In the morning Tim Lee had been leading a Remembrance commemoration in Ingrave. He used the images that we have seen on our screens of people in Ukraine to reflect with the experiences of those who had endured the two World wars. This included the anguish of those whose loved ones did not return and are named on the War Memorials and those who went to fight and would have carried the memories for ever. He spoke about the importance of continuing to remember all that happened.
The annual Remembrance Day Parade in Brentwood is on Sunday 13th of November at 10.30, stating at the Town hall. The parade will be headed by the Brentwood Imperial Youth Band.
In Billericay there is an Act of Worship at Emmanuel Church at 9.14 with members of the Army Cadet Force and Royal Air Cadets.
The Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial in the High Street begins at 10.50. Music is provided by the High Voltage Big Band.
Shea Rafferty – Out of the blue. A track from his recently released album – Making History.
Whitney Houston – I want to dance with somebody. Hatty and Tatenda in Harlow requested any track by Whitney. This song enabled them to dance around the rood whilst working as carers.
Military Wives Choir ft Laura Wright & The Royal Marines Corp of drums – Brave. Track released in 2018.
Jack Savoretti – Soldiers eyes – From his 2017 debut album – Between the minds. subsequently used in the film – Days gone.
The Soldiers & Robin Gibb – I’ve just got to get a message to you – 2011 re-working of the Bee Gees 1968 UK no 1.
Helen O’Hare was violinist in Dexy’s Midnight Runners between 1982 to 1987. In 2021 she re-joined the band. She recently celebrated her 66th birthday. We heard Dexy’s 1982 track – Come on Eileen. No 1 in UK, USA, Australia, Ireland, Belgium, New Zealand and Switzerland. It was the best selling single of the year in the UK.
Paul Brindle is Bassist in the band The Sundays. He is sixty years old. We heard the band’s tack – Summertime – a UK no 15 in 1997. From the album – Static and Silence – UK no 10, USA no 33.
Above Joni Mitchell in 1971.
Below, Joni in 2022.
Joni Mitchell recently celebrated her 79th birthday. We heard the track – Carey – from her 1971 album – Blue. The album was UK no 3, USA no 15. in the 2020 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest albums of all time.
Thanks for Chris, Bob, Sarah, Hatty and Tatenda in Harlow, Chris in Guildford (today e-mailed from the motorway service station on the M4 on the way to Cardiff), Patrick in Ingatestone and Tim in the studio for taking part today. Tim was our winner with four points.
Patrick from Ingatestone requested and TV theme. We had – Hill Street blues theme – Mike Post. This track was a USA no 10 and UK no 25 in 1981. The series about a New York Police station ran for 146 episodes between 1981-87. Tim remembered that it always ended with the phrase, “Hey, let’s be careful out there.”
Diana Ross – Theme from Mahogany. 1975 USA no 1, UK no 1, Top 10 in five more countries.
Jamie Wooding – 2 kids (in love). Track from this Liverpool singer, available today.
The chart this week in
No 2 Baccara – Yes Sir I can boogie. A UK no 1 and no 1 in nine more European countries.
No 6 Queen – We are the champions. UK no 3, USA no 2 and Top 10 in seven more countries. From the album – News of the world.
No 18 Santana – She’s not there. Uk no 11, USA no 27 and Top 10 in four more countries. From the album – Moonflower.
Frankie Valli – Can’t take my eyes off you. Maureen in Harlow requested this track.
Jody and the Jerms – Last one standing. Track released today from the Oxford based sextet.
Michael Kamen – Band of brothers – Theme from the 2001 Golden Globe award winning mini-series.
Join me next week when my studio guest will be Ned the Archer. He is a member of the historical reconstruction group, THE COMPANYE OF MERRIE FOLKE. He will be chatting about the role of an archer and how Christmas was celebrated by a family in 1517. He will also give details of the Craft Fayre being held at Grange Barn Coggeshall on November 26th and 27th. All this and another two hours of great music including a vintage chart and the birthdays competition.