Blue Moon – The Marcels (1961) [Manchester City F.C.]

£59.95

An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Blue Moon by the The Marcels. The record was released in 1961 on the PYE record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of the Manchester City Football Club Home shirt.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Manchester City F.C., Rodgers and Hart, The Marcels or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a satin black box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Blue Moon
Media Artist/s: The Marcels
Record Label: PYE
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Pop / Novelty

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Additional information about this, The Marcels vinyl art.

The Marcels – The Artist

The Marcels was an American doo-wop group known for turning popular music songs into rock and roll. The group formed in 1959 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and signed to Colpix Records with lead Cornelius Harp, bass Fred Johnson, Gene Bricker, Ron Mundy, and Richard Knauss. The group was named after a popular hair style of the day, the marcel wave, by Fred Johnson’s younger sister Priscilla. Their most popular song is Blue Moon

Blue Moon – The Song

Blue Moon is a classic popular song written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934, and has become a standard ballad. It may be the first instance of the familiar “50s progression” in a popular song. In 1961, Blue Moon became an international number one hit for the doo-wop group The Marcels, on the Billboard 100 chart and in the UK Singles chart. Over the years, Blue Moon has been covered by various artists including versions by Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Elvis Presley, The Mavericks, Dean Martin, The Supremes, Rod Stewart and Bing Crosby. It is also the anthem of English Football League club Crewe Alexandra and English Premier League football club Manchester City, who have both adapted the song slightly.

The Football / Soccer Shirt  – The Shape

In association football, kit (also referred to as a strip or uniform) is the standard equipment and attire worn by players. Footballers generally wear identifying numbers on the backs of their shirts. Originally a team of players wore numbers from 1 to 11, corresponding roughly to their playing positions, but at the professional level this has generally been superseded by squad numbering, whereby each player in a squad is allocated a fixed number for the duration of a season. Professional clubs also usually display players’ surnames or nicknames on their shirts, above their squad numbers. Football kit has evolved significantly since the early days of the sport and advances in clothing manufacture and printing allowed shirts to be made in lighter synthetic fibres with increasingly colourful and complex designs. With the rise of advertising in the 20th century, sponsors’ logos began to appear on shirts, and replica strips were made available for fans to purchase, generating significant amounts of revenue for clubs.

Manchester City Football Club is a football club based in Manchester, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. Founded in 1880 as St. Mark’s (West Gorton), it became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894. The club’s home ground is the City of Manchester Stadium in east Manchester, to which it moved in 2003, having played at Maine Road since 1923. Manchester City entered the Football League in 1899, and won their first major honour with the FA Cup in 1904. It had its first major period of success in the late 1960s, winning the League, FA Cup and League Cup under the management of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison. After losing the 1981 FA Cup Final, the club went through a period of decline, culminating in relegation to the third tier of English football. Having regained their Premier League status in the early 2000s, Manchester City was purchased in 2008 by Abu Dhabi United Group for £210 million and received considerable financial investment. The club won the Premier League in 2012, 2014, 2018 and, most recently in 2019, also becoming the first Premier League team to attain 100 points in a single season. Manchester City’s revenue was the fifth highest of a football club in the world in the 2017–18 season at €527.7 million.In 2018, Forbes estimated the club was the fifth most valuable in the world at $2.47 billion.

 

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm

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