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Gerry Anderson: A tribute in pictures

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  • by Staff Reporter
 

A pictorial tribute to the late Gerry Anderson.

Chip Taylor, the composer of ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Angel of the Morning,’ was inspired by Gerry, a personal friend, to write ‘Stroke City Girls.’

The song refers to the late broadcaster’s term for humorously avoiding contention around the Londonderry/Derry naming controversy.

Chip’s most famous song, ‘Wild Thing,’ was number one in the United States in 1966, an honour shared by ‘The Sound of Silence,’ ‘We Can Work It Out,’ ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking,’ ‘Monday, Monday,’ ‘When A Man Loves A Woman,’ ‘Paint It, Black,’ ‘Paperback Writer,’ ‘Strangers in the Night,’ ‘Summer in the City,’ ‘Sunshine Superman,’ ‘You Can’t Hurry Love,’ ‘Reach Out I’ll Be There,’ ‘You Keep Me Hanging On,’ ‘Last Train to Clarksville,’ ‘Good Vibrations,’ and ‘I’m a believer.’

 
 
 

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