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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 14, 2019




In 69, ‘Groove Baby’, gave Microbe,

a No.29 hit, on CBS.

And in 2000, ‘Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)’, on Positiva,

for Spiller, was a gold-selling No.1 success.


In 73, ‘The Groove’, on EMI,

for T Rex, climbed to No.4.

And in 84, ‘Groovin (You’re The Best Thing)’/’Big Boss Groove’,

a Top 5, for The Style Council, on Polydor.


In 80, ‘The Groove’, reached No.7,

for Rodney Franklyn, on CBS.

And in 96, ‘Groovin’, peaked at No.14,

for Pato Banton & The Reggae Revolution, on IRS.


In 70, ‘Groovin With Mr Bloe’, on DJM,

reached the Top 2, for Mr Bloe.

Anf in 78, ‘The Groove Line’, peaked at No.12,

for Heatwave, on GTO.


In 88, ‘A Groovy Kind Of Love’, on Virgin, a silver-seller,

for Phil Collins – to a US & UK No.1, took flight.

And in 90,’Groove Is In The Heart’/’What Is Love’

on Elektra, at No.2, for Deee-lite.


In 93, Fluke, on Circa,

reached No.45, with ‘Groovy Feeling’.

And in 99, ‘Grooveline’, on Ministry Of Sound,

took Blockster, to a No.18 ceiling.


In 96, D.O.P. on Hi-Life,

peaked at No.54, with ‘Groovy Beat’.

And in 99, ‘Groove Machine’, on Epic,

saw Marvin & Tamara, take a No.11 seat.


In 67, ‘Groovin’, on Atlantic, by The Young Rascals –

a UK No.8 & US No.1 delight.

And in 92, Maxi Priest, on 10Ten,

had a Top 50, with ‘Groovin In The Midnight’.


In 90, ‘Groovy Train’, on Produce,

took The Farm, up to the Top 6.

And in 66, ‘A Groovy Kind Of Love’, on Fontana,

a Top 2, for The Mindbenders, ends this mix.





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‘Get Well Soon Tony

We are all looking forward to hearing your

postponed Show over the weekend or next Tuesday’.

Cheers from all your followers.


Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine,

at Noon, on Tuesday, 22nd October 2019,


for a great mix of music, interviews and tour dates,

including Tony’s interview with Steve Hogarth.


Also on the show will be live recordings from Rise Hall.


Tony will be reading the poem….


‘For The Love Of Marillion’

written by Harriet Blackbury.



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October 12, 2019




Tune In To Tony’s Time Machine,

3pm – 5pm, on Saturday, 12th October 2019,

to hear Tony’s latest ‘Weekend Special’ show.


The Show includes…

Promotion for Yes, with tracks from Relayer’.

Promotion for Steve Hackett & ‘Selling England By The Pound’.

Promotion for Geoff Downes.

and a selection of music by Risa Hall.


Also on the Show ..

Interview clips from Tony’s recent conversation with

Steve Hogarth from Marillion

( full interview on Tuesday, 15th October, between Noon – 1pm.)


Tony will also be reading the poem…


‘For The Love Of Thin Lizzy’

written by

Harriet Blackbury




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October 10, 2019




In 73, ‘Whiskey In The Jar’, on Decca,

gave Thin Lizzy, a Top 6 show.

Followed by eighteen chart hits,

over the next eighteen years, all on Vertigo.


In 76, ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’,

claimed a No.8 stake,

and following on,

making No.31, was ‘Jailbreak’.


In 77, ‘Don’t Believe A Word’, –

up to No.12, took flight.

And at No.14, came ‘Dancin’ In The Moonlight,

(It’s Caught Me In The Spotllight)’.


In 78, ‘Rosalie – Cowgirls’ Song (Medley)’,

reached the Top 20.

And in 79, ‘Waiting For An Alibi’,

made a No.9 entry.


Also, in 79, reaching No.14,

was ‘Do Anything You Want To’.

And finally in 79, ‘Sarah’,

found a No.24 pew.


In 80, ‘Chinatown’, was at No.21,

and ‘Killer On The Loose’, made the Top 10.

And in 81, ‘Killers Live EP’,

reached No.19, for these men.


Also in 81, ‘Trouble Boys’, made No.53. And in 82 –

‘Hollywood (Down On Your Luck)’ – another No.53 bet.

And their first hit of 83, reaching No.27,

was ‘Cold Sweat’.


Also in 83, ‘Thunder & Lightning’, flashed at No.39,

and ‘The Sun Goes Down’, made a No.52 fix.

In 91, ‘Dedication’, peaked at No.35,

And ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’, at No.63, ends this mix.




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In 91, ‘Head Like A Hole’, peaked at No.45,

for Nine Inch Nails, on TVT.

And in 94, ‘Headache’, on 4AD,

gave Frank Black, a No.53.


In 81, ‘Status Rock’, reached the Top 60,

for The Headbangers, on Magnet.

And in 96, ‘Head Over Feet’, on Maverick,

was a Top 7, for Alanis Morissette.


In 98, ‘Tourniquet’, on Epic,

for Headswim – a Top 30 squeeze.

And in 08, ‘Get Up On The Dance Floor’/’Headz Up’,

on Syco Music, for George Sampson, also at Top 30 please.


In 96, Heads With Shaun Rider, on Radioactive,

had a Top 60, with ‘Don’t Take My Kindness For Weakness’.

