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'The wind of change' in more ways than one

It was quite scarey being around in 1962. The USA gave Russia an ultimation to move out of Cuba and they only did hours before the deadline It is now known a secret deal was done, but then we were led to believe they 'went running'. We were very close to WW3.

Whilst Elvis and Cliff were flying high in the Charts, there was a band called The Beatles who made a demo disc, the Rolling Stones were playing at the Marquee in London's Wardour Street.

We were on the eve of a storm and more awareness of our future.

Main news Stories

Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro
The Sunday Times becomes the first paper to print a colour supplement
Panda crossings are introduced but cause confusion amongst drivers and pedestrians
The United States embargo against Cuba is announced
Tottenham Hotspur retain the FA Cup with a 3-1 win over Burnley
The new Coventry Cathedral is consecrated
Brazil beats Czechoslovakia 3–1 to win the 1962 FIFA World Cup.
A failed assassination attempt is made against French President Charles De Gaulle
Live television broadcast from the USA to Britain for the first time, via the Telstar satellite
The Rolling Stones make their debut at London's Marquee Club
The Soviet Union agrees to send arms to Cuba.
the world's first regular passenger hovercraft service introduced
Sonny Liston and Floyd Patterson fight for the boxing world title
Dr. No, the first James Bond film, premieres in UK theaters
17 October - The Beatles make their first televised appearance on People and Places
An agreement is signed between Britain and France to develop the Concorde supersonic airliner
2 December to 7 December - severe smog in London causes numerous deaths
In a secret deal between Kennedy and Khrushchev Kennedy agrees to the withdrawal of U.S. missiles from Turkey. The fact that this deal is not made public makes it look like the Soviets have backed down
"Big Freeze" in Britain: There are no frost-free nights until March 5, 1963.

Years top selling Album (UK)

West Side Story

Years top selling Single (UK)

I Remember You - Frank Ifield

Best Movie Oscar

West Side Story

Best Actor Oscar

Maximilian Schell - Judgment at Nuremberg

Best Actress Oscar

Sophia Loren - Two Women

At the Cinema 1962

Lawrence of Arabia, The Longest Day, The Music Man, Mutiny on the Bounty, Carry On Cruising, The Day of the Triffids, Dr. No, How the West Was Won, Kid Galahad, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, The Loneliness of a long distance runner, Summer Holiday

People born in 1962

Steve Redgrave, Phillip Schofield, Jimmy White, Phill Jupitus, Michael Ball, Neil Morrissey, Jack Dee, Ralph Fiennes, Jim Carrey, Eddie Izzard, Sheryl Crow, MC Hammer, Tom Cruise, Demi Moore,

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UK Singles - No.1 hits 1962

The Young Ones - Cliff Richard
Can't help falling in love - Elvis Presley
Wonderful Land - The Shadows
Nut Rocker - The Nutcrackers
Good luck charm - Elvis Presley
Come Outside - Mike Sarne / Wendy Richards
I can't stop loving you - Ray Charles
I remember you - Frank Ifield
She's not you - Elvis Presley
Telstar - Tornadoes
Lovesick Blues - Frank Ifield
Return to Sender - Elvis Presley


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The young ones
Darling, we're the young ones
And the young ones
Shouldn't be afraid
To live, love
While the flame is strong
For we may not be
The young ones very long
Why wait until tomorrow
'Coz tomorrow
Sometimes never comes
So love me
There's a song to be sung
And the best time
Is to sing it while we're young
From 'The Young Ones' sung by Cliff Richard