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August 21, 2019





In 88, ‘People Are Strange’, reached No.29,

for Echo & The Bunnymen, on Wea.

And in 03, ‘People’, on Regal Recordings,

gave Alfie, a No.53.


In 89, ‘People Hold On’, on Ahead Of Our Time,

gave Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield, a No.11.

And in 07, ‘People Help The People’, on EMI,

found Cherry Ghost, at No.27


In 84, ‘People Are People’, on Mute,

took Depeche Mode to No.4.

And in 91, ‘People Are Still Having Sex’,

a No.15, for La Tour, on Polydor.


In 92, Arrested Development, had a No.2,

on Cooltempo, with ‘People Everyday’.

And in 97, ‘People Of Love’, on Fever Pitch,

climbed to No.36, for Amen! UK.


In 69, ‘People’, on Direction,

for The Tymes, peaked at No.16.

And in 96, ‘People Of The Sun’, on Epic,

reached No.26, for Rage Against The Machine.


In 92, ‘People Get Ready’, on Epic,

gave Jeff Beck & Rod Stewart, a No.49.

And in 95, ‘People In The Middle’, on Capitol,

for Spearhead, also found the No.49 line.


In 69, ‘Everyday People’, on Direction,

for Sly & The Family Stone, a US No.1 & UK No.36.

And in 91, ‘Everyday People’, on Arista,

at No.69, for Aretha Franklin, ends this mix.



written by  Harriet Blackbury



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In 87, ‘Crazy Crazy Nights’, on Vertigo,

reached No.4, for Kiss.

And in 96, ‘Crazy Chance’, peaked at No.35,

for Kavana on Nemesis.


In 77, ‘Crazy Water’, on Rocket,

landed at No.27, for Elton John.

And in 03, ‘Crazy In Love’, on Columbia,

for Beyonce, a US & UK No.1.


In 97, ‘Crazy You’, reached No.21,

for Gun, on A & M.

And in 02, ‘Crazy Rap’, on Universal,

gave Afroman, a Top 10.


In 06, ‘We Are The Champions’, on Gut,

gave Crazy Fling, a No.11.

And in 86, ‘Crazy Love’, on 10Ten,

saw Maxi Priest, peak at No.67.


In 85, Madonna, on Geffen, had a gold-selling

US No.1 & UK No.2, with ‘Crazy For You’.

And in 05, ‘Crazy Chick’, on Sony,

for Charlotte Church, peaked at No.2


In 55, ‘Crazy Otto Rag’, on Decca,

gave The Stargazers, a No.18.

And in 01, ‘Crazy Lowdown Ways’,

climbed to No.64, for Ocean Colour Scene.


In 83, ‘Crazy Cuts’, on Island,

peaked at No.71, for Grandmixer DST.

And in 98, ‘Crazy Little Party Girl’, on Ultra Pop,

for Aaron Carter, a No.7, was to be.


In 89, ‘She Drives Me Crazy’, on London,

gave The Fine Young Cannibals, a US No.1 & UK Top 5.

And in 03, ‘Crazy Beat’, on Parlophone,

saw Blur, at No.18, arrive.


In 03, ‘Crazier’, on Jagged Halo,

reached No.13, for Gary Numan VS Rico.

And also in 03, ‘The Closest Thing To Crazy’,

was a Top 10, for Katie Melua, on Dramatico.


In 68, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown,

with ‘Fire’, on Track, made the No.1 line.

And in 80, Ozzy Osbourne’s Buzzard Of Oz,

took ‘Crazy Train’, on Jet, up to No.49.


In 06, ‘Crazy’, on Warner Brothers, for Gnarls Barkley,

a platinum-seller, that for 9 weeks was at No.1.

And with a song that surely can’t be beaten,

this list of crazy hits, is all done.



written by Harriet Blackbury




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In 88, ‘Requiem’, by The London Boys,

made the Top 4, on Wea.

