Rosie talked about the diversity of activities within the role of Chaplain to the Bishop of Chelmsford. This can include being in the office and dealing with a wide range of enquiries. Also planning special services. If the Bishop is taking a service anywhere across the Diocese, from the north of Essex down to east London, Rosie accompanies her.
Recently she led the rehearsal for those being ordained Deacons at a service in Chelmsford Cathedral. She talked about her ministry before moving to Essex. When she was a Vicar of six churches in rural Worcestershire, one of her churches was used for filming scenes for TV drama. It was difficult to keep this secret from local media. There was also an occasion when she nearly backed into the Archbishop of Canterbury when he walked behind her car. As she said, “strangely, he now appears to remember me when we meet!” One of her passions is watching opera. During lockdown she found that it was possible to watch an opera on-line almost every night.
Elton John & Britney Spears – Hold me closer. Debuted in the UK charts at no 3-
Sophie Griffiths – Monster – New track from local singer/songwriter Sophie.
Michael Buble – Cry me a river. UK no 34 in 2009. Chosen by Rosie
Aretha Franklin – Say a little prayer. UK no 4 USA no 10 in 1968 Chosen by Rosie
Luciano Pavarotti – Nessun Dorma – Used by the BBC for the coverage of the 1990 Football World Cup resulting in being UK no 2. Chosen by Rosie who said she wanted to reclaim the track for opera from football.
Al Jardine, rhythm guitarist, singer and songwriter with the Beach Boys celebrated his 80th birthday. We heard the Beachboys track from 1979 – Lady Lynda. He wrote this track and sang the lead vocals. It was a UK no 6.
Can it be possible that Beyonce is 41 years old? We heard her 2009 track – Sweat dreams. It was a UK no 5, USA no 10, no 1 in Australia and New Zealand, and Top 10 in fourteen more countries.
Above Beyonce in 2009.
Below Beyonce in 2022.
Dave Stewart is best known for his partnership with Annie Lennox in the Eurythmics. He is 70 years of age. We heard the Eurythmics track – Sweet dreams are made of this. This was a USA no 1 and UK no 2 i9n 1983. It is number 356 in the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest songs of all time.
Thanks to Rosie, Chris, Bob, Maureen and Tony in Harlow, Chris in Guildord, Patrick in Ingatestone and Drive presenter Stewart who all took part in the competition today. Our winner was Bob in Harlow with three points.
Patrick from Ingatestone requested Blue Mink – Banner man. UK no 3, Top 5 in Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.
Jonny Morgan – Wired
Paul Simon – Think too much – from the album – Hearts and Bones 1983.
Chart this week in
No 1 Police – Message in a bottle. Number 65 in the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest songs of all time. Only reached no 74 in USA.
No 6 Buggles – Video killed the radio star. No 1 in 16 countries, including UK. No 40 in USA.
No 10 Electric Light Orchestra – Don’t bring me down. UK no 3, USA no 4. Canada no 1. Top 6 in nine more countries.
Dave Edmunds – Queen of hearts. No 20 this week in 1979. Played for Chris in Guildford who loves this track.
ISLYA – Where we dare – recent release
Louis Armstrong – What a wonderful world. Uk no 1 in 1967. Featured ironically in the 1988 film – Good morning Vietnam.