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Friday Night Extra 8.11.19 Bookends.

Tonight we had a feature on the award winning Simon & Garfunkel album Bookends. Side one of this concept album follows a journey through aging.

We also celebrated the 73rd birthday of Roy Wood, with tracks by The Move, The Electric Light Orchestra and Wizzard. There was a play for Sophie Griffiths new track released today and local artists The Michael Horner Trio and ECHO. We also had three tracks from the UK singles chart this week in 1976. As it is Remembrance Sunday on 10th, we had a sequence of appropriate songs.
Tonight’s playlist
Judy Collins – Who knows where the time goes
Take that – Rule the world. Requested by Patrick
Remembrance sequence
Aled Jones & Russell Watson – Blowing in the wind, here’s to the heroes – requested by Phyl
Peter Hallett – Peace
Jack Savoretti – Through a soldier’s eyes

A poppy knitted by a member of St. Giles church Mountnessing
Adam & the Ants – Stand and deliver – drummer Terry Lee Mialli celebrating his 61st birthday today.
Celebrating the music of Roy Wood, 73 today.
The Move – Blackberry Way – UK no1
ELO – Mr. Blue sky – ELO sold over 50 million record in their first 14 years of existance.
Wizzard – See my baby jive – UK No1.

Coldplay – Orphans – new track
Sophie Griffiths – Holding on to you (acoustic) – new track
Joni Mitchel – A case of you
Chart this week in 1976

No 1 Chicago – If you leave me now – also a USA no 1
No3 Leo Sayer – You make me feel like dancing – another USA no 1
No18 Rod Stewart – Sailing – written by Gavin Sutherland who said – “Most people take the song to be about a young guy telling his girl friend he’s crossing the Atlantic to be with her. In fact the song’s got nothing to do romance or ships; it’s an account of mankind’s spiritual odyssey through life on his way to freedom and fulfilment with the Supreme Being.”
Michael Horner Trio – My ship – this track really is inspired by sailing.
Extreme – More than words
Feature on Bookends album by Simon & Garfunkel 1968.
America – a song about a young couple on a road trip.
Old friends – a poignant song about two old friends reminiscing on a park bench.
Mrs. Robinson – from side two of the album. In 1968 this became the first rock & roll song to win the Grammy record of the year.
ECHO – You’re all I need to get by – look out for details of local gigs by this great local Gospel & Motown band.
Billy Preston – That’s the way God planned it – live recording made at the charity concert for Bangladesh.
HeatherLynn – Ever
Will Hoge – Middle of America.

Join me next week when by guest is 11 year old Jude Ball who is taking part in the CHESS sleepout for the second time.

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