And in 03, ‘The Opera Song (Brave New World)’,

on Direction, gave Jurgen Vries featuring CMC, a Top 3.


In 85, ‘Live Is Life’, for Opus,

settled at No.6, on Polydor.

And in 02, ‘One Fine Day’, on Sony Classical,

for The Operababes, made No.54.


In 54, ‘Moonlight Serenade’, peaked at No.12,

for Glenn Miller, on HMV.

And in 01, Lullaby, On Virgin,

reached No.12, for Melanie B.


In 67, ‘Excerpt From A Teenage Opera’,

gave Keith West a Top 2, on Parlophone.

And in 77, ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’, on Atlantic,

also saw ‘Emerson, Lake & Palmer, in the Top 2 zone.


In 76, ‘Requiem’, on Bell,

for Slik, reached No.24.

And in 86, ‘The Phantom Of The Opera, made No.7,

for Sarah Brightman & Steve Harley, on Polydor.


In 56, ‘Autumn Concerto’, peaked at No.18,

for The George Melachrino Orchestra, on HMV.

And in 92, ‘Sympathy’, climbed to No.66,

for Donell Rush, on ID.


In 75, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, gave Queen,

a platinum-selling No.2, on EMI.

And in 76, ‘Aria’, saw Acker Bilk, his Clarinet & Strings,

in the Top 5, on Pye.


In 66, ‘Rhapsody in The Rain’, on MGM,

took Lou Christie to No.37.

And in 77, ‘Rhapsody’, on Warner Brothers,

for The Four Seasons, also peaked at No.37.


In 65, ‘A Lover’s Concerto’, climbed to No.5,

for The Toys, on Stateside.

And in 66, ‘I Hear A Symphony’, on Tamla Motown,

gave The Supremes, a US No1 and UK No.39 ride.


In 59, ‘Ragtime Cowboy Joe’, on London,

gave David Saville & The Chipmunks, a No.11.

And in 05, ‘Adagio For Strings’, on Nebula,

for DJ Tiesto, made No.7.



written by Harriet Blackbury



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August 17, 2019





Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

TODAY  11am – 1pm   – 17th August 2019

for a ‘Saturday Brunch’ Summer of Rock Special’.


Featuring –

‘On This Day in History’ – Woodstock – 


and all the latest happenings and forthcoming events

in the the music world.


Tony will be in conversation with Special Guest –

Louise – co-owner of  ‘Wax & Beans’ Vinyl/Coffee Shop


Louise will also be reading the poem –


‘For The Love Of Willpower’

written by Harriet Blackbury. 




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August 10, 2019





Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

at Noon, on Tuesday, 13th  August 2019,

for another happy, action packed show.


This week,  

Tony will have a surprise guest in the studio, 

as well as his usual Tuesday features,

and details of local events and tours.


Tony will also be reading the poem –


‘For The Love Of The Smashing Pumpkins’

written by Harriet Blackbury.




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In 84, Bucks Fizz, on RCA,

reached No.42, with ‘Golden Days’.

And in 06, ‘Gold Lion’, on Fiction,

peaked at No.53, for the Yeah, Yeah, Yeah’s.


In 73, ‘Radar Love’, on Track,

made No.7, for Golden Earring, on Polydor,

before returning in 77, and this time, 

settling at No.44.


In 77, ‘Lonely Boy’, on Asylum,

gave Andrew Gold, a No 11.

And in 78, ‘Making Up Again’, on Bronze,

for Goldie, reached No.7.


In 75, ‘Golden Years’, rose to No.8,

for David Bowie, on RCA.

And in 83, ‘Gold’, on Reformation,

gave Spandau Ballet, a Top 2 play.


In 70, ‘Band Of Gold’, on Invictus,

gave Freda Payne, a six week No.1 run.

And in 03, Suede, on Sony Music,

had a No.14, with ‘Attitude’/’Golden Gun’.


