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December 14, 2019





Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

Saturday Drive Time Special

TODAY  5pm -7pm.


This show has a bit of everything,

including some Northern Soul tracks,

Drive Time songs,  and a preview of

Tony’s Christmas Eve & New Years Eve Shows –

‘The Concert from The Gates of Heaven’.


And, there’s an opportunity to listen to Tony’s

recent conversation with Jethro Tull’s  Ian Anderson,

along with ‘Ring Out The Solstice Bells’.


Tony will be playing the new single –

‘Here Comes Christmas’, by NB4.


and Tony will be reading the poem …

‘A Touch Of Wildness’

written by Harriet Blackbury.











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There’s nothing wrong with loving an animal

and having someone on our side

who will walk us into eternity

day by day – stride by stride.


A truer friend than an animal

we really would struggle to find –

a pal who will keep all our secrets

and on our faults, turn an eye, that is blind.


There’s nothing wrong with loving an animal –

‘better than most humans’, some people say.

Their loyalty and trust paramount,

but not just a present for Christmas Day.



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December 13, 2019





In 72, ‘Elected’, on Warner Brothers,

gave Alice Cooper a Top 4.

And in 99, ‘Two In A Million’/’You’re My Number 1’ –

a Top 2, for S Club 7, on Polydor.


In 68, ‘I Say A Little Prayer For You’,

on Atlantic, for Aretha Franklyn – a Top 4 play.

And in 83, Nick Heywood, peaked at No.14,

on Arista, with ‘Blue Hat For A Blue Day’.


In 78, ‘Flying High’, on Motown,

gave The Commodores, a No.37.

And in 94, ‘I Believe’, on London,

for Marcella Detroit, peaked at No.11.


In 82, ‘Fantastic Day’, on Arista,

gave Haircut 100, a No.9 tweak.

And in 05, ‘A Night To Remember’, for Liberty X –

a Top 6, on EMI/Virgin/Unique.


In 04, ‘Free’, climbed to No.15,

for Estelle, on V2/J-Did.

And in 06, ‘Glorious’, on EMI,

gave Captain, a Top 30 bid.


In 74, ‘Let’s Put It All Together’, on Avco,

for The Stylistics, peaked at No.9.

And in 77, ‘Sunshine After The Rain’, on A & M,

took Elkie Brooks to the Top 10 line.


In 75, ‘What A Difference A Day Makes’, on Kudo,

gave Go West, a Top 5 high.

And in 77, ‘We’ll Gather Lilacs – All My Loving (Medley)’,

reached No.49, for Simon May, on Pye.


Written by

Harriet Blackbury.






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December 10, 2019





Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

for a fantastic pre-Christmas hour

to warm the cockles of your heart.

TODAY – Tuesday, 10th December 2019,

12 – 1pm.


Today’s show is a real YES day.

including the exciting launch of Tony’s new venture,

and the official release of  ‘Here Comes Christmas’,

by Scott and NB4.


And all latest happenings at Wax and Beans in Bury.


Also, there will be a selection of music,

by some of the older rock bands,

and songs from,

Phill Collins, Diana Ross, and Pink Floyd and more,


and Tony will be reading the poem…..


‘For The Love Of Christmas’

written by Harriet Blackbury.



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December 7, 2019





Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

3pm – 5 pm -TODAY – Saturday 7th December 2019,

for a special 2 hour, action packed, extravaganza show,

that has everything, from Northern Soul to Rock,

including Tony’s all time favourites –

with new tracks from Yes/ Steve Hackett/Geoff Downes.

along with

Wishbone Ash/John Lennon/ The Who/ Jethro Tull/

The Four Tops/The Temptations, and more.


Tony will be promoting a new Christmas single

by Scott Harrington called ”Here Comes Christmas’,


along with clips from recent interviews with

Steve Hogarth, Steve Hackett,

Oliver Wakeman and Andy Powell.

and all the latest happening for Tony’s Time Machine in 2020.


Tony will also be reading the poem …..


For The Love Of Nightlife’

written by Harriet Blackbury.




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In 73, ‘Take Me To The Mardi Gras’, on CBS,

gave Paul Simon, a No.7.

And in 93, ‘West End Girls’, on London,

for East 17, reached No.11.


