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October 4, 2022

 

 

Old memory lane,

with many twists and turns,

and outcomes never meant to be.

 

Where trees gently rustled

as I went with the flow,

along with my friend – serendipity.

 

 

Old memory lane,

my good companion indeed,

who stayed close by, to carry me on.

 

When dark shadows loomed,

and the future uncertain,

held my hand and a new day was won.

 

 

Old memory lane

where I wandered alone,

to places that only I knew.

 

When problems unsolved

and tomorrows looked doomed,

gave me faith, to start life anew.

 

 

Old memory lane,

the unforgotten path,

that takes me way back in time.

 

Though now a steep hill,

but in a crisis, still a safe haven,

and always well worth the climb.

 

 

Old memory lane,

my favourite walk to this day,

where I survived stormy weather.

 

and on days when uncertainty

comes knocking again,

it’s good to know we are still together.

 

 

 

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August 13, 2022

 

 

In 66, The Supremes had a US No.1 & UK No.8

on Tamla Motown with ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’.

Also in 66, on Tamla Motown, for The Four Tops,

‘Reach Out (I’ll Be There),’ was a US & UK No.1.

 

In 67 & 70, ‘Jimmy Mack’, on Tamla Motown,

gave Martha Reeves & The Vandellas a No.21.

And in 70, Freda Payne, on Invictus,

with ‘Band Of Gold’, had a six week No.1.

 

In 64, ‘How Sweet It Is’, on Stateside,

took Marvin Gaye up to No.49.

And in 66,’How Sweet It Is’, on Tamla Motown,

saw Junior Walker & The All-Stars, on the No.26 line.

 

In 65, & 69, ‘Nowhere To Run’, on Tamla Motown,

gave Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, a UK No.26 & No.42.

And in 67, ‘Bernadette’, on Tamla Motown,

for The Four Tops, a No.8, on view.

 

In 64, ‘Where Did Our Love Go’, on Stateside,

for The Supremes, was a US No.1 & UK Top 3.

And in 66, ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’, on Tamla Motown,

also gave The Supremes  a US No.1 & UK Top 3.

 

In 65, ‘I Hear A Symphony’, on Tamla Motown,

for The Supremes, a US No.1 & UK No.39, was to be.

And also in 65, ‘I Can’t Help  Myself’, on Tamla Motown,

gave The Four Tops, a US No.1 & UK No.23.

 

In 88, ‘Two Hearts’, on Virgin,

gave Phil Collins a US No.1 & UK Top 6.

And in 65, ‘Stop In The Name Of Love’, on Tamla Motown,

for The Supremes, a US No.1 & UK No,7, ending this mix.

 

R I P  Lamont Herbert Dozier

1941 – 2022

Thank You for your amazing music.

 

 

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August 9, 2022

 

 

With her first five singles on Pye International,

in 71 Olivia Newton-John joined the UK chart mix.

When ‘If Not For You’ reached No.7.

and ‘Banks Of The Ohio climbed to No.6.

 

In 72, ‘What Is Life’ rose to No.16,

and in 73, ‘Take Me Home Country Rose’, made No.15.

In 74, ‘Long Live Love’ peaked at No.11, and

‘I Honestly Love You’, on EMI, a US No.1 & UK No.22.

 

In 77 came ‘Sam’, on EMI, reaching No.6.

And in 78, on RSO, (for nine weeks, a UK No.1

and platinum seller), was ‘You’re The One That I Want’

for John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John.

 

Still in 78, ‘Summer Nights’, on RSO,

for seven weeks was a UK No.1,

and second consecutive multiple seller,

for John Travolta & Olivia Newton John.

 

Ending 78, ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’, on RSO,

was s gold seller, reaching No.2.

With, ‘A Little More Love’, a silver seller on EMI, at No.4.

And in 79, ‘Deeper Than The Night’, at No.64 on view.

 

In 80, on Jet, with The Electric Light Orchestra,

for two weeks at No.1, came another silver seller – ‘Xanadu’.

Still in 80, on Jet, next came a US.No.1,

when ‘Magic’, appeared in the UK charts at No.32.

 

Also in 80, ‘Suddenly’ became her last hit on Jet,

with Cliff Richard, rising to No.15.

And in 81, ‘Physical’, now on EMI, a silver seller,

making the US.No.1 & UK No.7 scene.

 

In 82, ‘Landslide’ peaked at No.18, on EMI.

And also on EMI, ‘Make A Move On Me’, made No.43.

