Brentwood, 1.34am: 9°C, overcast clouds

Friday Night Extra 1.2.19. 60s special.

We had a special show tonight featuring mainly music from the 1960s. 12 year old Amy, who reads the weather and events chatted throughout the first hour. She said at the start that she knew nothing about 60s music. By 9 o’clock she was a convert! This week in 1969 was the feature chart. In the second hour we heard about the career of the Everley Brothers. Sue and Leonard listening in Kentucky told us that where they live now is about 10 miles from where Don and Phil were born. They also told  us that the Everly’s music had many special memories for them.  Last week we heard about the Baby Shower Bake Off at Margaretting C of E Primary today. I was lucky enough to attend. Part of the activities was a quiz with 14 questions about Harry and Megan. I asked 5 of them tonight. Patrick was the winner, e-mailing in 3 correct answers. More next week!

Tonight’s playlist

Bob Dylan – The times they are a changing

Beatles – Hello, goodbye

Beach Boys – Wouldn’t it be nice – for Jonty studying hard at home.

Isley Brothers – Behind the painted smile – requested by Patrick

Buddy Holly – Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue got married – request one, get one free – two tracks played for Phyl.

Chart this week in 1969

No1 – Fleetwood Mac – Albatross

No2 – Move – Blackberry way

No3 – Stevie Wonder – For once in my life

No10 – The Foundations – Build me up Buttercup

No 13 – Martha Reeves & the Vandellas – Dancing in the street – Nicola reminded us this was a re-release and was originally a hit in 1964

ELO – Mr Blue sky – requested by John as he said on a day like today, with a grey sky and snow, we needed this track. He also said when he tuned in at 8 he thought things sounded not quite right. He realised he was listening to Phoenix radio in Lusaka!

No 34 this week in 1969 Booker T and the MGs – Soul limbo – Rene e-mailed in and simply put CRICKET.

Billy Joel – Piano man – for David & Alison who will listen to the recording later on.

Harry Styles – Sign of the  times – birthday boy Harry 25 today.


Dusty Springfield – Windmills of your mind – remembering Michelle Legrand who composed the music for this track and over 200 film scores.

James Ingram & Michael McDonald – Yo Mon B There – remembering Grammy award winner James.

Phil Collins – A groovy kind of love

Dion – Abraham, Martin & John – loved by Chris, marking school books and thinking about going for a run tomorrow in Harlow.

Everley Brothers – Cathy’s clown, Wake up little Susie & Price of love. Rene was being told off by her husband for singing along too loud!

Joe South – The games people play

Jackson 5 – ABC

Join us next week when my guests Elizabeth and Peter will tell us about the new ‘Christians against poverty’ centre that has opened in Brentwood.


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