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August 5, 2019



Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine 

‘Two Hour Special’

11am to 1pm

on Tuesday, 6th August 2019


for Tony’s latest Summer Of Rock Show.

which this week includes -,

the A -Z of Rock History.

plus all the latest happenings & events

in the music world.


Tony will also be reading the poem –


For The Love Of Boys

written by Harriet Blackbury.



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July 26, 2019



Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

for a Lazy Sunday Afternoon Special Show

between 1pm –  3pm on 28th July 2019


This Super Show contains music

from three new bands on the rock scene,

from Bury, Lancashire.   

Namely …

‘Hollow State’, ‘Colt 48’, & ‘Adventures of Salvador’.


‘Skipinnish’ .


The show also includes a brief insight into

the Vinyl Revival, and The Last Shop Standing Book

by record dealer/promoter  Graham Jones..

( Check out the new record shop in Bury – ‘Wax & Beans.)


Also rock music from Prince, (Poison), Aztec & Asia.


The show will also feature music by Marillion, who

Tony will be interviewing this week,

for his Time Machine show, the following week. 


Tony will also be reading the poem –


‘For The Love Of Disco’

written by Harriet Blackbury.



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July 22, 2019




Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

at Noon, on Tuesday 23rd July 2019,

for another fast-moving hour

of great music and chat.


On this week’s show

Tony will be in conversation with

‘Hollow State’ band member –

Sheldon James Jolly.


Enjoy Folks

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July 19, 2019


Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

for a SUNDAY NIGHT Summer Special show

on 21 st July 2019

9pm – 11pm.


This show has it all,


a late evening ‘Drive-Time’ half hour,

Steve Hackett On Tour,

 ‘On this Weekend in history’ slot,

and the Time Machine Concert updates,

and great tracks to make the weekend complete.


Tony will also be reading the poem


For The Love Of Music

written by Harriet Blackbury.




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July 16, 2019



Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

TODAY – Tuesday, at Noon, 16th July 2019.

for a great hour of feel-good factor.


Tony’s ‘Summer of Rock’ season continues with Part 4

featuring ….The Levellers/Shalamar/Hank Marvin/

Bananarama/ Europe & The Clash.


Tony will also be reading the Poem


‘For The Love Of Shalamar’

written by  Harriet Blackbury.



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July 11, 2019




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

for Marvin Gaye, reached No.49.

And in 86, ‘Why Can’t This Be Love’,

on Warner Brothers, took Van Halen, to the No.8 line.


In 02, ‘How You Remind Me (import)’, on Roadrunner,

reached No.65, for Canadian group – Nickelback.

And in 02, (one month later), ‘How You Remind Me’,

became a gold-selling UK No.4 & US No.1 track.


In 72,’How Can I Be Sure’, on Bell,

saw David Cassidy, on the No.1 line.

And in 06, ‘Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love’,

on Deltasonic, gave The Zutons, their first No.9.


In 53, ‘Why Don’t You Believe In Me’, on MGM,

for Joni James – a US No.1 & UK No.11.

And in 98, ‘How Do I Live’, on Curb – a first hit,

and Platinum-seller, for LeAnn Rimes – peaked at No.7.


In 76, ‘Howzat’, on Epic, reached No.4,

for Australian group, Sherbet – their only UK hit.

And in 99, ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me’,

on Independiente, gave Travis, a Top 10 fit.


In 77, Leo Sayer, on Chrysalis,

reached No.10 with, ‘How Much Love’.

And in 94, ‘Why Don’t You Take Me’, on Boy’s Own,

peaked at No.30, for One Dove.


In 81, ‘Why Do Fools Fall In Love’, on Capitol,

gave Diana Ross, a Top 4.

And in 96, ‘How Bizarre’, was a Top 5,

for Canadian duo – OMC, on Polydor.


In 74, ‘How Long’, on Anchor –

a Top 20, and only UK hit for Ace.

And in 05, ‘Why’, on Data,

found DJ Sammy, with a No.7 place.


In 90, ‘How Am I Supposed To Live Without You’,

on CBS, for Michael Bolton – a US No.1 & UK No.3.

And in 2000, on Epic, reaching No.38,

was Macy Gray, with ‘Why Didn’t You Call Me’.


In 60, Adam Faith, reached No.4,

on Parlophone, with ‘How About That’.

