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October 16, 2019




In 55, ‘Ready, Willing And Able’, on Philips,

gave Doris Day, a Top 7.

And in 81, ‘New Life’, on Mute.,

took Depeche Mode, to No.11.


In 63, ‘Welcome To My World’, was a No.6,

for Jim Reeves, on RCA.

And in 08, Take That, had a No.1,

on Polydor, with ‘Greatest Day’.


In 74, ‘The Way We Were’ – a US No.1 & UK No.31,

for Barbra Steisand, on CBS.

And in 02, ‘The Way (Put Your Hand In My Hand)’,

gave Divine Inspiration, a Top 5 success.


In 84, ‘We All Stand Together’, on Parlophone,

for Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus – a Top 3 entry.

And in 98, ‘Ready For A New Day’, on Manifesto,

gave Todd Terry featuring Martha Wash, a Top 20.


In 70, ‘Reach Out And Touch’, on Tamla Motown,

gave Diana Ross, a No 33 re-action.

And in 80, Whitesnake, on United Artists,

had a No.43, with ‘Ready an’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)’.


In 02, ‘We Are Made Of Stars’, on Mute,

for Moby, reached No.11.

And also in 02, ‘A New Day Has Come’,

on Epic, took Celine Dion, to No.7.


In 67, ‘The Happening’, on Tamla Motown,

for The Supremes, was a US No.1 & UK No. 6.

And in 84, ‘New Moon on Monday’, on EMI,

for Duran Duran, a No.9 fix.


In 81, ‘We’re Almost There’, on Motown,

saw Michael Jackson at No.46.

And in 86, ‘Life’s What You Make It’, on EMI,

a No.16, for Talk Talk, ends this mix.


Written by

Harriet Blackbury




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October 6, 2019




In 88, ‘No More Lies’, made No.34,

for Sharpe & Numan, on Polydor.

And in 96, ‘No More Alcohol’, on Wea,

gave Suggs featuring Loochie Lou & Michie One, a No.24.


In 96, ‘No Fronts – The Remixes’, on Roadrunner,

gave Dog Eat Dog, a No.9 score.

And in 98, ‘Don’t Stop’, on Epic,

for No Authority, peaked at No.54.


In 85, ‘Tequila’, on Fourth & Broadway,

for No Way Jose, reached No.47.

And in 2000, ‘No More’, on Epic,

took Ruff Ends, to No.11.


In 99, Blur, on Food label,

climbed to No.14, with ‘No Distance Left To Run’.

And in 06, The Foo Fighters, on RCA, made No.64,

with ‘No Way Back’/’Cold Day In The Sun’.


In 93, ‘No Time To Play’, on Cooltempo,

was a No.25, for Guru featuring Dee C Lee.

And in 04, ‘Man Like Me’, on Mad As Toast,

for No Reason, reached No.53.


In 02, ‘No More Drama’, made No.9,

for Mary J Blige, on MCA.

And in 07, Air Traffic, flew to No.45,

on EMI, with ‘No More Running Away’.


In 96, ‘I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing’, on EMI,

reached No.27, for ‘No Way Sis’.

And in 98, Robbie Williams, peaked at No.4,

with ‘No Regrets’, on Chrysalis.


In 91, ‘Tear Down The Walls’, on London label,

made No.61, for No Sweat.

And in 95, ‘No Government’, on Talkin Loud,

claimed a No.67 seat, for Nicolette.


In 95, ‘No More Affairs’, on This Way Up,

for Tindersticks, at No.58, did peak.

And in 97, No Doubt, had a gold-selling No.1,

on Interscope, with ‘Don’t Speak’.


In 91, Unity, on Cardiac,

saw their only hit -‘Unity’, make No.64

And in 85 ‘Shades (Theme From The Crown Paint Television Commercial)’,

on Food For Thought, give The United Kingdom Symphony, a No 68 score.


In 94, ‘No More Tears'(Enough Is Enough)’, on Ding Dong,

reached No.13, for Kym Mazelle & Jocelyn Brown.

And in 86, Europe, had a gold-selling No.1,

on Epic, with ‘The Final Countdown’.


Roll on the 31st  !!! 


Written by

Harriet Blackbury




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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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