Sunday Replay

My Final Sunday Replay… Some of the Best!

Enjoyed saying goodbye to the Replay today, and took the opportunity to play a tiny selection of some of my favourite music. With Nile Rodgers playing a blistering set at…

 
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My Penultimate Sunday Replay and Extreme Shampooing!

In my penultimate Sunday Replay we had a story about the new craze of extreme shampooing! An internet blogger called Jim Chapman started the craze, which involves people washing their…

 
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Fathers Day Songs and Static Man

A three hour edition of Sunday Replay today – in the first hour we heard some cool chilled out oldies, then in the next it was songs for Dad’s Day….

 
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The Final Sunday Replay Rocks – Listen Again Here

Well it’s been a great six weeks of 100 classic rock tracks. You can listen again here – http://www.mixcloud.com/bobsimpson391/the-final-sunday-replay-rocks-on-phoenix-fm/ We started how we finished last week – Led Zeppelin –…

 
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Rockin Replay Five – Listen again here.

Ahh despite a few gremlins it was good to rock out again this week! You can hear an edited version of the show here – http://www.mixcloud.com/bobsimpson391/sunday-replay-rocks-on-phoenix-fm-part-5/ This was the music –…

 
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Sunday Replay Rocks! Part 4 – Listen Again Here.

Woo Hoo! – Simpson Rocks on Phoenix FM! Loved the music today! You can enjoy it again here – Play Tracks played were – Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter Rolling…

 
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More Rocking on the Sunday Replay

Another great two hours of Classic Rock on this week’s Sunday Replay courtesy of the following bands – Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here Led Zeppelin – When The…

 
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Rocking Out Replay and D’ukes – The Finest Ukelele Band in the Land – Listen Again Here

We Rocked some more this week, but first, my lovely guests were D’ukes D’ukes are a quirky 8 piece ukulele band that has given the small four-stringed, two hundred year…

 
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Sunday Replay Rocks! – Listen Again Here…

Well we finished the countdown of the top 100 of the 1970’s last week. Where to next I thought….. Yea lets Rock OUT!!! You can listen to the show again…

 
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Top 100 of the 1970’s – The Final Top Ten

Yes we made it all the way down from 100 – 1 The best selling single of the 1970’s was Mull of Kyntire by Wings From next week we are…

 
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The Penultimate Top 100 Of the 1970’s, and the Top Album of the Decade from Simon and Garfunkle

Nearly there! Today we counted down from 28 – 11, leaving the top ten for next week’s final show on the decade. In 3@3 today we featured three songs from…

 
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The Top 100 of the 1970’s

This weeks part of the countdown included 3 tracks from the 3rd best selling album of the 1970’s – Rumours – the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac. Largely recorded in California…

 
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Top 100 of The 1970’s and The Dark Side of the Moon

Today’s tracks took us from number 64 to 44. More on that later but first our top selling album of the 1970’s was Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon….

 
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The Top 100 of the 1970’s part two – Tubular Bells

The 5th best selling album of the 1970’s was Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells and we heard an extract from this just after 3pm Today we continued our countdown of the…

 
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The Top 100 of the 1970’s – ABBA

Today we began our countdown of the top 100 selling singles of the 1970’s. We also featured three tracks from the sixth best selling album of the 1970’s – ABBA…

 
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The Final Soulful Sunday Replay – Sam And Dave

Today was the fifth and final (for now) week of our trip to the world of soul Motown and Disco on The Soulful Sunday Replay. I’ve had a great few…

 
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Phoenix in the Foyer, James Brown and Ray Lewis

After Saturday’s hugely successful Phoenix in the Foyer event I chatted to chief organiser Tony Smith about the event and played him some audience reaction that I recorded as people…

 
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Dani Clay and Marvin Gaye – Only the Best on The Soulful Sunday Replay

A complete pleasure to welcome my guests – The Dani Clay Band –  to Phoenix FM today. Dani, Scott and Jason together gave a fantastic performance on three tracks live…

 
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Wilson Pickett, Dani Clay, The Temptations, The Soul Ladies and The Staple Singers

Today we previewed Dani Clay’s appearance on next week’s Sunday Replay ahead of the great Phoenix in the Foyer event on 9 March. We heard two tracks from Dani as…

 
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The First Soulful Sunday Replay… Featuring The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin

In the first of four shows today we heard some fantastic music and had a brief look at the story of soul music. Soul music first gained a following during…

 
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The Top 10 of The 90’s – Reg Presley and a Close Encounter with Essex Ghost Hunters!

