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January 27, 2019


In 69, Noel Harrison, on Reprise,

had a UK No.8 with ‘Windmills Of You Mind’.

This single staying in the UK charts for 14 weeks,

is still so easy, in the memory, to find.


Written for The Thomas Crown Affair,

and known throughout the land,

winning a first Oscar in 69

for french composer Michel Legrand. 


His second Oscar followed for the film score –

Summer of 42, released in 71 .

And Yentl, starring Barbra Streisand,

released in 83, saw a third Oscar won.


With involvement in over 100 albums,

and over 200 film and TV production scores to his name –

Thank you for sharing your brilliance, Michel Legrand –

A composer at the very top of his game.



Noel Harrison         1934 – 2013

Michel Legrand      1932 – 2019



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Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

between 5pm – 7pm on Sunday, 27th January 2019,

for Tony’s third  ‘2 hour Special’ of the year.


Also, tune in to Tony’s Time Machine every Tuesday at Noon –

Now in it’s fifth year on air, ( previously on LDOK.net ),


Today’s Show has another fab selection of great music and

all the latest happenings in the music world.,


music from Steve Hackett and

songs from ‘On The Edge Of Time’ album – out today.


Tony will also be reading the poem –

‘For The Love Of All’

written by

Harriet Blackbury.



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January 25, 2019



In 75, ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’,

on A & M, a US No.1 and UK No. 32.

And in 76, making No.28, on A & M

was ‘The Way I Want To Touch You’.


In 78, ‘You Never Done It Like That’,

also on A & M, peaked at No.63.

And in 80, ‘Do That To Me One More Time’,

on Casablanca, a US No.1 and UK No.7, was to be.


Thank you for some of the most romantic songs of the 70’s & 80’s


R I P    Captain (Daryl Dragon)  –  1942 – 2019




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January 20, 2019



In 63, The Hollies saw their first UK single at No.25,

when, ‘(Ain’t that) just like me’ arrived on Parlophone,

followed by twenty three more Parlophone singles –

the next being, ‘Searchin’, which made the No.12 slot it’s own.


Still in 63, reaching No.8 came ‘Stay’,

and in 64, ‘Just One Look’ climbed to No.2.

Also in 64, ‘Here I Go Again’ made No’4,

and at No.7, ending the year was, ‘We’re Through’.


In 65, ‘Yes I Will’ peaked to No.9,

and ‘I’m Alive’ was for three weeks, at No.1.

‘Look Through Any Window’, also in the Top 4,

and ‘If I Needed Someone’, saw another Top 20 won.


66 began with ‘I Can’t Let Go’ reaching No.2,

followed by ‘Bus Stop’ at No.5,

And making No.2, ‘Stop, Stop, Stop’ –

the last hit of 66 to arrive.


Opening 67, ‘On A Carousel’ climbed to No.4,

and ‘Carrie -Anne’ reached the Top 3.

‘King Midas In Reverse’ came next at No.18.

and in 68, ‘Jennifer Eccles’, at No.7, was to be.


Also in 68, ‘Listen To Me’, peaked at No 11,

and in 69, ‘Sorry Suzanne’ made a Top 3  hop.

Closing 69, ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’, also a Top 3,

and in 70, at No.7, ‘I Can’t Tell The Bottom From The Top’.


‘Gasoline Alley Bred’, closed 70, reaching No.14,

And in 71, ‘Hey Willy’ made it to No.22.

In 72, ‘The Baby’ made No.26 – this time on Polydor,

And on Parlophone ‘Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress’, at No.32.


In 73, ‘The Day That Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam McGhee,

saw them back on Polydor making No.24.

Also on Polydor, at No.2 in 74, was ‘The Air That I Breathe’,

And in 80, ‘Soldier’s Song’ made No.8 – for the last time on Polydor.


In 81, on EMI, came ‘Holliedaze (Medley)’ at No.28,

and in 88, ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ on EMI to No.1 flew.

In 88, ‘The Air That I Breathe’ now on EMI – at No. 60,

and in 93, ‘The Woman I Love’ on EMI – at No.42.


RIP    Eric Haydock  1943 – 2019

(Stockport boy, Eric  was founder member and bass guitarist

of The Hollies – one of the most consistent and loved bands of the Sixties.)


Thank You for the music.




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Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

at Noon on Tuesday, 22nd January 2019,

for another action packed hour of 

originality, facts and fun.


3 new singles from Steve Hackett’s

new album – ‘On The Edge Of Light’


A medley of songs by The Hollies

in tribute to  Eric Haycock  –

a founder member of the group – (1962 – 1966) .


Also, Tony’s regular feature – On This Day In History,

and Parts 1, 2, & .3 of Pink Floyd’s

‘Another Brick In The Wall’.


Tony will be reading the poem-

‘For The Love Of The Hollies’

written by

Harriet Blackbury.



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Forget the January blues and put on your dancing shoes and

Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

on Sunday, 20th January 2019

between 7 – 9 pm

to hear Tony’s second special Sunday Show of the year.


Today’s theme is ‘Guitar Heroes’

plus clips from Tony’s recent interviews with

Martin Barre (including tracks from his new album -‘Roads Less Travelled’),


Steve Hackett (including 3 tracks from his new album – ‘The Edge Of Time’.


Also featuring on the show is  

‘This Sunday in Rock History’.


a Tribute clip to  Windsor Davies.


Tony will also be reading the poem

‘For The Love Of Sunday’

written by

Harriet Blackbury. 





