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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Mark Lamarr Reply with quote

Mark announced on Saturday that he is going to be away for the next 2 months.

He was also very coy about who would be standing in for him.

I'll miss him-I think he is a great DJ/presenter.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is indeed a good presenter, and his music knowledge is astoundingly good. I do remember him saying once, when filling in for Ross on a Satirday morning, that he likes to spend time bumming around the USA checking out specialist vinyl record stores, so maybe that's what he'll be doing. How I envy him!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I heard Mark saying that he had recorded the shows for the time he's away. The Radio 2 schedule says that Mark is doing his own show this Saturday.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark thought someone might have said " Richard Allinson" Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob wrote:
I think I heard Mark saying that he had recorded the shows for the time he's away. The Radio 2 schedule says that Mark is doing his own show this Saturday.

Rob
Sure that's what I heard too,Rob...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to love hearing Mark standing in for Johnathan Ross. He and Jo Brand used to make a great team.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gibbo wrote:
I used to love hearing Mark standing in for Johnathan Ross. He and Jo Brand used to make a great team.


Yes, I did too. They had a great rapport with each other. Trouble is that I'd got into the habit of tuning to Planet Rock (Rick Wakeman) after SOTS and invariably missed their stand-in shows.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear Mark earlier today.

Clearly he has recorded a number of shows for us to enjoy whilst he is away.

I do think he is a great, very knowledgeable presenter.

I never thought I would say it, but he brings a great wide ranging choice of music to the fore most of which I have never heard before.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, with Mark and Bob both consigned to the early hours i do think R2 is missing a trick
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good show last night with all the covers....some I really liked and others not that much...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really enjoyed listening to Mark's latest show last night.

I think he would make an excellent replacement on SOTS when Brian Matthew decides to call it a day.

Mark's knowledge of yester year music-artists/songs and alike is superb.

Give Mark more airtime on Radio 2 I say.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Really enjoyed listening to Mark's latest show last night.

I think he would make an excellent replacement on SOTS when Brian Matthew decides to call it a day.

Mark's knowledge of yester year music-artists/songs and alike is superb.

Give Mark more airtime on Radio 2 I say.
I was a little surprised to hear on the radio this morning he is presenting a programme about the Bay City Rollers next Tuesday....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0085hxy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark doesn't attempt to hide his contempt for mainstream, daytime radio, so midnight is where he'll stay, with the freedom that comes with the slot, and he and his listeners should be grateful for that.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Give Mark more airtime on Radio 2 I say.


I agree. However, I'd prefer somebody like Johnnie Walker (who was very much a part of 60s pop radio, after all) to take Brian's seat when the time comes but I'd certainly like to hear more of Lamarr on R2. Sadly I can't see it happening whilst Shennan is at the helm.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
I was a little surprised to hear on the radio this morning he is presenting a programme about the Bay City Rollers next Tuesday....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0085hxy


Obviously a guilty pleasure! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be an interesting show.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Johnnie Walker would make a good replacement for Brian on SOT60s though Mark Lamarr is far more knowledgeable than JW. As said above, JW was there at the time and spent the late 60s (and early 70s) championing album tracks whereas the Tony Blackburn types were just playing the predictable stuff.

I still like Brian Matthew though, even if he does prefer the early 60s. He did play Jefferson Airplane's White Rabbit yesterday though!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that JW stood in for BM very well for the weeks that Brian was receiving hospital treatment a couple of years back. He added a personal insight and anecdotes which put the songs in context.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listened to Lamaar the other evening and what comes across is his love of the stuff he is playing
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