Ending 82, ‘Heart Attack’, reached No.46.

And in 83, ‘I Honestly Love You’, a No.52 was to be.

 

Also In 83, ‘Twist Of Fate’, on EMI, rose to No.57.

In 90, ‘Grease Megamix’, on Polydor , made Top 3 heaven.

And in 91, ‘Grease – The Dream Mix’ on PWL/Polydor, for

Frankie Valli, John Travolta & Olivia Newton John, a No.47.

 

In 92, ‘I Need Love’, on Mercury made No.75.

And in 95, ‘Had To Be’, on EMI, at No. 22 did arrive,

for Cliff Richard & Olivia Newton-John.

In 98, ‘You’re The One That I Want’, on Polydor,

for John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, a Top 4,

& much loved forever more.

 

R I P    1948 – 2022

Thank you for the life changing music.

( the best years of our lives)

 

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August 7, 2022

 

 

In 80, The Jam reached No.1

with ‘Start’, on Polydor.

And in 87, ‘Right On Track’, on MCA,

for The Breakfast Club, made No.54.

 

In 66, ‘Daydream’, on Pye International,

gave The Lovin’ Spoonful, a Top 2.

And in 04, Lemon Jelly peaked at No.31,

on XL Recordings, with ‘Stay With You’.

 

In 64, ‘Bread & Butter’, on Hickory,

gave The New Beats a No.15 success.

And in 68, Marmalade had a Top 6,

with ‘Lovin Things’, on CBS.

 

In 78, Streetband reached No.18,

with ‘Toast’, on Logo.

And in 2000, Detroit Grand Pu Bahs

made No.29, with ‘Sandwiches’, on Jive Electro.

 

In 67, ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’, on Atlantic,

gave Vanilla Fudge, a No.18 stay.

And in 97, Vanilla Ice, had a platinum US & UK No.1,

with ‘Ice Ice Baby’, on SBK.

 

In 58, ‘Tea For Two’, on Brunswick, gave The

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra strg Warren Covington, a Top 3.

And in 98, ‘Strawberry’, on Atlantic,

peaked at No.55 for Nicole Renee.

 

In 70, Bread had a US No.1 & UK Top 5,

on Electra, with ‘Make It With You’.

And in 71, ‘Brown Sugar’, on Rolling Stones label,

for The Rolling Stones, became a Top 2.

 

In 67, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, on Parlophone,

gave The Beatles a US No.1 & UK Top 2.

And in 68, ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’, on Polydor,

for Cream, up to No.25 flew.

 

In 73, ‘Shine On Silver Sun’, on A & M,

gave The Strawbs a No.34.

And in 79, Peaches & Herb, had a US No.1 & UK Top 4,

with ‘Reunited’, on Polydor.

 

 

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August 6, 2022

 

With all nine UK hits on Columbia, in 65,

The Seekers had their first of two No.1’s on view.

When staying in the charts for 23 weeks,

arrived ‘I’ll Never Find Another You’.

 

Two more hits followed in 65.

Their next ‘A World Of Our Own’, a Top 3.

And ‘The Carnival Is Over’, making No.1,

for a three week stay, was to be.

 

In 66, ‘Someday One Day’, rose to No.11,

and ‘Walk With Me’, gained Top 10 pride.

Ending 66, and reaching No.2,

next followed ‘Morningtown Ride’.

 

Their last three UK chart hits, came in 67,

with ‘Georgy Girl’, rising to Top 3 heaven.

And ‘When Will The Good Apples Fall’,

their next hit to enter the charts, at No.11.

 

In December 67, ‘Emerald City’, peaked at No.50.

And in 68, Judith Durham ended her ‘Seekers’ story.

Now concentrating on studio album work,

her legacy, surrounded in glory.

 

R I P  Judith Durham 

1943 – 2022

Thank you for the wonderful, ‘feel good’ music.

 

 

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July 19, 2022

 

 

In 91, ‘Temperature Rising’ gave PKA

a No.68 on Stress.

And in 81, Kool & The Gang on De-lite,

reached No.17 with ‘Summer Madness.

 

In 60, ‘Summertime’ on Top Rank,

made No.49, for Al Martino.

And in 77, ‘Too Hot To Handle’, rose to No.15,

for Heatwave on GTO.

 

In 88, ‘Don’t Go’, on London,

gave Hothouse Flowers a No.11.

And in 05, ‘Middle Of Nowhere’, on Sire,

took Hot Hot Heat, up to No.47.

