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June 9, 2019



Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

at Noon on 11th June 2019,

for another fast moving hour

of music and travels.


This weeks show includes

Tony’s exciting interview in Malta

with Steve Hackett,

(and also tracks from Steve Hackett and Chris Squire.)


Tony will also be reading the poem –


‘For The Love Of Family (For Father’s Day)’

written by Harriet Blackbury



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May 29, 2019



In 68, ‘Only One Woman’, on Polydor,

saw The Marbles, on a Top 5 roll.

And in 85, ‘Starting Again’, on MCA,

gave Second Image, a No.65 goal.


In 78, ‘Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad’, on Epic,

for Meat Loaf, reached the No.32 line.

And in 92, still on Epic, this single,

for Meat Loaf, now peaked at No.69.


In 73, ‘I’m Doing Fine Now’, on RCA,

for New York City – a Top 20, divine.

And in 84, ‘The Second Time’, on MCA,

took Kim Wilde up to No.29. 


In 67, ‘She’d Rather Be With Me’, on London,

took The Turtles up to No.4.

And in 79, ‘The Second Time Around’, on Solar,

gave Shalamar a No.45 score.


In 71, ‘Love The One You’re With’, on Atlantic,

peaked at No.37, for Stephen Stills.

And in 04, ‘Not For All The Love In The World’,

on Virgin, a Top 40, for Irish Group – The Thrills.


In 07, ‘Two Lovers’, on B Unique/Polydor,

climbed to No.34 for Twang.

And in 89, ‘You’re The One’, on RCA,

crept in at No.74, for Greek Duo -Bang.


In 95, ‘The Sunshine After The Rain’, on ffrreedom,

reached to No.4 for UK singer -Berri.

And in 98, ‘Falling In Love Again’, on Polydor,

peaked at No.8 for Eagle – Eye Cherry.


In 95,’One More Chance’, on Maverick,

climbed to No.11 for Madonna.

And in 70, ‘I’ll Go On Hoping’, on Columbia –

a Top 30, for Des O’Connor.




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In 71, ‘Hot Love’, on Fly,

gave T Rex, their first UK No.1.

And in 08, ‘Cold Shoulder’, on XL Recordings,

saw Adele, with a No.18, won.


In 80, ‘Too Hot’, on Mercury,

found Kool & The Gang at No.23.

And in 94, ‘Cold Cold Heart’, on Precious Organisation,

for Wet Wet Wet – a Top 20, was to be.


In 02, ‘Cold Light Of Day’, on Sony,

for Halo, reached No.49.

And in 08, ‘Hot N Cold’, on Virgin,

gave Katy Perry, a gold selling, No.4, so fine.


In 05, ‘Cold Wind’, on Rough Trade,

reached No.52, for Arctic Fire.

And in 77, ‘So You Win Again’, on Rak label,

gave Hot Chocolate, a three week, No.1 flyer.


In 84, ‘Hot Water’, on Polydor,

took Level 42, to No.18.

And in 06, ‘No Way Back’/’Cold Day In The Sun’,

on RCA, for The Foo Fighters, at No.64, was seen.


In 92, ‘Cold Day In Hell’, on Virgin,

peaked at No.24, for Gary Moore.

And in 2002, ‘Hot In Herre’, on Universal,

gave Nelly, a US No.1 and UK No.4.


In 81, ‘Cold Love’, on Geffen,

gave Donna Summer a No.44 address.

And in 2010, ‘Hot’, on Beat,

at No.6, for Inna – her only UK success.


In 78, ‘Cold As Ice’, on Atlantic,

for Foreigner, reached No.24.

Followed by ‘Hot Blooded’, still in 78,

also on Atlantic, making a No.42, chart score.


In 90, ‘Cold Hearted’, on Virgin American –

for Paula Abdul, a US No.1 and UK No.46.

And in 94, ‘Hot Love Now’, on Polydor,

for Wonder Stuff, at No.19, ends this mix.




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May 26, 2019



Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

between 12pm – 2pm, on Tuesday, 28th May 2019.

for two hours of great music and fun.


This week’s show features the music of Connor Reeves.

And also,  

hot news of King Crimson and their 50th Anniversary Tour 

and new album.


Tony will also be reading, and playing some songs, from the poem –


For The Love Of Nourishment

written by Harriet Blackbury.



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May 20, 2019




Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine Radio Show

at Noon on Tuesday, 21st May 2019

for a fab ‘Two Hour Special’,


which includes a full hour dedicated to

the band -Hollow State,

along with interviews and music.


Also featuring on the show will be

a selection of tracks from major Rock Bands,

currently celebrating 50 years of Rock.


Tony will also be reading the poem –


‘A Material World’

written by  Harriet Blackbury.



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May 19, 2019




In 70, ‘Cottonfields’, on Capitol,

for The Beach Boys, reached No.5.

And in 92,‘Walking On Broken Glass’, on RCA,

for Annie Lennox, at No.8, did arrive.


In 61, ‘Wooden Heart’, on RCA,

for Elvis Presley, was at No.1, for a six week run.

And in 67, ‘Traffic’, on Island label,

peaked at No.5 with ‘Paper Sun’.


In 72, ‘Little Piece Of Leather’, on London,

at No.27, for Donnie Elbert, made the grade.

And in 92, ‘Metal Mickey’, on Nude label,

at No.17 – the first Top 20, for Suede.


In 65, ‘Wooly Bully, on MGM,

for Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs, made No.11.

And in 73, Rubber Bullets, on UK label,

for 10CC, flew up to a No.1 heaven.


In 57, Water Water/Handful Of Songs, on Decca,

was at No.5, for Tommy Steele & The Steelmen.