In the final show of the series we counted down the remaining top 10 of the 90’s 1       “ Candle In The Wind 1997″       Elton John 4,868,000 1997 1 “Candle…

 
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The Penultimate Top 100 of the 90’s and the Best Selling Album of the Decade

So we counted down to number 11 today in the Top 100 of The 90’s saving the top 10 for next week. 11     “My Heart Will Go On”        Celine Dion       …

 
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Top 100 of the 90’s – Simply Red Stars

Part 4 counted down from number 44 – number 27. 27 “Torn” Natalie Imbruglia 982,000 1997 2 Imbruglia received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, for Torn,…

 
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The Top 100 of The Nineties and The Spice Girls

On this wintry day we spent a couple of hours in The Nineties. Part three took us down the countdown from number 61. The music was (in reverse order) –…

 
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The Top 100 of the 90s – 80-62 and Talk on Corners

Part two today took us from number 80 down to 62… 62     “D’You Know What I Mean?”       Oasis          707,000     1997 1 Written by Noel Gallagher and released as the first single…

 
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The Top 100 of The Nineties and a Jagged Little Pill

Hey I so enjoyed this first show of the new year – For the next five weeks it’s the top 100 of the Nineties. In reverse order the tracks played…

 
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Happy New Year – 2012 Review – Vanquish, Doogie, Breakforcover, D’Ukes and Those we have Lost

So to the last Sunday Replay of 2012. I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and are looking forward to all those New Year celebrations. As we find ourselves at…

 
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Christmas Dedications on The Sunday Replay

It was over to you for your Christmas Dedications this week – First one for me! The Beach Boys – Merry Christmas Baby For Angela’s Mum – Michael Buble –…

 
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Ghosts of Christmas Past – Christmas Number Ones

On today’s show we revisited some Christmas number one’s of the past, for a change though I chose hits that were not actual Christmas records as I’m sure we’ll be…

 
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All The Way to Number 1 – Band Aid, The Top Selling Single of the Eighties

In the final 80’s show today we heard the top ten….. [1] DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS – Band Aid – Written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984…

 
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Lighting Up The Top 100 of The Eighties in Brentwood and Shenfield!

Well it was a busy weekend for Phoenix and me, helping both Brentwood and Shenfield to switch on their Christmas lights. Congratulations to everyone involved in these highly successful events,…

 
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The Top 100 of the Eighties Part 4 and Whitney Houston

Part 4 today included some solid gold and one or two turkeys! Well it’ll soon be Christmas after all… In reverse order – [21] SWING THE MOOD – Jive Bunny…

 
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The Top 100 of the 80’s Part 3 and Queen at Live Aid

This 60 – 41 of the Top 100 of the 80’s – in reverse order – [41] LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE – Bucks Fizz (740,000) [42] NOTHING’S GONNA STOP US…

 
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The Top 100 of the Eighties Part Two

In today’s show we counted down from 80 to 61. We took a look at some of the events of 1982 and 1983 and relived a couple of the top…

 
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The Eighties Top 100 – Part One

Ah the Eighties! In the coming weeks on Sunday Replay we’ll count down the Top 100 singles of that fabulous decade as well as taking a look at year-by-year events…

 
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The Beatles

Final Beatles episode today – From next week – The top 100 of the Eighties. Yellow Submarine The Yellow Submarine LP, issued in January 1969, contained only the four previously…

 
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The Beatles Story Episode 3 – 3@3 Paul McCartney – and D’Ukes

I much enjoyed today’s show despite a few technical problems. We started with The Beatles. Episode 3 Paperback Writer In 1966 during a tour of the Philippines, the group unintentionally…

 
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The Beatles Episode 2 – 3@3 – George Harrison

Episode Two Today on the Sunday Replay we continued our tribute to The Beatles 50 years after the release of their 1st single Love me Do. Last week took us…

 
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The Beatles Story Part One – and Vanquish

I was delighted to be joined in the studio today by up and coming girl band Vanquish. More on that later but first part one of the Beatles Story… 50…

 
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1960 – The Beatles – Andy Williams – Frank Wilson

The final show of the top hits of the past 5 decades concluded at the start – 1960. The music we heard was Eddie Cochran – Three steps to Heaven…

 
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2009 Bon Jovi and Bad 25

In the penultimate show of the top hits of the last 5 decades (only 1960 to go next week now) we travelled back to 2009 – Pixie Lott – Boys…

 
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2008 – ELO – Ray and Jan Spiller

This week it was the year that Boris Johnson became London Mayor – 2008 Gabriella Cilmi – Sweet About Me The top selling tracks of the year were – 1….