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January 13, 2019



In 63, The Hollies on Parlophone

had a UK Top 10 with ‘Stay’,

And in 2003, Will Young, with ‘Leave Right Now’

saw his third gold seller, and fourth UK No.1, win the day.


In 77, Thelma Houston on Motown

took ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’ to a UK No.13,

And in 2004, ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ on Island,

reached the Top 3 for Keane.


In 94, ‘Stay Another Day’ on London,

gave East 17 a platinum seller and five week UK No.1,

And in 2006, The Arctic Monkeys, on Domino,

peaked at No.4 with ‘Leave Before The Lights Come On’ 


In 99, ‘Stay With Me Till Dawn’, on ffrr label,

for Lucid, reached a UK No.25,

And in 2004, ‘Leave (Get Out)’ on Mercury,

for US singer Jojo, at No.2 in the UK, did arrive.


In 84, ‘Leave A Tender Moment Alone’/’Goodnight Saigon’

for Billy Joel, on CBS – a UK Top 30, was to be,

and in 94, ‘Stay Together’, on the Nude label,

gave Suede their first UK Top 3.


In 82, ‘Leave In Silence’, on Mute,

gave Depeche Mode their fifth entry in the UK Top 20 club,

and in 2005, ‘Remain’ on Mercury,

reached No.45 for UK male vocal group – Kubb.


In 2006, ‘I Want You To Stay’ on the Warp label,

peaked at No.21, for Maximo Park,

Also in 2006, UK/Holland duo – Micky Modelle V Jessy,

on All around the world label, had a Top 10 with ‘Dancing In The Dark’.


In 66, ‘Sitting On A Fence’, on the Immediate label,

reached No.25, for UK duo – Twice as much,

and in 80, for Freez, on Calibre, at No.49,

arrived their first UK entry, ‘Keep In Touch’.


In 96, ‘Don’t Leave’, for UK trio – Faithless, made No.34,

on the Cheeky label – this song, a hit in 97 too,

and in 2001, ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’, peaked at No.4

for Louise on 1st Avenue.


In 72, ‘There Are More Questions Than Answers’ on CBS –

a UK Top 10, for US singer Johnny Nash,

and in 91, ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ on Columbia,

a UK No.1 for The Clash.


In 70, ‘Leavin’ On A Jet Plane’, on Warner Brothers,

for Peter, Paul & Mary – a US No.1 and UK No.2.

Not sure my musical themed poem makes one any the wiser,

about staying in or leaving the EU ?



written by

Harriet Blackbury




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Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

at Noon, on Tuesday, 15th January 2019

for another fabulous fast moving hour

of fun & facts, including

‘This Day in Rock Music history’.


On this week’s show will be

a special broadcast of Tony’s interview

with Steve Hackett, of ‘Genesis’ fame,

highlighting Steve’s new album –

‘The Edge Of Light’ (to be released on 25th Jan),

and details of his forthcoming 150 show tour of

Europe, The USA, and

his UK November ‘The Selling England By The Pound’ tour.


Tony will be playing 2 superb new tracks from the album ……..

‘Underground Railroad’ & ‘Under The Eye Of The Sun’.


Tony will also be reading the poem –

‘For The Love Of Genesis’

written by 

Harriet Blackbury.




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January 6, 2019



In 76, Starland Vocal Band, had a US No.1 & UK No.18

with ‘Afternoon Delight’ on RCA.

And in 77, The Commodores, on Motown,

with ‘Easy’,  enjoyed a UK Top 10 stay.


In 67, The Young Rascals, on Atlantic,

with ‘Groovin’ claimed a US No.1 & UK No.8 place.

And in 93, Blur, on Food label,

took ‘Sunday Sunday’ to No.26 in the UK chart race.


In 79, Blondie, on Crysalis,

had ‘Sunday Girl’ in the UK No.1 spot.

And in 2006, Long Blondes, on Rough Table label,

saw ‘Weekend Without Makeup’ face a UK No.30 slot. 


In 68, The Small Faces, on Immediate,

saw ‘Lazy Sunday’ peaking at No.2.

And in 97, Finley Quaye, on Epic,

reached No.16, when ‘Sunday Shining’, shone through.


In 80, Marti Webb, on Polydor, followed her UK Top 3,

when ‘Tell Me On A Sunday’ (also on Polydor), came into view.

And in 83, Nick Heyward, on Arista,

with ‘On A Sunday’, made a UK No.52.


In 60, Manuel & His Music Of The Mountains,

on Columbia, had ‘Never On Sunday’ climb to a Top 30 high.

And in 92, The Sundays, on Parlophone,

reached No.27 with ‘Goodbye’.



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January 5, 2019



Tune into Tony’s Time Machine

on SUNDAY  6th January 2019

between  7 – 9 pm  

 to hear Tony’s first Special Show of the year.


This ‘not to be missed’ Show includes:

music from Steve Hackett’s much acclaimed

forthcoming album, as well as Tony’s intro to 2019,

and music from Elbow and Yes among other favourites.


Tony will also be reading the poem:

For The Love Of The World

written by

Harriet Blackbury.


So whether busy in the kitchen or

on the road – treading the motorway miles,

let Tony ease you into the new year in his usual

calm and relaxing way.




Tune in to 

Tony’s Time Machine

at Noon, on TUESDAY, 8th January 2019

for another fast flowing hour of fun and chat,

and some exciting news for the weeks ahead.


Tony will be reading the poem:

For The Love Of Names – Part 3

written by

Harriet Blackbury.




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