'Mind The Gap' is Coming Back, Back on Track

Mind the Gap song co-written by Ronnie Harwood and Fast FreddieIvor Novello award winning songwriter, Ronnie Harwood, has got together with Fast Freddie, well known singer and frontman of 'Fast Freddie's Fingertips', to write and release "Mind the Gap", a single available as a download on iTunes, and what may become something of a cult video on YouTube. The song was inspired by the heart-warming story of Oswald Laurence, who was the iconic voice of the "Mind the Gap" public warning message on the London Underground.

 

THE STORY of 'MIND THE GAP'
The song was inspired by the heart-warming story of Oswald Laurence, who was the iconic voice of the "Mind the Gap" public warning message on the London Underground. After he passed away, his widow, Dr Margaret McCollum, used to visit Embankment station just to hear his voice. One day, to her dismay, she found another voice was being used. She wrote to London Transport asking them to bring her beloved Oswald back and LT agreed! He's back, he's coming back, as the song says.

Ronnie and Freddie co-wrote the song and the pair contacted Margaret and sent her a copy. She loved it and was excited about the prospect of the song being released. Her story has attracted worldwide attention, as well as coverage in the major tabloids and national TV here.
 
Ronnie is the writer of many songs, including "You Make Me Happy" recently featured on major TV advertising campaigns in the UK and Europe, but he is best known as the writer of the top 10 hit "You Drive Me Crazy" for Shakin' Stevens in 1981. Londoner Freddie and his band used to regularly sell out London venues. He now lives in Devon where he still fronts a band, 'Be Bop Daddies'.

The video "Mind the Gap" is available to view on YouTube - do check it out:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI0cWyD8R10
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