Girls in Our Town by Margret RoadKnight
Released as a single in January 1976, Margret RoadKnight’s version of Bob Hudson’s ‘Girls in Our Town’ reached the Top 20 of the Kent Music Report Singles Chart.
Written by Hudson, the song describes the often limited opportunities for teenage girls living in Newcastle, with few career options and limited entertainment. However, the lyrics have a universality to them, which connects them to a broader experience of suburban and rural life for young women.
RoadKnight included the single on her third album, Margret RoadKnight, which was issued in October 1976. It has become a performance favourite in a career that spans more than five decades across a wide variety of styles, including blues, jazz, gospel, comedy, cabaret and folk.