In 81, ‘The Caribbean Disco Show’, peaked at No.8,

for Lobo, on Polydor.

And in 08, ‘Love In The Club’, on Laface,

for Usher featuring Young Jeezy, a US No.1 & UK No.4.


In 67, ‘San Franciscan Nights’, on MGM,

gave Eric Burdon & The Animals, a No.7.

And in 84, ‘2 Minutes To Midnight’, on EMI,

for Iron Maiden, reached No.11.


In 64, ‘Viva Las Vegas’, on RCA,

gave Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires, a No.17 success.

And in 78, ‘Come On Dance Dance’, peaked at No.16,

for The Saturday Night Band, on CBS.


In 67, The Small Faces, on Immediate,

had a Top 3, with ‘Itchycoo Park’.

And in 09, Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado,

reached No.21, with ‘Morning After Dark’.


In 82, ‘Music & Lights’, was a gold-selling Top 5,

for Imagination, on R & B.

And in 03, ‘Move Your Feet’, on Mercury,

gave Junior Senior, a Top 3.


In 80, ‘Dance Yourself Dizzy’, on Polo,

saw Liquid Gold, up to No.2, fly.

And in 85, The Untouchables, made No.59,

on Stiff label, with ‘I Spy For The FBI’.


In 74, ‘Queen Of Clubs’, on Jayboy,

saw KC & The Sunshine Band, with a No.7 play.

And in 84, ‘Smooth Operator’, on Epic,

reached No.19, for Sade.


In 96, ‘The Night Train’, on Positiva,

gave Kadoc, a No.14.

And in 04, ‘Somewhere Only We Know’,

on Island, was a Top 3, for Keene.


In 81, ‘Rainy Night In Georgia’, on Warner Brothers,

gave Randy Crawford, a No.18 call.

And in 98, Simple Minds, also made No.18,

on Chrysalis, with ‘Glitterball’.





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….. and Boris, from the kitchen,

can be heard singing out loud,

his favourite Stones single –

Hey you ‘Get Off My Cloud’.


…..and Boris, full of energy,

sings ‘Come on’,  ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’,

as he rallies his fans to the sound,

of The Stones’  ‘Street Fighting Man’.


…..and Boris, so determined,

will ‘Not Fade Away’ from you,

and cracks on undaunted,

in a ‘Respectable’, ‘Emotional Rescue’.




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December 5, 2019





In 73, ‘Wild Love’, on Dawn,

gave Mungo Jerry, a No 32.

And in 90, Natalie Cole, on EMI – USA,

reached No.16, with ‘Wild Women Do’.


In 88, ‘Wild Hearted Woman’, on Mercury,

gave All About Eve, a No.33.

And in 95, Rednex, on Internal Affairs,

peaked at No.55, with ‘Wild ‘N Free’.


In 74 ‘The Wild One’, on Rak,

climbed to No.7, for Suzi Quattro.

And in 78, Electric Light Orchestra, on Jet,

reached No.6, with ‘Wild West Hero’.


In 60, ‘Wild One’, on Columbia,

was a Top 7, for Bobby Rydell.

And in 61, ‘Wild Wind’, on Top Rank,

gave John Leyton, a Top 2 sell.


In 87, ‘Wild Frontier’, on 10Ten –

a No.35, for Gary Moore.

And in 91, ‘Wild Hearted Son’, on Beggars Banquet,

gave Cult, a Top 40 score.


In 84 ‘Wild Boys’, on EMI,

saw Duran Duran, with a Top 2.

And in 88, ‘Wild Side’, on Elektra,

peaked at No.23, for Motley Crue.


In 94, ‘The Wild Ones’, on Nude,

reached No.18, for Suede.

And in 09, ‘Wild Horses’, on Syco Music,

for Susan Boyle – a No.9, made.


In 67, ‘Wild Honey’, on Capitol,

gave The Beach Boys, a No.29 ride.

And in 73, Lou Reed, had a Top 10,

on RCA, with ‘Walk On The Wild Side’.


In 76, ‘Play That Funky Music’, on Epic,

gave Wild Cherry, a US No.1 & UK No. 7 score.

And in 89, ‘Breakin Up’, on Parlophone,

for Wild Weekend, peaked at No.74.


