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Friday Night Extra 25.10.19 with an appreciation of Diana Ross.

Diana Ross is touring the States and in 2020 will be headlining the Glastonbury Legends stage. By then she will be aged 76 years. We looked back at her career.

The featured chart took us back to this week in 1962. Amie liked the tracks and thought they would be good for dancing.
Tonight’s playlist
Lauren Housley – My sleeping heart. – Guest Paul Carr introduced us last week to Lauren’s music.

Tom Jones – God help the poor and needy
Cliff Richard – Do you wanna dance – Requested by Phyl. Released in May 1962.
Christie – Yellow River – This 1970 hit was requested by Patrick. The backing track was produced for the Tremeloes but they thought it was too pop orientated. A different singer was added and the track became an international hit.
Katy Perry – Chained to the rhythm – Amie guessed correctly that Katie was born in 1984.

Yes – Wonderous stories – lead singer Jon Anderson born this day in 1944
Status Quo – Pictures of matchstick men – Ray Lynes, original keyboard player, born this day in 1943. Patrick e-mailed in that he was 76 years old. Ray is still playing live gigs in Australia.
Pretenders – Brass in the pocket – band member Robbie McIntosh born this day in 1979.
Chart this week in 1962
No 1 Tornadoes – Telstar – the Joe Meek produced instrumental would be No 1 in the USA in December.

No2 Little Eva – Locomotion
No7 Chris Montez – Let’s dance
David Pictkhall Big Band – Don’t get around anymore – from the album DPBB
Hunter Hayes – Rescue
An appreciation of the career of Diana Ross
Supremes – Stop in the name of love
Diana Ross – Ain’t no mountain high enough, Theme from Mahogany, My old piano, Easy living
Sophie Griffiths – Holding on to you (acoustic – a great new track from Sophie.

Stevie Wonder – Saturn
Bishop Laurie Green – How high the moon – amazing guitar playing from Bishop Laurie. The charity album from which this comes is available on his website.
Lauren Diagle _ Look up child
KT Tunstall – Suddenly I see
Marvin Gaye – God is good
Labi Siffre – Something inside so strong
Piano Guys – Its gonna be OK
Join me next week for another two hours of great music, broadcast live from Brentwood.

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