In 95, ‘Golden Eye’, on Parlophone,

gave Tina Turner, a Top Ten score.

And in 07, ‘Golden Skan’s’, peaked at No.7,

for UK group, The Klaxons, on Polydor.


In 82, ‘Golden Brown’ – a gold-seller, on Liberty,

for The Stranglers, at No.2 sat.

And in 94, ‘Goldenbook’, on Dedicated,

peaked at No.42, for The Family Cat.


In 02, ‘Gold’, on Parlophone,

shone at No.27, for Beverley Knight.

And in 04, ‘Golden Touch’, on Vertigo,

climbed to No.9, for Razorlight.





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In 84, ‘Silver’, on Korova,

was a Top 30, for Echo & The Bunnymen.

And in 85, ‘Silver Shadow’, peaked at No.41,

for Atlantic Star, on A & M.


In 76, ‘Silver Star’, on Warner Brothers,

shone at No.3, for The Four Seasons.

And in 02, ‘Silver’, on Columbia,

climbed to No.15, for Hundred Reasons.


In 76, ‘Get Up And Boogie’, on Magnet,

gave Silver Convention, a No.7.

And in 89, ’20 Seconds To Comply’, on Tam Tam,

for Silver Bullet, shot to No,11.


In 77, ‘Silver Lady’, on Private Stock –

a gold-seller, for David Soul, made a No.1 score.

And in 80, ‘Silver Dream Machine (Part 1)’,

on Mercury, gave David Essex, a Top 4.


In 71, ‘Silver Rain’, on Columbia,

saw Cliff Richard with a No.27 play.

And in 87, ‘Silvermac’, peaked at No.42,

for Westworld, on RCA.


In 72, ‘Silver Machine, on United Artists,

gave Hawkwind, a Top 3.

And in 89 ‘Silver & Gold’, on EMI,

reached the Top 60, for A.S.A.P.


In 67, ‘Hi-Ho Silver Lining’, on Columbia,

for Jeff Beck, reached No.14.

And in 02, Felix Da Housecat, on City Rockers,

made No.39, with ‘Silver Screen Shower Scene’.


In 91, ‘Silver Thunderbird’, on Atlantic,

gave Mark Cohn, a No.54.

And in 98, ‘Too Much, Too Little, Too Late’,

a Top 20, for Silver Sun, on Polydor.






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In 88,’Waiting For A Star To Fall’, peaked at No.9.

for Boy Meets Girl, on RCA.

And in 01, ‘Waiting’, on Reprise,

reached No.34, for Green Day.


In 90, George Michael climbed to No.23,

on Epic, with ‘Waiting For That Day’.

And in 05, ‘Wait (The Whisper Song)’, made No.47,

for The Ying Yang Twins, on TVT UK.


In 78, Yellow Dog, on Virgin,

rose to No.54, with ‘Wait Until Midnight’.

And in 99, Jennifer Lopez, on Columbia,

had a Top 5, with ‘Waiting For Tonight’.


In 94, ‘Can’t Wait To Be With You’, made No.29,

for DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, on Jive.

And in 2000, ‘Wait And Bleed’, on Roadrunner,

for Slipknot, at No.27, did arrive.


In 77, Bob Marley & The Wailers, on Island,

made No.27, with ‘Waiting In Vain’.

And in 83, Flash & The Pan, reached No.7,

on Easybeat, with ‘Waiting For A Train.


In 79, ‘Waiting For An Alibi’, peaked at No.9,

for Thin Lizzy, on Vertigo.

And in 99, ‘Waiting For The Sun’, made No.37,

for The Ruff Driverz, on Inferno.


In 81, ‘Waiting For A Girl Like You’, on Atlantic,

saw Foreigner, at No.8 thrive.

And in 09, ‘Wait Your Turn’, on Def Jam,

for Rihanna, peaked at No.45.


