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October 6, 2019




Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

at Noon, on 8th October 2019,


for a fast moving hour, crammed full of music and chat,

and all the latest happenings and events in the music world –

both locally and worldwide.


Tony will also be reading the poem….


For The Love Of Cream

written by Harriet Blackbury

in tribute to Ginger Baker  (1939 Р2019)



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In 68, ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’,

on Regal Zonophone, gave Joe Cocker, a No.1 pitch.

And in 70, ‘Baby I Won’t Let You Down’, on Pye,

reached No.27, for Pickety Witch.


In 70, ‘Friends’, on Decca,

for Arrival, entered the No.8 door.

And in 71, ‘You’ve Got A Friend’, on Warner Brothers,

gave James Taylor, a US. No.1 and UK No.4


In 72, ‘You’ll Always Be A Friend’, made No.23,

for Hot Chocolate, on Rak.

And in 86, ‘Friends Will Be Friends’, on EMI,

for Queen Рa Top 14  single chart track.


In 78, ‘Every Kinda People’ – a No.53, for Robert Palmer,

and in 92 – the remix, also on Island, peaked at No.43.

And in 2000, ‘I Turn To You’, on Virgin label,

was a No.1, for Melanie C.


In 97, ‘Heartbeat’/’A Friend’, made No.66,

for KRS One, on Jive.

And in 01, ‘From A Lover To A Friend’,

for Paul McCartney, on Parlophone, peaked at No.45.


In 86, ‘Sledgehammer’, on Virgin,

for Peter Gabriel, a US No.1 & UK No.4.

And in 90, ‘Trust’, on Parlophone,

gave Brother Beyond, a No.53 score.


In 70, ‘United We Stand’, on Deram,

became a Top 10, for The Brotherhood Of Man’.

And in 77,’Show You The Way To Go’, on Epic,

saw The Jackson 5, with another No.1 in the can.


In 84, ‘Together In Electric Dreams’, on Virgin,

gave Georgio Moroder & Phil Oakey, a Top 3.

And in 99, ‘Best Friend’, reached No.23,

for Mark Morrison & Connie Reeves, on Wea.


In 88, ‘For A Friend’, on London,

gave The Communards, a No.28 deal.

And in 94, ‘I’ll Stand By You’ – in the Top 10,

for The Pretenders, on Real.





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October 4, 2019





In 84, ‘Yah Mo B There’, reached No.44,

for James Ingram & Michael McDonald, on Quest.

And in 85, they returned with ‘Yah Mo B There’ –

this time, climbing to No.12, still on Quest.


In 86, ‘On My Own’, gave Patti Labelle & Michael McDonald,

a US No.1 & UK Top 2, on MCA.

Next in 86, came ‘I Keep Forgettin’,

on Warner Brothers, having a No.43 say.


Also in 86, ‘Sweet Freedom’, on MCA, made No.12,

and in 87, ‘What A Fool Believes’, made No.57 in the charts,

for The Doobie Brothers featuring Michael McDonald –

winning night-clubber’s hearts.


In 02, Safri Duo featuring Michael McDonald,

took ‘Sweet Freedom’, on Serious, to No.54 –

ending this glimpse into some of the work

from Michael McDonald’s hit store.




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With their first five UK hits on Warner Brothers,

in 74, ‘Listen To Your Hearts’, at No.29, worked it’s charms.

And in 75, also reaching No.29,

arrived ‘Take Me In Your Arms’.


In 79, ‘What A Fool Believes’,

was a US No.1, & UK No.31.

And also in 79, ‘Minute By Minute’,

at No.47, followed on.


In 87, featuring Michael McDonald –

‘What A Fool Believes’, made the No.57 slot.

And in 89, ‘The Doctor’, on Capitol,

found the No.73 spot.


In 93, ‘Long Train Running’,

back on Warner Brothers, made a Top 7 heaven.

And in 94, ‘Listen To The Music’, returned,

this time, reaching No.37.




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In 96, ‘Ready Or Not’, on Columbia,

gave The Fugees, a gold-seller & No.1 entry.

And in 98, ‘Ready For A New Day’, on Manifesto,

gave Todd Terry featuring Marsha Wash, a Top 20.


In 2000, Animal House, made No.61,

on Boiler House label, with ‘Ready To Recieve’.

And in 09, ‘Read For The Weekend’, on Columbia,

saw Calvin Harris, a Top 3, achieve.


In 96, ‘Ready Or Not’, was a Top 20.

for The Lightening Seeds, on Epic.

