Mistress Anne Paycocke and Housekeeper Margery, transported us back to a Tudor Yuletide at Paycockes House, Coggershall. We heard about the festivities, including music and food, which will be recreated at the house on 25th and 26th of November, 11 am – 4 pm. There will be twenty five characters in full Tudor costumes and at least one in every room in the house. Different activities are happening through and across the days, with characters demonstrating their skills. Mistress Anne (Hilary) and Housekeeper Margery (Eleanor) emphasised that a visitor will be like a fly on the wall in a Tudor house. Visitors are also encouraged to talk with members of the group. Part of chatting today was in ‘Tudorese’ in character talking about getting the house ready for many visitors “who will come in strange clothing”. The group have been to events at many venues, including Hampton Court and The Tower of London. They have also been involved in the filming of numerous Television programmes.
America – Horse with no name – 1971 USA no 1 and in two other countries. UK no 3 and top 10 in four more countries. A million seller.
Beatles – Let it be (naked version). Phil Spector’s production removed. Bishop Guli, Bishop of Chelmsford chose this song as one of her tracks on last weeks show.
Chris Stapleton – White horse – from 2023 album – Higher.
Kygu ft. Whitney Houston – Higher love – 2019 UK no 2, Top 10 in 13 more countries.
Kinks – Autumn almanac – 1967 UK no 3, Germany no 5. Top 20 four more countries.
Mario Cipollina was bass player in Huey Lewis and the News. He recently celebrated his 69th birthday. We heard the 1986 track – Stuck with you – USA no 1 and two other countries. UK no 12 and Top 20 and eleven more countries.
Barbara Parritt is 79 years old. She was one of the three girl singers in the American 60s group – The Toys. We heard the 1965 track – Lover’s Concerto – USA no 1, UK no 5, global sales of over two million copies.
Diana Krall, married to Elvis Costello, is 59 years old. We heard her version of – California dreaming – from the 2015 album – Wallflower – UK no 19, USA no 10, Top 10 in eighteen more countries.
Thanks to Chris and Bob in Harlow, Chris in Guildford, Patrick in Ingatestone and Hilary and Eleanor in the studio. There were no correct answers today. Our winners this week with one point were Patrick, Hilary and Eleanor.
Patrick requested the Beatles – Now and then – no 1 in UK, Austria and Germany. USA no 7 and Top 10 in ten more countries.
DC Pierce – Long time listener, first time caller. Released next Friday. We previewed the album – Mindful systems – on the 6th of October show, playing five tracks. The album will be released in January 2024.
Lady A – What a song can do – Title track from the 2021 album. A UK no 1 Country album.
Chart this week in
No 7 Queen – One vision – UK no 7, Ireland no 5. From the album – A kind of magic – UK and Argentina no 1, Top 10 in nine more countries.
No 9 Eurhythmics and Aretha Franklin – Sisters are doin’ it for themselves – UK no 9 and Top 10 in two more countries. USA no 18 and Top 20 in four more countries.
No 14 Lionel Richie – Say you, say me – Academy award and Golden Globe for best original song. Featured in the film – White nights – UK no 1 and in seven more countries. Global sales of nearly 2 million copies.
Joby Fox – I love you – from his 2023 album – I once was a hawk, now I am a dove. Joby will be singing live on Drive on Tuesday 21st on November at 3.30.
Elton John – Free man in Paris (live at a tribute concert to Joni Mitchell in 2000).
Join me next week when my studio guests will be Dementia Friends from Ingatestone & Fryerning C. of E. Junior school.