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Friday Night Extra 10.1.19 Thank you for the music.

Tonight we celebrated the legacy of music left by those who gave their final curtain call in 2019. Listeners commented that this was a real mix of very talented artists who had left a wonderful variety of music.

We began by amazing ourselves that yesterday was the birthday of Elvis Presley. If he had been with us, this would have been his 85th birthday. Both Patrick and Phyl e-mailed in asking for an Elvis track. Patrick asked specifically for his version of the Neil Sedaka song, Solitaire.

Elvis Presley – Solitaire

Walker brothers – Make it easy on yourself – for regular listener Susan who loves Scott Walker.

Scott Walker – The old man’s back again – from the album Scott , now seen asĀ  a classic.

Noel Harrison – Windmills of your mind – Oscar winning song written by Michel Legrand

Monkees – Last train to Clarksville, A little bit me – remembering Peter Tork

Andre Previn – I remember you. Just in time. Two jazz recordings from 1961.

Johnny Clegg – Scatterlings of Africa

Cream – White room – remembering Ginger Baker

Kenny Lynch – Up on the roof

Earth Wind & Fire – September. Pet Shop Boys ft. Dusty Springfield – both tracks written by Allee Willis

Bonzo Dog D00 Dah Band – Urban Spaceman. The Ruttles – Piggy in the Middle.

Two tracks featuring Neil Innes, who was born in Danbury.

Chart this week in 1980 How can that be 40 years ago?

No. 1 Pretenders – Brass in the pocket – Chrissie Hynde did not want this track released as se did not like it.

No 8 Beat – Tears of a clown

No10 Tourists – I only want to be with you

No 12 Booker T & MGs – Green Onions – recorded in 1962. Awarded a Grammy Hall of Fame award in 1999.

Rocket Man – Taron Egerton

I’m Gonna love you again – Elton John & Taron Egerton

Whiz Khalife ft Charlie Puth – See you again

Goodbye Look – Eye to eye

Join me next week when my guest is Louise McConnell from Kids Inspire.

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