 

In 82, ‘Hot In The City’ peaked at No.13,

for Billy Idol on Chrysalis.

And in 84, ‘Heaven’s On Fire’, on Vertigo,

reached No.43 for Kiss.

 

In 91, ‘Hot Summer Salsa’, on Music Factory Dance,

gave Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers a No 43.

And in 97, ‘Hot Like Fire’, on Atlantic,

for Aaliyah, a Top 30, was to be.

 

In 84, ‘Hot Water’, gave Level 42,

a No.18, on Polydor.

And in 02, ‘Hot In Herre’, on Universal,

for Nelly, a US No.1 & UK Top 4.

 

In 71, ‘Hot Love’ on Fly,

gave T Rex a UK No.1.

And in 85, Glenn Frey rose to No.12,

on MCA, with ‘The Heat Is On’.

 

In 87, Bryan Adams had a Top 50,

on A & M, with ‘Heat Of The Night’.

And in 93, ‘Suntan’, on Hug,

saw Stan in the Top 40 flight.

 

In 84, ‘Hot Hot Hot’, on Cooltempo,

gave Arrow a No.59.

And in 04, The Corrs had a Top 6,

on Atlantic, with Summer Sunshine.

 

In 79, ‘Hot Stuff’, for Donna Summer,

was a US No.1 & UK No.11, on Casablanca.

And in 97, Chicane had a No.21,

with Sunstroke Xtravaganza.

 

 

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July 10, 2022

 

 

When you can ask a friend

if they have lost their mind,

without them thinking

you are being unkind.

 

That’s when you know

your friendship is real.

 

When you can go months without

even getting in touch,

and they still know

they are loved very much.

 

That’s when  you know

your friendship’s the real deal.

 

When you know they’ll be there

at the drop of a hat,

and that on your side

they will always bat.

 

That’s when you know

the reason for their appeal.

 

When you can turn to them

in your hour of need,

and know their response

will be guaranteed.

 

That’s when you know

your heart, it will heal.

 

 

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June 25, 2022

 

 

A is for Always

and E is for Ever.

J is for Joyous

and T is for Together.

 

S is for Sweetheart

and M is for Mine.

C is for Cheers

and W is for Wine.

 

R is for Roses

and F is for Flowers.

I is for Infinity

and H is for Hours.

 

K is for Kindness

and L is for Love.

N is for Nightingale

and D is for Dove.

 

P is for Parking

and Z is for Zone.

Q is for Quizzical

and U is for the Unknown.

 

V is for Variety

and Y is for Yes.

G is for Goodness

and B is for Bless.

 

O is for Optimism

and X marks the spot

as this alphabet countdown

is over – that’s your lot.

 

 

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May 27, 2022

 

 

With all of their hits on the Mute label,

Depeche Mode first entered the charts in 81,

with ‘Dreaming Of Me’, at No.57, and ‘New Life’, at No.11,

and also, ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’, at No.8, followed on.

 

In 82, ‘See You’, peaked at No.6,

and ‘The Meaning Of Love’, was a No.12 hit.

Lastly, in 82, ‘Leave In Silence’, reached No.18,

and opening 83, ‘Get The Balance Right’, was a No.13 fit.

 

Also in 83, ‘Everything Counts’, was their second No.6,

with ‘Love In Itself.2’,  reaching the No.21 line.

In 84, ‘People Are People’, was a Top 4,

and ‘Master And Servant’, peaked at No.9.

 

Ending 84, ‘Somebody’/’Blasphemous Rumours’, a No.16,

and in 85, ‘Shake The Disease’, reached No.18.

Also in 85, ‘It’s Called A Heart’, rose to No.18,

and in 86, ‘Stripped’, peaked at No.15.

 

Still in 86, ‘A Question Of Lust’, made No.28,

and ‘A Question Of Time’, to No.17, flew.

In 87, ‘Strangelove’, was at No.16,

followed by, ‘Never Let Me Down Again’, at No.22.

 

In 88, ‘Behind The Wheel’, reached No.21,

And ‘Little 15 (import)’, at No.60 was seen.

In 89, ‘Everything Counts’, peaked at No.22,

And, ‘Personal Jesus’, rose to No.13.

 

In 90, ‘Enjoy The Silence’, was a Top 6,

And ‘Policy Of Truth’, was a No.16 hit.

Lastly, in 90, ‘World In My Eyes’, rose to No.17,

And in 93, ‘I Feel You’, at No.8, did sit.