And in 04, ‘Headsprung’, on Def Jam,

for LL Cool J, a No.25 success.


In 82, ‘Head Over Heals’, on Epic,

gave Abba, a No.25 score.

And in 05, ‘Beating Heart Baby’, on Wea,

for Head Automatica, peaked at No.44.


In 65, ‘Treat Her Right’, on Vocalion,

took Roy Head, to the Top 30 line.

And also, in 65, ‘Going Out Of My Head’, on Decca,

for Dodie West, reached No.39.


In 72, ‘Superstar’, climbed to No.47,

for Murray Head, on MCA.

And in 99, ‘Heads High’, on Greensleeves,

gave Mr Vegas, a No.16 play.


In 79, ‘The Shape Of Things To Come’, on RSO,

gave The Headboys, a No.45 pop,

And in 91, ‘My Head’s In Mississippi’, made No.37,

on Warner Brothers, for ZZ Top.




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October 9, 2019





In 83, Long Hot Summer/Paris Match, made No.3,

for Style Council, on Polydor.

And in 2000, ‘Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day’,

on East West, gave Morcheeba, a No.34.


In 74, The Scaffold, reached to No.7,

on Warner Brothers, with ‘Liverpool Lou’.

And in 81, ‘Vienna’, on Chrysalis,

for Ultravox, was a gold-selling No.2.


In 89, Simple Minds, peaked at No.18,

on Virgin, with ‘The Amsterdam EP’.

And in 06, ‘London Bridge’, on A&M/Polydor,

gave US singer – Fergie, a US No.1 & UK No.3.


In 76, ‘The Boston Tea Party’, on Mountain,

gave The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, a No.13 success.

And in 79, ‘London Calling’, made No.11,

for The Clash, on CBS.


In 64, ‘Viva Las Vegas’, rose to No.17,

for Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires, on RCA.

And in 84, ‘One Night In Bangkok’, made No 12,

for Murray Head, also, on RCA.


In 53, ‘Wonderful Copenhagen’, on Brunswick,

gave Danny Kaye, a Top 5 success.

And in 65, ‘I Left My Heart In San Francisco’, made No.25,

for Tony Bennett, on CBS.


In 66, ‘Winchester Cathedral’, on Fontana,

for The New Vaudeville Band – a US No.1 & UK No.4.

In 68, ‘Mexico’, on Pye,

for Long John Baldry, made a No 15, score.


In 96, ‘Rotterdam’, on Go! Discs,

gave Beautiful South, a No.6.

In 06, ‘Manchester’, on Sony Music, made No.41,

also, for Beautiful South, ending this mix.




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October 7, 2019





In 89, ‘Blame It On The Boogie’, was at No.4,

for Big Fun, on Jive.

And in 98, ‘Boogie’, on Wea,

gave Dive, a No.35.


In 69, ‘Boogaloo Party’, on Philips,

gave The Flamingos, a No.26 trill.

And in 93, John Lee Hooker, made No. 53,

on Pointblank, with ‘Boogie At Russian Hill’.


In 74, Eddie Kendricks, reached No.39,

on Tamla Motown, with ‘Boogie Down’.

And in 79, FLB, climbed to No.46,

on Fantasy, with ‘Boogie Town’.


In 77, ‘Boogie On Up’, on State,

was a Top 40, for Rokotto.

And in 79, ‘Boogie Man’, peaked at No.48,

for Match, on Flamingo.


In 75, ‘Boogie On Reggae Woman’, on Tamla Motown,

gave Stevie Wonder, a No.12 success.

And in 79, ‘Boogie Wonderland’, reached No.4,

for Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions, on CBS.


In 77, Baccara, had a gold-selling No.1,

on RCA, with ‘Yes Sir I Can Boogie’.

And in 78, A Taste Of Honey, on Capitol,

had a US No.1 & UK Top 3, with ‘Boogie, Oogie, Oogie’.


In 79, ‘Boogie Down (Get Funky Now)’,

made No.33, for The Real Thing, on Pye.

And in 06, ‘Boogie 2nite’, on Hed Kandi,

took Booty Luv, to a No. 3 high.


In 77, ‘Boogie Nights’, on GTO,

gave Heatwave, a Top 2 play.

And in 78, ‘Boogie Shoes’, made No.34,

for KC & The Sunshine Band, on TK.


In 92, ‘Boogie Nights’, on Arista,

gave Sonia, a Top 30 bop.

And in 95, 2 In A Tank, peaked at No.48, on Bald Cat,

with ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (don’t Stop)’.





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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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In 66, ‘Wrapping Paper’, on Reaction,

peaked at No.34.

And also in 66, still on Reaction,

‘I Feel Free’, made a No.11 score.


In 67, ‘Strange Brew’ – their last hit, on Reaction,

reached No.17, for Cream.

And in 68, (the first of five hits, on Polydor),

at No.40, was ‘Anyone for Tennis (The Savage Seven Theme.)’


Also in 68, ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’,

shone at No.25.

And in 69, ‘White Room’, made No.28,

and also ‘Badge’, at No.18, did arrive.


In 72, ‘Badge’, re-appeared –

this time, peaking at No.42.

And in 05, ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’, on Manifesto,

for Cream VS Hoxtons, returned, with a No.46 view.


R I P  Ginger Baker  1939 – 2019

Thank you for the life changing music.



Written by

Harriet Blackbury.




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