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March 18, 2020

 

 

 

 

In March, The Nolans, peaked at No.9,

on Epic, with ‘Attention To Me’.

Also, in March, Stevie Wonder, on Motown,

made ‘Lately’, a silver-selling Top 3.

 

In February, ‘9 To 5’, on RCA,

for Dolly Parton, was a US No.1 & UK No.47.

And in August, ‘Water On Glass’/’Boys’, on Rak,

gave Kim Wilde a No.11.

 

In February, ‘Message Of Love’, on Real,

found The Pretenders at No.11.

And in October, ‘Physical’, for Olivia Newton-John,

on EMI, a US.No.1 & UK Top 7.

 

In March, ‘Ceremony’, on Factory,

for New Order, climbed to No.34.

And in June, ‘Memory’, was a gold-selling Top 6,

for Elaine Paige, on Polydor.

 

In February, ‘Slide’, on DJM,

peaked at No.50, for The Rah Band.

And in August, The Pointer Sisters, had a Top 10,

on Planet, with ‘Slowhand’.

 

In June, Whitesnake, peaked at No.37,

on Liberty, with ‘Would I Lie To You’.

And in September, The Police, on A & M,

took ‘Invisible Sun’, up to No.2.

 

In May, ‘Going Back To My Roots’, on RCA,

for Odyssey, reached the Top 4.

And in July, ‘Visage’, was at No.21,

for Visage, on Polydor.

 

In January, ‘SGT Rock (Is Going To Help Me)’,

reached No.16, on Virgin, for XTC.

And in July, ‘Chant No.1 ( I Don’t Need This Pressure On)’,

took Spandau Ballet, into the Top 3.

 

In July, ‘(Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star’, on A & M,

was at No.14, for Bill Wyman.

And in August, ‘Hands Up ( Give Me Your Heart)’,

on Carrere, a Top 3, for Ottaman.

 

In January, ‘I Surrender’, on Polydor,

saw Rainbow, in the Top 3 zone.

And in June, gold-selling, ‘Ghost Town’,

for The Specials, a No.1, for three weeks, on 2 Tone.

 

In March, ‘It’s A Love Thing’, for The Whispers,

on Solar, to No.9, took flight.

And in October, Trevor Walters, peaked at No.27,

on Magnet, with ‘Love Me Tonight’.

 

In January, ‘While You See A Chance’, on Island,

for Stevie Winwood, a No.45.

And in November, ‘Dead Ringer For Love’, on Epic,

for Meatloaf, a Top 5, and last in this list to arrive.

 

 

 

 

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In 68, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, a Top 5,

for Andy Williams on CBS.

And in 82, ‘Eye Of The Tiger’, on Scotti Brothers,

for Survivor, a US & UK No.1 success.

 

In 63, Buddy Holly, on Coral,

made the Top 3, with ‘Brown-Eyed Handsome Man’.

And in 85, ‘Eye To Eye’, on Warner Brothers,

reached No.16, for Chaka Khan.

 

In 75, Franki Valli, on Private Stock,

made No.5, with ‘My Eyes Adore You’.

And in 96, Paul Carrack, had a Top 40,

on IRS, with ‘Eyes Of Blue’.

 

In 98, ‘Eyes Don’t Lie’, on Big Life,

for Truce, climbed to the Top 20.

And in 2000, ‘Your Eyes’, on East West,

for Simply Red, a No.26 entry.

 

In 94, Enigma, on Virgin International,

peaked at No.21, with ‘The Eyes Of Truth’.

And in 97, ‘I Don’t Know’, on Arc,

reached No.66, for Ruth.

 

In 77, ‘Going In With Both Eyes Open’,

on Private Stock, a No.2, for David Soul.

And in 89, ‘Eye Know’, on Big Life,

climbed to No.14, for De La Soul.

 

In 84, Billy Idol, on Chrysalis,

made No.18, with ‘Eyes Without A Face’.

And in 04, ‘Hungry Eyes’, on All Around The World,

gave Eye Opener, a No.16 place.

 

In 60, ‘Blue-Eyed Boy’, on Fontana,

gave Al Saxon, a No.39.

And in 91, ‘Eye Wonder’, on Epic,

found The Apples, on the  No.75 line.

 

In 82, ‘Blue Eyes’, on Rocket,

peaked at No.8, for Elton John.

And in 03, ‘Eye For An Eye’, gave Unkle,

on Mo Wax/Island, a No.31.

 

In 73, ‘Eye Level’, on Colombia – a platinum seller,

giving The Simon Park Orchestra’, a four week, No.1 stay.

And in 83, ‘Eyes That See In The Dark’, made No.61,

for Kenny Rogers, on RCA.

 

In 84, ‘Eye Talk’, on De Stijl,

for Fashion, a No.69, made.

