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Helen May



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday's song of the day for me was Twist and Shout from the Beatles on Claudia Winkleman's show. I think it was the choice of her guest author Caitlin Moran.

It really is ages since I heard the track and of course it still has Beatles' memories for me!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Yesterday's song of the day for me was Twist and Shout from the Beatles on Claudia Winkleman's show. I think it was the choice of her guest author Caitlin Moran.

It really is ages since I heard the track and of course it still has Beatles' memories for me!

H

Did you know Ringo was 79 yesterday,Helen. Doesn't seem possible, but it is.
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Am listening to Tony's programme from last Friday - the fifties special - and he's playing Dance With Me by The Drifters...love,love it! My track for today.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gosh yes he would be, now you mention the date! It's frightening.

We listened to Tony live on Friday and it was a great show. Someone texted in to say 'I wasn't going to bother listening to this week's show as I wasn't around then but so glad I changed my mind'........ loads you could say to that comment eh!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Gosh yes he would be, now you mention the date! It's frightening.

We listened to Tony live on Friday and it was a great show. Someone texted in to say 'I wasn't going to bother listening to this week's show as I wasn't around then but so glad I changed my mind'........ loads you could say to that comment eh!

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Indeed!
Tony made a mistake in his programme saying Rosemary Clooney was George Clooney's mum. She was his aunt.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that as well!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please don't laugh but when I heard Steve Wright play a bit of the Robin Hood theme a smile lit up my face!

I've probably mentioned before that I once checked in Richard Greene on a flight and I didn't recognise him until one of the porters/baggage handlers told me. I looked down at the ticket that he had given me and of course the name said it all!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Please don't laugh but when I heard Steve Wright play a bit of the Robin Hood theme a smile lit up my face!

My favourite story about Robin Hood music was a couple's wedding day at about the time Bryan Adams had his massive No1 hit from Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves. The couple obviously hoped for 'Everything I do', but apparently asked for that theme from the 'Robin Hood' film and got 'Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Riding Through The Glen'. If I had been a guest at that wedding, I don't think I'd have been able to stop myself from laughing!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Please don't laugh but when I heard Steve Wright play a bit of the Robin Hood theme a smile lit up my face!

I've probably mentioned before that I once checked in Richard Greene on a flight and I didn't recognise him until one of the porters/baggage handlers told me. I looked down at the ticket that he had given me and of course the name said it all!

H

A nice memory to have,Helen.

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Helen May wrote:
Please don't laugh but when I heard Steve Wright play a bit of the Robin Hood theme a smile lit up my face!

My favourite story about Robin Hood music was a couple's wedding day at about the time Bryan Adams had his massive No1 hit from Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves. The couple obviously hoped for 'Everything I do', but apparently asked for that theme from the 'Robin Hood' film and got 'Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Riding Through The Glen'. If I had been a guest at that wedding, I don't think I'd have been able to stop myself from laughing!


Nor me,LEE. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listening to Jeremy Vine and Supertramp came on with Give A Little Bit. Love the overall sound of Supertramp especially the lead vocal. I always thought they were an American group ...must have been from Breakfast In America.

Well that's my excuse.. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Becky I always thought they were American too! Didn't have JV on today though.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only found out,Helen, because I was looking up the lead singer on Wiki after I heard them on J.V. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Catching up with Tony's programme from yesterday and playing now is the You Don't Know Me by Ray Charles. Such a sad song sung beautifully by Ray. Cool
My track of the day.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Listening to Jeremy Vine and Supertramp came on with Give A Little Bit. Love the overall sound of Supertramp especially the lead vocal. I always thought they were an American group ...must have been from Breakfast In America.

Well that's my excuse.. Laughing


Had I heard Huey Morgan's show last Saturday, I'd have chosen the Supertramp track that he played, according to the playlist page, which was 'School'. Very rarely heard on the radio. The only other time I can remember hearing it is when Stuart Maconie played it when deputising for Johnnie Walker sometime in the mid 2000s.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
Listening to Jeremy Vine and Supertramp came on with Give A Little Bit. Love the overall sound of Supertramp especially the lead vocal. I always thought they were an American group ...must have been from Breakfast In America.

Well that's my excuse.. Laughing


Had I heard Huey Morgan's show last Saturday, I'd have chosen the Supertramp track that he played, according to the playlist page, which was 'School'. Very rarely heard on the radio. The only other time I can remember hearing it is when Stuart Maconie played it when deputising for Johnnie Walker sometime in the mid 2000s.

