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July 4, 2019




In 66, ‘Girl’, on Decca,

for St Louis Union, peaked at No.11.

And in 93, ‘Girl Of My Best Friend’, on Virgin,

for Bryan Ferry, reached No.57.


In 64, ‘Girl Don’t Come’, on Pye,

gave Sandie Shaw, a Top 3.

And in 02, ‘Girl Talk’, on Arista,

became a Top 30 for TLC.


In 99, ‘Summer Girls’, on Logic,

for Lyte Funkie Ones – a No.16, was to be.

And in 2000, still on logic,

reaching No.6, was their ‘Girl On TV’.


In 81, ‘Girls On Film’, on EMI,

for Duran Duran – a Top 5 entry.

And in 98, ‘Girls Night Out’, on Wildstar,

for Alda, reached the Top 20.


In 61, ‘A Girl Like You’, on Columbia,

saw Cliff Richard & The Shadows, at No.3.

And in 2000, ‘Girls Like US’, on Ministry Of Sound,

was at No.7, for B-15 Project Featuring Chrissy D & Lady Gee.


In 82, ‘Girl Crazy’, on Rak,

took Hot Chocolate to No.7.

And in 95, ‘Girl From Mars’, on Infectious,

for Ash, reached No.11.


In 77, ‘Mull Of Kintyre’/’Girls’ from School’, on Parlophone,

spent 9 weeks at No.1, for Paul McCartney & Wings.

And in 82, ‘The Girl Is Mine’, on Epic – a No.8,

from Michael Jackson with Paul McCartney – joy brings.


In 84, ‘The Girl From Ipanema’, on Verve,

gave Astrud Gilberto, a No. 55 place.

And in 03, ‘Girl In The Moon’, on Mercury,

found Darius, at No.21, in the chart race.


In 77, ‘The Girl Can’t Help It’, on Magnet,

reached to No.6 for Darts.

And in 84, ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, on Portrait,

at No.2, found Cyndi Lauper, winning hearts.


In 96, ‘Girl Power’, on Food,

reached No.25 for Shampoo.

And in 07, ‘Girlfriend’, on Arista,

for Avril Lavigne – a US No.1 & UK No.2.


In 75, ‘Girls’, on All Platinum,

gave Moments & Whatnauts, a Top 3 heaven.

And in 05, ‘Girl Tonite’, on Atlantic,

took Twista Featuring Trey Songz, to No.47.


In 85, ‘Girlie Girlie, on Winner,

gave Sophia George, a No.7 chase.

And in 05, ‘Girl’, on Columbia,

saw Destiny’s Child with a No.6 ace.


In 90, ‘Girl To Girl’, on Fourth Broadway,

for The 49ers, hit the No.31 mark.

And in 07, ‘Girls Who Play Guitars’, on Warp,

reached No.31, for Maximo Park.


In 87, ‘Girlfriend In A Coma’, peaked at No.12,

for The Smiths, on Rough Trade.

And in 07, ‘The Girls’, on Sony,

saw Calvin Harris join the Top 3 cavalcade.


In 88, Milli Vanilli, on Cooltempo,

reached the Top 3, with ‘Girl You Know It’s True’,

And in 89, their ‘Girl I’m Gonna Miss You’,

(still on Cooltempo), reached No.2.


In 79, ‘Girls Talk’, reached No.4,

for Dave Edmunds, on Swansong.

And in 91, ‘The Girl I Used To Know’, on Parlophone,

peaked at No.48, for Brother Beyond.



Written by Harriet Blackbury


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July 3, 2019



In 81, ‘Water On Glass’/’Boys’, on Rak,

for Kim Wilde, peaked at No.11.

And in 02, ‘Boys’, on Jive, gave Britney Spears

featuring Pharrell Williams, a No.7.


In 96, ‘The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes, on EMI,

reached No.32, for Babylon Zoo.

And in 98, ‘The Boy Is Mine’, on Atlantic,

gave Brandy & Monica, a Top 2.


In 69, ‘A Boy Named Sue’, gave Johnny Cash,

a Top 4, on CBS.

And in 87, ‘The Boy From Nowhere’, on Epic,

saw Tom Jones, with a Top 2 success.


In 85, ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’,

was at No.23, for The Smiths, on Rough Trade.

And in 99, ‘Boy You Knock Me Out’, on Mjj,

for Tatyana Ali featuring Will Smith – the Top 3, made.


