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The melody is a request from an edgy man attempting to overcome a green entryway and into a midnight party brimming with chuckling and hot piano playing. The hero in the melody never makes it in; when he tells the obscure revelers that “Joe” had sent him, they simply giggle at him.
Initially performed by Jim Lowe and achieving No.1 in the outlines in America, ‘Tight London Escorts’ got to No. 2 and No. 8 in the UK. A form by Frankie Vaughn achieved No.2, another by Glen Mason came to No. 24 and in 1981 Shakin’ Stevens got ‘Tight London Escorts’ to No. 1 for four weeks.
In the Friday, 8 September 2006 “Society” segment of the Escorts in London Brian Boyd endeavored to put the verses into an astounding setting. The green entryway of the tune was in London Escorts, on Bramerton Street off the Kings Road in Chelsea. It was the way to The Gateway, a private lesbian bar or club. The bar was an area for the film The Killing of Sister George, the tale of a lesbian affection triangle. The narrative of ‘Tight London Escorts’ is of a man attempting to get into a gay ladies just bar. When he says ‘Joe sent me’, he is alluding to Joe Meek, the gay British spearheading popstar, which just goes down as a joke with the club’s regulars. In his article, Boyd was endeavoring to put ‘Tight London Escorts’ with other gay pop tunes included in the aggregation collection From The Closet To The Charts, however the full title of the collection, ordered by John Savage, is Queer Noises 61–78: From The Closet To The Charts. ‘Tight London Escorts’ was initial a hit in 1956. It is not as mainstream as ‘Waterloo Sunset’ or ‘Itchycoo Park’ and the clarification of their roots, however Boyd’s hypothesis made it sufficiently far to make it into Stephanie Theobald’s main five lesbian tunes list in the Guardian on 6 March 2007, yet this notice accompanies an adjustment and illumination on the site.