Friday, 15 November 2013
Mary Millington remembered at 68
“No more looking back, No more living in the past, Yesterday’s gone and that’s a fact” claims Ray Davies in the 1975 Kinks song ‘No More Looking Back’, the penultimate track from an album entitled – appropriately enough - “Schoolboys in Disgrace”. Too true Ray, but elsewhere in that song Davies’ key themes of love, loss and nostalgia for better times conspire to form a contrary, and more persuasive argument. One suggesting that the past isn’t ever that easy to escape from or forget, since there are certain people from it destined to live on in the imagination of others, walking along beside them in their heads. I know that for many Mary Millington is such a person. So to mark the occasion I offer up an honorary spin of the tormented yet beautiful ‘No More Looking Back’, dedicated to all those now fully grown up schoolboys in disgrace who still carry her around in their heads, and of course to Our Lady of Dorking herself, who sadly belongs to yesterday.
Posted by gpgoogle at 04:17