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Mary Hopkin Those were the days

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Published on Mar 10, 2008

"You Look Familiar" A new CD from Mary Hopkin and Morgan Visconti also
"Spirit" the wonderful 1989 album has now been re-released these and lots more available from her website Mary Hopkin Music http://www.maryhopkin.com

The opening black and white film is from 1968 and the remaining film is from around 1982.
This song sung by Mary Hopkin called "those were the days" is not translated from the song "Дорогой длинною" "Dorogo Dlinnoyu".

The song "Dorogoy Dlinnoyu (Along a long road)" was written in the 1920's by "Boris Fomin" (music) and "Konstantin Podrevsky" (lyrics). An American called Gene Raskin in the early 60's wrote the lyrics "Those were the days" and put them to Fomin's music. The words have no similarity whatsoever with Podrevsky's

For more info on Mary and this song visit my website at http://www.maryhopkin.net

Born in Wales Mary began her musical career as a folk singer with a local group called the Selby Set and Mary. She released an EP of Welsh language songs for a local label called Cambrian before signing to the Beatles Apple Label, model Twiggy saw her winning a TV talent show and recommended her to Paul McCartney. She was one of the first artists to record on the Beatles record label Her debut single" Those Were the Days" got to number 1 in the UK and number 2 in the US. Selling over 8 million copies.

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