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The Show That Time Forgot ~ Sunday 16/10/2022


There She Goes (The La's) 
(1990) ...  re-mixed by top producer Steve Lillywhite, the Liverpool band's best known song is a timeless classic with echoes of the '60s beat groups. Two years on from its original release, The La's finally got the hit that they deserved

When Will I Be Loved (The Everly Brothers) 
(1960) ... Top 10-er both sides of the Atlantic. Linda Ronstadt's version in 1975 out-performed the original in the US, peaking at No. 2  [W]

Stop, Look, Listen To Your Heart (Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye)  
... from the first of today's featured years ~ Top 30 follow-up to their recent coming together You Are Everything (same year, # 5)

Places of worship 

Chapel of Love (The Dixie Cups)  
(1964) .... one of only two UK hits for the US girl group - the other, in the same year, was the much covered Iko Iko. Elton John sang Chapel of Love on the soundtrack of Four Weddings And A Funeral, as featured on the show a couple of weeks ago

Church of Your Heart (Roxette)
(1992) ....fifth and final single from Joyride, the Swedish duo's third studio album [W] 


Is That Love (Squeeze) 
(1981) ... a punchier and pacier two and a half minutes you would be hard pressed to find ~ but despite the immediate impact, not the massive hit you might have imagined, #35 was its highest placing

Newsround Tameside: 48 years ago ~ 1974

Far Far Away (Slade) 
... one of the very best from the prolific songwriting duo Noddy Holder and Jim Lea, for their film Slade In Flame.  By this stage, the band's sound was definitely mellowing on some of their songs at least - Far Far Away being a prime example. They still rocked, though and vocally, Noddy never gave anything less than 100 per cent

When Will I See You Again (Three Degrees) 
...  two weeks at the top for one of the biggest hits under the banner of the Philadelphia 'Philly' sound. After several changes of line-up, the Degrees are still performing live and have popped up at fairly modest venues in recent years

Life Is A Rock [But The Radio Rolled Me] (Reunion)
... rapid-fire roll call of groups, singers, song titles, record labels and more interspersed with a sing-a-long chorus which picked up plenty of airplay and made the Top 40

No Honestly (Lynsey de Paul) 
.... theme song of a fairly shortlived ITV sitcom of the same name starring real life husband and wife John Alderton and Pauline Collins.  It was also one of Lynsey's most successful (# 8) chart singles and deservedly so

Another Saturday Night (Cat Stevens)
...   a rare cover version by an artist whose singles and albums tended to be self penned.  Another Saturday Night had been a hit for Sam Cooke in 1963

Pinball (Brian Protheroe)
...   the only chart hit for the singer-songwriter who would become much better known as an actor. In '73, he was playing the part of a pop singer in the play Death on Demand, when a representative from Chrysalis Records heard a song he had written for the show. His first single, Pinball was released in August 1974 and reached # 22  [W]

Then Came You (Dionne Warwick with the Detroit Spinners) 
...  essentially it's Dionne duetting with Bobby Smith of The Spinners ~ at  a time when her career had been at a low ebb, Then Came You certainly turned things around, topping the Billboard Hot 100 in the US



B-A-B-Y (Carla Thomas)
(1966) ... classic '60s soul on the Stax label ~ the much played original version which was never a hit. Rachel Sweet took it into the Top 40 in '79

Let's Get This Straight (From The Start) (Dexys Midnight Runners)
(1982) .... a few months on from their summer chart-topper C'mon Eileen, # 17 was as good as it got, this time out. In between the two was their cover of Van Morrison's Jackie Wilson Said (# 5)

Curly (The Move)
... teaser for our second featured year ~ hearing those first few notes played on a recorder by the mighty Roy Wood might take you back to music lessons at primary school. Curly was the last Move single with Carl Wayne as lead singer

Absolutely Lyricless ~ the instrumental break 
... with a dancing connection - including a particular dance of a particular country

African Waltz (Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra
(1961) ...  fast forward a decade, his Tomorrow's World theme was known to millions who watched the BBC's weekly science show

Dance On (The Shadows)
(1962) ...  The Shads' fourth # 1 was also a hit, with added vocals, for Kathy Kirby


I’m Free (The Soup Dragons featuring Junior Reid)                                      
(1990) ... only major hit for the Scottish band who took their name from a character in The Clangers, a popular kids' TV series in the '70s. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote the song for The Rolling Stones' 1965 album Out Of Our Heads

If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind (Agnetha Fältskog)                                                                                                                                          (2004) ...  after a long hiatus from the music world, Abba's Agnetha had her biggest solo hit to date ( UK # 11, Sweden # 2) with a  well chosen song which most listeners would recognise from the hook in the lyric 'I Will Bring You) Flowers In The Morning'.  Written in the late '60s by John Cameron, it was originally a hit for Cilla Black (1969, # 20) [W]

Newsround pre-Tameside: 53 years ago ~ 1969

Throw Down A Line (Cliff Richard & Hank Marvin)
...  a year after Cliff and The Shadows went their separate ways, lead singer and lead guitarist were back in the studio. Hank wrote the song which undoubtedly had commercial appeal but had a harder-edged rock sound than you might have expected. Its credibility was boosted  considerably when The Jeff Beck Group recorded it [W]

Marrakesh Express (Crosby, Stills and Nash)           
...   David Crosby, previously of The Byrds and Stephen Stills from Buffalo Springfield, teamed up with Salford-born Graham Nash, who had recently left The Hollies

I Second That Emotion (Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations)
... cover of a Smokey Robinson song to follow up their previous coming together, I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

Honky Tonk Women (The Rolling Stones) 
...   #  1, single released the day after the death of Stones founder and original leader Brian Jones, who had recently left the band

I'll Never Fall In Love Again (Bobbie Gentry)
...  much covered Bacharach and David song ~ for many people, this is probably still the best known version, although Deacon Blue did the duo proud on their Four Bacharach and David Songs EP (1990)

Viva Bobby Joe (The Equals)
,,, formed in the mid '60s by Guyanese-British musician and future successful solo artist Eddy Grant, The Equals will always be remembered as one of the very first racially integrated bands in the music mainstream. Viva Bobby Joe made the Top 10 a year after they topped the chart with Baby Come Back [W]


Rhapsody In Blue (Rick Wakeman)
written by George Gershwin, arranged by Tony Visconti
from the album Rhapsodies (A&M Records, 1979)

[W]: Source: Wikipedia

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