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April 28, 2019


Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine Radio Show

at Noon on Tuesday, 7th May 2019

for another action packed hour 

of great music and all the latest happenings,


Tony’s ‘This week in music history – 50 years ago’  slot.


Tony will also be reading the poem –


‘For The Love Of Level 42’.  

 written by Harriet Blackbury

– in tribute to Rowland ‘Boon’ Gould.




Beth Hamer will be reading the poem-  


‘For The Love Of  Black And Pink’

written by Harriet Blackbury. 



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In 94, ‘Whiggle In Line’, on Flying South,

for Black Duck, peaked at No.33.

And in 2000, Italian Duo -Black Legend, on Eternal,

was at No.1 with ‘You See The Trouble With Me’.


In 67, ‘See Emily Play’, on Columbia,

peaked at No.6, for Pink Floyd.

And in 70, for Black Sabbath, on Vertigo,

reaching No. 4, was ‘Paranoid’.


In 80, ‘Amigo’, on Ensign,

rose to No.9, for Black Slate.

And in 01, ‘Mr DJ’, on Independiente,

for Blackout, made a Top 20, date.


In 75, ‘Walking In Rhythm’, on Fantasy,

for The Blackbyrds, at No.23, on view.

And in 02, ‘Get The Party Started’,

on Arista, for P!nk, reached No.2.


In 70, Deep Purple, on Harvest,

reached No.2 with ‘Black Night’.

And in 89, ‘Pink Sunshine’, found Fuzzbox,

at No.14, shining bright.


In 94, Black Machine, on London,

had a No.17, with ‘How Gee’.

And in 97, Blackstreet, on Interscope,

peaked at No.6, with ‘Don’t Leave Me’.


In 68, ‘Lily The Pink’, on Parlophone,

for Scaffold, spent four weeks at No.1 in the charts.

And in 09, ‘Boom Boom Pow’ and ‘I Gotta Feeling’,

for The Black Eyed Peas – US & UK No.1’s, winning hearts.


In 72, ‘Standing In The Road’, on Jam,

a Top 4 for UK male group – Blackfoot Sue.

And in 98, Italian group – Black Connection,

saw ‘Give Me Rhythm’, on Xtravaganza, reach No.32.


In 68, ‘Black Magic Woman’ on Blue Horizon,

made No.37, for Fleetwood Mac.

And in 77, La Belle Epoque on Harvest,

peaked at No.2 with ‘Black Is Black’.


In 92, ‘Remedy’, on Def American,

hit No.24, for The Black Crowes.

And in 82, ‘Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White’, on Wea,

by Modern Romance featuring John Du Prez, up to No.15, rose.






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April 23, 2019


Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine radio show

at Noon on Tuesday, 23rd April 2019,

for another magic hour, featuring –

a selection of The Best of Rock 

& new electronic sounds’


Tony will also be reading the poem –


‘For The Love Of Les Reed – a glimpse into some of his music.’

written by Harriet Blackbury.



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April 21, 2019



In 64, The Applejacks, on Decca,

had a Top 7 with ‘Tell Me When’,

And in 65, The Fortunes, also on Decca,

had a Top 4 with ‘Here It Comes Again’.


In 65, ‘Everybody Knows’, on Columbia,

peaked at No.37, for The Dave Clark Five.

Also in 65, ‘It’s Not Unusual’, on Decca,

for Tom Jones, at No.1 did arrive.


Again in 65, ‘Leave A Little Love’, on Decca,

took Lulu to No.8 in the charts.

And in 67, ‘The Last Waltz’, also on Decca,

found Engelbert Humperdinck, at No.1, winning hearts.


Also in 67, ‘I’m Coming Home’, on Decca,

for Tom Jones, made a No.2 rush.

And in 67, Herman’s Hermits, on Columbia,

reached No.7 with ‘There’s A Kind Of Hush’.


In 68, Petula Clark, had a Top 50,

with ‘Kiss Me Goodbye’, on Pye.

And in 68, Tom Jones on Decca,

saw ‘Delilah’, up to No.2, fly.


Also in 68, ‘Les Bicyclettes De Belsize’, on Decca,

for Engelbert Humperdinck, found a Top 5 trend.

And in 68, Des O’Connor, on Columbia,

had a No.1 with ‘I Pretend’.


In 69, ‘Winter World Of Love’, on Decca,

peaked at No.7 for Engelbert Humperdinck.

And in 70, ‘Daughter Of Darkness’, also on Decca,

for Tom Jones, made a Top 5 link.


Thank you for the unforgetable words and music.

RIP    Les Reed   1935 – 2019.



Written by

Harriet Blackbury.



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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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