And in 97, ‘Ready’, peaked at No.44,

for Bruce Wayne, on Logic.


In 99, ‘Ready To Run’, on Epic,

reached No.53, for The Dixie Chicks.

And in 08, ‘Ready For The Floor’, on EMI,

for Hot Chip, was a Top 6.


In 71, ‘Ready Or Not Here I Come’, made No.41,

for The Delfonics, on Bell.

And in 78, ‘Ready Steady Go’, on Chrysalis,

for Generation X, was a No.47, sell.


In 96 & 97, ‘Ready To Go’, on Deconstruction,

for Republica, peaked at No.43 & No.13.

And in 05, ‘Ready2Wear’, on Emperor Norton,

for Felix Da Housecat, at No.62 , was seen.


In 89, ‘Ready For Love’, on Virgin,

for Gary Moore, climbed to No.56.

And in 80, ‘Ready & Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)’, at No.43,

for Whitesnake, on United Artists, ends this mix.





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In 87, ‘Break The Chain’, on Legend,

gave Elkie Brooks, a No.55.

And in 08, ‘Break The Ice’, peaked a No.15,

for Britney Spears, on Jive.


In 02, ‘Break Ya Neck’, on J Records,

for Busta Rhymes, reached No.11.

And in 09, ‘Broken Hearted Girl’, on Columbia,

for Beyonce, climbed to No.27.


In 03, ‘Broken Silence’, on Independiente,

peaked at No.9, for So Solid Crew.

And in 04, ‘Break My World’, on Island,

found Dark Globe featuring Amanda Ghost, at No.52.


In 84, ‘Break My Stride’, on Epic,

the only hit for Matthew Wilder, made the Top 4.

And in 08, ‘Broken Strings’ – a gold-seller, made No.2,

for James Morrison featuring Nelly Furtado, on Polydor.


In 69, The Beach Boys, on Capitol,

had a Top 6, with ‘Break Away’.

And on 09, ‘Break Your Heart’, for Taio Cruz,

was a No.1, for 3 weeks, on Fourth & Broadway.


In 66, ‘Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown’, on Decca,

made the Top 2, for The Rolling Stones.

And in 03, Love Inc, reached No.8,

on NuLife, with ‘Broken Bones’.


In 76, ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’, on Rocket –

a gold-selling US & UK No.1, for Elton John & Kiki Dee.

And in 05, ‘Breakdown’, on Island,

took Jack Johnson, to No.73.


In 88, ‘Broken Land’, on Elektra,

gave The Adventures a Top 20.

And in 95, ‘Broken Stones’, on Go! Discs,

for Paul Weller, also a Top 20 entry.


In 86, ‘Broken Wings’ – a US No.1 & UK No.4,

for Mr Mister, on RCA.

And in 03, ‘Breaks You Off’, peaked at No.59,

for Roots, on MCA.


In 85, ‘Don’t Break My Heart’, on DEP International,

gave UB40, a Top 3 steal.

And in 98, ‘Broken Nose’, on Chrysalis,

peaked at No.48, for Catherine Wheel.


In 92, ‘Broken Wings’, on Chrysalis,

reached No.46, for Network.

And in 09, ‘Broken Heels’, on Syco Music,

was a No.8, for Alexandra Burke.


In 66 & 74, ‘What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted’,

on Tamla Motown, gave Jimmy Ruffin, a No.10 & No.4.

And in 05, ‘This Is How A Heart Breaks’, on Atlantic,

found Rob Thomas, with a No.67 score.





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September 29, 2019



Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

at Noon on Tuesday, 1st October 2019,


for another fast moving hour

of great music, local updates,

and all the latest happenings

coming up this Autumn.


Tony will be reading the poem…..


For The Love Of New Order

Written by Harriet Blackbury



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In 69, ‘Give Peace A Chance’, on Apple,

for Plastic Ono Band, was a Top 2 release.

And in 92, Galliano, on Talkin Loud,

reached No.47, with ‘Prince Of Peace’.


In 73, ‘Let There Be Peace On Earth (Let It Begin With Me)’,

on Philips, gave Michael Ward, a No.15 mention.

And in 78, ‘British Hustle’/’Peace On Earth’,

was a No.8, on Island, for Hi Tension.


In 73, ‘Give Me Love’ (Give Me Peace On Earth’),

for George Harrison – a US No.1 & UK No.8, won.

And in 90, ‘Peace Throughout The World’, on 10Ten

saw Maxi Priest featuring Jazzie B, at No.41.


In 69, ‘Peaceful’, reached No.16,

for Georgie Fame, on CBS.

