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Schizoidman



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Substitute is a classic with amazing lyrics. It was first a hit in 1966 but re-released ten years later for some reason.

I always thought 1976 was a dreadful year for music but there were a couple of goodies: Bonnie Tyler and Lost In France, and Yvonne Elliman's Love Me.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too. Late 1976 and early 1977 were particularly bad IMHO. Thank heavens punk rock came along and brought some excitement back to the charts later on in '77.
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:52 pm    Post subject: Pick of the Pops Jan 2020 Reply with quote

A great chart in the first hour, January 1963. Must have been the time I just started to notice the songs on the radio! Most I can still sing almost word for word........ especially Susan Maughan's Bobby's Girl which everyone in the NE loved.

Telstar followed by Globetrotter made a nice segway and there were several instrumentals.

H

....and a double sided No1 with both sides played, nice one!
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Pick of the Pops Jan 2020 Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
A great chart in the first hour, January 1963. Must have been the time I just started to notice the songs on the radio! Most I can still sing almost word for word........ especially Susan Maughan's Bobby's Girl which everyone in the NE loved.

Telstar followed by Globetrotter made a nice segway and there were several instrumentals.

H

....and a double sided No1 with both sides played, nice one!


I love The Next Time,Helen - for me, one of Cliff's best.

I've just caught up with Saturday's programme and you're right it was a great chart, starting off with Little Miss Dynamite - on a par with Dusty (who featured with her brothers later on) imo. Ray Charles,Del Shannon and lots more to enjoy. Brightened up my Wednesday afternoon. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoyed Gambo's programme today. I like that you hear some records that aren't played that often,as with Baby Can I Take You Home by The Animals and Hubble Bubble Toil and Trouble by Manfred Mann. More familiar ones - Tell Me When by The Applejacks had me having a dance round,and the wonderful Hollies with Just One Look. I watched a belting documentary about them on Sky Arts the other Saturday night.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved Tell Me When and Just One Look Becky! They came on just as I got into the car to go shopping, so I whacked up the volume on the car and it was literally blasting out! I didn't care though as it lifted my spirits.

For some reason I have a feeling that I bought 'Tell Me When' with money I was given instead of an Easter egg probably from grandparents. It obviously was very popular around what would probably have been Easter that year.

I keep meaning to record that documentary on Sky Arts as I've noticed it before. I discovered that I worked and often socialised with the ex wife of the original drummer, Don Rathbone. She worked for a different airline to me and it was several years afterwards that someone else told me of the connection!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I loved Tell Me When and Just One Look Becky! They came on just as I got into the car to go shopping, so I whacked up the volume on the car and it was literally blasting out! I didn't care though as it lifted my spirits.

For some reason I have a feeling that I bought 'Tell Me When' with money I was given instead of an Easter egg probably from grandparents. It obviously was very popular around what would probably have been Easter that year.

I keep meaning to record that documentary on Sky Arts as I've noticed it before. I discovered that I worked and often socialised with the ex wife of the original drummer, Don Rathbone. She worked for a different airline to me and it was several years afterwards that someone else told me of the connection!

H


Good for you! I felt much the same and just had to have a bit of a dance. My volume was turned up too.

I think you would enjoy the documentary with The Hollies,Helen. They did so many great songs - they were always up there as one of my favourite groups. Most of the songs in it are taken from performances of the time so the sound is not fantastic but that didn't matter one jot. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Becky, the Hollies documentary on sky arts is great, so much detail and lots of input from the band not just assorted talking heads offering their views years later.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fog on the Tyne wrote:
I agree with Becky, the Hollies documentary on sky arts is great,so much detail and lots of input from the band not just assorted talking heads offering their views years later.

Exactly so,Foggy.
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