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My Final Sunday Replay… Some of the Best!

My Final Sunday Replay… Some of the Best!

Bob Simpson June 30, 2013 0

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 Glastonbury on Friday I

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My Penultimate Sunday Replay and Extreme Shampooing!

My Penultimate Sunday Replay and Extreme Shampooing!

Bob Simpson June 23, 2013 0

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 hair in extreme places.

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Fathers Day Songs and Static Man

Fathers Day Songs and Static Man

Bob Simpson June 17, 2013 0

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. We heard, Alexander O’Neal

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The Final Sunday Replay Rocks – Listen Again Here

The Final Sunday Replay Rocks – Listen Again Here

Bob Simpson June 9, 2013 0

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 – Rock and Roll AC/DC

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Rockin Replay Five – Listen again here.

Rockin Replay Five – Listen again here.

Bob Simpson June 2, 2013 0

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 - LED ZEPPELIN – ROCK

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Sunday Replay Rocks! Part 4 – Listen Again Here.

Sunday Replay Rocks! Part 4 – Listen Again Here.

Bob Simpson May 27, 2013 0

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 Stones – (I Can’t

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More Rocking on the Sunday Replay

More Rocking on the Sunday Replay

Bob Simpson May 19, 2013 0

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 Levee Breaks Cream –

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

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

Bob Simpson May 12, 2013 0

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 old, modest ukulele a

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Sunday Replay Rocks! – Listen Again Here…

Sunday Replay Rocks! – Listen Again Here…

Bob Simpson May 5, 2013 1

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 here – http://www.mixcloud.com/bobsimpson391/sunday-replay-rocks-part-one/ For the

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

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

Bob Simpson April 28, 2013 0

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 rocking out on the

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

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

Bob Simpson April 21, 2013 0

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 Simon and Garfunkle, celebrating

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The Top 100 of the 1970’s

The Top 100 of the 1970’s

Bob Simpson April 15, 2013 0

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 during 1976 and was released

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

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

Bob Simpson April 7, 2013 0

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. This was the 4th

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

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

Bob Simpson March 31, 2013 0

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 top selling singles of

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The Top 100 of the 1970’s – ABBA

The Top 100 of the 1970’s – ABBA

Bob Simpson March 24, 2013 0

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 –  Greatest Hits. The album was

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The Final Soulful Sunday Replay – Sam And Dave

The Final Soulful Sunday Replay – Sam And Dave

Bob Simpson March 17, 2013 0

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 weeks playing some of

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Phoenix in the Foyer, James Brown and Ray Lewis

Phoenix in the Foyer, James Brown and Ray Lewis

Bob Simpson March 10, 2013 0

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 left The Brentwood Centre

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

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

Bob Simpson March 3, 2013 0

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 in Phoenix FMs Studio

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

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

Bob Simpson February 24, 2013 0

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 well as a brief

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

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

Bob Simpson February 17, 2013 0

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 the 1950s. At that

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

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

Bob Simpson February 10, 2013 0

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 in the Wind 1997”

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

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

Bob Simpson February 3, 2013 0

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        1,310,000 1998 1 From

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Top 100 of the 90’s – Simply Red Stars

Top 100 of the 90’s – Simply Red Stars

Bob Simpson January 27, 2013 0

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, losing to Celine Dion’s

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The Top 100 of The Nineties and The Spice Girls

The Top 100 of The Nineties and The Spice Girls

Bob Simpson January 20, 2013 0

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) - 45 “Ooh Aah… Just

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

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

Bob Simpson January 13, 2013 0

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 from their third album Be

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The Top 100 of The Nineties and a Jagged Little Pill

The Top 100 of The Nineties and a Jagged Little Pill

Bob Simpson January 6, 2013 0

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 today were – (followed

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

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

Bob Simpson December 30, 2012 0

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 the end of the

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Christmas Dedications on The Sunday Replay

Christmas Dedications on The Sunday Replay

Bob Simpson December 23, 2012 0

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 – Christmas  (Baby Please Come

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Ghosts of Christmas Past – Christmas Number Ones

Ghosts of Christmas Past – Christmas Number Ones

Bob Simpson December 16, 2012 0

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 hearing enough of those

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

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

Bob Simpson December 10, 2012 0

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 to raise money for

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

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

Bob Simpson December 3, 2012 0

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, the organisers, Phoenix FM

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The Top 100 of the Eighties Part 4 and Whitney Houston

The Top 100 of the Eighties Part 4 and Whitney Houston

Bob Simpson November 25, 2012 0

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 & The Mastermixers –

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

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

Bob Simpson November 18, 2012 0

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 NOW – Starship (740,000)

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The Top 100 of the Eighties Part Two

