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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 18, 2019



In 82, ‘Paris Is One Day Away’, for Mood,

reached No.42, on RCA.

And in 83, ‘The Paris Match’ – a double A side, on Polydor,

for Style Council, enjoyed a Top 3 stay.


In 56, ‘Poor People of Paris’, on Decca,

found Winifred Atwell, for 3 weeks at No.1.

And in 76, ‘Lost In France’, on RCA,

saw Bonnie Tyler, with a No.9, won.


In 65, ‘All Over The World’, on Pye,

for Francoise Hardy, peaked at No.16.

And in 70, ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’,

on Warner Brothers, for Sasha Distel – a Top 10, seen.


In 74, ‘She’ by Charles Aznavour,

on Barclay label, reached No.1.

And in 86, ‘French Kissin In The USA’,

on Chrysalis, for Debbie Harry, at No.8, shone.


In 79, ‘Parisienne Walkways’, on MCA,

took Gary Moore to the No.8 spot.

And in 93, ‘Parisienne Walkways’, now on Virgin,

gave Gary Moore, a No.32,  second chart shot.


In 82, ‘Paris By Air’, on MCA,

took Tygers Of Pan Tang, up to No.63 in the charts,

And in 89, ‘French Kiss’, for Lil’ Louis,

on ffrr label, a No.2, winning hearts.


In 78, ‘Supernature’, on Atlantic,

peaked at No.8 in the Top 10.

And in 08, ‘Paris Is Burning’, on Modular,

saw Lady Hawke at No.61, and in 09, at No.47 – a hit again.


In 55, ‘Under The Bridges Of Paris’, on Capitol,

took Dean Martin up to No.6,

And in 69, ‘Je T’aime…Moi Non Plus’, on Major Minor,

at No.1, for Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg – last in this mix.


God Bless Paris






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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 12, 2019




In 64, ‘Shout’ on Decca,

for Lulu & The Luvvers, was a No.7 hit.

Also in 64, ‘Here Comes The Night’, on Decca,

at No.50, did sit.


In 65, ‘Leave A Little Love’, on Decca,

for Lulu, at No.8, did arrive.

And also in 65, ‘Try To Understand’,

her last hit on Decca, reached No.25.


In 67, ‘The Boat That I Row’, on Columbia,

sailed up to No.6.

And also in 67, ‘Let’s Pretend’, on Columbia,

made a No.11 fix.


Ending 67, ‘Love Loves To Love Love’,

on Columbia, reached No.32.

And in 68, ‘Me The Peaceful Heart’,

on Columbia, enjoyed a No.9 view.


Still in 68, ‘Boy’, on Columbia,

peaked at No.15.

And ending 68, ‘I’m A Tiger’,

on Columbia, at No.9, seen.


In 69, ‘Boom Bang-A-Bang’, Lulu’s last hit on Columbia,

climbed up to No.2.

And also in 69, ‘Oh Me Oh My (I’m A Fool For You Baby)’,

this time on Atco, made No.47, in the chart queue.


In 74, ‘The Man Who Sold The World’,

on Polydor, reached No.3.

And in 75, ‘Take Your Mama For A Ride’,

on Chelsea label, at No.37, was to be.


In 81, ‘I Could Never Miss You (More Than I Do)’,

on Alfa, peaked at No.62.

And in 86, ‘Shout’, now on Jive,

for Lulu & The Luvvers, took a No.8 pew.


In 93, ‘Independence’, on Dome,

found Lulu at No.11.

And in 93, ‘I’m Back For More’, still on Dome,

for Lulu & Bobby Womack, was at No.27.


In 93, ‘Let Me Wake Up In Your Arms’, on Dome,

peaked at No.51.

Also in 93, ‘Relight My Fire’, on RCA,

for ‘Take That featuring Lulu, at No.1 shone.


Ending 93, ‘How ‘Bout Us’, on Dome,

reached No.46.

And in 94, ‘Goodbye Baby And Amen’, on Dome –

a Top 40, next in this mix.


Ending 94, ‘Every Woman Knows’, on Dome,

peaked at No.44.

And in 99, ‘Hurt So Bad’, on Rocket/Mercury,

gained a No.42 score.


In 2000, ‘Where The Poor Boys Dance’, on Mercury,

made No.24 in the charts.

And in 02, ‘We’ve Got Tonight’, on Polydor,

for Ronan Keating & Lulu, a Top 4, winning hearts.



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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 4, 2019




Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

between 5 pm – 7 pm on Thursday, 4th April 2019,  

for Tony’s latest Drive -Time show, 


featuring Manchester Music & Bands

and Part 2 of  Tony’s Travel Tales.


The show also includes a repeat of the tribute to Her’s

with more tracks from their Albums.


Tony will be reading the poem


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

written by Harriet Blackbury.




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