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December 5, 2019





In 73, ‘Wild Love’, on Dawn,

gave Mungo Jerry, a No 32.

And in 90, Natalie Cole, on EMI – USA,

reached No.16, with ‘Wild Women Do’.


In 88, ‘Wild Hearted Woman’, on Mercury,

gave All About Eve, a No.33.

And in 95, Rednex, on Internal Affairs,

peaked at No.55, with ‘Wild ‘N Free’.


In 74 ‘The Wild One’, on Rak,

climbed to No.7, for Suzi Quattro.

And in 78, Electric Light Orchestra, on Jet,

reached No.6, with ‘Wild West Hero’.


In 60, ‘Wild One’, on Columbia,

was a Top 7, for Bobby Rydell.

And in 61, ‘Wild Wind’, on Top Rank,

gave John Leyton, a Top 2 sell.


In 87, ‘Wild Frontier’, on 10Ten –

a No.35, for Gary Moore.

And in 91, ‘Wild Hearted Son’, on Beggars Banquet,

gave Cult, a Top 40 score.


In 84 ‘Wild Boys’, on EMI,

saw Duran Duran, with a Top 2.

And in 88, ‘Wild Side’, on Elektra,

peaked at No.23, for Motley Crue.


In 94, ‘The Wild Ones’, on Nude,

reached No.18, for Suede.

And in 09, ‘Wild Horses’, on Syco Music,

for Susan Boyle – a No.9, made.


In 67, ‘Wild Honey’, on Capitol,

gave The Beach Boys, a No.29 ride.

And in 73, Lou Reed, had a Top 10,

on RCA, with ‘Walk On The Wild Side’.


In 76, ‘Play That Funky Music’, on Epic,

gave Wild Cherry, a US No.1 & UK No. 7 score.

And in 89, ‘Breakin Up’, on Parlophone,

for Wild Weekend, peaked at No.74.


In 70, ‘Wild World’, on Island,

gave Jimmy Cliff, a No.8 play.

And in 81,’Wild Is The Wind’, made No.24,

for David Bowie, on RCA.


In 95, Wild Colour, reached No.25,

with ‘Dreams’, on Perfecto.

And also in 95, Wildhearts, made No.16, on East West,

with ‘I Wanna Go Where The People Go’.


In 95 & 98, ‘Renegade Master’, on Hi-Life,

gave Wildchild, a No.11 & No.3.

And in 04, ‘Wild Boys’, on Concept,

for Phixx – a No.12, was to be.


In 61, ‘Wild In The Country’, on RCA,

found Elvis Presley, on Top 4 turf.

And in 98, Ash, rode to No.31,

on Infectious, with ‘Wild Surf’.


In 94, Happy Bizzness’/’Wild Luv’, on Junior Boy’s Own,

for Roach Hotel, made No.75.

And in 06, ‘Wild Blue Yonder’, on V2,

a No.22, for Paul Weller – last in this mix to arrive,






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The first of six hits on Island, came in 73,

when ‘A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall’, hit the Top 10 scene.

And in 74 came ‘The In Crowd’, at No.13,

and ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes’, at No.17.


In 75, ‘You Go To My Head’, reached No.33,

and in 76, ‘Let’s Stick Together’, made the Top 4.

And at No.7, ‘Extended Play EP’, peaked at No.7,

and in 77, at No.9, was ‘This Is Tomorrow’, on Polydor.


Also in 77, on Polydor, at No.15, was ‘Tokyo Joe’,

and in 78, ‘What Goes On’ – at No.67, did sit,

with ‘Sign Of The Times’, making No.37, (both on Polydor),

and in 85, ‘Slave To Love’, on EG FERRY – a Top 10 hit.


Also in 85, ‘Don’t Stop The Dance’, made No.21,

and ‘Windswept’, up to No.46 flew.

And in 86, ‘Is Your Love Strong Enough’ –

the last hit on EG FERRY – made No.22.