And in 93, ‘Why Can’t I Wake Up With You’,

for Take That, on RCA, at No.2, sat.


In 97, ‘How High’, on Beggars Banquet,

gave The Charlatans, a No.6 view.

And in 99, ‘Why Don’t You Get A Job’,

on Columbia, saw Offspring, with a Top 2.


In 66, ‘How Sweet It Is’, on Tamla Motown,

took Junior Walker & The All Stars, to No.22.

And in 91, Texas, on Mercury,

reached No.66, with ‘Why Believe In You’.


In 85, ‘How Soon Is Now’, for The Smiths,

climbed to No.16, on Rough Trade.

And in 99, ‘Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad’,

on Mute, found Moby, also at No.16, in the hit parade.


In 64, The Mojos, on Decca,

peaked at No.25, with ‘Why Not Tonight’,

And in 86, ‘How Will I Know’, on Arista,

found Whitney Houston, with a US No.1 & UK Top 3 flight.


In 77, ‘How Deep Is Your Love’, on RSO,

for The Bee Gees – a Gold-seller, and US No.1 & UK No.3.

And in 05, on Warner Brothers – Garbage,

peaked at No.7, with ‘Why Do You Love Me’.


In 73, ‘Why Can’t We Live Together’, on Mojo,

gave Timmy Thomas, a No.12 success.

And in 81, ‘How ‘Bout Us’, peaked at No.5,

for Champaign, on CBS.



Written by Harriet Blackbury



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In 76, ‘Under The Moon Of Love’ – a gold-selling No.1,

for Showaddywaddy, on Bell.

And in 80, ‘Over You’, on Polydor,

gave Roxy Music, a Top 5 sell.


In 66, ‘Over Under Sideways Down’, on Columbia,

found The Yardbirds, enjoying the Top 10 scene.

And in 92, ‘Under The Bridge’, on Warner Brothers,

for Red Hot Chili Peppers, peaked at No.13.


In 76, ‘Under One Roof’, on State,

gave The Rubettes, a Top 40 fix.

And in 2000, ‘Overload’, on London,

became the first hit for The Sugarbabes, at No.6.


In 99, ‘Over You’, on Virgin,

for Justin, reached No.11.

And in 05, ‘Under The Tree’, on Angel’,

for The Water Babies, peaked at No.27.


In 86, ‘Over The Hill And Far Away’, on 10Ten,

for Gary Moore, was a Top 20.

And in 03, ‘Under The Thumb’, on Polydor,

gave Amy Studt, a Top 10 entry.


In 81, ‘Under Pressure’, on EMI,

saw Queen & David Bowie, with a No.1 place.

And in 95, ‘Not Over Yet’, on Perfecto,

reached No.6, for Grace.


In 83, ‘Down Under’, on Epic,

gave Men At Work, a gold-selling US & UK No.1.

And also in 83, ‘Overkill’, on Epic,

for Men At Work, peaked at No.21.


In 81, ‘Under Your Thumb’, on Polydor,

was a Top 3, for Godley & Creme.

And in 86, ‘Overjoyed’, on Motown,

for Stevie Wonder, reached No.17.


In 05, ‘Over’, on Universal,

for Lindsay Lohan, made the No.27 line.

Also in 05, ‘Under The Weather’, on Relentless,

for KT Tunstall, peaked at No.39.


In 64, ‘Under The Boardwalk’, on Atlantic,

found The Drifters, on the No.45 ledge.

And in 93, Almighty, reached No.38,

on Polydor, with ‘Over The Edge’.



Written by Harriet Blackbury.



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July 8, 2019



Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine,

at Noon on  Tues, 8th July 2019,

for another fab hour of great music

on Tony’s ‘Summer of Rock – Part 3’.


The Show includes all the latest happenings and

Events in the music world, and details of forthcoming Guests, 

and of course,

Tony’s look at ‘This Week in Rock History’ slot.

and a special mention to Ringo Starr

on his 79th Birthday week.


Tony will be reading the poem –


For The Love Of New Order,

written by  Harriet Blackbury.


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In 76, ‘More More More’, on Buddah,

for Andrea True Connection, reached No.5.

And in 01, ‘More Than That’, peaked at No.12,

for The Backstreet Boys, on Jive.


In 66, ‘The More I See You’, on Pye International,

gave Chris Montez, a Top 3 say.

And in 77, ‘More Than A Lover’, peaked at No.27,

for Bonnie Tyler, on RCA.


