Phil Roberts from the local branch of the Christian Motorcyclists Association told us that all the members share a passion for motorbikes and for Jesus. The CMA was originally founded in the USA where they have thousands of members. Phil is branch chair of the local group covering Essex. Members go to bikers events, wearing their leathers that are emblazoned with both the logo of the association and a cross; Phil had a large white one on the back of his jacket. At some events they set up a tent where they offer a drink and somewhere for people to chat that is quiet amongst the busy and noisy event. When they first did that someone wrote ‘Holy Joes’ on the tent. They thought “great, now we have name for what they do”. They also have a Biker Bible available to give out to anyone who is interested that along with the scriptures has testimonies from, amongst others, Nicko McBrain, drummer in the band Iron Maiden. Phil spoke passionately about his own love of Jesus and how he tries to live as a Christian, inevitably making mistakes but knowing the forgiveness given through having a relationship with Jesus. More info about the CMA can be found via www.bike.org.uk and then following the links to the local group.
London Grammar – Bittersweat symphony
May Hopkin – Those were the days – requested by Phyl as it is Mary’s 69th birthday today.
Steppenwolf – Born to be wild – chosen by Phil – the ultimate biker’s anthem.
Rick Wakeman & Katrina Leskanich – Ride of your life – chosen by Phil.
Jerry Williams – Riding for the Son – chosen by Phil. Written for the USA Christian Motorcyclists Association.
Inspector Morse Theme
Unknow to Amie- Wuthering heights – Kate Bush. Chris listening in Harlow suggested this track for Amie to hear for the first time. Her reaction was that it was very unique. She also thought it was a bit boring and she would not want to hear it too many times! The three guys in the studio did not agree!
Golden Earing – Radar love – requested by Rene. She had loved the interview with Phil and his tracks made her think about biking tracks.
George McCrae – Rock your baby – requested by Patrick. George’s first release and his most successful track.
Level 42 – Good man in a storm – remembering Rowland Charles “Boon” Gould – guitarist in the band and brother of drummer Phil Gould, who passed away this week. He co-wrote this track.
The Four Seasons – Lets hang on – happy birthday lead singer Frankie Valli, 85 today.
Fairground Saints – California
Hunter Hayes – Invisible
Rumours – Fleetwood Mac.
Since release in 1977 this album has sold over 40 million copies. This week it is still in the top 50 on the UK album charts and in the top 200 in the USA. It won the Grammy award for best album in 1978.
Sweet Comfort Band – The waiting is over.
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