Song of the Day: Mary Hopkin, “Those Were The Days”

The lovely Welsh chanteuse Mary Hopkin was born on this day in 1950. She was one of the first acts signed to The Beatles’ Apple record label; her first album (including this single) was produced by Paul McCartney. This performance is from The Ed Sullivan Show in 1969.

18 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Mary Hopkin, “Those Were The Days”

    1. I remember the song and the singer. I guess she beat Sandie Shaw to represent the UK in the Eurovision song contest in ’70. That’s a feat in and of itself.


  1. I love this song and she had such a beautiful voice. I love the instruments used…is one the balaleika? I don’t know how tobspell that. This was a time when many different instruments were used which I love. The mini skirt was big vack in the day.


  2. Hi John – yes they were the days …where have we in our free world got to … let’s hope the world comes to rights very soon – cheers Hilary


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