 
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1961 – The Space Race and Dire Straits

Off to 1961 this week – The year the space race began. Yuri Gagarin beating Alan Shepherd into Space. JFK announced that the US would land a man on the…

 
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1984 – Oasis – Max and Hal – LISTEN AGAIN HERE

Todays Replay included a visit to 1984 with the top selling hits of the year – You can catch an edited version of the show here – [Audio clip: view full…

 
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2007 – 10cc – Scott MacKenzie and Neil Armstrong. LISTEN AGAIN HERE

Really enjoyed the music on today’s show – all the best from 2007… Why not have a listen here if you missed it – [Audio clip: view full post to…

 
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1977 & Hopefield Animal Sanctuary on Sunday Replay

Lots of fun sitting in for Bob on the Sunday Replay, in association with Kirby’s Coaches Essex on the Sunday Replay on August 12th. In the first hour I had…

 
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Hot Times – 1964 – Simply Red and The Dandy – Listen Again Here

In the blistering heat of the hottest day of the year so far I managed to escape the high temperatures in the comfort of our air conditioned studio. To cool…

 
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2006 – Dusty – Gold Medal Music

On this fantastic weekend for Team GB we travelled back just 6 years to 2006 – Madonna – Sorry The top ten selling singles of the year were – 1…

 
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1973 – The Eagles – New from Elton John – Listen Again Here!

Returning after a week away it was great to get back to the music! The first hour featured a trip back to 1973 starting with one from James Blunt NOT…

 
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OMG – Bob’s at number 1!

It was a real pleasure to sit in for Bob this afternoon, and he’d chosen a great top 10 year for me to start the show. Starting with the anti-climax…

 
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1991, Wind-Up Radio and The Pretenders

Today we featured the year that Trevor Bayliss invented the clockwork radio – 1991. Songs featured were: Tom Petty – Learning to Fly EMF – Unbelievable The top selling tunes…

 
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Blue Music – The Corrs – Olympic Flames and Goodbye Ed

Wow a packed show today when we tried to improve the appalling weather by playing some “blue” tracks hoping for some blue sky Barry Blue – Dancing on a Saturday…

 
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1963 and Chic

Sunday Replay this week headed back 49 years to the year of Beatlemania – 1963 Beach Boys – Little Duece Coupe Elvis – Devil in Disguise Billy J Kramer and…

 
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1989 – George Michael and DOOGIE HUNTER!

A trip back to 1989 on todays show – Lisa Stansfield – All Around the World The top selling tunes of the year were – 1 Ride On Time –…

 
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2003 – Genesis – Dad’s Day

Back to 2003 this week… Sugababes – Hole in the Head Elton John – Are you Ready for Love Christina Aguilera – Beautiful The top selling tunes of the year…

 
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1974 – The Kinks – Liverpool – Doogie Hunter

A show full of great music this week – in the first hour, a trip back to 1974… Suzi Quatro – Devil Gate Drive Alvin Stardust – Jealous Mind Sweet…

 
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Royal Diamond Jubilee Connections and the Strawberry Fair

Celebrating The Royal Jubilee I dug around in my massive oldies sack for music with Royal Diamond Jubilee connections and came up with these tracks. Spin Doctors – Two Princes…

 
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1965 and Robin Gibb

Great music from 1965 on this sweltering hot day. So glad we have a window in our new studio! The Four Tops – It’s the Same Old Song The Beach…

 
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1995 D’ukes and Donna Summer

Quite a show today! Very much enjoyed having my guests D’ukes in the studio in the second hour, but first off it was back to 1995 for an hour of…

 
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1983 – Olympic Concert and the Coronation Street Musical!

Top tunes from 1983 today – Every Breath you Take – The Police The Top Ten Of the year were – 1 Karma Chameleon – Culture Club 2 Uptown Girl…

 
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2004 and Cher

Back to the hits of 2004 this week – Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get it Started Natasha Beddingfield – These Words Maroon 5 – This Love U2 – Vertigo…

 
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1972 – Bon Jovi – Bert Weedon – Billericay Town – St George’s Day

Back 40 Years to 1972 this week Rod Stewart – You Wear it Well Layla – Derek & the Dominoes Elton John – Rocket Man Michael Jackson – Ben The…

 
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15 Years ago – 1997 – Diana

Was it really that long ago? Sad news that year dominated everything else and produced the year’s best selling single from Elton John – Candle in the Wind 1997 –…

 
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The Motown Story

Sunday replay this Easter Sunday dwelt in the magical music of Motown for a whole two hours. Too much great music to mention. The Motown story is the story of…

 
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1967… All Fools Day… Death to the Pirates!

