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June 4, 2019




In 61, ‘Stand By Me’, on London,

for Ben E King – a Top 30, followed by ‘Amor Amor’.

And in 87, ‘Stand By Me’, now on Atlantic,

gave Ben E King, a gold selling, UK No.1, 3 week, score.


In 58, ‘I May Never Pass This Way Again’, on Philips,

reached No.14, for Robert Earl.

And in 85, ‘After The Love Has Gone’, at No.28,

on Supreme, for Princess – a Top 3 pearl.


In 98, ‘It’s True’, on Interscope,

for Queen Pen, peaked at No.24.

And in 2000, ‘Robot Wars (Android Love), at No.51,

for Sir Killalot VS Robo Babe, on Polydor.


In 67, ‘Al Capone’ reached No.18,

for Prince Buster, on Blue Beat.

And in 9o, ‘Wanted’, on Supreme,

saw Princess Ivori, take a No.69 seat.


In 77,  Stevie Wonder, on Motown,

had a No.2 with ‘Sir Duke’.

And in 06, ‘Knights of Cydonia’, for Muse,

on Helium 3/Warner Brothers, had a Top 10 look


In 65, ‘She’s About A Mover’, on London,

peaked at No.15 for Sir Douglas Quintet.

And in 07, ‘Exceeder’, on Boss label,

for Mason VS Princess Superstar, a Top 3 bet.


In 85, ‘Love And Pride’ – a goldseller, at No.2,

for UK/Ireland group – King – on CBS.

And in 90, ‘I’m In The Mood For Love’, at No.58,

for Lord Tanamo, on Mooncrest.


In 06, ‘Way You Walk’, on Black Gold,

by Steve Mason known as King Biscuit Time.

And in 74, ‘Killer Queen’, on EMI,

at No.2 for Queen, ends this rhyme.




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May 31, 2019



In 87, ‘House Arrest’, on Club,

found Krush in Top 3 mode.

And in 01, ‘House Some More’, on Pepper,

peaked at No.45, for Lock ‘n Load.


In 92, ‘House Of Love’, on London –

the first chart entry for East 17, made the Top 10.

And in 93, ‘House Is Not A Home’, on Capitol,

found Charles & Eddie, in the Top 30 again.


In 90, ‘House Of Broken Love’, on Capitol,

saw Great White reach No.44.

And in 98, ‘House Music’, on Pukka,

reached No.37 for Eddie Amador.


In 91, ‘House Call’, on Epic, found

Shabba Ranks featuring Maxi Priest, at No.31.

And in 93, their ‘House Call’ (Remix)’, still with Epic,

in the Top 10, at No.8, played on.


In 91, ‘The House Is Mine’ saw Hypnotist,

in the charts, at No.65, on Riding High.

And also in 91, Tricky Disco, on Warp,

peaked at No.55 with ‘House Fly’


In 89, ‘House Energy Revenge’, on Music Man,

saw Cappella, open the No.73 gate.

And in 06, ‘House Party At Boothy’s, on V2,

reached No.29 for Little Man Tate.





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May 29, 2019



In 68, ‘Only One Woman’, on Polydor,

saw The Marbles, on a Top 5 roll.

And in 85, ‘Starting Again’, on MCA,

gave Second Image, a No.65 goal.


In 78, ‘Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad’, on Epic,

for Meat Loaf, reached the No.32 line.

And in 92, still on Epic, this single,

for Meat Loaf, now peaked at No.69.


In 73, ‘I’m Doing Fine Now’, on RCA,

for New York City – a Top 20, divine.

And in 84, ‘The Second Time’, on MCA,

took Kim Wilde up to No.29. 


In 67, ‘She’d Rather Be With Me’, on London,

took The Turtles up to No.4.

And in 79, ‘The Second Time Around’, on Solar,

gave Shalamar a No.45 score.


In 71, ‘Love The One You’re With’, on Atlantic,

peaked at No.37, for Stephen Stills.

And in 04, ‘Not For All The Love In The World’,

on Virgin, a Top 40, for Irish Group – The Thrills.


In 07, ‘Two Lovers’, on B Unique/Polydor,

climbed to No.34 for Twang.

And in 89, ‘You’re The One’, on RCA,

crept in at No.74, for Greek Duo -Bang.


In 95, ‘The Sunshine After The Rain’, on ffrreedom,

reached to No.4 for UK singer -Berri.

And in 98, ‘Falling In Love Again’, on Polydor,

peaked at No.8 for Eagle – Eye Cherry.


In 95,’One More Chance’, on Maverick,

climbed to No.11 for Madonna.

And in 70, ‘I’ll Go On Hoping’, on Columbia –

a Top 30, for Des O’Connor.




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In 71, ‘Hot Love’, on Fly,

gave T Rex, their first UK No.1.

