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Happy 64th Birthday John Kerr!

February 19th, 2006 at 03:59am

As was expected, John Kerr’s show was inundated with jolly people wishing John a happy 64th birthday. John kicked off the show with The Beatles’ “When I’m 64”.

Unfortunately the Southern Cross Network suffered from technical difficulties during the show, starting sometime a bit before 1:30am, where strange digital artifact noises could be heard instead of programming, with the occasional recognisable quarter second of programming. At one stage the problem was that bad that the satellite feed started issuing random news pulses (which had the effect of local stations playing their news intro three or four times in the space of a few minutes). Eventually the feed died completely at about 1:50am, which prompted emergency tapes to swing into action, including 2CC’s infamous emergency tape.

An ad break, followed by two music returns and “Down Memory Lane”, 2CC’s collection of vintage music featuring the alphabet song. From the bits I remember of this song, I think I have the correct version quoted below.

Anyway, the 2UE and 4BC webstreams didn’t want to work for me, so I decided to record my phone conversation with John Kerr straight off the phone line. I made the call around 2:15, set up the recording about 2:30, and eventually chatted with John just after the 3am news, by which time the Southern Cross feed had resumed normal operations and John was on in Canberra again, none the less, I had the phone line recording going, so I stuck with it.

Click here to listen to my conversation with John Kerr where I wish him a happy birthday.

Now, the alphabet song, proudly played by 2CC whenever the emergency tape plays for more than 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

A – You’re adorable
B – You’re so beautiful
C – You’re a cutie full of charm
D – You’re a darling
E – You’re exciting
and F – You’re a feather in my arms

G – You look good to me
H – You’re so heavenly
I – You’re the one I idolize
J – We’re like Jack and Jill
K – You’re so kissable
L – Is the lovelight in your eyes

M, N, O, P – I can go on all day
Q, R, S, T – alphabetically speaking
You’re OK

and U – Made my life complete
V – You’re so very sweet
W, X, Y, Z – it’s fun to wander through the alphabet with you
To tell you what you mean to me

A – You’re adorable
B – You’re so beautiful
C – You’re a cutie full of charm
D – You’re a darling
E – You’re exciting
and F – You’re a feather in my arms

G – You look good to me
H – You’re so heavenly
I – You’re the one I idolize
J – We’re like Jack and Jill
K – You’re so kissable
L – Is the lovelight in your eyes

M, N, O, P – I can go on all day
Q, R, S, T – alphabetically speaking
You’re OK

and U – Made my life complete
V – You’re so very sweet
W, X, Y, Z – it’s fun to wander through the alphabet with you
Although it seems a silly thing to do

I L-O-V-E Y-O-U
I M N love with U!

Samuel

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2 Comments

  • 1. heatseeker  |  February 20th, 2006 at 9:35 am

    Samuel, is that song a metaphor for your feelings for John Kerr?

  • 2. Samuel  |  February 20th, 2006 at 11:08 am

    No, it’s just an appropriate song for someone who is 64


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