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April 19, 2019




Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine Radio Show,

 between  5pm – 7pm  on Saturday, 20th April 2019

for another fab Saturday Drive Time Special,

which includes a great selection of Drive Time Music

to help you on your journey.


The show features Part 3 of Tony’s much acclaimed

‘Travel Tales.’  

PLUS  a Rock music update & 50 years ago today.


Tony will also be reading the poem 

‘For The Love Of France’

written by Harriet Blackbury.



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April 15, 2019




Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine.

at Noon on Tuesday, 16th April 2019,

to catch the latest happenings in the music world,

including Tony’s ‘This Day in Rock History’ slot.


This show follows another of Tony’s well received Drive-Time shows

on Saturday (13th April)


Tony will be previewing songs by forthcoming guest – Amy Lewis.

and Amy will be reading the poem –


For The Love Of Stars

written by Harriet Blackbury.



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In 82, ‘Starmaker’, on RCA,

gave Kid’s from Fame, a gold selling Top 3.

And in 06, ‘Starlight’, on Helium,

for Muse, a No.13, was to be.


In 72, ‘Starman’, on RCA,

gave David Bowie his second Top 10 place.

 And in 84, ‘Lucky Star’, on Sire,

for Madonna, at No.14, in the chart race.


In 78, ‘Lucky Stars’ on Lifesong,

for Dean Friedman, peaked at No.3.

And in 94, ‘Stars’, on Wild Card,

for China Black, held a No.19 key.


In 91, ‘Stars’, on East West,

peaked at No.8, for Simply  Red.

And in 2010, ‘Starry Eyed’, on Polydor,

for Ellie Goulding, up to No.4, sped.


In 99, ‘Starman – a double A side – on Virgin,

for Culture Club, reached No.7.

And in 06, ‘Stars Are Blind’, on Warner Brothers,

gave Paris Hilton, a Top 4 heaven.


In 98, ‘My Star’, on Polydor,

for Ian Brown, had the Top 5 won.

And in 74, ‘Gonna Make You A Star, on CBS,

gave David Essex, a gold selling No.1.



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April 13, 2019


Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

between 5pm – 7pm  on Saturday, 13th April 2019

to catch Tony’s latest popular Drive Time slot.


Tony will be playing some more great music  and 

also featuring Part 2 of Rick Wakeman’s

Journey To The Centre Of  The Earth.


Tony will also be reading the poem


For The Love Of  Lulu – ( everyone’s favourite Scottish singer.) 

written by Harriet Blackbury



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April 8, 2019




Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

at  Noon  on Tuesday, 9th April 2019,

for the start of his action – packed day of music & chat

including Tony’s  ‘This day in history’ feature, and details

of all the latest happenings and events in the music world.

Tony will also be reading the poem –


‘For The Love Of When’ 

written by Harriet Blackbury.




Tune in to Tony’s Drive-Time show

between 5pm – 7pm, on Tuesday, 9th April 2019

and make your journey that much easier’

as Tony soothes all  your cares away

with great music and  chat.

Tony will also be reading the poem –


For The Love Of Travelling Home

written by Harriet Blackbury.




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April 7, 2019



 In 68, ‘Magic Bus’ on Track,

peaked at No.26 for The Who.

And in 81, ‘R R Express’, on Warner Brothers,

took Rose Royce to No.52.


In 88, ‘Joe Le Taxi’, on FA Productions,

gave Vanessa Paradis  a Top 3.

And in 99, ‘The Train Is Coming’, on DEP International,

for UB 40, a Top 30, was to be.


In 62, ‘Let’s Go’, on Warner Brothers,

saw Routers at No.32.

And in 70, ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, on Reprise,

for Joni Mitchell, gained a No.11 view.


In 78, ‘Car 67’ on Logo,

saw Driver 67, at No.7,  in the chart race.

And in 03, ‘Train On A Track’, on Columbia,

found Kelly Rowland, in a Top 20 place.


In 74, ‘Highway Of My Life’, on Epic,

for The Isley Brothers, reached No.25.

And in 84, ‘Taxi’ on Allegiance,

for J Blackfoot, at No.48 did arrive.


In 67, ‘Train Tour Of Rainbow City, on President,

reached No.35, for The Pyramids.

And in 79, ‘Working For The Yankee Dollar’,

on Virgin, a Top 20 hit, for The Skids.


