1 9 7 3 (UK)
8 x 30 minute episodes
This Monday-night ITV variety series starred veteran entertainer Max Bygraves and premiered on 3 September 1973.
As the title suggested, each show – featuring song favourites from the past and present – encouraged the studio audience to sing along (to justify the name of the series). Viewers at home could also sing along if they were so inclined.
The show was old-fashioned in concept, but the relaxed Bygraves style worked even when associated with duff jokes and corny stories. The most likeable thing about the show was that it didn’t pretend to be anything other than what it was.
Regular guests included the close-harmony Kaye Sisters, The Coffee Set (with Tony Mansell) and Bob Dixon at the piano.
The producer was Colin Clewes, and the shows were filmed at ATV’s Elstree studios. Jack Parnell and his Orchestra provided the big band sound.