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Topic History of: It's Still A Sin all over the media...
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Green Man I agree JK, the character Colin was great. Reminded me off someone who I knew he never slept around but died from AIDS he only had sex a few times with one bloke.
JK2006 For those who watched the finale; totally brilliant Keeley Hawes performance (BAFTA Guaranteed). We who lived through that serious virus and lost friends through it, we were very touched. Well done Russell T Davies.
JK2006 Correct Feebie - as indeed did I, and their Ian Levine cover was far closer to Tavares than to mine. But the sales contrast was my point.

PS MY tongue is never in anybody's cheek, Your Honour, be it yours, mine or anyone else's.
Feebie I'm sure you're being slightly tongue-in-cheek there, but would it not be more accurate to say Take That covered the original Tavares version of the song?
JK2006 Incidentally many papers have carried the information that I sold 40 million singles as a singer over my career (probably more than The Pet Shop Boys). But they fail to realise - in those days (1960s and 1970s) singles sold FAR more copies on vinyl than in the 1980s (CDs) and 1990s.

Take That covered my It Only Takes A Minute and reached exactly the same chart position I had achieved (under the name One Hundred Ton and a Feather). But I checked the sales - I had sold exactly 10 times as many copies (I think, if memory correct, 800,000 vinyl copies compared to their 80,000 CDs).

And we made FAR more money back then (if we were sensible and retained rights, had producer royalties, owned publishing and writing, especially on the B Sides which, astonishingly, made me more than the A sides as I often didn't write or publish the A side).

A couple of years ago I worked out that my Chick-A-Boom (as 53rd & 3rd) which only reached No36 in the Top 40, earned me a million quid. How? As a single it sold several hundred thousand copies internationally. But also because, being a Top 40 hit, it was included on every That's What I Call Music etc, Hits of the 70s - literally millions of compilations selling around the world in tiny territories. Yes - it was only one twentieth of the tracks. But WOW, those sales!