In 87, ‘The Right Stuff’, on Virgin, peaked at No.37,

and in 88, also on Virgin, at No.41 was ‘Kiss And Tell’,

wiith ‘Let’s Stick Together (Remix)’ on EG EGO, next at No.12,

and in 89, ‘The Price Of Love (Remix)’ – a No.49 sell.


In 89, ‘He’ll Have To Go’, also on EG EGO – made No.63.

And in 93, came the first of five more hits on Virgin,

beginning with, ‘I Put A Spell On You’, at No.18,

and ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’,  – a No.23 win.


Also in 93, ‘Girl Of My Best Friend’, peaked at No.57,

and in 94, at No.52, was ‘Your Painted Smile’.

In 95, ‘Mamouna’, reached No.57,

ending this Bryan Ferry mix in style.





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In 68, Amen Corner reached No.6,

on Deram, with ‘High In The Sky’.

And in 94, ‘High Hopes’/’Keep Talking’,

was a No.26, for Pink Floyd, on EMI.


In 66, Paul Jones, peaked at No.4,

with ‘High Time’, on HMV.

And in 89, ‘High Rollers’, on Sire,

for Ice-T made No.63.


In 80, ‘I’m The Face’, for High Numbers,

was at No.49, on Back Door.

And in 07, ‘High 5’, on Virgin,

for Palladium, reached No.44.


In 78, ‘Hi Tension’, on Island,

saw Hi Tension, with a No.13.

And in 04, High Contrast, made No.73,

on Hospital label, with ‘Racing Green’.


In 95, ‘High & Dry’/’Planet Telex’,

on Parlophone, took Radiohead, to the No.17 line.

And in 02, ‘High Voltage’/’Point Of Authority’,

on Warner Brothers, saw Linkin Park, at No.9.


In 80, ‘I Never Go Out In The Rain’, on Eagle,

gave High Society, a No.53.

And in 83, ‘High Life’, climbed to No.8,

for Modern Romance, on WEA.


In 84, ‘High Energy’, on Record Shack,

saw Evelyn Thomas, in the Top 5, shine.

And in 73, ‘Higher Ground’, on Tamla Motown,

took Stevie Wonder up to No.29.




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December 3, 2019




Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

at Noon, TODAY -Tuesday, 3rd December 2019.

for another great hour of Interviews & music

coming from Manchester allfm’s brand new studios.


Todays show includes

Tony’s recent Interview with Geoff Downes,

along with tracks from his new album – Live in England.


Tony will be playing some special John Lennon tracks too.


and also be reading the poem …….


‘For The Love Of Mary’

written by Harriet Blackbury.




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November 29, 2019



Tune NOW  – Friday 29th November 2019

to catch the last hour of Tony’s long awaited

return of a ‘Tony”s Time Machine 2 hour extra show’.


featuring all the very latest happenings in the music world,

including tracks from Steve Hackett, Yes, and Oliver Wakeman,

and many more well loved icons.

who Tony has recently interviewed for his show.


Tony will also be reading the poem…


For The Love Of Space’

written by Harriet Blackbury.




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November 27, 2019





In 88, ‘Good Tradition’, was a Top 10,

for Tanita Tikaram, on WEA.

And in 2000, ‘The Great Beyond’, on Warner Brothers,

for REM, peaked at No.3.


In 77, ‘Got To Give It Up’, on Motown,

was a Top 7, for Marvin Gaye.

And in 07, Gabriella & Troy, made the Top 40,

on Walt Disney, with ‘Gotta Go My Own Way’.


In 79, ‘Day Trip To Bangor (Didn’t We Have A Lovely Time)’,

on Dingles label, for Fiddlers Dram, made the Top 3.

And in 89, ‘London Nights’, reached the Top 2,

for London Boys on WEA.


In 72, ‘Got To Be There’, on Tamla Motown,

for Michael Jackson – a sure Top 5 bet.

And in 88, ‘Changes’, on Ariola,

peaked at No.54 for The Alan Price Set.


In 68, ”Where Is Tomorrow’, on Parlophone,

reached No.39 for Cilla Black.