In 06, ‘Trains To Brazil’, on Polydor,

saw The Guillemots at No.36.

And in 88, ‘Rush Hour’, on Manhattan,

a No.12, for U.S. Jane Wiedlin, ending this mix.



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In 57, ‘Banana Boat Song’, on Philips,

for Shirley Bassey, at No.8, crossed the Top 10 line.

Also in 57, ‘Fire Down Below’ – a Top 30,

and ‘You You Romeo’, peaked at No.29.


In 58, ‘As I Love You’, still on Philips –

her first UK No.1, for 4 weeks, was to be.

Followed by ‘Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss me’,

on Philips, settling at No.3.


In 60, ‘With These Hands’, now on Columbia,

at No.38, was on view.

Also in 60, ‘As Long As He Needs Me’,

had a chart run of 30 weeks – peaking at No.2.


In 61, ‘You’ll Never Know’, still on Columbia,

reached up to No.6.

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

at No.1, next in this mix.


Ending 61, ‘I’ll Get By’, still on Columbia,

had another Top 10 won.

And beginning 62, ‘Tonight’,

peaked at No.21.


Next in 62, came ‘Ava Maria’,

reaching a No.31 score.

Followed by ‘Far Away’,

climbing to No.24.


Also in 62, ‘What Now My Love’, still on Columbia,

had a seventeen week chart stay – peaking at No.5.

And in 63, ‘What Kind Of Fool Am I’,

at No.47, did arrive.


Also in 63, ‘I (Who Have Nothing)’,

reached No.6, with a twenty week chart run.

And in 64, ‘My Special Dream’, peaked at No.32,

and at No.36, still on Columbia, was ‘Gone’.


Ending 64, ‘Goldfinger’ made No.21,

and in 65, ‘No Regrets (Non Je Ne Regrette Rien)’, hit No.39.

And in 67, now on United Artists,

‘Big Spender’ reached the No.21 line.


In 70, ‘Something’, peaked at No.4,

and in 71, at No.48, was ‘The Fool On The Hill’.

Also in 71, ‘(Where Do I Begin) Love Story’, at No.34,

and ending 71, ‘For All We Know’, a Top 6, loved still.


In 72, ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, made No.38,

again, filling Bond film followers with glee..

And in 73, ‘Never Never Never’ was at No.8,

and the last hit on United Artist, was to be.


In 87, ‘The Rhythm Divine’ peaked at No.54,

for Yello featuring Shirley Bassey, on Mercury label.

And in 96, ‘Disco La Passione’ reached No.41,

for Chris Rea & Shirley Bassey, on East West label.


In 97, ‘History Repeating’, on Wall of sound,

for Propellerheads & Shirley Bassey – a No.19, was to be.

And in 99, ‘World In Union’ reached No.35,

for Shirley Bassey/Bryn Terfel, on Universal TV.


In 07, ‘The Living Tree’, climbed to No.37,

and ‘Get The Party Started’, reached No.47 –

both these hits on Lock Stock & Barrel,

from this Welsh legend, we all think just heaven.



Written by Harriet Blackbury.

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April 1, 2019



In 92, ‘Tears In Heaven’ – a Top 5,

for Eric Clapton on Reprise.

And in 04, at No.1 were The Streets,

on the Locked In  label with ‘Dry Your Eyes’


In 82, ‘Tracks Of My Tears’, on PRT  –

a Top 60 for Colin Blundstone.

And in 07, Amy Winehouse, on Island .

reached No.16 with ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’.


In 88, ‘Teardrops’ on Fourth & Broadway,

for Womack & Womack  peaked at No.3.

And in 90, ‘Tears On My Pillow’, on PWL,

for Kylie Minogue, a Number 1, was to be.


In 82, Blue Zoo, on Magnet,

reached No.13 with ‘Cry Boy Cry’.

And in 94, ‘Tears Of The Dragon’, at No.28,

for Bruce Dickinson on EMI.


In 92, ‘The Crying Game’ on Spaghetti,

for Boy George, peaked at No.22.

And in 09, ‘Cry Me A River’, on Reprise,

by Michael Buble at No.34, on view.


In 73, The Jackson 5, on Tamla Motown,

peaked at No.9, with ‘Doctor My Eyes’.

And in 2004, Liberty X, on V2WR,

reached No.13 with  ‘Everybody Cries’.


