Newsbits…

Newsbits: Marco Gatti in The Netherlands writes: “The Efteling celebrates it’s 50 birthday this year with a book about its history, “Efteling, Kroniek Van Een Sprookje” (“Efteling, A Chronicle Of A Fairy Tale.) The text is accompanied with a small picture of Kate in front of the haunted castle with the caption “Beautiful Kate fits perfectly in the Haunted Castle”. Kate performed dramatised versions of seven of her songs from The Kick Inside for a Dutch TV programme in May 1978, filmed at these gardens. (thanks Marco)…this weekend’s UK press reports that Wuthering Heights was voted #18 in the poll of the top songs by British artists since the Queen’s coronation in 1952. (thanks to Steve Thomas)…Dance group Faithless played their favourite video clips of all time on the Australian ABC TV  Programme “Rage”- they picked Cloudbusting as one of their favourite tracks and the clip was played (thanks to Brian Parker)…Cynthia tells me that a UK magazine listed Kate at 47 in a poll of the 50 Best Looking British Women of all time (thanks Cynthia)…Henrik Nilsson from Stockholm noticed that Cloudbusting (and a nice pic of Kate) was featured in the in-flight magazine of airline company Britannia in the presentation of the different radio channels on offer…according to The IndependentThe Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain plays Wuthering Heights. “It took some cheek for George Hinchcliffe, the orchestra’s boss (he started the band 16 years ago) […] to reinvent Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ as a cocktail-jazz croon, but he did it. By the end, I was a delirious convert to the instrument” For more info on the orchestra, you can visit their homepage (thanks to Michael Leitz)

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