Just found that on Youtube,LEE - haven't heard it before.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Track of the Day... on POTP

The Four Seasons with a wonderful interpretation of Cole Porter's wonderful I've Got You Under My Skin

Frankie Valli once replied to a tweet of mine. Cool Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a good POTP today (first hour at least) wasn't it! Lots of memories of the time for me as I heard the tracks.

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure we've posted since the date of my last post here????

Anyway a few days late but I came in from the garden last Saturday just after 6 and switched on Liza Tarbuck to find the Beatles 'From Me To You' playing. I promptly ramped up the volume, left the back door open and broadcast it to the rest my neighbours!

It felt good and I can't recall the last time I heard it!

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I'm sure we've posted since the date of my last post here????

Anyway a few days late but I came in from the garden last Saturday just after 6 and switched on Liza Tarbuck to find the Beatles 'From Me To You' playing. I promptly ramped up the volume, left the back door open and broadcast it to the rest my neighbours!

It felt good and I can't recall the last time I heard it!

H

Sometimes it's just got to be done,Helen! Cool

My track of the day today (on Tony's programme) is Man of the World by Fleetwood Mac. Perfection. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not listened yet Becky but I glanced at the playlist and it all looked good. Something for later on!

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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original mk1 bluesy Fleetwood Mac. Such a shame that first stage of their career is so criminally ignored in favour of the later Rumours stage.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Track of the Day is from POTP.

Strangers In The Night from Ol' Blue Eyes himself - just love it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Track of the Day today - Show Me The Way by Peter Frampton.

A record, when I hear it, I want to hear again, straightaway!

It was on POTP - and the year was 1976.

An enjoyable programme, overall, with some great records.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just reading this thread and Liza is playing Magic Moments - Perry Como. My parents had it on a 78 back in the day so it's my track of the day.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magic Moments is such a lovely record,Helen.

A little tale attached to my Track of the Day (Yesterday has Gone by Cupid's Inspiration) today. It was on POTP. I never knew up until today that it was a cover of a record by Anthony and The Imperials. I went off to Youtube to have a listen. A little to my surprise I much preferred the version by Cupid's Inspiration -I say that because, for me American versions of songs, in the early sixties, had more oomph than British versions.

Anyway I looked on social media and found Terry Rice-Milton the lead vocal of Cupid's Inspiration and told him.

To my surprise he answered saying - "So pleased to hear that you think that, you've made my day, many thanks! As it happens I was introduced to Little Anthony and the Imperials at a venue in Swiss Cottage, London and one of them said - 'so you're the lucky B.....d who had the Hit with Yesterday Has Gone!'! I had to laugh! Their's was a completely different treatment anyway! Tx"

I listened to most of POTP today (a nice escape from today's realities) from all of the years and there were so many excellent tracks.

Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely story Becky!

I've got a trio of Track of the Day today, a threesome that Liza T has just played:-

Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison
Close To You - Carpenters
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Reading.

Was going to post about Blue Bayou as it took me back to summer 1963 my intro to 'pop music', then the other two followed so including them.

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All three are true greats, H. I seem to remember Mean Woman Blues was the B-side of Blue Bayou, but I could be wrong. I often wonder what sort of songs Karen Carpenter would be singing if she was still alive. So sad. Same goes for the great Otis. He had enough life in him for three people.

At the moment, I'm back in 1967, courtesy of POTP from 2 weeks ago. It feels almost as comforting as a hug from your mum, in this hugless age we're living in right now.

PS What a singer T Rice Milton that's what TB used to call him at the time) was and what a single Yesterday Has Gone was. Didn't know myself that it wasn't an original until a few years back. I'm sure I posted it here somewhere. One of those rare gems that surpassed the original. And there aren't that many!

It's funny how a record can take you back instantly, to a place and time. Scott McKenzie's San Francisco is playing now. Written by John Phillips of the Mamas and Papas, who I believe made one of the greatest covers - of Dedicated To The One I Love. Anyway, the San Francisco reminds me of being with my Mum in a Green Shield stamp shop in Lewisham. While she was getting something with her books of stamps, I was looking in the glass cabinets to see what was on offer, and Scott's LP of the same name was there. I longingly gazed at it for what seemed like ages. I think we probably came away with a Pifco hairdryer or something, which I have to admit, was a little more useful than the album , though my 12 year old self would have had none of it. Happy days!
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