Brentwood, 6.44pm: 12°C, broken clouds

Friday Night Extra 26.4.19 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Our feature album tonight was Elton John’s classic Goodbye Yellow brick road from 1973. It has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and is regarded as Elton John’s best album. In 2003 it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The album was ranked as number 91 in Rolling Stone magazines 500 greatest albums of all time. We celebrated the birthday of Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor, 59 years old today. We also celebrated the 77th birthday of Alan Price last Friday. It was good to have Amie back with us tonight. She had some interesting anecdotes from her life.
Tonight’s playlist
Lauren Daigle – Still rolling stones
The Piano Guys – Its gonna be OK
Beatles – Eleanor Rigby
The Springfields _ Island of dreams – requested by Phyl
Elvis Presley – Can’t help falling in love – the original version from 1961. Requested by Patrick and loved by Nicola.
Unknow to Amie
Wet Wet Wet – Love is all around – Amie had never heard this track before. She listened with the headphones on and no conversation with anyone in the studio as it played. Her reaction was that it was really nice. Nicola had seen the film Four weddings & a funeral from which it came. Amie was rather surprised that this track was no 1 for 15 weeks in the summer of 1994. Despite continually selling, some radio stations refused to play it after it had been at the top of the charts for 10 weeks. The song had a further 20 weeks in the UK Top 75. It has sold 1.9 million copies in the UK, making it the best selling love ballard of all time.
Birthday – Roger Taylor – Duran Duran – A view to a kill

Coldplay – Clocks – requested by Susan.
Les Reed RIP. Les co-wrote 60 hit songs. Allmusic noted “In the mid-1960s it was unusual for a British singles chart not to include a Les Reed song.
Tom Jones – it’s not unusual – co-wrote by Les Reed
The Les Reed Orchestra – Man of Action – them themes tune of pirate radio station Radio Nordsee International.
Bryan Duncan – Love takes time
Spyro Gyra – Morning dance. A UK no 17 in 1979. RIP Dave Samuels vibraphone and marimba player in this jazz group.
UB40 – Gravy train
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – three tracks – title track – Candle in the wind – Saturday Nights alright for fighting
Sophie Griffiths – Numb – from her new EP.
Beach Boys – Bob requested Wouldn’t it be nice. Request one, get one free! Blue birds over the mountain
Karen Gibson and the Kingdom choir – Stand by me – with the royal baby expected at any time, a track from the wedding. Also Karen and choir are on tour in the UK at this time.
Alan Price – Jarrow song – a UK no 6 in 1974
Dolly Parton & Pentatonix – Jolene – Karin said this was a Guilty Pleasure. I just think it is a pleasure.
The Goodbye Look – Eye to eye

Walk off the Earth _ Somebody that I used to know
Van Morrison – Full force gale.
Join me next week when my guest is Phil Roberts from the Christian Motorcyclists Association.

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