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

28-30 January 2022

Les arrives without Gromit

Hour 1
50 years ago: There were 56 new singles released on Friday 28 January 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 409 +
Colin Blunstone-Say You Don't Mind  EPIC EPC7765
Neil Young-Heart Of Gold  REPRISE K14140
Tom Clay-The Victors  TAMLA MOTOWN TMG801
Tom Clay-with The Blackberries-What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham Martin & John  TAMLA MOTOWN TMG801
Ventures-Joy  UNITED ARTISTS UP35326
Buffy Sainte-Marie-I'm Gonna Be A Country Girl Again  VANGUARD VRS35143
Yoko Ono-Listen The Snow Is Falling/Mind Train  APPLE 41
Sweet-Poppa Joe  RCA 2164
Nazareth-Dear John  PEGASUS PGS2
T.Rex-Cadillac/Baby Strange  T-REX 101
Hour 2
50 years ago: There were 56 new singles released on Friday 28 January 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 409 +
Temptations-Superstar  TAMLA MOTOWN TMG800
T.Rex-Telegram Sam  T-Rex 101
Slade-Look Wot You Dun  POLYDOR 2058 195
Neil Young-Sugar Mountain  REPRISE K14140
Grunt Futtock-Rock & Roll Christian/Free Soul  REGAL ZONOPHONE RZ3042
Roy Wood-Wake Up/When Gran'Ma plays The Banjo  HARVEST HAR5048
Worth-Polecat Alley  CBS 7728
Simtec & Wylie-Maggie May  MERCURY 6052 120
Symbols-No No No  CBS 7725
Steve 'n' Bonnie-Brief Encounter  YOUNG BLOOD YB1033
Medicine Head-Kum On  DANDELION 2001 276
Cat Mother-Letter To The President  UNITED ARTISTS UP35336
The One Hit Wonders-Hey Hey Jump No  CBS 7760
Gallagher & Lyle-Desiderata  CAPITOL CL15710**extended podcast only
Tony Hazzard-Blue Movie Man  BRONZE WIP6123**
Design-Colour All The World  REGAL ZONOPHONE RZ3044**
Chris Neal-Blame It All On Eve  FLY BUG15**
Lee Michaels-Can I Get A Witness  A&M AMS882**
Living Force-Some People  CHAPTER ONE SCH161**
Stylistics-You Are Everything  AVCO EMBASSY 6105 007**
The Blackberries (on the Tom Clay single) with Humble Pie. Steve and Peter were with Grunt Futtock
Hour 3
45 years ago: There were 67 new singles released on Friday 28 January 1977
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 658 +
Ultravox-My Sex  ISLAND WIP6375
Deodato-Peter Gunn  MCA 266
Teach In-Upside Down  EMI 2579
Jimmy McCulloch and White Line-Too Many Miles  EMI 2560
Steve Miller-Serenade  MERCURY 6078 808
Grand Funk-Pass It Around  EMI INTERNATIONAL INTS528
SAHB without Alex-Pick It Up Kick It  MOUNTAIN TOP24
Joan Armatrading-Down To Zero  A&M AMS7270
Racing Cars-They Shoot Horses Don't They  CHRYSALIS CHS2129
Lynyrd Skynyrd-Free Bird  MCA 275
Noel Redding Band-Take It Easy  RCA PB9026
Denny Laine-Baby Caroline  PALADIN PAL5014
Mike Oldfield-William Tell Overture  VIRGIN VS167
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires-Disco Magic  DYNAMIC DYN122
Celebrating the Giants of Rock weekend at Butlins Minehead 21-23 January 2022
(more next week):
Hour 4
Pearl Handled Revolver-Belly Of The Whale/Help Me Down From The Trees
Felix Rabin-Death/Gone/Heavy Rain
John Verity-Sand In My Pocket/Broken Heart/Big Stick
Julie Driscoll (with Jim Cregan)-Break Out
Cregan & Co-n'Oubliez Jamais
Hour 5

Cregan & Co-n'Oubliez Jamais
Ferris Wheel-Can't Stop Now/Ivory Tower (Jim Cregan married vocalist Linda Lewis and is credited with involvement on this Ferris Wheel album)
Cregan & Co-She Makes My Day/Downtown Train
Ferris Wheel-A Song For Alice
John Hackett Band-Another Life
Pearl Handled Revolver-If The Devil Cast His Net/Walk These Streets/Absinthe In Adelaide
John Hackett Band-Dust
Nazareth-This Flight Tonight
Felix Rabin-Moving On
Hour 6
Creedence Clearwater Revival-Suzi Q
Atomic Rooster-Tomorrow Night
CCR-Bad Moon Rising
Felix Rabin-Say (you won't leave me)
CCR-Have You Ever Seen The Rain
John Verity-Love Hurts
Nazareth-Love Hurts
John Verity-I Put A Spell On You
CCR-I Put A Spell On You
Atomic Rooster-Devil's Answer
CCR-Proud Mary
Nazareth-Broken Down Angel
Praying Mantis-Cry For The Nations/Children Of The Earth
Giants of Rock, Butlins, Minehead - Sunday 23rd January 2022
Felix Rabin (centre) with (from left) Andy, Vincenzo Capodivento, Chris B and Kathy 
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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