Friday Night Extra
Bob told us that when he was at school in 1976 everyone from his form went to one of their teachers houses. The Beach Boys greatest Hits LP had just been released and was in the charts. The music was playing in the house. Once he heard it, this began a life-long love of the music. He said that it brings to mind summer, sunshine, the beach and images of California. These are good things to think about now. The band split with Mike Love touring with a group that included two other members of the back up musicians used on the beach Boys recordings. Bob had the group called ‘Mike Love’s Beach Boys twice and really enjoyed the concerts. They had focussed on playing classic 1960s tracks. He found it virtually impossible to choose a favourite track, but had settled on the classic God only knows. When this was originally released in 1966, the B side was Wouldn’t it be nice. Both tracks were from the album Pet Sounds. Bob said, “what a fantastic single”.
Beach Boys – Add some music to your day – from the 1970 LP Sunflower.
David Pickhall Big Band – Midnight in Moscow. Their version of the 1962 Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen UK no 2 and USA no 2. Requested by Phyl for Derek and Jackie.
Beach Boys – Wouldn’t t be nice – chosen by Bob.
Beach Boys – Then I kissed her – chosen by Bob. This came from the 1965 LP Summer days and Summer nights. Capitol Records wanted to release a single in the UK in 1967. The band were working on Heroes and Villains and stated they had no new material available. Without their consent Then I kissed her was released. The band were very unhappy, but it sold well, making no 4 in the charts. Chosen by Bob.
Beach Boys – God only knows. As Bob said, “simply a classic”.
U 2 – 40 – Check out the show two week’s ago when Adrian told us why he is such a big fan of the band.
Fairground Attraction – Perfect – requested by Patrick.
Bon Jovi – Do what you can. Check out last week’s show when Chris shared her love of the music of Bon Jovi.
Birthday quiz of artists who celebrated their birthdays during the week.
Anita Pointer who celebrated her 73rd birthday. Listeners e-mailed to say they were dancing to the Pointer Sister 1985 track Automatic
Alicia Keys was 40 years old this week. We enjoyed Empire state of mind.
Jools Holland was 63 years old this week. We heard I went by.
Five people took part in the quiz this week. We had joint winners. Sarah in Harlow and Patrick in Ingatestone.
Booker T & MGs – Green Onions
Brenda Russell – Get there
Lauren Diagle – You say
The chart this week in
No 4 King – Love and Pride – a hit after being released and they played it on Saturday morning television.
No 18 Bryan Adams – Run to you – requested by Bob
No 19 Phil Collins – Sussudio
No 20 – Ray Parker Jrn – Ghostbusters
OMD – Locomotion – Rene requested a track by the band
Carrie Underwood – Jesus take the wheel
Blood, Sweat & Tears – God bless the child – a stunning jazz/rock version of the Billie Holiday song.
Join me next week when my guest will be author Henry Martin talking about his new book Alongside.