Anglo For Your Ear: Robson & Jerome’s “Unchained Melody”

After playing bad asses like Stephen Bradley on Trust and Dave Creegan on Touching Evil, I’m sure Robson Green would like to forget his past life as a pop star. How brilliant that YouTube has documented his sweet-voiced tenor for all posterity. For the show Soldier, Soldier, Green and co-star Jerome Flynn recorded a version of “Unchained Melody.” According to Wikipedia, their performance proved so popular that Simon Cowell convinced them to release it as a single; it quickly hit No. 1. Two more No. 1s followed for one of the most successful novelty acts in British history. Doesn’t the young Robson remind you a bit of Jack Davenport on This Life?

More Robson & Jerome:

“What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted”
“Up on the Roof

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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