 

Still in 93, ‘Walking In My Shoes’, made No.14,

And lastly, in 93, ‘Condemnation’, reached No.9.

In 94, ‘In The Room’, rose to No.8,

And in 97, ‘Barrel Of A Gun’, made the Top 4 line.

 

Also in 97, ‘It’s No Good’, was a Top 5,

followed by ‘Home’, making No.23.

And finally in 97, ‘Useless’, reached No.28,

And in 98, ‘Only When I Lose Myself’, a No.17, was to be.

 

In 01, ‘Dream On’, rose to No.6,

And ‘I Feel Loved’, made a No.12 heaven.

Ending 01, ‘Freelove’, peaked at No.19,

and in 04, ‘Enjoy The Silence’, was at No.7

 

Ending 04, ‘Something To Do’, made No.75,

And in 05, ‘Precious’, was a Top 4.

Also in 05, ‘A Pain That I’m Used To’, rose to No.15,

And in 06, ‘Suffer Well’, reached a No.12 score.

 

Also in 06, ‘John The Revelator’/’Lilian’, was at No.18,

And also, ‘Martyr’, a No.13 fix.

In 09, ‘Wrong’, rose to No.24,

And ‘Peace’, at No.57, ends this mix.

 

R I P

Andy Fletcher     1961 – 2022

 

Thank you for the music.

 

 

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May 22, 2022

 

 

 

1     DOM MASSON

2     LES BRADD

3     JIMMY SIRREL

4     NEAL BISHOP

5     ALBERT IREMONGER

6     TOMMY LAWTON

7     HARRY DAFT

8     RADOJKO AVRAMOVIC

9     JACKIE SEWELL

10   HARRY ARTER

11    MICHAEL JOHNSON

12    STEVE FINNAN

13    JIM O’BRIEN

14    CRAIG SHORT

15    FRANK VINCENT

16    DEAN YATES

17    JOHN THOMPSON

18    MARK STALLARD

19    KEVIN PILKINGTON

20    BILLY FLINT

21    GARY JONES

22    RUBEN RODRIGUES

23    TRISTAN BENJAMIN

24    ZAK BRUNT

25    ALAN SMITH

26    JEFF ASTLE

27    MIKE EDWARDS

28    TONY AGANA

29    AARON NEMANE

30    BLAIR ADAMS

31    MICHAEL BROUGH

32    DELE ADEBOLA

33    IAIN McCULLOCH

34    RICHARD BRINDLEY

35    RAY O’BRIEN

36    CHARLIE PALMER

37    TREVOR CHRISTIE

38    COLIN SLATER

39    GARY LUND

40    IAN McPARLAND

41    BRIAN STUBBS

42    DANNY ALLSOPP

43    YOANN ARQUIN

44    STEVE CARTER

45    VITEZSLAV JAROS

46    PEDRO RICHARDS

47    JOHN MOUNTENEY

48    STEVE CHERRY

49    DAVID NEEDHAM

50    CALLUM ROBERTS

51    PAUL BOLLAND

52    GARY MILLS

53    ARTHUR MANN

54    TOM JOHNSTON

55    PHIL TURNER

56    SHOLA AMEOBI

57    ANDRE BOUCAUD

58    PERCY HUMPHREYS

59    KYLE WOOTTON

60    IAN RICHARDSON

61    ADE AKINBIYI

62    ARTHUR MANN

63    STANLEY ABORAH

64    SHAUN DERRY

65    TONY HATELEY

66    ANDREW BOYCE

67    JAYDEN RICHARDSON

68    DAVID McVAY

69    BARTOSZ BIALKOWSKI

70    TEDDY EMBERTON

71    BRIAN KILCLINE

72    JASON BANTON

73    ROY HOROBIN

74    ELISHA SAM

75    MATT PALMER

76    KWESI APPIAH

77    ADAM CHICKSEN

78    RACHID HARKOUK

79    ED FRANCIS

80    MICHAEL DOYLE

81    CONNELL RAWLINSON

82    ARTHUR CLAMP

83    KYLE CAMERON

84    ALEX LACEY

85    SAM SLOCOMBE

86    JAKE KEAN

87    BERT MORLEY

88    DION KELLY – EVANS

89    KAIRO MITCHELL

90    JOEL TAYLOR

91    TIERNAN BROOKS

 

oops   No.53 & No.62 are the same person – sorry   

 

compiled by Harriet Blackbury

April 2022

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Thank you for visiting my website.  Regards Harriet.

 

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