The Top 100 of the Eighties Part Two

Bob Simpson November 11, 2012 0

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 TV moments of the

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The Eighties Top 100 – Part One

The Eighties Top 100 – Part One

Bob Simpson November 4, 2012 0

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 and the top TV

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The Beatles

The Beatles

Bob Simpson October 28, 2012 0

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 unreleased songs that had

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

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

Bob Simpson October 21, 2012 0

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 snubbed the nation’s first

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The Beatles Episode 2 – 3@3 – George Harrison

The Beatles Episode 2 – 3@3 – George Harrison

Bob Simpson October 14, 2012 0

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 up to late 1964

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The Beatles Story Part One – and Vanquish

The Beatles Story Part One – and Vanquish

Bob Simpson October 7, 2012 0

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 years ago this month

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1960 – The Beatles – Andy Williams – Frank Wilson

1960 – The Beatles – Andy Williams – Frank Wilson

Bob Simpson September 30, 2012 1

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 Hollywood Argyles – Alley

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2009 Bon Jovi and Bad 25

2009 Bon Jovi and Bad 25

Bob Simpson September 23, 2012 0

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 and Girls JLS –

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2008 – ELO – Ray and Jan Spiller

2008 – ELO – Ray and Jan Spiller

Bob Simpson September 16, 2012 0

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. Alexandra Burke – Hallelujah

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1961 – The Space Race and Dire Straits

1961 – The Space Race and Dire Straits

Bob Simpson September 9, 2012 0

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 moon before the end

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1984 – Oasis – Max and Hal – LISTEN AGAIN HERE

1984 – Oasis – Max and Hal – LISTEN AGAIN HERE

Bob Simpson September 2, 2012 0

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 –  1 Do They Know It’s Christmas –

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

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

Bob Simpson August 26, 2012 0

Really enjoyed the music on today’s show – all the best from 2007… Why not have a listen here if you missed it - first - Mutya Buena – Real Girl Scouting for Girls

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1977 & Hopefield Animal Sanctuary on Sunday Replay

1977 & Hopefield Animal Sanctuary on Sunday Replay

Ed Wellman August 20, 2012 0

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 a trawl though the

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

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

Bob Simpson August 19, 2012 0

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 everybody off we escaped

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2006 – Dusty – Gold Medal Music

2006 – Dusty – Gold Medal Music

Bob Simpson August 6, 2012 0

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 Gnarls Barkley – Crazy

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

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

Bob Simpson July 29, 2012 0

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 from 1973 but called

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OMG – Bob’s at number 1!

OMG – Bob’s at number 1!

Alan Johnson July 22, 2012 0

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 of the millennium bug,

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1991, Wind-Up Radio and The Pretenders

1991, Wind-Up Radio and The Pretenders

Bob Simpson July 15, 2012 0

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 of the year were:

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Blue Music – The Corrs – Olympic Flames and Goodbye Ed

Blue Music – The Corrs – Olympic Flames and Goodbye Ed

Bob Simpson July 8, 2012 1

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 Night ELO – Mr

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1963 and Chic

1963 and Chic

Bob Simpson July 3, 2012 0

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 The Dakotas – Little

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1989 – George Michael and DOOGIE HUNTER!

1989 – George Michael and DOOGIE HUNTER!

Bob Simpson June 24, 2012 11

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 – Black Box 2 Swing

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2003 – Genesis – Dad’s Day

2003 – Genesis – Dad’s Day

Bob Simpson June 17, 2012 0

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 were… 1 Where Is

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1974 – The Kinks – Liverpool – Doogie Hunter

1974 – The Kinks – Liverpool – Doogie Hunter

Bob Simpson June 10, 2012 0

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 Sensation – Sad Sweet

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Royal Diamond Jubilee Connections and the Strawberry Fair

Royal Diamond Jubilee Connections and the Strawberry Fair

Bob Simpson June 4, 2012 0

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 King – The Taste

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1965 and Robin Gibb

1965 and Robin Gibb

Bob Simpson May 27, 2012 0

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 Boys – California Girls

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1995 D’ukes and Donna Summer

1995 D’ukes and Donna Summer

Bob Simpson May 20, 2012 0

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 the best selling music

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1983 – Olympic Concert and the Coronation Street Musical!

1983 – Olympic Concert and the Coronation Street Musical!

Bob Simpson May 6, 2012 0

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 –  Billy Joel 3

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2004 and Cher

2004 and Cher

Bob Simpson April 29, 2012 0

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 Girls Aloud – I’ll

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

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

Bob Simpson April 22, 2012 0

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 top ten of the

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15 Years ago – 1997 – Diana

15 Years ago – 1997 – Diana

Bob Simpson April 15, 2012 0

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 – The death of Diana

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The Motown Story

The Motown Story

Bob Simpson April 8, 2012 1