In 64, ‘Boys Cry’, on Fontana,

reached No.8 for Eden Kane.

And in 78, ‘Boys From New York City, on Magnet,

for ‘Darts’ – a Top 2 refrain.


In 95, Morrissey, on RCA Victor,

made No.36 with ‘The Boy Racer’.

And in 03, ‘The Boys Of Summer’, on Data,

saw DJ Sammy, with a No.2 chaser.


In 95, ‘Boy I Gotta Have You’, on Dome,

for Rio & Mars, reached No.43.

And in 96, ‘Boy I Gotta Have You’, now on Feverpitch-

for Rio & Mars, a No 46, proved to be.


In 79, ‘Boy Oh Boy’, on Rak,

for Racey, peaked at No.22.

And in 03, Mariah Carey featuring Cam’ron,

on Def Jam, reached No,7, with ‘Boy ( I Need You )’.


In 76, ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’,

gave Thin Lizzy, a No.8, on Vertigo.

And in 08, ‘The Boy Does Nothing’, on Asylum,

gave Alesha Dixon, a Top 5 show.


In 68, ‘Boy’, on Columbia,

for Lulu, peaked at No.15.

And in 79, ‘Boys Keep Swingin’, on RCA,

saw David Bowie, hit the No.7 scene.


In 76, ‘London Boys’, gave T Rex,

a Top 40, on EMI.

And in 86, The Cure, reached No.22,

on Fiction, with ‘Boys Don’t Cry’.


In 96, ‘Boy Wonder’, on Boiler House,

for Speedy, at No.56, was to be.

And in 05, ‘Boys Will Be Boys’, on B Unique WEA,

gave Ordinary Boys, a Top 3.


In 97, ‘The Boy Done Good’, on Cooking Vinyl,

gave Billy Bragg, a No.55 grip.

And in 06, ‘Boy From School’, on EMI,

became a Top 4, for Hot Chip.


In 2000, Jamelia, on Parlophone Rhythm,

reached No.42, with ‘Boy Next Door’.

And in 01, ‘Boy Is Crying’, on Mantra,

for Saint Etienne, peaked at No.34.


In 77, ‘Oh Boy ( The Mood I’m In )’, made No.8,

for Brotherhood Of Man, on Pye.

And in 86, ‘The Boy In The Bubble’, on Warner Brothers,

gave Paul Simon, a No.2, high. 


In 06, ‘The Boy Who Ran Away’, reached No.23,

for The Mystery Jets, on 679 679.

And in 84, ‘The Boy Who Came Back’, on Some Bizarre,

saw Marc Almond reach the No.52 line.



written by Harriet Blackbury



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July 2, 2019



Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

for the special LIVE edition of 

Tony’s Summer Of Rock 

TONIGHT between 7 – 9 pm –

Tuesday 2nd July 2019


Tonight’s programme included –

Steve Hackett/Chris Squire/Genesis,

and so much more.


Tony will also be reading the poem –


For The Love Of Genesis

written by Harriet Blackbury.



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July 1, 2019



Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

at Noon, on Tuesday, 2nd July 2019,

for another fast moving  hour of great music and chat.


This week’s show includes the 2nd part of 

Tony’s Summer Of Rock theme –

featuring John Lennon, Elbow, Steve Hackett.

Crimson and Yes.


Also on the show –

Tony’s  ‘This Week in Rock History’.

and all the latest festival & concert news.


Tony will also be reading the poem


‘For The Love Of Stax

written by Harriet Blackbury.



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June 27, 2019



Tune into Tony’s Time Machine’s

latest ‘Drive – Time Special’  show

between 5pm – 7pm,

(today) Thursday, 27th June 2019.


for a magical mystery two hour

journey into the world of music and beyond,

on this flaming June evening.


Tony will also be reading  the poem


‘For The Love Of Celebration (Party-time)’.

written by Harriet Blackbury. 



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June 24, 2019


Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

at Noon, on Tuesday, 25th June 2019.

for another fast moving hour of great music & chat.



The Summer of Rock,

starting  with 

Crimson & Hackett,

with Squackett & Yes –

(in memory of Chris Squire.)


Also included in the show

will be concert and summer updates and

reports of the RAH & New Studio opening event.


Tony will be reading the poem


‘For The Love Of Celebration (Party-time.)

written by

Harriet Blackbury.


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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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