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John W



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:05 pm    Post subject: 30 Sept 1967 Reply with quote

Yes, I was there with my trannie on that first day of Radio 2 - though at 14 years old it was RADIO 1 that I was interested in!

I remained a Radio 1 listener till the early 1980's when I enjoyed the Ska music and the punk stuff, Stranglers, Jam etc.

Radio 2 only started becoming a real part of my life in late 1975 when I got interested in jazz and then music from the 1930's and I discovered Alan Dell and Humphrey Lyttleton's shows when I played darts at our local on a Monday night - our local had no jukebox then but had Radio 2 on all the time!

I still listen to Humph and Malcolm Laycock regularly.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also thought R1 was for me but in my case that lasted only a few weeks!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave up on Radio 1 in late 1999 when it went all "urban" on us. Far too much urban, garage and dance music dominated the station. The final straw was when Mark Goodier was axed in January 2000 and replaced with the dire Dreem Teem. Ever since then, I have been a Radio 2 regular.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was about ten months old in September 1967..... Exclamation

I vaguely remember listening to R2 in the mid-seventies when R1 and R2 used to share airtime - didn't R1 switch to R2's programming at some stage to save the BBC money? My dad would listen to Sport on Two, plus Jimmy Young if he was off work.

My interests remained solely with R1 until the great purge when DLT and his ilk were sent packing in favour of more 'yoof-orientated' presenters. I'm sure the last R1 programme I listened to regularly was the Annie Nightingale Request Show on a Sunday evening - when that was axed, I switched my loyalties to R2.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to believe but in 1972 Sunday Half Hour was on Radio 1 as in the evening they teamed up with Radio 2.

This is in the middle of glam rock...TRex/Alice Cooper/The Sweet...and Radio 1 had to put shows like that out along with .............Max Jaffa on a Sunday aswell.

My how tastes have changed.
Trouble was then at night everyone tuned to Radio luxembourg!!!!!!!!
I wonder why?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't "Sing Something Simple" follow the Top 40 in the 1970s - which would mean the Cliff Graham Singers (?) were probably my first definite recollection of R2!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of my mates snigger when I say I like Radio 2, but I just do. I also like SAGA FM - I really love 60/70/80's music. Ok, Ok - you lot start sniggering too Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't worry, Natasha - there's nothing wrong with liking 70s and 80s music. Cool

There *may* be something wrong with your friends for laughing at you, however - maybe they should get themselves checked out as they're clearly missing out ? Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David Jacobs of course. His Mum was ever so nice...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So is David from what I've heard about him. He's a very kind man.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
Didn't "Sing Something Simple" follow the Top 40 in the 1970s - which would mean the Cliff Graham Singers (?) were probably my first definite recollection of R2!

Cherskiy


It was the Cliff Adams singers on Sing Something Simple.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for putting me right! Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first horrifying bars of "Sing Something Simple" signified that it was bath-time on a Sunday evening. The weekend ended here - and tomorrow was the start of another week at school. The mere mention of Cliff Adams gives me the shivers still.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cliff Adams composed the theme tune the "Mash get Smash" adverts. But as you say, Sing Something Simple...! Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

>>theme tune the "Mash get Smash" adverts

Quite a hit too! Well the ads were Wink

Saw a picture of one of the little tinpot lid folkies in the Sun the other day, after the Mars river activity was reported Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ella Sailyour wrote:
The first horrifying bars of "Sing Something Simple" signified that it was bath-time on a Sunday evening. The weekend ended here.


Snap!!! I wonder how many others shared a similar fate? Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I consider August 14th 1967 to be a more significant day in the history of British radio, personally.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The day the pirates were 'sunk' by the Government you mean?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My parents got married on 30 Sept 1967 Very Happy My Mum listened to the start of R1 that day, but she's been a confirmed R2 listener since about 1982.

I came via R1 and Vermin 1215 and started listening to R2 about 7 or 8 years ago.

I do remember listening to 'Diddy' David Hamilton in the afternoon though when my Mum first jumped ship - that's about my first R2 memory

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was there at the start of Radio 1, 2 etc. 17 years old and a first proper date with my own singer in a 'group'. We later married and divorced but are still friends. He was a huge Beatles fan but I preferred a bit of rough - the Rolling Stones! He would sing rock and roll & pop in the band but at the Social club he would sing things like Tom Jones and Englebert.

I listen to Radio 2 occasionally now, usually on Saturday mornings, SOTS and J Ross (I don't like him much but like the show). We have to have local radio on at work, each section has a radio so we have to all listen to the same channel! I'd prefer Planet Rock to work by but there you are.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:32 pm    Post subject: 30 September 1967 Reply with quote

I can remember my auntie having the Jimmy Young show on when she looked after me as a child. I swear the current BBC slogan 'This is what we do' is inspired by Raymondo's 'this is what you do' during the recipe spot!

I listened to Radio 1 myself up to when Mark Goodier's request show got dropped for Spoony and chums.
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