And in 2000, ‘Set Me Free, on When label,

peaked at No.41, for The Brit Pack.


In 97, Janet Jackson featuring Q-Tip & Joni,

made No.6, on Virgin, with ‘Got ’til it’s Gone’.

And in 06, ‘Manchester’, on Sony,

gave Beautiful South, a No.41.


In 89, ‘Got To Keep On’, on ffrr,

made No.17, for The Cookie Crew.

And in 91, ‘Goodbye Cruel World’, on London,

gave Shakespear’s Sister, a No.32.


In 81, ‘Good Thing Going (We’ve Got A Good Thing Going)’,

gave Sugar Minott, a Top 4 success.

And in 86 ‘Going Down To Liverpool’, made No.56,

for The Bangles, on CBS.


In 64, ‘Blue Christmas, on RCA,

for Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires, reached No.11.

And in 83, ‘Waiting For A Train’, on Easy Beat,

gave Flash & The Pan, a Top 7.


In 68, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, on Track,

made the Top 5, with ‘All Along The Watch Tower’,

And in 08, ‘Waving Flags’, on Rough Trade,

peaked at No.31, for British Sea Power.


In 79, ‘Viola Wills, had a No.8, on Ariola/Hansa,

with ‘Gonna Get Along Without You Now’.

And in 08, Rihanna had a gold-selling US & UK No.1,

on Def Jam, with ‘Take A Bow’.


In 65, ‘Goodbye My Love’, was a Top 4,

for The Searchers, on Pye.

And in 85, ending this mix, is Chaka Khan,

on Warner Brothers, at No.16, with ‘Eye To Eye’.



Written by

Harriet Blackbury





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In 62, ‘Hey Little Girl’, on London,

saw Del Shannon, with a Top 2 entry.

And in 96, ‘Hey Jupiter’, on East West,

for Tori Amos, was a Top 20.


In 05, ‘Hey Scenesters!’ on Wichita,

gave The Cribs a No.27.

And in 06, ‘Hey Kid’, on Mercury,

for Matt Willis, peaked at No.11.


In 65, ‘Hey Good Lookin’, climbed to No.39,

for Bo Diddley, on Chess.

And in 03, Westlife, had a Top 4,

with ‘Hey Whatever’, on S.


In 04, ‘Hey Mama’, on A & M,

gave The Black Eyed Peas a Top 6 score.

And also in 04, ‘Hey Papa’, on EMI,

for Alex Cartana, peaked at No.34.


In 68, The Beatles had a UK & US No.1,

on Apple, with ‘Hey Jude’.

And in 96, Kula Shaker reached the Top 2,

on Columbia, with ‘Hey Dude’.


In 87, Karel Fialka, reached No.9,

with ‘Hey Matthew’, on IRS.

And in 89, ‘Hey Music Lover’, on Rhythm King,

climbed to No.6 for S-Express.


In 63, ‘Hey Paula’, on Philips,

gave Paul & Paula, a No.8 high.

And in 76, ‘Hey Mr Dream Maker,

made No.31, for Cliff Richard, on EMI.


In 88, ‘Hey Mr Heartache’, was at No.31,

for Kim Wilde, on MCA.

And in 03, ‘Hey Ya’, on Arista,

gave Outkast, a Top 3 play.


In 71, ‘Hey Willy’, peaked at No.22,

for The Hollies, on Parlophone.

And in 74, ‘Hey Mr Christmas’, on Bell,

found Showaddywaddy, in the Top 2 zone.


In 67, ‘Hey Joe’, on Polydor –

a first UK hit for Jimi Hendrix, made No.6.

And in 88, ‘Hey Manhattan’, on Kitchenware,

at No.72, for Prefab Sprout, ends this mix.





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In 63, ‘By The Way’, on Decca,

for The Big Three, made No.22.

And in 83, ‘Big Apple’, on EMI,

was at No.8, for Kajagoogoo.


In 70, ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, on Reprise,

took Joni Mitchell to No.11.

And in 86, ‘Look Away’, on Mercury,

gave Big Country, a No.7.


