Anglo For Your Ear: Marc Almond and Gene Pitney’s “Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart”

One of the most bizarre duets ever – and yet it works. Gene Pitney‘s record label reportedly refused to release the single in the U.S. because they feared it would be mistaken for a love ballad sung by two gay men. Were they kidding? A gay man wouldn’t be caught dead in the hideous white tux Pitney wears in this video. From 1989.

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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