Today’s Sunday Replay returned to 1967, the year pirate radio ended… You can catch the whole show again here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] The Hollies – Carrie…

 
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1990, Mick Satan and the Rockin Devils

This week on Sunday Replay we went back 22 years to 1990. Was it really that long ago??? The top ten selling singles of that year were: 1 Unchained Melody…

 
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1986 and Your Mothers Day Dedications

Your very own radio show. Yes Sunday Replay this week was part presented by you, our listeners recording your Mothers Day dedications on location in Brentwood and Billericay. But First…

 
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1969, Jam and Breakforcover!

Very enjoyable show today thanks to my Fab guests Breakforcover! The first hour was spent in 1969 though – The Beatles – The Ballad of John and Yoko Amen Corner…

 
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What a Mix! 1975 – The Monkees – Frank Carson – Breakforcover

Back to 1975 this week – Status Quo – Down Down The Tymes – Ms Grace Johnny Nash – Tears on my Pillow 1 Bye Bye Baby – The Bay…

 
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1998, Bob Marley, Breakforcover

Busy show today that was invaded by the gremlins. It wasn’t enough that my hard drive died on me one hour before the show, the Phoenix webcam stopped working and…

 
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1962, Led Zeppelin and the Sun in my Eyes!

Back a whole half century to 1962 this week, and boy did I enjoy the music… Neil Sedaka – Breaking Up is Hard to Do Bruce Chanel – Hey Baby…

 
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2001 and The London Leopards on Sunday Replay

We took a trip back to 2001 today for the major events of that year and listened to some of the music. Roger Sanchez – Another Chance Christina Aguilera, Lil’…

 
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Sunday Replay – 1979 – Little Richard – Keeping Warm in the Snow

With Brentwood and Billericay covered in snow we took a trip back to 1979 this week for the last Sunday Replay from the Baytree Centre. Pink Floyd – Another Brick…

 
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Sunday Replay 29 January. Cool Brittania and Girl Power 1996

Back to 1996 this week in Spice Girl territory… Top Ten Singles of 96 were.. 10 – Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis 9 – 2 Become 1 –…

 
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Sunday Replay, 1981, ABC, Mohammed Ali…

In the week of Mohammed Ali’s 70th Birthday we payed tribute to The Greatest in the second hour of the programme but first, it was a trip back to 1981…

 
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Sunday Replay 15th January 2012 – 1970

All the way back to 1970 this week – 42 years ago, wow is it that long ago really? The top ten of 1970 were 1. The Wonder of You…

 
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Sunday Replay 8 Jan. 2002 and The Buskin Boys

Today we revisited 2002, heard the top ten selling tunes of the year and reviewed some of the year’s events. Top Ten 2002: 1. Anything is Possible/Evergreen – Will Young…

 
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Sunday Replay 8th January…. 2002 and The Buskin Boys

On this weeks show on Sunday at 2pm we’ll be journeying back ten years to replay the music and events of 2002. In the second hour I will be joined…

 
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A New Year’s Replay

A Brand New Year – Some Good Old Songs – Most of them on the theme of Passing Time Dina Carroll – A Perfect Year Guy Lombardo and his Royal…

 
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A New Years Replay… Sunday 1st January 2012

Join me this New Years Day at 2pm for a New Years Replay, a relaxing mix of music related to the passing of time and a review of 2011, remembering…

 
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25th/26th December – A Christmas Replay

Merry Christmas Everyone! This is the music :- David Essex – Winter’s Tale Greg Lake – I Believe in Father Christmas Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is…

 
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Sunday Replay Christmas Party 18 December

Well there I was in my party hat looking forward to pulling my cracker and enjoying the Sunday Replay Christmas party, a mix of great party and Christmas tunes. In…

 
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Sunday Replay Christmas Party 18 December

Yes everyone is invited to the Sunday Replay Christmas Party, this Sunday on Phoenix FM when we’ll have a mix of great party music, some fave christmas tunes, and some…

 
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Sunday Replay 11th December – Three in One

Todays show was an extended version of the Sunday Replay that took on a different flavour in each of the three hours. The first hour was a mix of good…

 
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A Whole Extra Hour of Sunday Replay – This Sunday 1pm

Join me at the earlier time of 1pm this week for our usual mix of great oldies, plus a trip back to 1992 and a look at that year’s major…

 
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Countdown to Christmas – Sunday Replay 4 December

With only three weeks to go to Christmas day we started the Sunday Replay countdown to Christmas today, but not before we travelled back to 1976 for an hour of…

 
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Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five. Sunday Replay, 27 November

Paul McCartney and Wings introduced our featured year this week – 1985. Along with some events of that year we heard the ten best selling tunes: 1. Jennifer Rush –…

 
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Sunday Replay with Ed Wellman & Kirby’s Coaches

Great pleasure to sit in for Bob this afternoon on the Sunday Replay with Kirby’s Coaches. Featured year today was 1974, well I just about remember that! Bay City Rollers…

 
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Bad News Year 1993 Sunday Replay 13 November

I found it almost impossible to find any good news from 1993 this week, it seemed to be all death and disaster so we concentrated on the music instead! Top…

 
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Presenter’s Trousers Catch Fire on Sunday Replay 6 November!