And in 99, ‘Fly Away (Bye Bye)’,

a No.53, for Eyes Cream, on Accolade.

 

In 01, ‘Just Can’t Get Enough (No No No No)’,

on Xtravaganza, for Eye To Eye ftrg Taka Boom, a No.36.

And in 07, ‘My Eyes’, on Independiente,

gave Travis, a Top 60, ending this mix.

 

 

 

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March 17, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

In 91, ‘Mustang Sally’, on MCA,

gave The Commitments, a No.63.

And in 95, ‘Driving With The Brakes On’,

made No.18, on A & M, for Del Amitri.

 

In 08, ‘Viva La Vida’, on Parlophone,

was a US & UK No.1, for Coldplay.

And in 09,’Mercedes Benz’, on Dcypha,

reached No.53, for Sway.

 

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

for Liquid Gold, a No.2 was to be.

And in 81, Patti Austin & James Ingram, on Qwest,

had a US No.1 & UK No.11, with ‘Baby Come To Me’.

 

In 82, ‘Driving My Car’, on Stiff,

gave Madness a Top 4.

And in 99, ‘Miss Parker’, on Source,

for Morgan, reached No.74.

 

In 60, ‘Counting Teardrops’, on Pye,

gave Emile Ford & The Checkmates, a Top 4 stand.

And in 79, The Jags, on Island,

peaked at No.17, with ‘Back Of My Hand’.

 

In 88, ‘Wild World’, on 10Ten,

for Maxi Priest, a Top 5 show.

And in 09, Mini Viva, on Xenomania/Geffen,

climbed to No.7, with ‘Left My Heart In Tokyo’.

 

In 66, Wilson Pickett, on Atlantic,

made No.28, with ‘Mustang Sally’.

And in 96, ‘Urban City Girl’, on Hacktown,

gave Benz, a No.31 tally.

 

In 84, ‘Drive’, was a silver-seller, on Elektra,

for The Cars, peaking at No.5.

And in 85, The Cars, still on Elektra,

again made the charts, at No.4, with ‘Drive’.

 

In 70, ‘The Long And Winding Road’, made No.32,

for Ray Morgan, on B & C.

And in 99, ‘Private Number’, on Virgin,

for 911, reached the Top 3.

 

In 81, REO Speedwagon, on Epic,

had a US NO.1 & UK No.7, with ‘Keep On Loving You’.

And in 92, Jim Polo, reached No.59, with ‘Express Yourself’,

and again, in 97 (also on Perfecto), it peaked at No.62.

 

In 97, ‘Bentley’s Gonna Sort You Out’,

on Skint, a No.17, for Bentley Rhythm Ace.

And in 98, ‘Viva Forever’, on Virgin, a platinum-seller,

giving The Spice Girls, a two week, No.1 place.

 

In 83, ‘Little Red Corvette’, on Warner Brothers,

for Prince, twice a hit, at No’s 54 & 66.

And in 04, ‘Thunderbirds’/’3 AM’, on Universal,

gave Busted, a No.1 for two weeks, ending this mix.

 

 

Written by

Harriet Blackbury

 

 

 

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In 87, ‘House Arrest’, on Club,

for Krush, reached No.3.

And in 99, ‘Prisoner’, peaked at No.73,

for All Blue, on Wea.

 

In 72, Vicky Leandros, made the Top 2,

on Philips, with ‘Come What May’.

And in 09, ‘Behind Closed Doors’, on Conehead,

was a Top 4 for Peter Andre.

 

In 65, ‘Come Tomorrow’, reached the Top 4,

for Manfred Mann, on HMV.

And in 82, ‘Inside Out’, on RCA,

gave Odyssey, a Top 3.

 

In 85, ‘Contagious’, reached  No.56,

for The Whispers, on MCA.

And in 97, ‘In My Bed’, peaked a No.16,

for Dru Hill, on Fourth & Broadway.

 

In 71, ‘Inside Looking Out’, on Capitol,

gave Grand Funk Railroad, a Top 40 view.

And in 86, Patti Labelle & Michael McDonald, on MCA,

took ‘On My Own’, to a US No.1 & UK Top 2.

 

In 79, ‘Contact’, on 20th Century,

saw Edwin Starr, at No.6 thrive.

And in 2002, ‘Infected’, on Positiva,

for Barthezz, peaked at No.25.

 

In 85, ‘I Sleep Alone At Night’, on A & M,

for Jim Diamond, was a No.72 ask.

And in 87, Eric Clapton, climbed to No.15,

on Duck, with ‘Behind The Mask’.

 

In 91, ‘Come Inside’, on Warner Brothers,

for The Thompson Twins, a No.56.

And in 95, ‘In The House’, on Media,

for Clock, a No.23, ending this mix.

 

 

Written by

Harriet Blackbury.

