Birthdays tonight were for Mike Oldfeld (67), Ian Ameny ‘Titch’ in 1960s band Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Titch (76) and Brian Eno from Roxy Music (72). Chris in Harlow played Patrick in Ingatestone on guessing their ages. Patrick was the champion tonight. We also featured the chart this week from 1969. Two tracks tonight came from Bill Withers, who passed away during the lock-down period. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys called him, “A song-writer’s song writer”.
Paul Carrick – These days
Judy Collins – Amazing Grace. A To 5 hit in 1970 and requested by Phyl in north London.
Sophie Griffiths – Whole
Bill Withers – Lean on me – requested by Neil Taggart
Kenny Rogers – Love will turn you around – Patrick in Ingatestone requested any track by Kenny. He sold over 100 million albums, making him one of the most successful artist ever.
Mike Oldfield – Moonlight shadow
Ian Amery – Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch – The legend of Xanerdu
Brian Eno – Roxy Music – Angel eyes
Ry Cooder – Straight Street
Carrie Underwood – Jesus take the wheel
Chart this week in 1969
No 1 Beatles and Billy Preston – Get back. The only Beatles track to credit another artist.
No 7 Isley Brothers – Behind a painted smile
No 9 The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkle. From the LP ‘Bridge over troubled waters’. This track took 100 hours to record.
No 17 Noel Harrison – Windmills of your mind
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Why walk when you can fly? For Richard and Jenny.
ECHO – Ain’t nobody – for keyboard player in the band Ollie Lincoln as it is his favourite track that the band have recorded.
La La Land Sountrack – Another day of sun
Bill Withers – Lovely day
Yes – Wonderous stories
Join me next week when my guest is Canon Paul Hamilton, C. of E. Area Dean of Brentwood and the Rector of Ingrave. He will tell us how the local C. of E. have continued to be involved in ministry during the lockdown. On Friday the 29th my guest will be Rob Saggs from CHESS, the Chelmsford based charity working with homeless people.
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