In 81, The Rolling Stones, had a Top 50,

on Rolling Stone label, with ‘Waiting For A Friend’.

And in 86, ‘Can’t Wait Another Minute’, on Tent,

reached No.7 for Five Star, bringing this mix to an end.





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August 7, 2019





In 99, S Club 7, made No.1, with ‘Bring It All Back’.

Their first of 11  consecutive Top Tens, on Polydor, on view.

And also in 99 came, ‘S Club Party’,

and ‘Two In A Million’/’You’re My Number One’, both at No.2.


In 2000, ‘Reach’ – a gold-selling No.2,

and ‘Natural’, peaked at No.3.

Ending 2000, ‘Never Had A Dream Come True’ – a gold-selling No.1.

And in 01, ‘Don’t Stop Movin’ – a platinum-selling, No 1, was to be.


Also in 01, ‘Have You Ever’, climbed to No.1,

and in 02, ‘You’, made No.2, and ‘Alive’, at No.5, pleased every fan.

In 03, ‘Say Goodbye’/’Love Ain’t Gonna Wait For You’, a No.2,

for this successful group, who’s hits came in a four year span.





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In 77, ‘She’s Not There’, on CBS,

for Santana, reached No.11.

And in 06, ‘She Moves In Her Own Way’,

on Virgin, saw The Kooks at No.7.


In 80, ‘She’s Out Of My Life’, on Epic,

gave Michael Jackson, a Top 3.

And in 2010, ‘She Said’, on 679/Atlantic,

also peaked at No.3. for Plan B.


In 04, ‘She Will Be Loved’, on J Records,

for Maroon 5, climbed to No.4.

And in 07, ‘She’s My Man’, for The Scissor Sisters,

reached No.29, on Polydor.


In 63, The Beatles, on Parlophone,

had a US & UK No.1, with ‘She Loves You’.

And in 76, ‘She’s Gone’, for Daryl Hall & John Oates,

on Atlantic, peaked at No.42.


In 98, ‘She Left Me On Friday’, gave Shed Seven,

a No.11, on Polydor.

And in 09, ‘She Wolf’, on Epic,

for Shakira, made No.4.


In 83, ‘She Works Hard For The Money’, on Mercury,

gave Donna Summer, a No.25.

And in 94, ‘She Is Suffering’, on Epic,

for Manic Street Preachers, also made No.25.


In 79, Suzi Quatro, peaked at No.11, 

on Rak, with ‘She’s In Love With You’.

And in 92, ‘She’s A Rainbow’, on Circa,

gave World of Twist, a No.62.


In 89, ‘Luther Vandross, reached No.34,

on Epic, with ‘She Won’t Talk To Me’.

And in 94, ‘She’s Got The Vibe’, on Jive,

gave R Kelly, a UK Top 3.


In 64, ‘She’s Not There’, on Decca,

gave The Zombies, a No.12 score.

And in 77, ‘She’s A Wind Up’, on United Artists,

for Dr. Feelgood, climbed to No.34.


In 65, ‘She’s About A Mover’, on London –

a No.15, for Sir Douglas Quintet.

And in 99, ‘She’s The One’/’It’s Only Us’, on Chrysalis,

gave Robbie Williams, a gold-selling, No.1, safe bet.


In 99, ‘She’s In Fashion’, on Nude,

reached No.13, for Suede.

And in 07. ‘She’s So Lovely’, on Epic,

for Scouting For Girls – a No.7, made.


In 86, ‘She’s Always A Woman’/’Just The Way You Are’,

gave Billy Joel, a No.53, on CBS.

And in 89, ‘She Drives Me Crazy’, on London,

for The Fine Young Cannibals, a US No.1 & UK Top 5 success.


In 62, ‘She’s Not You’, for Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires,

had a three week run at No.1, on RCA.

And in 88, Robert Palmer, on EMI,

rose to No.6, with ‘She Makes My Day’.





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