“Terry and Julie…

28 August 2009

..pass over the river where they feel safe and sound…”

So maybe the ‘Terry and Julie’ of the Kinks classic “Waterloo Sunset” weren’t really Terence Stamp and Julie Christie (as was often presumed). In a 2004 interview in The Independent, the song’s writer, Ray Davies, said he didn’t write ‘for stars’ and that the pair he wrote about in the song were ‘real people’.


Still–whenever I hear the song, in my mind’s eye, ‘Terry and Julie’  remain Stamp and Christie, as seen in John Schlesinger’s 1967 film, Far From the Madding Crowd.


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