It was great to be back on Phoenix tonight. Jonty was back as well. In the second hour we did a special feature on the Box Tops. This band from Memphis are part of the Happy Together tour, playing over 40 dates in the USA. This features a number of 60s acts, I was lucky enough to see them in Nashville. I felt the Box Tops, who closed the first half, were the best act. We learnt tonight that with 69 singles chart entries, the Shadows are the third most successful band in UK pop history. Ist is Elvis. 2nd is Cliff Richard. Who would have thought it?
Booker T & MGs – Crazy – Show theme
Ward Thomas – When its not me
Brenda Russell – Walking in New York
Sting – Desert Rose
Shakatak – Down on the street – for Rene, who is a big fan
The Shadows – Apache – for Phyl.
Glen Campbell – By the time I get to Phoenix _ Jonty said the words of the title were virtually the last words he said before he left the house tonight.
The Four Tops – Its the same old song
The Foundations – Build me up buttercup
Clare Teal – Chasing cars
Bonnie Tyler – Total eclipse of the heart – for Sue and Leonard and family who I was blessed to be with near Nashville to see the total eclipse.
Beach Boys – Do it again – we will do the watching of the total eclipse again in seven years time, God willing.
Booker T & the MGs – Soul limbo – John e-mailed in and said he recognised the theme from Test Match Special and expected us to talk about cake. We didn’t!
Pentatonix – Somewhere over the rainbow
Kraftwerk – The model – requested by Patrick
The Box Tops – The letter
The Box Tops – Neon rainbow
The Box Tops – Soul deep
Natalie Grant – Clean
Carole King Musical recording – It might as well rain until September
The Crystals – Da do ron ron – We sang along in the studio
Toto – Rosanna
Michael Buble – Everything
The Temptations – Just my imagination – for John, listening to the whole show whilst decorating a kitchen…on Friday evening !?!
Imagination – Just an illusion – for Jonty’s mum and all the family, listening at home
Michel Jackson – Human nature – for Jonty who has just been given an original vinyl copy of the album.
George Martin – Theme 1
Join us next week, when my studio guest is Moira O’Regan, who will be telling us about a dance festival she is organising for the whole family in Hylands Park.