This was... Chris Bent (Summer 1971)

on Radio Seagull online every Friday and Saturday, midday and at midnight
 on 1476Khz and various AM frequencies in Netherlands
on CWR 1476Khz Leicestershire every Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening 6.00-8.00pm
1476 WEBCAST: Carillon Wellbeing Radio

10-12 December 2021
THE NEW SINGLES -our festive 50 best and worst of the past year in 1971
 Hour 1
Argent-Hold Your Head Up (long version on early singles only)
Susan Shirley-True Love and Apple Pie/Jealous Guy
Sandy Coast-True Love That's A Wonder
Earth & Fire-Wild and Exciting/Invitation
Mogul Thrash-St Peter
Fields-A Friend Of Mine

Mogul Thrash-Sleeping In The Kitchen
Ayshea Brough-Both Sides Now
Joni Mitchell-Carey 
 Hour 2
Avalanche-Finding My Way Home
Norman Haines Band-Everything You See
Locomotive-You Must Be Joking
Elton John-Annabella Umbrella
Brian Keith-Softly Whispering I Love You (cheap 'Top Pops' remake featuring the original singer on the Congregation version)
Congregation-When Susie Takes The Plane (with Brian Keith making this sound like a Plastic Penny outttake)
Chicago-Beginnings (single mix with different take from LP)
Clancy Eccles-John Crow Skank
Budgie-Crash Course In Brain Surgery
Captain Skidmark-Chick A Boom
Daddy Dewdrop-Chick A Boom
Dave and Ansell Collins-Monkey Spanner
Dave Clark and friends-Southern Man
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express-Marai's Wedding
Garricks Fairground-Epiphany
Gerry Rafferty-Can I Have My Money Back
Frankie Howerd-Up Pompeii
 Hour 3
Grand Funk Railroad-Gimme Shelter
Vivian Stanshall and Gargantuan Chums-Suspicion
Genesis-The Knife parts 1 and 2
Humble Pie-Shine On
Marmalade-Cousin Norman
House-Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
Luv Machine-Witches Wand
Hermits-Gold Mandela
Peter Noone-Walnut Whirl
Lloyd Charmers-Reggae In Wonderland
Brent Dowe-Knock Three Times
Les Humphries singers-We'll Fly You To The Promised Land
Jack Warner-You Have Got The Gear
Jenny One Shot-Double Barrel
THE NEW SINGLES on Radio Seagull this weekend:

