The 1974 7‚Äù Single: ‘Give ‘Em The ‘Ol One Two’ b/w ‘Goal’

In April 1974, ‘Shoot’ magazine were giving away in a competition, 15 copies of the latest QPR single:

‘As you may know, Queen’s Park Rangers players have just released a record ‚ÄúGive ‘Em The ‘Ol One Two‚Äù which looks like being a real hit.

QPR 74
Well, they’ve given us 15 copies of the disc to offer as prizes in a free SHOOT competition.
All you have to do is study the two photographs and identify the Rangers stars shown. List the players in their correct order, from left to right, on a postcard with your full name and address.

Senders of the first 15 correct entries opened next Thursday, April 25th, will each receive a record. ‘

The A-side was later included on the Cherry Red Records CD compilation: ‘QPR the Greatest.’

QPR 74 1
The writers of both tracks are credited to Barry Mason and Len Hawkes.

Len “Chip” Hawkes was a member of the Tremeloes between 1966 and 1972 (and later re-joined in 1979).

Barry Mason has accumulated a huge list of songwriting credits, which include; ‘Delilah’, ‘Here It Comes Again’, ‘A Man Without Love’ and ‘The Last Waltz’.

He also co-wrote the Leeds United anthem: ‘Marching On Together’, in collaboration with Les Reed.

Steve Russell

One thought on “The 1974 7‚Äù Single: ‘Give ‘Em The ‘Ol One Two’ b/w ‘Goal’

  1. Another one for the Rs vinyl aficionados. The record was released 8 March 1974. Needless to say Slade, Sweet, Suzi Quatro and co were not troubled by the competition from W12!

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