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 founded BBCAmerica.com'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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