In 87, ‘Big Love’, on Warner Brothers,

reached to No.9, for Fleetwood Mac.

And in 88, ‘The Big One’, on A & M,

climbed to No.54, for Black.


In 91, Roxette was at No.21,

with ‘The Big L’, on EMI.

And in 99, Lolly, had a Top 10,

on Polydor, with ‘Big Boys Don’t Cry’.


In 86, ‘E=MC2’, on CBS,

gave Big Audio Dynamite, a No.11.

And in 93, Judge Dread peaked at No.8,

on Big Shot, with ‘Big Seven’.


In 83, ‘Big Log’, on Wea,

for Robert Plant, reached No.11.

And in 86, ‘The Big Sky’, on EMI,

gave Kate Bush a No.37.


In 63, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, on Stateside,

for The Four Seasons – a UK No.13 and No.1 in the USA.

And in 94, Big Mountain, had a Top 2,

on RCA, with ‘Baby I Love Your Way’.


In 58, The Four Preps, made No.2,

on Capitol, with ‘Big Man’.

And in 84, Alphaville peaked at No.8,

on WEA, with ‘Big In Japan’.


In 85, ‘Big Deal’, on BBC label,

gave Bobby G, a No.46.

And in 05, ‘Big City Life’, on Buddist Punk –

a No 15, for Mattafix.


In 81, ‘John I’m Only Dancing’/’Big Green Car’,

on Mercury, found The Polecats at No.35.

And in 66, ‘Big Time Operator’, on Columbia,

gave Zoot Money & The Big Roll Band, a No.25.


In 85, ‘The Big Man’, reached No.46,

for Rush, on Vertigo.

And in 89, ‘Big Area’, on London,

peaked at No.13, for Then Jericho.


In 87, Peter Gabriel, on Virgin,

was at No.13 with ‘Big Time’.

And in 98, Emilia, had a Top 5,

with ‘Big Big’ World’, ending this Rhyme.





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November 26, 2019





Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

at Noon, on Tuesday, 26th November 2019,

for a buzzin’ hour of music and fun,

including all the current happenings

and Concert details on the Rock scene.


Tony will have Ben from Wax and Beans in Bury

in the new Studio today.


Tony will also be reading the poem …


‘For The Love Of Saturday’

Written by Harriet Blackbury




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November 22, 2019





In 84, Queen, made the Top 3,

on EMI, with ‘I Want To Break Free’.

And in 89, ‘Slaves No More’, on RCA,

gave The Blow Monkeys featuring Sylvia Tella, a No.73.


In 67, ‘It Must Be Him (Seul Sur Son Etoile),

was a No.2, for Vicky Carr.

And in 84, ‘Love Is A Battlefield’, on Chrysalis,

reached No.17, for Pat Benatar.


In 84, ‘Love Games’, on CBS,

found Belle & The Devotions at No.11.

And in 02, ‘It’s In Our Hands, on One Little Indian,

for Bjork, climbed to No.37.


In 74, ‘Living For The City’, on Tamla Motown,

gave Stevie Wonder a No.15 success.

And in 83, ‘Love Of The Common People’, a gold-seller,

made the Top 2, for Paul Young on CBS.


In 56, ‘Love Me Tender’, on HMV,

for Elvis Presley – a US No.1 & UK No.11.

And in 95, ‘Let’s All Go Together’, on London,

for Marion, peaked at No.37.


In 78, ‘Love Is The Sweetest Thing’, on Mercury – a No.60,

for Peter Skellern featuring Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

And in 79, ‘Love Is The Answer’, on Big Tree,

saw England Dan & John Ford Coley, make a No.45 stand.


In 82, ‘All The Love In The World’, on Arista,

gave Dionne Warwick, a Top 10 play.

And in 07, ‘It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’ –

a No.49, for Perry Como, on RCA.


In 62, ‘Island Of Dreams’, on Philips,

saw The Springfields, with a Top 5 won,

And in 07, ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year’,

on Sony, took Andy Williams to No.21.



Written by

Harriet Blackbury





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