When Engelbert Humperdinck beat the Beatles | Brief letters

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Now that Kenneth Ball’s friend Anders Clausager has offered to write his obit for “Other lives” (Letters, 31 May), I will happily cede the field and turn my attention to Kenneth’s other concern: how to get in the birthday list. I have already written in proposing an “Other birthdays” column, and I now call upon fellow readers to make a great clamour until we win support for this democratic suggestion.
Fiona Collins
Carrog, Sir Ddinbych

• I agree that Like a Rolling Stone is the greatest record of all time, but it was only at No 8 in the chart when Ken Dodd’s Tears was No 1, so Dodd can hardly be said to have held Dylan off the top spot (Letters, 30 May). A greater travesty was Release Me by Engelbert Humperdinck keeping the Beatles’ greatest single, Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane, off the top in 1967.
John Rix
Rugby, Warwickshire

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