Hour 1
50 years ago: There were only 26 new singles released on Friday 17 December 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 404 +
Bob Dylan-George Jackson (big band version)  CBS S7688
Chamers Brothers-(by the hair) On My Chinny Chin Chin  CBS 7689
Mark Lindsay-Something big  CBS 7690
Ebonys-Determination  CBS 7691
Rufus Thomas-Do The Funky Penguin  STAX 2025 080
Jackie Lee-Peter Pan  PYE 7N45113
Sweat Hog-Still On The Road/Hellelujah  CBS 7669
ZZ Hil-Faithful and True  MOJO 2092 019
The Hillside Singers-I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (in perfect harmony)  CBS 7705
New Seekers-I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (in perfect harmony)  POLYDOR 2058 184
Rock 'n' Roll All Stars-Let's Work Together/Bye Bye Love  B&C CB171
Chilites-Have You Seen Her  MCA MU1146
Donnie Elbert-Where Did Our Love Go LONDON HLU10352
Cissy Houston-Darling Take Me Back  JANUS 6146 003
Hour 2
50 years ago: There were only 26 new singles released on Friday 17 December 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 404 +
Bob Dylan-George Jackson (acoustic version)  CBS S7688
Greyhound-Moon River  TROJAN TR7848
Kool and the Gang-Love The Life You Live  MOJO 2027 006
Funkadelic-Can You Get To That/Back In Our Minds  JANUS 6146 001
John Keating and London Symphony Orchestra-Onedin Line (theme tune)  FLY BUG17
Chris and Les now set sail for the new lands of Christmas 1976 and find safe harbour in Boston, where there is more than a feeling that...
50 years ago: There were 35 new singles released on Friday 31 December 1976
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 654 +
Boston-More Than a Feeling/Smokin'  EPIC EPC4658
Eagles-Victim Of Love/New Kid In Town  ASYLUM K13069
Roy Hudd-The Hole In The Elephant's Bottom  PYE 7N45666
Al Stewart-Year Of The Cat  RCA 2771
Leon Russell-Slipping In To Christmas/Christmas In Chicago  ISLAND WIP6365
Hour 3
50 years ago: There were only 35 new singles released on Friday 31 December 1976
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 654 +
Marshall Tucker Band-Long Hard Ride  CAPRICORN 2089 038
Al Stewart-Broadway Hotel  RCA 2771
Gary Shearston-Whiter Shade Of Pale  TRANSATLANTIC BIG559
Heptones-Party Time  ISLAND WIP6364
Sharon Whitbread-Why Don't You Do It  PYE 7N45635
Graffiti-Dear Prudence/Come Together  BEEB 019
5000 Volts-Take Me Back  PHILIPS 6006 560
Glyder-In Love With Cherie  WARNER K16848
Joan Armatrading-Alice  CUBE BUG74
David Parton-Isn't She Lovely  PYE 7N45663
Water Pistols-Soft Punk/Gimme That Punk Junk  STATE STAT38 (rumoured to be Charlie Drake...which is strange because in the same week:)
Charlie Drake-Superpunk  PYE/SOLDOON SDR024
THE NEW SINGLES on CWR 1476Khz this weekend:
Hour 1
50 years ago: There were 42 new singles released on Friday 10 December 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 404 +
Three Dog Night-An Old Fashioned Love Song  PROBE PRO548
Harry Nilsson-Me And My Arrow  RCA 2080
Don McLean-Empty Chair/America Pie  UNITED ARTISTS UP35323 (withdrawn in January 1972)
Express Delivery-Lazy Butterfly  PHILIPS 6000 041
Nilsson-Are You Sleeping  RCA 2080
Cimmarons-Silent Night  DOWN TOWN DT487
Joan Baez-Let It Be  VANGUARD VAN1002
Moon Rocks-Moon Buggy  DECCA F13261
Rascals-Love Letter/Lucky Day  CBS 7672
Sandy and the Cavaliers-Cavaliers Ragga  DECCA F13261
Zior-Cats Eyes/I Really Do  NEPENTHA 6129 003
John Dummer Band-Medicine Weasel  PHILIPS 6006 176
Sly and the Family Stone-Luv 'n' Haight  EPIC EPC7632
Jimmie Haskell-Zachariah (main theme)  PROBE PRO547
Hour 2
50 years ago: There were 42 new singles released on Friday 10 December 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 404 +
Jimmie Haskell-William Tell Overture  PROBE PRO547
Dobby Dobson-Carry That Weight  DYNAMIC DYN426
Ramases (10cc)-Jesus Come Back/Hello Mister  PHILIPS 6113 003
Murgatroyd Band (a.k.a. Spencer Davis Group)-Twice A Week/Magpie  DECCA F13256
Jackie Edwards-Johnny Gunman  BREAD BR1107
Sly and the Family Stone-Family Affair  EPIC EPC7632
Jimbilin-Human Race/Let Love In  BAMBOO BAM68
Tony Burrows-Hand Me Down/Country Boy  BELL BLL1190
Mountain-Roll Over Beethoven/Crossroader  ISLAN WIP6119
Raw Material-Ride On Pony  RCA NEON NE1002
Delroy Wilson-Peace and Love  JACKPOT JP781
Hour 3
50 years ago: There were 42 new singles released on Friday 10 December 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 404 +
Winston Wright with 3rd and 4th Generation-Example  UPSETTER US378
John Dummer Band-The Endgame  PHILIPS 6006 176
Cimmarons-Holy Christmas  DOWN TOWN DT487
Sequoia-Ballad Of San Andreas  BLUE MOUNTAIN BM1002
Steve Ryder-Remember Me  BLUE MOUNTAIN BM1003
Sequoia-Mississippi Lady  BLUE MOUNTAIN BM1002
De Hems-Baby It's Alright  BLUE MOUNTAIN BM1001
Sydney Elliott-Desperation  CBS 7683
Young Al Capone-Girl Called Clover  GREEN DOOR GD4012
Maytals-Johnny Cool Man  TROJAN TR7849
Steve Ryder-Ain't It Nice  BLUE MOUNTAIN BM1001
Les Reed and Julie Sullivan-How Small We Are, How Little We Know  CHAPTER ONE CH158
Pegasus-Hey Jean Hey Dean  PHILIPS 6003 166
Rad Bryan-Corporal Jones  BIG SHOT BI599
Raw Material-Religion  RCA NEON NE1002
Rod McKuen-The Carols Of Christmas  STATESIDE SS2195**
The 'ROCK' show on CWR 1476 only this weekend:
Hour 1
Ed Dowie-Robot Joy Army
Cobalt Chapel-In Company
Paladin-Anyway/Bad Times
Fox-Pisces Babies
Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds-Cancer (The Moonclhild)
Tyrannosaurus Rex-By The Light Of A Magical Moon
Donovan-The Voyage Of The Moon
Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds-Leo (Lord Of Lights)
Lord Sutch and heavy friends-Flashing Lights
Flashing Lights-Since They Were Crowned/Friends You Learn To Hate
All Jigged Out-Wish Hill

