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Pick of the Pops 28th June

 
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david1956



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:50 pm    Post subject: Pick of the Pops 28th June Reply with quote

According to the Pick of the Pops Facebook group there will be a special show on this date.

The show will be three hours long and will feature 1966,1975 and 1984.
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Colin



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news. I look forward to the 1966 segment!!! Smile

Thanks for posting.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Presumably Dermot is off doing X-Factor auditions this Summer. Wouldn't it be good if Saturday afternoons were three hours of POTP then two hours of Richard Allinson?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd rather the three hours went to Richard Allinson. His original three hour Saturday afternoon show from about 10 years ago (it doesn't seem that long ago) was a must listen for me. I think two hours is enough for Pick Of The Pops.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Presumably Dermot is off doing X-Factor auditions this Summer. Wouldn't it be good if Saturday afternoons were three hours of POTP then two hours of Richard Allinson?


Seconded - and I love the music from all three of those years so I'm very happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1966 will of course be the best of the three: River Deep Mountain High, Paperback Writer, Paint It Black, Out Of Time, Sunny Afternoon etc.

As for 1975, oh dear...there's just I'm Not In Love and the not very PC 'whoa I'm going to Barbados', an excellent song, but I can't see Tony playing it. The rest of June 1975 is just plain awful.

1984's not too bad: FGTH, Wham, Bronski Beat.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

June 1975 also included the excellent Roll Over Lay Down by the Quo, but don't expect anything else.

Time to put my Hit Singles book away.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
June 1975 also included the excellent Roll Over Lay Down by the Quo, but don't expect anything else.

Time to put my Hit Singles book away.


Yep - my thoughts entirely. 1975 was a great year for touring, gigging rock bands and I saw many of them several times (including King Crimson!). But as for the "pop" charts in that year it was dire. The gulf between the two was very wide.

I'll stick to listening to the 1966 segment!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As everyone else has said '66 will be the one I'll be listening to.

Richard Allinson back on a Saturday would be so good. I can remember listening to him while making dinner on a hot Saturday early evening with the door into the garden open and a glass of wine. Perfect summer listening.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I couldn't agree more Helen. I used to love listening to him while pottering around doing DIY jobs etc., much like I used to enjoy Johnnie Walker's Saturday afternoon show on Radio One. But that was a long time ago!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been trying to think who used to follow him as that was also good. Ah remembered now - Paul Gambaccini!

Wonder if we'll hear him again? I read in Paul Donovan's Sunday Times radio column a month or so ago that the hearing (or whatever it was) had been set for July. We are missing and/or losing so many good broadcasters.

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PS sorry to go off topic a bit.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not really off topic Helen - what you say is perfectly true - and for what - some alleged offences many years ago when the culture - rightly or wrongly - was a great deal different to today Sad
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