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If Stan Laurel became Adam Ant - Stan and Deliver!

Whute T-shirt featuring Stan Laurel dressed as Adam Ant

Growing up in the 70s and 80s, it would have been impossible not to have noticed two icons that graced our TV screens and also the pop music charts. Stan Laurel, of course, was one half of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, and their much-loved 1920s and 30s comedy shorts and films were regularly shown on British TV during my childhhood. 

The duo's popularity in the 1970s helped them to reach No.2 in the UK charts on 14th December 1975 with "Trail of the Lonseome Pine" (with The Avalon Boys ft, Chill Wills), helped greatly by Ollie's beautiful singing voice, of course - it was kept off the top spot by the mighty "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen. The song feature in the 1937 movie Way Out West, and is best remembered for the lip-synced falsetto part by Stan, after he is hit on the head with a mallet by Ollie - this was actually sung by the British-Canadian actress and singer Rosina May Lawrence.

You will remember that Adam And The Ants released hit after hit in the early 80s, reaching a peak in 1981 with the No.1 singles "Stand And Deliver" and "Prince Charming", the latter's video featuring yet another icon, Diana Dors. 

Adam himself (real name Stuart Goddard) achieved success after this with several solo hits, too, with his debut single "Goody Two Shoes" also topping the UK singles chart.

So have you ever stopped to wonder what Stan Laurel would look like if he became Adam Ant for the day? Though not, but I'm going to show you anyway!

I recently discovered this amusing Stan and Deliver T-shirt on Amazon, which is available in men's sizes from small to 3XL. It's only available in white, but this will keep you cool during the summer months, at least. 

If you're a fan of both Stan and Adam (I certainly am!) then you can pay homage to both of them on one awesome T-shirt! 

Maybe you just like to wear funny T-shirts? Then it's the perfect fun choice for 2021, particularly after being couped up indoors for month after month due to the miserable Covid pandemic.

You may also like this popular Adam Ant T-shirt, which is available for women in sizes S to XXL...

Black T-shirt with Adam Ant Face Graphic


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