In 70, ‘Wild World’, on Island,

gave Jimmy Cliff, a No.8 play.

And in 81,’Wild Is The Wind’, made No.24,

for David Bowie, on RCA.


In 95, Wild Colour, reached No.25,

with ‘Dreams’, on Perfecto.

And also in 95, Wildhearts, made No.16, on East West,

with ‘I Wanna Go Where The People Go’.


In 95 & 98, ‘Renegade Master’, on Hi-Life,

gave Wildchild, a No.11 & No.3.

And in 04, ‘Wild Boys’, on Concept,

for Phixx – a No.12, was to be.


In 61, ‘Wild In The Country’, on RCA,

found Elvis Presley, on Top 4 turf.

And in 98, Ash, rode to No.31,

on Infectious, with ‘Wild Surf’.


In 94, Happy Bizzness’/’Wild Luv’, on Junior Boy’s Own,

for Roach Hotel, made No.75.

And in 06, ‘Wild Blue Yonder’, on V2,

a No.22, for Paul Weller – last in this mix to arrive,






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The first of six hits on Island, came in 73,

when ‘A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall’, hit the Top 10 scene.

And in 74 came ‘The In Crowd’, at No.13,

and ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes’, at No.17.


In 75, ‘You Go To My Head’, reached No.33,

and in 76, ‘Let’s Stick Together’, made the Top 4.

And at No.7, ‘Extended Play EP’, peaked at No.7,

and in 77, at No.9, was ‘This Is Tomorrow’, on Polydor.


Also in 77, on Polydor, at No.15, was ‘Tokyo Joe’,

and in 78, ‘What Goes On’ – at No.67, did sit,

with ‘Sign Of The Times’, making No.37, (both on Polydor),

and in 85, ‘Slave To Love’, on EG FERRY – a Top 10 hit.


Also in 85, ‘Don’t Stop The Dance’, made No.21,

and ‘Windswept’, up to No.46 flew.

And in 86, ‘Is Your Love Strong Enough’ –

the last hit on EG FERRY – made No.22.


In 87, ‘The Right Stuff’, on Virgin, peaked at No.37,

and in 88, also on Virgin, at No.41 was ‘Kiss And Tell’,

wiith ‘Let’s Stick Together (Remix)’ on EG EGO, next at No.12,

and in 89, ‘The Price Of Love (Remix)’ – a No.49 sell.


In 89, ‘He’ll Have To Go’, also on EG EGO – made No.63.

And in 93, came the first of five more hits on Virgin,

beginning with, ‘I Put A Spell On You’, at No.18,

and ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’,  – a No.23 win.


Also in 93, ‘Girl Of My Best Friend’, peaked at No.57,

and in 94, at No.52, was ‘Your Painted Smile’.

In 95, ‘Mamouna’, reached No.57,

ending this Bryan Ferry mix in style.





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In 68, Amen Corner reached No.6,

on Deram, with ‘High In The Sky’.

And in 94, ‘High Hopes’/’Keep Talking’,

was a No.26, for Pink Floyd, on EMI.


In 66, Paul Jones, peaked at No.4,

with ‘High Time’, on HMV.

And in 89, ‘High Rollers’, on Sire,

for Ice-T made No.63.


In 80, ‘I’m The Face’, for High Numbers,

was at No.49, on Back Door.

And in 07, ‘High 5’, on Virgin,

for Palladium, reached No.44.


In 78, ‘Hi Tension’, on Island,

saw Hi Tension, with a No.13.

And in 04, High Contrast, made No.73,

on Hospital label, with ‘Racing Green’.


In 95, ‘High & Dry’/’Planet Telex’,

on Parlophone, took Radiohead, to the No.17 line.

And in 02, ‘High Voltage’/’Point Of Authority’,

on Warner Brothers, saw Linkin Park, at No.9.


In 80, ‘I Never Go Out In The Rain’, on Eagle,

gave High Society, a No.53.

And in 83, ‘High Life’, climbed to No.8,

for Modern Romance, on WEA.


In 84, ‘High Energy’, on Record Shack,

saw Evelyn Thomas, in the Top 5, shine.

And in 73, ‘Higher Ground’, on Tamla Motown,

took Stevie Wonder up to No.29.




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