In 77, ‘More Than A Feeling’, on Epic,

for Boston, peaked at No.22.

And in 94,’The More I Get The More I Want’, on X-clusive,

gave KWS featuring Teddy Pendergrass, a No.35 view.


In 78, ‘More Than A Woman’, on Capitol,

saw Tavares enjoy a Top 7 scene.

And in 90, ‘More’, on Merciful Release,

for Sisters Of Mercy, reached No.14.


In 86, ‘More Than Physical’, on London,

took Bananarama, to No.41.

And in 94, ‘More To Love’, on Deconstruction,

saw Volcano, with a No.32, won.


In 78, ‘More Like The Movies’, on Capitol,

gave Dr Hook, a No.14 reply.

And in 91, ‘More To Life’, made No.23,

for Cliff Richard, on EMI.


In 90, ‘More Than You Know’, on CBS,

for Martika – a No.15, safe bet.

And in 94, ‘Morrissey, on Parlophone, was at No.8,

with ‘The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get’.


In 70, ‘More Good Old Rock ‘N Roll’, on Columbia,

made No.34, for The Dave Clark Five’.

And In 84, ‘The More You Live, The More You Love’, was at No.26,

for A Flock Of Seagulls, on Jive.


In 98, ‘Travis, peaked at No.16,

on Independiente with ‘More Than Us EP’.

And in 99, ‘More Love’, on Universal,

took Next Of Kin, to No.33.


In 82, ‘More Than This’, on EG Roxy,

for Roxy Music, reached No.6.

And in 91, ‘More Than Words’, on A & M,

at No.2, for Extreme – last in this mix.



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July 5, 2019




In 81, ‘Ceremony’, on Factory,

for New Order, reached No.34.

And still in 81, ‘Procession’/’Everything’s Gone Green’ –

at No.38 – their second hit, through the factory door.


In 82, ‘Temptation’, peaked at No.29,

and in 83, ‘Blue Monday’ – twice a hit, at No.12 & No.9.

And finally in 83, came ‘Confusion’, at No.12 –

all these hits still carrying the Factory sign.


In 84, ‘Thieves Like Us’, reached No.18,

And in 85, peaking at No.46, was ‘The Perfect Kiss’.

Ending 85 – still on Factory’  -‘Sub-Culture’, made No.63,

and opening 86 – ‘Shellshock’, at No.28 – next on this list.


Three more chart entries followed in 86,

with ‘State Of The Nation’, in the Top 30 mix.

And at No.54, ‘The Peel Sessions (1st June 82)’, on Strange Fruit,

and back on Factory – ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’, made No.56.


In 87, ‘True Faith’, reached No.4,

and at No.20, was, ‘Touched By The Hand Of God’.

In 88, Blue Monday (Remix)’, made the Top 3,

And ‘Fine Time’, got the No.11 nod.


In 89, ‘Round And Round’, made No.21,

and ‘Run 2’, also on Factory – a No.49 slot, won.

And in 90, ‘World In Motion’, on Factory/MCA,

for EnglandNewOrder – a gold-selling No.1.


In 93, ‘Regret’, a No.4, on Centredate,

and ‘Ruined In A Day’, peaked at No.22.

And still on Centredate, ‘World (The Price Of Love) – made No.13,

and ‘Spooky’, also enjoyed a No.22 view.


In 94,’True Faith (Remix), reached No.9.

And in 95, ‘Nineteen 63’ – now on London – rose to No.21.

Also in 95, ‘Blue Monday (2nd Remix), returned at No.17.

And in 01, still on London, ‘Crystal’, at No.8, shone.


Ending 01, ’60 Miles An Hour’, reached No.29,

and in 02, ‘Here To Stay’, peaked at No.15.

And still in 02, on London, ‘World In Motion’,

for EnglandNewOrder – at No.43, was seen.


Ending 02, ‘Confusion’, on the Whacked label,

for Arthur Baker VS New Order, made No.64.

And in 05, ‘Krafty’, on London, reached No.8,

and ‘Jetstream’, featuring Ana Mantronic, made a Top 20 score.


Finally, in 05, ‘Waiting For The Sirens’ Call’,

on London, reached No.21.

And in 06, ‘Blue Monday’, on New State,

peaked at No.73 – with an army of fans, rightly won.



Written by Harriet Blackbury





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