All Jigged Out-The All Knowing Salmon: McArthur Road/Vauxhall Lasses/Mitton's Set-Golden Eagle: Maid In A Box-Mitton's Breakdown
Celtus-Wide Awake/The Awakening
Golden Earring-Are You Receiving Me
Fox-Patient Tigers/Only You Can
Disturbed-Land Of Confusion
Donovan-The Star/The Owl And The Pussycat
Bridget St John-Catch A Falling Star
Dedicated to the memory of Rob Leighton
(Voice Of Peace, Merlin Network One & Imagination Radio)
Rob Leighton on the Ross Revenge, courtesy of

Hour 3 (extended to almost 4 hours)
 PART 1 PODCAST 2 hours 22 minutes  (r)
Scarlet Rebels-Shattered Dreams/Can I Open My Eyes
Fish-Perfume River
Marillion (live)-Script For A Jester's Tear
Credo-Round and Round
The English Rock Ensemble with Rick Wakeman-The North Plain
Deep Purple-Remission Impossible
followed by...
Rob Leighton's IMAGINATION show first broadcast on Radio Caroline, 3rd January 2008...
PART 2 of the IMAGINATION PODCAST 1 hour 20 minutes  (r)
Rob Leighton plays the complete 666 by Aphrodite's Child
with Les Newman

Jingles and voiceovers
Amy Bargeron

Visit Amy's Studio

(r) = repeat



To paraphrase Eric Morecambe: "We've played all the right songs, but not necessarily in the right order" - Your corrections are always welcome
**extended podcast only

* The New Singles were a weekly listing of 45rpm (and the occasional 33rpm maxi single) recordings published by
Francis Antony Ltd, East Hill, St Austell, Cornwall. They were distributed to the music trade, media, record shops. Further info here:
Our 'sticky thread' video for 2021: The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds

The sleeve advises: MUST BE PLAYED IN THE DARK

1971 Hunstanton/Heacham Beach: Chris Bent (on left wearing a Radio Geronimo t shirt) with Jeremy/Jez/Jerry Bowles

Chris B (with the delightful miss wood), circa 1975. See

picture restored from a damaged slide

Interested in the Mellotron? Want to check whether any of the songs played feature a Mellotron? Visit:  
The Ultimate Recordings List (probably)

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