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1966: Much more than just the World Cup!

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With football mania all around us and the hope that England can ‘bring it home’ at the European Cup finals on Sunday, we take a nostalgic look back 55 years to 1966 to when England last triumphed in a major soccer tournament and Chris Farlowe topped the UK singles chart.

Chris Farlowe, the singer who was at number one when England won the World Cup in 1966, has recalled the “complete euphoria” that swept the country 55 years ago, and said he hopes the Three Lions can secure another football victory again on Sunday.

The musician, now 80, topped the charts with Out Of Time on the same day England secured its win over West Germany at Wembley, however, he said he did not learn about either result until the next day.

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