Splish Splash – Charlie Drake (1958)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Splish Splash by Charlie Drake. The record was released in 1958, on the Parlophone record label and has been reworked into the shape of Dolphin.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Charlie Drake, Dolphins, Novelty Records, Bathtime or has a special memory linked to the song.

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

Title: Splish Splash
Media Artist/s: Charlie Drake
Record Label: Parlophone
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1950s
Genre: Pop/ Novelty

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Additional information about this, Charlie Drake vinyl art.

Charlie Drake – The Artist

Charles Edward Springall (1925 – 2006), known professionally as Charlie Drake, was an English comedian, actor, writer and singer. With his small stature (5′ 1″/155 cm tall), curly red hair and liking for slapstick, he was a popular comedian with children in his early years, becoming nationally known for his “Hello, my darlings!” catchphrase. In addition to acting Drake made a number of records, most of them produced by George Martin for the Parlophone label. The first, “Splish Splash”, a cover version of a rock and roll song originally recorded by Bobby Darin, got into the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart, reaching number 7 in 1958. In 1961, “My Boomerang Won’t Come Back” became a mid-chart UK hit (No. 14) and an edited, more politically correct, version (with one word overdubbed) was a No 21 US hit, a follow up to “Mr. Custer” (No. 12 UK charts).

Splish Splash – The Song

Splish Splash is a song by the English comedian, actor, writer and singer, a cover version of a rock and roll song originally recorded by Bobby Darin. Written by Darin and Murray it was released on the Parlophone record label and got into the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart, reaching number 7 in 1958

The Dolphin – The Shape

This vinyl single has been reworked into a silhouette of leaping Dolphin. Dolphin is the common name of aquatic mammals within the infraorder Cetacea. There are 40 extant species named as dolphins. Dolphins range in size from the relatively small 1.7-metre-long (5 ft 7 in) long and 50-kilogram (110-pound) bodied Maui’s dolphin to the 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in) and 10-tonne (11-short-ton) killer whale. Dolphins can sometimes leap about 30 feet (9.1 m). Several species of dolphins exhibit sexual dimorphism, in that the males are larger than females. They have streamlined bodies and two limbs that are modified into flippers. Though not quite as flexible as seals, some dolphins can travel at speeds 29 kilometres (18 mi) per hour for short distances. Dolphins use their conical shaped teeth to capture fast-moving prey. They have well-developed hearing which is adapted for both air and water and is so well developed that some can survive even if they are blind. Some species are well adapted for diving to great depths. They have a layer of fat, or blubber, under the skin to keep warm in the cold water.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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