Lynn Dejoodt updated us on the work of CHESS Homeless. Twenty years ago the charity began work in Chelmsford. It has now expanded to also cover Brentwood, Braintree, Maldon, Epping, Rochford, Castle Point and Uttlesford. If you see a homeless person in any of these area, Lynn suggested that you could talk to them and point them towards CHESS. If you contact https://www.streetlink.org.uk on 0300 500 0014 CHESS will send a team to find the person and chat with them. At this time of hot weather, you can take bottles of water for street distribution to CHESS at New London Road, in Chelmsford. Lynn also outlined many ways that volunteers can help and details can be found on the website. Though funding comes from a number of sources, including individual donors, fundraising is always a key part of their activities. On Saturday 23rd of July there is a Summer Fun Day at Woodend Farm, London Road, Witham, CM8 1EH. More information and how to book can be found at https://chesshomeless.org/events/summer-fun-day
La La Land soundtrack – Another day of sun
Guest and the host – You bring me joy
The Vision – Pocket change. The band will be playing at the Chess Summer Fun day at Woodend Farm Witham on Saturday 23rd of July. Chosen by Lynn. You can find a video of the band singing this song live-in The Phoenix FM studio in 2019
Black Eyed Peas & Justin Timberlake – Where is the love? Lynn chose this track because homeless people need love shown towards them.
Sam Smith – You will be found. Lynn said that homeless people did not need to be without hope and that they would be found.
Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys celebrated his 68th birthday, making him older than all our contestants thought.
We heard the 1985 recording of West End girls, a UK and USA no 1.
Above Neil Tennant in 1985.
Below at Glastonbury 2022.
Dan Smith from the band Bastille is 36 years old. We heard the UK no 2 and USA no 5 2013 track, Pompeii.
Jim Kerr, lead singer with Simple Minds is 63 years old. We heard their UK no 7 and USA no 1 from 1985, Don’t forget about me.
Lynn, in the studio, was closest with all the artists so was this week’s winner. Thanks also to Chris, Bob and Patrick for taking part. Stewart played later once he arrived in the studio. His answers and would have made him this week’s winner.
Charles & Eddie – Would I lie to you ? Patrick requested this track which won the Ivor Novello Award for Best song musically and lyrically in 1992.
Phil Oakley & Georgiou Moroda – Together in electric dreams.
James Bond theme. We played this to mark the passing of composer Monty Normans at the age of 94 years.
Chart this week in
No 2 Elton John & Kiki Dee – Don’t go breaking my heart. No 1 in the UK, USA and seven more countries.
No 7. Queen – You’re my best friend
No 8 Bryan Ferry – Let’s stick together.
London Grammar – Bitter sweet symphony.
Wilfy – For a moment in time
Johnny Morgan – Wired
Join me next week when my guest is Claire Young, Dementia Friendly Communities Co-ordinator for https://www.alzheimers.org.uk