And in 08, ‘Cold Shoulder’, on XL Recordings,

saw Adele, with a No.18, won.


In 80, ‘Too Hot’, on Mercury,

found Kool & The Gang at No.23.

And in 94, ‘Cold Cold Heart’, on Precious Organisation,

for Wet Wet Wet – a Top 20, was to be.


In 02, ‘Cold Light Of Day’, on Sony,

for Halo, reached No.49.

And in 08, ‘Hot N Cold’, on Virgin,

gave Katy Perry, a gold selling, No.4, so fine.


In 05, ‘Cold Wind’, on Rough Trade,

reached No.52, for Arctic Fire.

And in 77, ‘So You Win Again’, on Rak label,

gave Hot Chocolate, a three week, No.1 flyer.


In 84, ‘Hot Water’, on Polydor,

took Level 42, to No.18.

And in 06, ‘No Way Back’/’Cold Day In The Sun’,

on RCA, for The Foo Fighters, at No.64, was seen.


In 92, ‘Cold Day In Hell’, on Virgin,

peaked at No.24, for Gary Moore.

And in 2002, ‘Hot In Herre’, on Universal,

gave Nelly, a US No.1 and UK No.4.


In 81, ‘Cold Love’, on Geffen,

gave Donna Summer a No.44 address.

And in 2010, ‘Hot’, on Beat,

at No.6, for Inna – her only UK success.


In 78, ‘Cold As Ice’, on Atlantic,

for Foreigner, reached No.24.

Followed by ‘Hot Blooded’, still in 78,

also on Atlantic, making a No.42, chart score.


In 90, ‘Cold Hearted’, on Virgin American –

for Paula Abdul, a US No.1 and UK No.46.

And in 94, ‘Hot Love Now’, on Polydor,

for Wonder Stuff, at No.19, ends this mix.




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May 26, 2019



Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

between 12pm – 2pm, on Tuesday, 28th May 2019.

for two hours of great music and fun.


This week’s show features the music of Connor Reeves.

And also,  

hot news of King Crimson and their 50th Anniversary Tour 

and new album.


Tony will also be reading, and playing some songs, from the poem –


For The Love Of Nourishment

written by Harriet Blackbury.



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May 25, 2019




In 76, ‘The Soul City Walk’, on Philadelphia International,

for Archie Bell & The Drells, peaked at No. 13.

And in 81, ‘Body Talk’, on R & B, for Imagination –

their first UK hit, at No.4, was seen.


In 82, ‘Body Language’, on EMI,

reached No.25 for Queen.

And in 83, ‘Soul Inside’, on Some Bizarre label,

by Soft Cell, climbed to No.16.


In 65, ‘Heart Full Of Soul’, on Columbia,

gave The Yardbirds a UK Top 2.

And in 2000, ‘Body Groove’, on Go! Beat,

for Architechs featuring Nana, took a No.3 pew.


In 69, ‘Soul Deep’, on the Bell label,

for The Box Tops, at No.22, did peak.

And in 83, ‘Body Work’, on Polydor –

a Top 20, and only UK hit, for Hot Streak.


In 77, ‘Nobody Does It Better, on Elektra,

for Carly Simon, at No.7, did arrive.

And in 01, ‘The Soulshaker’, on Global Cuts,

by Max Linen, peaked at No.55.


In 85, ‘Body & Soul’, on Virgin,

reached No.9 for Mai Tai.

And in 2001, ‘Soul Sound’, on London,

gave The Sugarbabes, a Top 30 stay.


In 77, ‘Soul Cha Cha, on H & L,

peaked at No.34, for Van Mc Coy.

And in 94, ‘Body In Motion’, on Eastern Bloc –

a No.15, for Atlantic Ocean, brought joy.


In 2001, ‘Nobody Wants To Be Lonely’, on Columbia, 

for Ricky Martin with Christina Aguilera – a No.4 hit.

And also in 01, ‘Soul Heaven’, on Direction,

by The Goodfellas featuring Lisa Millet – at No.7, did sit.


In 85, ‘Soul Passing Through Soul’, on Portrait,

for Toyah, made a No.57 place.

And in 98, ‘My Body’ on East West,

by Levert Sweat Gill, at No.21, in the chart race.


In 67, ‘Soul Man’, on Stax,

reached No.24 for Sam & Dave.

And in 2009, ‘Body ll Body’, on Wild Card,

for Samantha Mumba – a Top 5 fave.


In 87, ‘Heart And Soul’, on Siren,

reached No.4 for T’Pau.

And in 05, Tom Novy featuring Michael Marshall,

saw ‘Your Body’, on Data, take a Top 10 bow.






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May 24, 2019



In 76, Marmalade, on Target, flew up to No.9,

with ‘Falling Apart At The Seams.’

And in 03, ‘Let The Sunshine In’, on Data, for German Duo-

Milk & Sugar featuring Lizzie Pattinson, made No.18 dreams.