In 62, ‘A Little Bitty Tear’, on Brunswick,

saw Burl Ives in the No.9 zone.

And in 79, ‘Tears Of A Clown’/’Ranking Full Stop’,

made No.6, for Beat, on 2 Tone.


In 65, ‘That’s Why I’m Crying’, on Piccadilly,

for The Ivy League, peaked at No.22.

And in 81, ‘Tears Are Not Enough’, on Neutron,

for ABC, up to No.19, flew.


In 92, ‘Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)’, on Fontana,

gave Tears for fears, a No.17 hit.

And in 05, ‘Teary Eyed’, on Atlantic, 

for Missy Elliott, at No.47, did sit.


In 81, ‘Reward’, on Vertigo,

took Teardrop explodes, up to No.6.

And in 79, ‘No More Tears(Enough Is Enough)’, on Casablanca,

a Top 3, for Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand, ending this mix.





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Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

at Noon, on Tuesday, 2nd April 2019

for another fast moving hour of

all things current in the music world.


April arrives with favourites like

Tony’s ‘This day in Rock History’


and also a run down of

forth coming summer shows,

including –

A Rock Barge Journey 

A Rock Railway Journey 

and a LIVE interview & music 

with Steve Hackett in MALTA !!!


Tony be paying tribute to 

Bob Stewart – of Radio Caroline/Radio Luxenbourg fame.


a musical tribute for Liverpool Indie Band – ‘Her’s.


Tony will also be reading the poem –


‘On The Edge Of Tomorrow’ (in tribute to Her’s )

written by 

Harriet Blackbury.



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March 30, 2019



In 67, ‘When You’re Young And In Love’, on Tamla Motown,

for The Marvellettes, peaked at No.13.

And In 70, ‘When Julie Comes Around’, on RCA,

for Cuff Links, at No.10, seen.


In 71, ‘When You Get Right Down To It’, on CBS,

saw Ronnie Dyson at No.34.

And in 81, ‘When She Was My Girl’, on Casablanca,

gave The Four Tops, a Top 3, once more.


In 76, ‘When Forever Has Gone’, on Philips,

gave Demis Roussos, a Top 2 spot.

And in 99, ‘When We Are Together’, on Mercury,

gained Texas a No.12 slot.


In 87, ‘When Smokey Sings’ on Neutron,

reached No.11 for ABC.

And in 98, ‘When You’re Gone’, on A & M,

for Bryan Adams featuring Melanie C, made No.3.


In 71, ‘Something Old, Something New’, on Bell,

gave The Fantastics a No.9 score.

And in 2004, ‘When You Walk In The Room’, on Wea,

for Agnetha Faltskog reached No.34.


In 62, ‘When My Little Girl Is Smiling’

for Jimmy Justice, reached No.9, on Pye.

And in 84, Prince, on Warner Brothers,

had a US No.1 and UK No.4, with ‘When Doves Cry’.


In 06, ‘When The Sun Goes Down’ on Domino,

gave The Arctic Monkeys their second No.1.

And in 07, ‘When You Believe’, on Syco Music,

saw Leon Jackson, also at No.1


In 07, for Avril Lavigne, on RCA,

at No.3, was ‘When You’re Gone’.

And in 09, ‘When Love Takes Over’ on Positive,

for David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland, made No.1.


In 95, ‘When I Call Your Name’, on Mercury,

for Mary Kiani, peaked at No.18.

And in 08, ‘Burning Up’/’When You Look Me In The Eyes’, 

on Polydor, for The Jonas Brothers, a Top 30, seen.


In 70, ‘When I’m Dead And Gone’, on Capitol,

saw McGuinness Flint at No.2.

And in 77, Leo Sayer, on Chrysalis,

had a gold selling US & UK No.1, with ‘When I Need You’.


In 90, ‘When The Night Comes’ on Capitol,

took Joe Cocker to No.61.

And in 06, for Eminem, on Interscope,

at No.4, was ‘When I’m Gone’.


In 68, ‘When The Sun Comes Shining Through’, on Pye,

for Long John Baldry, had the Top 30 won.

And in 99, ‘When You Say Nothing At All’, on Polydor,

for Ronan Keating – a gold seller and UK No.1


In 56, ‘When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba’,

on Brunswick, for Mitchell Torok, at No.6.

And in 98, ‘When The Lights Go Out’. on RCA.

for Five, a Top 4, ending this mix.



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