Fashion in Song – The Knitting Song (1964)

Bill Oddie was one of a trio of British comedians known as The Goodies – the other two Goodies were Tim Brook Taylor and Doctor Graeme Garden. Oddie’s The Knitting Song was released on Parlophone (R5346) in 1965. That same year he appeared on the cover of an EMU knitting pattern wearing a sweater with the pure wool yarn logo – a campaign that was launched that year by the wool industry. Oddie also wore the sweater and performed The Knitting Song that year on “Thank your lucky stars”, a BBC TV pop show that ran from 1961 to 1966.

About Jonathan

Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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