Great drama at the Sunday Replay bonfire party today when Bob Simpson’s trousers caught fire, but more of that later… First we revisited 1982 with a look at the year’s…

 
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Listen Out for The Sunday Replay Bonfire Party. Sunday from 2pm

Yes this Sunday here on Phoenix all are welcome to join me for The Sunday Replay Bonfire Party, a selection of the worst possible links to Fire/Firework related music tracks…

 
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Boo! Spooky Sunday Replay 30 October

I managed to escape the studio for most of the second hour of today’s show when it was taken over by my (almost) live guests, Michael Jackson, Vincent Price, Ghosts,…

 
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1966 and all that – Sunday Replay 23 October

On the day that New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup Final we celebrated another great World Cup victory in 1966 by the England Football Team. We learned that the…

 
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Back to 1977 – This Week’s Sunday Replay 16 October

The year of The Queen’s Silver Jubilee, The Death of Elvis and The beginning of Star Wars were remembered in this week’s show. The top selling singles of the year…

 
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Sunday Replay 9 October 2011 – Number Ones

Todays show was a blast of number one hits from the past in alphabetical order by artist. A couple of “cheats” with the more difficult letters of the alphabet, but…

 
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Sunday Replay 2 October – Back to 1987

In the sweltering heat of a steamy studio today we revisited 1987 – The year of the great storm, the stock market crash, and Rick Astley! The top selling singles…

 
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Sunday Replay 25 September

Today’s Sunday Replay was a trip back to 1999 for the year’s Top Ten Selling Singles. 1. Britney Spears – Baby one More Time 2. Blue (Da Ba Dee) –…

 
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Sunday Replay 18 September

On today’s Sunday Replay at 2pm we counted down the top ten hits of 1980 and looked at some of the key events of that year. The Top Ten Best…

 
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SUNDAY REPLAY – PLAYLIST 7th AUGUST 2011

Once again I had the pleasure of “sitting in” on the Sunday Replay this week. We enjoyed a “round trip” of music across 6 decades, starting and finishing in 1959….

 
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Sunday Replay – 31st July 2011

I had the pleasure of covering Sunday Replay today and we started off the show with 10cc and Dreadlock Holiday  followed by the well known Take On Me by A1….

 
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SUNDAY REPLAY – Playlist 24th July 2011

For a fourth time this year I was delighted to have the opportunity to play some of my favourite “oldies” on THE SUNDAY REPLAY yesterday. “OLD TIME ROCK ‘N ROLL”…

 
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SUNDAY REPLAY

I was delighted to have had the opportunity to sit in on The SUNDAY REPLAY again on Father’s Day. We started with a current song from Young Lives and Human…

 
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SUNDAY REPLAY – 1st May 2011

Yesterday I had the pleasure of deputising for the holidaying, Dave Turner on The Sunday Replay. This gave me the opportunity to play some of my favourite tracks. We kicked…

 
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Sunday replay goes all advertising

Something different for this Sunday. Advertising is a good way of selling music or just reminding you of music of the past. So with some great tracks adverting anyhing from…

 
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One hit wonders

Today I thought I try something a bit different. We all know about those one hit wonders where they come from and where they went. Today we had some cracking…

 
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The Sunday time will forget!!!!!

What a weekend!!!! How did it all go wrong. Well Friday evening was my time in the top 20’s with the David Bowie night. This allmost went to plan. Well…

 
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Motown greats

Well I had a great idea of getting some of the best music ever produced played on Sunday 20th Feb. Why because we dont seem to play enough Motown. So,…

 
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Today we head back to 1995

As we roll the year back to 1995. With the battle of the Brit Pop bands Oasis, Blur and Pulp all vieng for the top No 1 British band. Easy…

 
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This year that was …

1980! As is the norm I kick off with something slow. So today we went for Barbara SteIsand’s woman in love. A really great track. With begining of the 80’s…

 
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I was only thirteen in 1985

Well today saw me go back to the eighties. 85 was the year so thought I’d have a good look round for what I could play. I had to start…

 
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Back to 1972

Well we went back to the year 1972 to see what delights we had to play. Even tho I checked many web sites to confirm these are hits of 1972…

 
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