And in 2000, ‘The Wicker Man’, on EMI,

for Iron Maiden, became their twelfth UK Top 10.


In 56, ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, on HMV,

for Elvis Presley, at No.9 – his second UK hit, was to be.

And in 76, ‘Satin Sheets’, on Warner Brothers,

for The Bellamy Brothers, peaked at No.43.


In 97, ‘Plastic Dreams’, on R & S,

peaked at No.18, for Jaydee.

And in 99, Travis, on Independiente, found No.10,

with ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me’.


In 85, ‘Material Girl’, on Sire,

for Madonna – a Top 3 gold seller.

And in 95, ‘Broken Stones’, on Go! Discs label –

a UK Top 20, for Paul Weller.


In 65, ‘Concrete & Clay’, on Decca,

saw Unit Four Plus Two, on the No.1 throne.

And in 89, ‘What The World Is Waiting For’/’Fools Gold’,

a No.8 for The Stone Roses, on Silvertone.




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May 13, 2019



Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

at Noon on Tuesday, 14th May 2019,

for another fast moving hour of music and chat,

including details of Tony’s

forthcoming events and happenings

planned for the summer months.


Tony will also be reading the poem:


For The Love Of Heights

written by Harriet Blackbury.



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May 11, 2019



In 75, ‘Sky High’, on Splash,

for Jigsaw, up to No.9, flew.

And in 81, ‘Up The Hill Backwards’, on RCA,

for David Bowie, peaked at No.32.


In 61, ‘Reach For The Stars’/’Climb Ev’ry Mountain’,

on Columbia, found Shirley Bassey with a No.1, sealed.

And in 71, ‘Move On Up’, on Buddah,

was a No.12 hit, for Curtis Mayfield.


In 70, ‘Up The Ladder To The Roof’, on Tamla Motown,

for The Supremes, at No.6 was seen.

And in 86, ‘Higher Love’, on Island label,

for Steve Winwood, peaked at No.13.


In 01, ‘There You’ll Be’, on Warner Brothers,

reached the Top 3 for Faith Hill.

And again, in 08, returned to the charts –

this time with a Top 10, fitting the bill.


In 70, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, a UK No.6,

on Tamla Motown for Diana Ross.

And in 80, ‘Ride Like The Wind’, on Warner Brothers,

peaked at No.69 for Christopher Cross.


In 66, for The Alan Price Set, on Decca,

reaching No.11 was, ‘Hi Lili Hi Lo’.

And in 08, ‘Mountains’, on 14th Floor,

was a Top 5 for Biffy Clyro. 


In 76, ‘How High The Moon’, on MGM,

for Gloria Gaynor, reached No.33.

And in 78, ‘Sometimes When We Touch’, on 20th Century,

for Dan Hill, a No.13 entry, was to be.


In 67, ‘Up, Up And Away’, on Liberty,

for The Johnny Mann Singers, peaked at No.6.

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

for Stevie Wonder – a US No.1 and UK No.29, ends this mix.



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May 4, 2019



Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

fab Bank Holiday Drive -Time Special, 

entitled  – Let Me Entertain You.

between 5pm – 7pm on Sunday, 5th May 2019.


The Show includes Tony’s popular

 ‘This Day in Music History’ feature,

and a selection of great Drive-Time music,

with songs from Queen, Robbie Williams & Level 42.


Tony will also be reading the poem –


‘For The Love Of Level 42’

written by Harriet Blackbury

in tribute to Rowland ‘Boon’ Gould.




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May 3, 2019



Level 42 had twenty three UK hit singles,

between 1980 and 89, on Polydor,

before switching labels to RCA,

where six more hits came between 91 and 94.


In 80, ‘Love Meeting Love’, their first hit,

at No.61, crept into view.

And in 81, ‘Love Games’ was at No.38, with

‘Turn It On’, at No.57, and ‘Starchild’ at No.47, too.


Two more hits came in 82, when

‘Are You Hearing (What I Hear)’, at No.49, was to be.

Followed by ‘Weave Your Spell’,

which peaked at No.43.


In 83, ‘The Chinese Way’, reached No.24,

and ‘Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind’, in at No.41, slid.

Next came ‘The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)’ – a Top 10,

and ending 83, making No.37, was ‘Micro Kid’


In 84, ‘Hot Water’ reached No.18,

and ‘The Chant Has Begun’, made No.41.

In 85, ‘Something About You’, a Top 10, at No.6,

and ending 85, ‘Leaving Me Now’, had a No.15 slot, won.


In 86, ‘Lessons In Love’, was in the Top 3,

and in 87, ‘Running In The Family’, made the Top 6.

Also, in 87, ‘To Be With You Again’, was a Top 10,

as was, ‘It’s Over’, with ‘Children Say’, a No.22 fix.


In 88, ‘Heaven In My Hands’, peaked at No.12,

and ‘Take A Look’, reached the No.32 line.

In 89, ‘Tracie’, was at No.25,

followed by, ‘Take Care Of Yourself’, at No.39.


In 91, now on RCA, ‘Guaranteed’, rose to No.17,

and ‘Overtime’, peaked at No.62.

And in 92, ‘My Father’s Shoes’, reached No.55,

and in 94, ‘Forever Now’, gained a Top 20 pew.


Also in 94, came ‘All Over You’,

still on RCA, climbing to No.26.

And ‘Love In A Peaceful World’, made No 31,

also in 94, nicely ending this mix.


RIP –  Rowland ‘Boon’ Gould   1955 -2019

( A founder member of Level 42, from 1980 until 87)

Thank You for the music.



written by Harriet Blackbury.



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