Do Wah Diddy by Manfred Mann was released in July 1964 and was No. 1 for 2 weeks in the UK. It was one of the first LPs I was ever given, Mann Made Hits.
With only two LPs in my possession initially it got an awful lot of plays and embedded a melodic pop sensibility inside my head from a very early age.
Sometimes these influences come out subconsciously many many years later.
The single Blue Dansette is released on Bandcamp tomorrow 30th July 2021!