Tonight’s music mix included the track from Elton John from Rocket man that has been nominated for an Oscar for best original music for a film. We had five contestants for ‘Guess the year’. Joint winners were Chris in Harlow and Patrick in Ingatestone. Nicola and Amie in Brentwood and Rene in Ingatestone were close behind. The feature vintage chart came from this week in 1968.
Elton John – Love me again
Adam Faith – What do you want? requested by Derek in Enfield. At one minute and forty three seconds it is the shortest track to ever be a UK no1.
Jethro Tull – Living in the past – requested by Patrick in Ingatestone. A track in 5/4 time.
Tom Jones – Lord help the poor and needy – from 2010 album Praise & blame.
Brian Travers from UB 40 is 61 today. We played ‘Can’t help falling in love’
David Bryan from Bon Jovi – 58 today. We played ‘When we were beautiful’
Joe English, drummer with Wings – 71 today. We played ‘Live and let die’ – loved by Nicola.
Alan Lancaster, original bassist in Status Quo. We played Pictures of Matchstick men. In the chart this week in 1968. Amie though it sounded weird having never heard anything like it before. The Quo’s only USA chart hit.
Lady Antebellum – What I’m leaving for – from the 2019 album ‘Oceans’.
Faith Hill – The kiss
Stevie Wonder – Living in the city
Crowded House – Weather with you – for Amie.
Shakatak – Living in the UK – loved by Bob in Harlow.
Strawbs – Lay down – Nicola and Tim knew this was loosely based on Psalm 23.
Brentwood School Big Band – Smooth
Chart this week in 1968
No1. Love Affair – Everlasting love
No 15. Beach Boys – Darlin
No 20. Four Tops – Walk away Rene
Shires – A thousand hallelujahs
Lighthouse Family – Lifted – a number of e-mails stating we should have more Lighthouse Family on the show.
Isley Brothers – Summer Breeze – with gales predicted for Sunday, we drifted off to summer.
Murray Head – Superstar – the version released as a single in 1969 and Top 10 in Canada, Germany and the Netherlands. No 14 in USA,
Bryan Duncan – Love takes time
Jamie Cullum & Gregory Porter – Don’t let me be misunderstood
Join me next week another edition of great music.