The ‘real’ P J Proby and the link to T J Tom Jones

Nov 2019 The ‘real’ P J Proby and the link to T J Tom Jones

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Two great 60s male vocalists, who were rivals but also good mates. Some more things friends and rivals, P J and T J did together, after they first met in early 1965.

Final part: more things they did together plus info about some of their mutual pals.

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Breakfast with: Carly Simon

Nov 2019 Breakfast with: Carly Simon

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The life and career of Carly Simon.
Her international singles.

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Glenn’s in a purple patch

Nov 2019 Glenn’s in a purple patch

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By Martin Hutchinson FORMER Deep Purple bassist and vocalist Glenn Hughes returns to his homeland to perform his Deep Purple Legacy show. Glenn was poached from the funk-rock band Trapeze in 1973 when just 20 years old, and as bassist and co-lead vocalist with Deep Purple, spent the next three years touring the world and recording...

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Way back when… Laura Ann Branigan

Nov 2019 Way back when… Laura Ann Branigan

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A TRIBUTE
HER SONGS HER SUCCESS
HER HOPES MOST OF ALL – GLORIA

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Behind the mic – Tony Blackburn

Nov 2019 Behind the mic – Tony Blackburn

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By Ian Woolley MOVING from Guildford to Bournemouth at a very early age, how did Tony Blackburn get into the music business. “I started performing at the Bournemouth Pavilion ballroom at 19 with the resident orchestra there for about three years as their singer. Then came Tony Blackburn & The Swinging Bells and we had Al...

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Breakfast with: Original Album Collections

Nov 2019 Breakfast with: Original Album Collections

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By James Stewart LAST MONTH, Graham Hunter told us of the pleasure and satisfaction compiling retrospective collections for RPM Records had given him. Their policy had allowed him to go beyond the regular size sets you would expect for the artists and include one, possibly two extra discs of either rare, unissued or alternative...

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Share a cuppa tea with…

Nov 2019 Share a cuppa tea with…

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Brian Hyland as he talks about The Grassy Knoll, Flash Gordon, and The Three Stooges. By Jane Quinn I was nine years old when I first heard Brian Hyland sing Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini. He was 16 (an older man), and I loved that record. By the time I was evolving from a Tweenie into a Teenager, he was singing...

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Behind the mic – Paul Burnett

Oct 2019 Behind the mic – Paul Burnett

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BEHIND THE MIC – PAUL BURNETT (Former Radio Luxembourg and Caroline DJ) By Ian Woolley Many disc jockeys harbour a secret ambition to also have a hit record. But Paul Burnett’s appearance on Top Of The Pops dressed as a chicken takes some beating. More of that later… Paul’s radio career started in 1962 when he was out in Aden...

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Showaddywaddy – still on rock n’ roll road

Oct 2019 Showaddywaddy – still on rock n’ roll road

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By Ian Woolley Showaddywaddy started out in 1973 and their first hit was in the following year with Hey Rock N’Roll . Theyhave been on the road continuously since then, bringing joy with their infectious doo-wop covers and rock ‘n’roll staples to fans all over the world. Now in their 46th year, I met their original drummer Romeo...

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Maddy spans the years

Oct 2019 Maddy spans the years

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By Martin Hutchinson Folk legends Steel eye Span are in a celebratory mood as they are about to set off on a 20-date UK tour to commemorate their 50th Anniversary! Many members have come and gone, but vocalist Maddy Prior is still there, as she was back in 1969. Speaking from her home, Maddy expresses an unusual emotion about the...

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Way back when… Boney M

Oct 2019 Way back when… Boney M

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By Derek Mead Boney M has a complicated background, almost political, and covering many countries. But after a brief introduction, we will move away from that scenario and concentrate solely on their music which, to say the least, is melodic dramatic and totally enjoyable. The group has been described in many ways including its...

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Breakfast with: Steve Ellis

Oct 2019 Breakfast with: Steve Ellis

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By Derek Mead This is a short story about the London-based pop and soul group formed in 1966 and active until 1971. There were five appearances in the UK Singles Chart with Everlasting Love reaching UK No.1 for two weeks with 12 weeks in the UK Top 40 and in the Top 10 in seven other countries, with sales to date of more than 10...

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Share a cuppa tea with…

Oct 2019 Share a cuppa tea with…

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Suzi Quatro as she tells us what’s new, all about her Happy Days, and love of Scrabble. By Jane Quinn She is a singer/songwriter/bass player/percussionist/author/actress/radio presenter/poet/trailblazer/multi-instrumentalist/Gemini…She was the first woman to become a major rock star. Who else could my guest be other than Suzi...

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Breakfast with: Clarke – ex Hollies

Sep 2019 Breakfast with: Clarke – ex Hollies

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By Martin Hutchinson ALLAN CLARKE, one of the most distinguished voices in British music history, is set for a dramatic return to the musical frontline – and no one is more than surprised than Allan himself. ‘Resurgence’ is the title of Allan Clarke’s new solo album, and as a title it couldn’t be more apt. Allan’s place in music...

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Breakfast with: P P Arnold

Sep 2019 Breakfast with: P P Arnold

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THE MID-SIXTIES was a boom time for Soul Music in the UK. By Jim Stewart Tamla Motown and Stax were becoming the dominant sounds, opening the door for R&B artists galore to be picked up by promoters and brought over to the UK for package and club tours. Many found the audiences more appreciative, knowledgeable without the...

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Share a cuppa tea with…

Sep 2019 Share a cuppa tea with…

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IAN ANDERSON of Jethro Tull. Join Ian as we discuss the Eagle, puppies, and being a cautious adventurer. By Jane Quinn A singer and composer, Ian Anderson is also a multi-instrumentalist, including acoustic and electric guitars, saxophone, percussion, keyboards, bagpipe, trumpet, saxophone, harmonica, violin, balalaika, clarinet...

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Elkie stays as young as she wants to

Jul 2019 Elkie stays as young as she wants to

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AS EACH summer approaches, we are offered more and more music festivals to enjoy. Cornbury Music Festival, in Oxfordshire between July 5 and 7 is the perfect one for me. I was offered a choice of artists to talk to about the event and I opted for another chat with ELKIE BROOKS, celebrating 60 years as a professional singer very soon.

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Connie Francis – living the American dream

Jul 2019 Connie Francis – living the American dream

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CONNIE FRANCIS was born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero on December 12, 1938. She is described as the original Italian-American queen of pop; the most successful international female vocalist of the 1950s and 1960s; the first female teenager to register a UK No.1 single, and the first female solo artist to top the UK album chart.

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Behind the mic – Golden days before they end

Jul 2019 Behind the mic – Golden days before they end

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JOURNALIST and broadcaster Alan Thompson has worked in BBC and independent radio in a senior capacity and was one of a handful of Brits who made their professional broadcasting début in the United States.

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2019The ‘real’ P J Proby and the link to TJ Tom Jones

Jul 2019 2019The ‘real’ P J Proby and the link to TJ Tom Jones

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P J PROBY appears to have brought his career to a sudden halt after an off-the-record chat with a freelance journalist who saw fit to publish the raucus claims and remarks.
What is the real story?

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