. I am from Walsall, West Midlands. Toby will just start singing it occasionally, mangling the words and in a broad Maine accent, but very cute. I love the idea of two little kids loving this record. Another of Toby`s favourites, that he keeps singing, is the old Morecambe and Wise thing “Boom ooh yatta ta ta”. I am thousands of miles away from them but love influencing them like this. Kevin Bennett

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