Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy Armitage Day!

Is Richard Armitage on Twitter?  I'm not 100% convinced but this certainly looks like him!

Yes, it is really August 22!  But this was posted in UK time which is 6 hours ahead of me (that is why the date stamp is incorrect).

So... I was thinking about what was going on in England that day 43 years ago when little Richie came in to the world.  Oh sure, there was probably a lot on the news and depressing stuff like that, but what I'd like to remember is what was playing on the radio!  I looked up UK hits from 1971, and during the month of August it was this song that was the big hit. Even though I consider myself a fairly knowledgeable pop music fan, I had never heard of I'm Still Waiting, by the former Supreme - Diana Ross. Apparently it was huge in Europe and didn't even register on the charts in North America.  I have to admit I didn't really like it at first, but after repeated listenings it is growing on me.

This is a nice recording here, but I wanted to include this UK concert footage to show how popular this song is with her fans.

I'm Still Waiting / Diana Ross
As the lyrics go:

"Little girl, please don't wait for me
Wait patiently for love
Some day it will surely come
Oh, little girl, please don't wait for me
Wait patiently for love
Some day it will surely come"
And I'm still waiting

Read more: Diana Ross - I'm Still Waiting Lyrics | MetroLyrics

It made me wonder if there is someone waiting for Mr. Armitage, or if he is waiting for someone... I guess I'm just a romantic at heart, but I wish that everyone will some day find someone to share their love.


Traxy said...

It has the blue tick of officiality, though! That's the thing! *happydance*

Lovely post, as usual, Phylly. He would be proud if he saw it, I'm sure. :) Happy Armitage Day!

bccmee said...

*dancing* a happy dance on this happy day!

Phyllys Faves said...

@Traxy - Yes. I guess it is him! I'm glad.
@bccmee - I'm dancin' right with you girlfriend!

@both of you - I can't seem to comment on either of your blogs!
I that trouble with quite a few Wordpress blogs!
Happy Armitage Day!

jazzbaby1 said...

Yay, THREE of my favorite people in one place! Forget him, I'm glad to see you guys! Okay, not really forgetting him...

Phyllys Faves said...

Glad you have joined us. We're still dancing!

Servetus said...

Happy Armitage Day!

Joanna said...

:) Hope you had Happy Armitage Day, Phyllys:* Beautiful postcard!

Phyllys Faves said...

@Servetus - Yes indeed it was! Thanks for the visit!

@Joanna - I did have a great day! Thanks for your kind words. :)