Friday Night Extra 11.8.17 Remembering Glen Campbell, Elvis Presley & August 14th 1967.

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.

Tonight’s playlist

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

Join Chris Sivitar is sitting in on this time slot for the next two weeks. Join me in September.

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About Patrick Sherring

As a child I listened to the pirate radio ships, particularly Radio London on 266. I loved the romance of the djs playing the latest music for the listeners to hear. After most of the pirate stations closed in August 1967 I used to listen to Fabulous 208 Radio Luxembourg, the continuing Radio Caroline, Radio North Sea International and Radio 1. I particularly enjoyed listening to radio in the evening and at night. One of my favourite shows was Late Night Extra in the early days of Radio 1. All kinds of guests would just turn up and be part of the show. As a listener radio should feel like a friend is talking directly to you. I dreamed of being on the radio for many years. In 1988 I began on Hospital radio with Radio Enfield in north London. I had my own request show and used to commentate from Spurs and Enfield F.C. home games. I was also part of the Radio Enfield Roadshow team, taking part in many outside broadcasts. Now I am delighted to be on Phoenix98FM, where I have had a Friday show since May 2011. On the show there are a mixture of musical genres. Often there are guests giving lengthy interviews on a wide range of topics including faith and social action. There are also some live music performances. The little boy's dream has come true. @RevpatrickS