 

 

 

 

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March 15, 2020

 

 

 

 

In 86, ‘The Big Sky’, on EMI,

for Kate Bush, reached No.37.

Also in 86, ‘E=MC2,’ on CBS,

gave Big Audio Dynamite, a No.11.

 

In 89, ‘Shooting From The Heart’, on MCA,

was at No.61, for Big Bam Boo.

And in 94, ‘Baby I Love Your Way’, on RCA,

found Big Mountain, at No.2.

 

In 84, ‘Groovin (You’re The Best Thing)’/’Big Boss Groove’,

was at No.5, for Style Council, on Polydor.

And in 86, ‘Big Fun’, on Total Experience,

took The Gap Band, to No.4.

 

In 90, ‘Big Wedge’, on EMI,

peaked at No.25, for Fish.

And in 91, ‘Miss America’, on East West,

reached No.37, for Big Dish.

 

In 90, ‘Handful Of Promises’, made No.21,

for Big Fun, on Jive.

And in 98, ‘Big Big World’, on Universal,

gave Emilia, a Top 5.

 

In 83, ‘Big Log’, on Wea,

saw Robert Plant, at No.11.

And in 09, ‘Dominos’, on 4AD,

for Big Pink, peaked at No.27.

 

In 63, Jimmy Dean, had a US No.1 & UK No.2,

on Philips, with ‘Big Bad John’.

And in 02, ‘God’s Child’, on Defected,

for The Big Bang Theory, climbed to No.51.

 

In 58, Big Bopper, reached No.12,

on Mercury, with ‘Chantilly Lace’.

And in 87, ‘Big Time’, on Virgin,

gave Peter Gabriel, a No.13 place.

 

In 93, ‘Alone’, on Compulsion,

for Big Country, reached No.24.

And in 99, ‘Big Boys Don’t Cry’/’Rockin Robin’,

was a Top 10, for Lolly, on Polydor.

 

In 63, ‘Some Other Guy’, on Decca,

gave The Big Three, a No.22.

And in 99, ‘On The Run’, on Inferno,

for Big Time Charlie, also a No.22.

 

In 87, ‘Big Decision’, was at No.43,

for That Petrol Emotion, on Polydor.

And in 90, ‘Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now’,

on Cold Chillin, for Big Daddy Kane, a No.44.

 

In 89, ‘Big Area’, on London,

was at No.13, for Then Jericho.

And in 02, Big Brovaz had a Top 3,

on Epic, with ‘Nu Flow’.

 

In 70, ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, on Reprise,

gave Joni Mitchell, a No.11.

And in 72, Judge Dread, had a No.8,

on Big Shot, with ‘Big Seven’.

 

In 05, ‘Big City Life’, on Buddhist Punk,

reached No.15, for Mattafix.

Also in 05, ‘It’s Over Now’, on All Around The World,

for Big Ang featuring Siobhan, at No.29, ends this mix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In 70, ‘Groovin With Mr. Bloe’, on DJM,

gave Mr. Bloe, a Top 2.

And in 75, ‘What A Difference A Day Makes’,

was a Top 6, for Esther Philips, on Kudu.

 

In 65, ‘Long After Tonight Is All Over’,

saw Jimmy Radcliffe, with a Top 40, on Stateside.

And in 66, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels,

also on Stateside, made No.33, with ‘Jenny Take A Ride’.

 

In 61, The Ramrods, on London,

peaked at No.8, with ‘Riders In The Sky’.

And in 82, ‘I Won’t Let You Down’, on Wea,

saw PhD, up to No.3, fly.

 

In 93, ‘The Love I Lost’, on PWL Sanctuary,

gave West End featuring Sybil, a Top 3.

And in 04, Special D, reached No.6,

on All Around The World, with ‘Come With Me’.

 

In 61, Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, on Top Rank,

had a US No.1 & UK No.14, with ‘Stay’.

And in 68, ‘Classical Gas’, on Warner Brothers,

gave Mason Williams, a No.9 play.

 

In 65, ‘Going Out Of My Head’, on Decca,

gave Dodie West, a No.39.

And in 76, Lou Rawls, on Philadelphia, made the Top 10,

with ‘You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine’.

 

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

found Wild Cherry, with a UK No.7, & US No.1.

And in 96, Speech, made No.35, on Cooltempo,

with ‘Like Marvin Gaye Said ( What’s Going On )’.

 

In 59, Bill Parsons, on London,

was at No.22, with ‘All American Boy’.

And in 64, ‘Whatcha Gonna Do About It’,

made No.37, on Atlantic, for Doris Troy.

 

In 95, Prizna featuring Demolition Man,

was at No.33, on Labello Blanco, with ‘Fire’.

And in 05, Dana Rayne, peaked at No.7,

on Incentive, with ‘Object Of My Desire’.

 

In 92, ‘Broken Wings’, on Chrysalis,

took Network, to No.46.

