Friday Night Extra 22.1.21 I love Bon Jovi with guest regular listener Chris from Harlow.

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I love Bon Jovi with guest regular listener Chris from Harlow.
Friday Night Extra
Patrick Sherring

Chris has been listening to the show almost every week for years. She told us about her love of the music of Bon Jovi. This began with the track Livin on a prayer in 1986. She said she loved the track the moment she heard it and still loves it today. Her view of the music was that the lyrics were very inspirational. She commented that her children did not have a chance to not like the music as they had it on many occasions throughout their childhood. They all still love the music today. Along with the whole family, they have been to many Bon Jovi concerts. These are always great sing along occasions with everyone joining in with every song. They even booked a five day break in New York around a Bon Jovi concert. A few days before Jon Bon Jovi was unwell and the concert was cancelled! A similar thing happened when her daughter booked a trip to Canada around a concert and three of band were unwell, so another cancelled concert! She has all their albums and says that she plays an album about twice a week. The was delighted I had chosen their album 2020 as my album of last year and had featured the track ‘Do what you can’ on the show.

Bon Jovi in 1985.

Tonight’s playlist

John Miles – Music

Rod Stewart – Sailing – requested by Phyl

Thank you for loving me – Bon Jovi – Sarah, Chris and Bob’s daughter, had this track as the first dance at her wedding reception when she married Lee.

Have a nice day – Bon Jovi. Chris said that when she is in a situation dealing with a difficult person, this track comes into her mind and she simply says, “have a nice day”.

Keep the faith – Bon Jovi. Chris talked about how we needed to keep the faith that we would come out of the situation we are all in at the moment and there will be better tomorrows. Rene commented via e-mail that Chris should be a motivational speaker.

Birthdays quiz.

‘Legs’ Larry Smith, drummer and dancer with the 60s band the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, was 77 this week. We hear ‘I’m the urban spaceman’.

Calvin Harris celebrated his 37th birthday. We heard ‘My Way’.

Sade, OBE, CBE, celebrated her 61st birthday. Everyone thought she was younger. We heard ‘Your love is king’.

Nigerian-British singer Sade Adu or Sade, circa 1980. (Photo by David Montgomery/Getty Images)

Sarah from Harlow was our winner this week from five participants.

We had a special feature on Sam Cooke, known as the King of Soul. He died in 1964, aged 33 years. He would have been 90 years old today.

We heard Cupid from 1960, Twisting the night away from 1961 and What a wonderful world from 1961 and 1985. The success in the 80s was due to being featured in a Levi’s 501 commercial.

Scott Mackenzie – San Francisco (be sure to wear some flowers in your hair)

The Flowerpot men – Let’s go to San Francisco.  Patrick had requested this song, but by Scott Mackenzie. So we played both songs, hit from the summer of 1967.

Paul Carrick – Tell someone who cares.

The chart this week in

No 10. Four Tops – Standing in the shadows of love

No 11. Cat Stevens – Matthew and Son

No. 20 Stevie Wonder – A place in the sun

Sarah Cracknell – On the swings

Diana Krall – Where or when

Ry Cooder – Straight Street

Stacey Kent – Bullet train

Join me next week when our guest will tell us about his love of the music of the Beach Boys.


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