In 69, ‘Frozen Orange Juice’, on United Artists,

gave Peter Sarstedt a cool Top 10.

And ‘Bat Out Of Hell’, for Meat Loaf, on Epic,

at No.15 in 79, and at No.8 in 93, a hit again.


In 79, ‘Reunited’, on Polydor,

for Peaches & Herb, a UK No.4 and US No.1 dish.

And in 92, ‘Something In The Air’, also on Polydor,

reached No.51, for Fish.


In 07, ‘Salmon Dance’, on Virgin,

for The Chemical Brothers, hooked the No.27 line.

And in 91, ‘Chocolate Cake’, on Capitol,

for Crowded House, entered the charts at No.69.


In 69, ‘The Onion Song’, on Tamla Motown –

a UK No.9, for Marvin Gaye  & Tammi Terrell.

And in 93, ‘Three  Little Pigs’,  on Zoo label,

for Green Jelly – a Top 5, easy sell.


In 90, ‘Cherry Pie’, on CBS,

for Warrant, a Top 60, at No.59.

And in 91, this time on Columbia,

‘Cherry Pie’, for Warrant, at No.35, again tasted fine.


In 90, ‘Taste The Pain’, on EMI – USA,

for The Red Hot Chili Peppers, up to No.29, took flight.

And in 98, ‘On My Own’, on Mute,

gave Peach, a No.69 bite.


In 64, ‘Bread And Butter’, on Hickory,

peaked at No.15, for The Newbeats.

And in 97, ‘Kaleidoscope Skies, on Epic,

at No.48, for Jam & Spoon – completes these treats.





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May 20, 2019




Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine Radio Show

at Noon on Tuesday, 21st May 2019

for a fab ‘Two Hour Special’,


which includes a full hour dedicated to

the band -Hollow State,

along with interviews and music.


Also featuring on the show will be

a selection of tracks from major Rock Bands,

currently celebrating 50 years of Rock.


Tony will also be reading the poem –


‘A Material World’

written by  Harriet Blackbury.



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May 19, 2019




In 70, ‘Cottonfields’, on Capitol,

for The Beach Boys, reached No.5.

And in 92,‘Walking On Broken Glass’, on RCA,

for Annie Lennox, at No.8, did arrive.


In 61, ‘Wooden Heart’, on RCA,

for Elvis Presley, was at No.1, for a six week run.

And in 67, ‘Traffic’, on Island label,

peaked at No.5 with ‘Paper Sun’.


In 72, ‘Little Piece Of Leather’, on London,

at No.27, for Donnie Elbert, made the grade.

And in 92, ‘Metal Mickey’, on Nude label,

at No.17 – the first Top 20, for Suede.


In 65, ‘Wooly Bully, on MGM,

for Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs, made No.11.

And in 73, Rubber Bullets, on UK label,

for 10CC, flew up to a No.1 heaven.


In 57, Water Water/Handful Of Songs, on Decca,

was at No.5, for Tommy Steele & The Steelmen.

And in 2000, ‘The Wicker Man’, on EMI,

for Iron Maiden, became their twelfth UK Top 10.


In 56, ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, on HMV,

for Elvis Presley, at No.9 – his second UK hit, was to be.

And in 76, ‘Satin Sheets’, on Warner Brothers,

for The Bellamy Brothers, peaked at No.43.


In 97, ‘Plastic Dreams’, on R & S,

peaked at No.18, for Jaydee.

And in 99, Travis, on Independiente, found No.10,

with ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me’.


In 85, ‘Material Girl’, on Sire,

for Madonna – a Top 3 gold seller.

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

a UK Top 20, for Paul Weller.


In 65, ‘Concrete & Clay’, on Decca,

saw Unit Four Plus Two, on the No.1 throne.

And in 89, ‘What The World Is Waiting For’/’Fools Gold’,

a No.8 for The Stone Roses, on Silvertone.




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And then Percoughalees was homeward bound.

Too brief his stay – the turn around.

No job the same, but who’s to say,

how rough the ocean from day to day.


A back-log of cases in his head.

Some still unsolved, not put to bed.

The rumour mill, the twisted thread.

The wasted time, the signs unread.


The handsome pay-out, the mislaid dime.

Blues shaken off, until next time.

Where angels tread, where devils lie;

A world of fear, the hue and cry.


The badge of honour, so proudly worn.

A loving heart, with edges torn.

And as the seconds ticked slowly by,

in frustration, Percoughalees heaved a sigh.


As a recurring vision of Mendotta’s face,

once more taking root, in his memory’s space.

Was she still on earth? Did she still exist?

Her departure sudden, like evening mist.


At times like this, no sense was found.

The hurt blocked out by the crashing sound,

as choppy waters, met gentle ocean spray,

and sleep closed his eyes, to dream of yesterday.




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