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Mum With Two Number One Sons

Disc and Music Echo / 23 November 1968

This is something of a curio for ’60s music nerds, I should think. The brothers are notable for the quite sublime hit ‘Eloise‘, sung by Barry and written by Paul, but I had no idea that their mother was famous. This short item is fascinating, as Marion Ryan mentions that she was working for much of the boys’ childhoods, which would have been unusual for a female singer of that era. Marion Ryan was a fine, if unremarkable, singer, and her sons were the same when they were singing together, if this clip, featuring a young Tarby, is anything to go by.

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