In a packed show tonight Jonty and I were joined by Karen, who listens to the show regularly in Canada. This prompted e-mails from two other listeners in Canada and one in Croatia! We remembered the career of Glen Campbell, listening to three of his recordings. We also remembered Elvis Presley, with 16th of August being the 4oth anniversary of his death. We considered how much young people relate to Elvis or understand his significance to popular culture. It was amazing to hear that there is an annual Elvis festival held in Toronto, Canada, which is growing bigger every year. The reality is Elvis has sold more music since his death than during his career. August 14th 1967 marked the closure of all the British pirate radio ships, apart from Radio Caroline. Their significance cannot be undervalued in relation to the subsequent development of radio in the U.K.
Elvis Presley – It’s now or never
Gregory Porter – Don’t loose your steam
Pentatonix – Can’t help falling in love – for Adrian
Kate Bush – The man with the child in his eyes
Glen Campbell – Wichita lineman – for Derek
Glen Campbell – By the time I get to Phoenix
Glen Campbell – Adios
Fairport Convention – Who knows where the time goes – for Phyl
Michael Buble – Today is yesterdays tomorrow – Michael is a Canadian artist and Karen told us about his popularity back home and his charity work.
Brenda Russell – Walking in New York
Lisa Harman – I’ll miss you
Joe Stilgoe – Waterloo sunset
Focus – Sylvia (live) – for Tom and Phil who both commented on my Facebook page when I said I would be playing this track tonight. We all remember hearing them in the early 70s and that they were LOUD.
Joni Mitchel – Big yellow Taxi (2007 version)- a song by a Canadian artist for Rachel – listening to us in her car in Toronto, and screaming when she heard me say her name!
Elvis Presley – The wonder of you
Elvis Presley – In the ghetto
Elvis Presley – Jailhouse rock
Shires – Made in England
Sonowaltz – Theme tune of the pirate station Radio London, which closed on August 14th 1967.
Fortunes – Caroline – theme tune of Radio Caroline, the only one of the pirate stations to continue on air directly after that date.
Scott McKenzie – Lets go to San Francisco – No1 throughout August 1967 and an anthem for a generation. Written by John Philips in 20 minutes. Globally the 45 rpm single sold over seven million copies.
Mama & the Papas – California dreaming. John Philips was a member of the band.
Carol Emerald – Riviera life
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t she lovely – the full album version.
Take That – The flood – for Patrick
Bob Marley – Three little birds
Beatles – Nowhere man
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