And in 83, ‘The Pipes Of Peace’, on Parlophone,

gave Paul Mc Cartney, a No. 1 success.


In 82, ‘Peace On Earth – Little Drummer Boy’, was a Top 3,

for Davis Bowie & Bing Crosby, on RCA.

And in 92, ‘Peace In The World’, peaked at No.41,

for Don – E, on Fourth & Broadway.


In 93, Cliff Richard, peaked at No.8,

on EMI, with ‘Peace In Our Time’.

And in 95, ‘Peace & Joy’, on ffrreedom,

at No.62, for Soundstation, ends this rhyme.





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September 24, 2019





In 78, ‘Making Up Again’, on Bronze,

gave Goldie, a No.7.

And in 02, ‘Make It Good’, on Columbia,

took A1 to No.11.


In 81, ‘Making Your Mind Up’, on RCA,

gave Bucks Fizz, a gold-selling No.1.

And in 08, Adele, with ‘Make You Feel My Love’,

on XL Recordings, a No.26 place, won.


In 09, ‘Make Me’, for Janet Jackson,

reached No.73, on Polydor.

And in 99, ‘Make Up Your Mind’, on Pepper,

for Bass Jumpers, reached No.44.


In 79, ‘Making Plans For Nigel’, on Virgin,

peaked at No. 17, for XTC.

And in 95, ‘(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman’,

gave Mary J Blige, a No.23.


In 54, Nat ‘King’ Cole, on Capitol,

reached No.11, with ‘Make Her Mine’,

And in 03, ‘Make way for Noddy’, on BMG,

found Noddy, at No.29.


In 91, ‘Make It Tonight’, on Precious Organisation,

found Wet Wet Wet, at No.37.

And in 65, ‘Make It Easy On Yourself’, on Philips,

took, The Walker Brothers, to a No.1 heaven.


In 65, Ray Charles, on HML,

made No.42, with ‘Makin’ Whoopee’.

And in 05, ‘Make Things Right’, on XL Recordings,

gave Lemon Jelly, a No.33.


In 96, Let Loose, on Mercury,

scored a No.7, with ‘Make It With You’.

And in 07, ‘Makes Me Wonder’, on A & M/Polydor,

gave Maroon 5, a Top 2.


In 95, ‘We Can Make It’, on A & M,

gave Mone, a No.64.

And in 08, ‘You Make It Real’, was at No.7,

for James Morrison, on Polydor.


In 91, ‘Makin’ Happy’, on A & M,

gave Crystal Waters, a No.18.

And in 03, ‘Make The Deal’, on Sanctuary,

made No.35, for Ocean Colour Scene.




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September 23, 2019





In 78, ‘Ally’s Tartan Army’,

for Andy Cameron, peaked at No.6.

And in 03, ‘Hey Ma’, on Roc-A-Fella,

gave Cam’ron, featuring Juelz Santana, a No.8 fix.


In 71, ‘Reason To Believe’/’Maggie May’, on Mercury,

for Rod Stewart – a US & UK No.1, was to be.

And in 93, ‘Resurrection’, on Parlophone,

took Brian May, with Cozy Powell, up to No.23.


In 72, ‘John I’m Only Dancing’, peaked at No.12,

for David Bowie, on RCA.

And in 84, ‘Major Tom (Coming Home)’, on PSP/WEA,

gave Peter Schilling, a No.42 play.


In 84, ‘Thank God It’s Christmas’, on EMI,

for Queen, had a No.21 say.

And in 92, ‘The Majesty Of Rock’, was at No.61,

for Spinal Tap, on RCA.


In 90, ‘Until You Come Back (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)’,

gave Miki Howard, a No.67, on East West.

And in 04, ‘Build Me Up Buttercup 2003’, on Liberty,

a No.44, for Party Boys, at their best.


In 95, ‘Have Fun, Go Mad, on Mercury,

saw Blair, peak at No.37.

And in 97, ‘Get Me Home’, on Def Jam,

took Foxy Brown, featuring Blackstreet, to No.11.


In 93, ‘Rushing’, on A & M,

found Loni Clark, in the No.37 lane.

And also in 93, ‘Shamrocks and Shenigans’/’Who’s The Man’,

on Ruffness, peaked at No.23, for House Of Pain.


In 68, Johnny Johnson & The Bandwagon, on Direction,

had a Top 4, with ‘Breakin’ Down The Walls Of Heartache.

And in 77, ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’, on Philadelphia International, gave

Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes ftrg Theodore Pendergrass – a Top 5 stake.




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