Pastor Lee talked the 90th anniversary of the founding of an Elim church in Ingatestone in the Drill Hall in October 1933. A nucleus of believers came together to form a church. After a tent mission, a building project was completed in 1934 when the Elim Tabernacle opened. Today the church has a modern building following major renovations about five years ago. Lee said if anyone comes along to the church on Sunday they will find a lively service within the Elim tradition of gifts of the Holy Spirit. However, he spoke that the church was not just about Sunday mornings. He said, “you can not really get to know people in an hour on a Sunday morning”. He listed a wide range of activities. This included the Hope Café that meets on every Fridays 9.30 – 3pm. They also run a “no questions asked” foodbank for those struggling at this time. More information can be found at
Seal – Fly like and Eagle – UK no 13, USA no 10, from the Soundtrack of 1996 film – Space jam.
DC Pierce – Troublesome love – a track from Mindful systems. Last week’s studio guest Dan Pierce previewed his album to be released at the end of the month.
Ed Sheeran – I see fire – from the soundtrack of 2013 film – Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. Lee said that he loves to watch again the Hobbit films and re-read the book.
Rembrandts – I’ll be there for you – theme from the TV sitcom Friends. This track brings back memories from the 1990s for Lee.
Eagles – Hotel California – 1977 USA and Canada no 1, UK no 8, Top 10 in 9 more countries. 1977 Grammy Record of the year. Lee said that when he was training for ministry he was in a band that re-wrote this track replacing Hotel California with the name of the college.
Lewis Capaldi recently celebrated his 27th birthday. We heard – Someone you loved – UK no 1 for 7 weeks and USA no 1. No 1 in 4 more countries, Top 10 in another 15 countries. It has sold over 4.8 million downloads in the UK and world wide has over 2.9 billion streams.
Above, Toni Braxton in 1996.
Below, Toni Braxton in 2022.
Toni Braxton is 56 years old. We heard – Unbreak my heart – 1996 USA no 1 and in 6 more countries. UK no 2 and Top 10 in 15 more countries. Sales of 3 million in the USA and over 10 million world-wide. Grammy award for Best Female vocal performance.
Drummer Tico Torres joined Bon Jovi in 1983. He is 70 years old. We heard a track from the bands 15th studio album – 2020 – Do what you can. Album was USA no 3, UK no 5, Top 10 in eight more countries.
Thanks to Chris and Bob Sian and Cath on holiday in Cyprus, Chris in Guildford, Lee in the studio and Patrick in Ingatestone for taking part. The joint winners with points three points were Chris in Cyprus and Patrick. Thanks to everyone who also played along whilst listening.
Patrick requested Moody Blues – Nights in White Satin. 1967 UK no 19, No 1 Netherlands & Belgium. 1973 UK no 9, USA no 2. !079 Ireland no 8.
Joby Fox – I love you – new release from the album – I used to be a hawk, now I am a dove.
Paul Carrick – Sleep on it – from the 2016 album – Soul shadow
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Lee chose 2006 as it was the year when he was ordained and also got married.
No 1 Razorlight – America – track sold 1.2 million copies in UK. Top 10 in Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand.
No 2 Scissor Sisters – I don’t feel like dancing. UK no 1 selling 1.2 million copies. No 1 in eight more countries. Top 10 in another nine countries.
No 6 Killers – When you were young – UK no 2 selling 1.2 million copies. USA no 14 selling 1 million copies. Nominated for the Grammy awards for Best rock song and Best rock video. From the album – Sam’s Town – UK no 1 , USA no 2 and selling over 5 million copies.
Paul Simon – Call me Al – from the 1996 multi award winning album – Graceland. The single was a UK no 4 selling 1.2 million 45 rpms.
We had news today of the passing of Rudolph Isley at the age of 84. He was a founding member of the Isley brother who recorded together for over six decades.
We heard Isley Brothers – This old heart of mine – 1966 UK no 3, USA no 12.
Next week I will be joined in the studio by Paul Hamilton. He will give us the latest news about the churches in Ingrave and All Saints East Horndon.
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