11 JULY 1966
This is hardly surprising, as the style of the sing was heavily dated and the lame lyrics - in awestruck praise of the World Cup mascot ‘Willie’ (a lion) - spoke of him being
‘Dressed in red, white and blue, he's World Cup WillieA shame, as Lonnie played a massive part in early British rock history and deserved better material than this.
We all love him too, World Cup Willie
He's tough as a lion and never will give up
That's why Willie is fav'rite for the Cup’.
B-side. 'Where In This World Are We Going?'
Label. Pye Records – 7N 15993
Producer. Tony Hatch