And in 2000, ‘Stay With Me Baby’, on BBC Music,

a Top 10, for Rebecca Wheatley, ending this mix.

 

 

Written by

Harriet Blackbury

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In 85, ‘Rock Me Baby’, peaked at No.47,

for Johnny Nash, on 2000 AD.

And in 04, ‘Paper House’, on Island,

gave Foolproof, a No.53.

 

In 73, ‘Paper Plane’, reached No.8,

for Status Quo, on Vertigo.

And in 74, Paper Lace, on Bus Stop,

had a gold-selling UK No.1, with ‘Billy, Don’t Be A Hero’.

 

In 74, ‘Rock Me Gently’, on Capitol,

for Andy Kim – a US No.1 & UK No.2.

And in 80, Michael Jackson, on Epic,

had a US No.1 & UK No.7, with ‘Rock With You’.

 

In 72, ‘Rock Me Baby’, on Bell,

gave David Cassidy, a No.11.

And in 2010, ‘Rock That Body’, on Interscope,

for The Black Eyed Peas, also a No.11.

 

In 74, ‘Rock The Boat’, on RCA,

gave The Hues Corporation, a US No.1 & UK No.6.

And in 01, ‘Papercut’, on Warner Brothers,

for Linkin Park, a No.14, next in this mix.

 

In 67, ‘Paper Sun’, on Island,

was a Top 5, for Traffic.

And in 87, ‘Rock The Night’, made No.12,

for Europe on Epic.

 

In 66, ‘Paperback Writer’, on Parlophone,

for The Beatles, a US & UK No.1 play.

And in 71, ‘Remember’, reached No.32,

for Rock Candy, on RCA.

 

In 60, ‘Paper Roses’, on London,

for Anita Bryant, peaked at No.24.

And in 06, ‘Land Of A Thousand Words’,

gave The Scissor Sisters, a No.19, on Polydor.

 

 

 

 

 

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In 91, ‘Counting Backward’ peaked at No.70,

for Throwing Muses, on 4AD.

And in 05, ‘Counting Down The Days’, on Brightside,

gave Natalie Imbruglia, a No.23.

 

In 61, The Drifters, reached No.28,

on London, with ‘I Count The Tears’.

And in 99, ‘Baby One More Time’, on Jive –

a multiple – platinum US & UK No.1, for Britney Spears.

 

In 80, ‘Living By Numbers’, reached No.13,

for New Musik, on GTO.

And in 96, ‘My Unknown Love’, on Cowboy,

climbed to No.59, for Count Indigo.

 

In 90, ‘Counting Every Minute’, peaked at No.16,

for Sonia, on Chrysalis.

And in 05, ‘Number One Spot’, on Def Jam,

was a Top 30, for Ludacris.

 

In 62, ‘I’m Counting On You’, on Pye,

gave Petula Clark, a No.41.

And in 85, Princess reached No.7,

on Supreme, with ‘Say I’m Your Number 1’.

 

In 68, ‘I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten’,

on Philips, for Dusty Springfield, a Top 4.

And in 79, ‘The Number One Song’, in heaven,

on Virgin, gave Sparks, a No 14 score.

 

In 61, The King Brothers, on Parlophone,

reached No.19, with ’76 Trombones’.

And in 94, Counting Crows, made No.28,

on Geffen, with ‘Mr Jones’.

 

In 91, ‘Counting Sheep’, on Korova,

gave Airhead, a No.35.

And in 98, ‘Counting The Days’, on Kuku,

saw Abi, at No.44 arrive.

 

In 83, ‘Numbers’, on Some Bizarre,

for Softcell, a No.25, was to be.

And in 94, ‘Number One’, on MCA,

peaked at No.27, for E.Y.C.

 

In 83, ‘Countdown’, on Mercury,

for Rush, peaked at No.36.

And in 89, Starlight reached No.9, on Citybeat,

with ‘Numero Uno’, ending this mix.

 

 

 

 

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March 14, 2020

 

 

 

 

Tune in to Tony’s Time Machine

between 3pm – 5pm  TODAY,

Saturday 14th March 2020,

and kick-off your weekend in style.

 

Tony’s unique, ever popular, show includes…

 

The Rock Band of the month ….

‘On this week in Rock History’ …..

The Rock Hall of Fame ….

 

Recent Interviews with –

Ian Anderson – Jethro Tull

Andy Powell – Wishbone Ash.

Otis Williams – The Temptations.

Oliver Wakeman & Geoff Downes  –

( DBA, Asia, and Yes ).

 

Concert tour news …..

New songs from Tony’s latest discoveries …..

News from Wax & Beans, Bury…..

and much more.

 

Tony will also be reading the poem

 

‘For The Love Of Kings’

written by Harriet Blackbury

 

 

 

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