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
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4-6 February 2022

Les arrives without Gromit

Celebrating the Giants of Rock weekend at Butlins Minehead 21-23 January 2022 part 2:
Ivor Cutler-Happy
Noel Coward-Bad Times Are Just Around The Corner
Scarlet Rebels-We're Going Nowhere
Deborah Bonham-Since I've Been Loving You
Big Country-Look Away
Rebecca Downes-Basement Of My Heart
White Raven Down-Salvation
Stray-Son Of The Father
FM-Some Day (you'll come running)
Crow Black Chicken-White Lightning
Sad Cafe-Every Day Hurts
Vambo-World Of Misery
Ten Years After-Hear Me Calling
Theme One, for Radio One, composed by George Martin:
Hour 2
50 years ago: There were 62 new singles released on Friday 4 February 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 410 +
Van Der Graaf Generator-Theme One  (alternate version not on single)
BBC Radiophonic Workshop-Dr Who Theme  DECCA F11837
Van Der Graaf Generator-W  CHARISMA CB175
Al Stewart-I'm Falling  CBS 7763
Bruce Ruffin-Songs Of Peace  TROJAN TRM9000
Jackie Mittoo-Wishbone (Ob La Di/Carry That Weight)  LONDON HLU10357
Bruce Spelman-29 Years Before Doomsday  MONTAGU MONT3000
Edison Lighthouse-Find Mr Zebedee  BELL 1206
Jellybread-Sister Lucy  BLUE HORIZON 2096 006
Helicopter a.k.a. Galliard-Winter Spring Summer (in lieu of Helicopter-I Belong To Yesterday MAPLE ANNIE MA102)
Matthew Ellis-Palace Of Plenty  (with false start) REGAL ZONOPHONE RZ3045
Ray Dorset-Cold Blue Excursion  DAWN DNS1018
Van Der Graaf Generator-Theme One  CHARISMA CB175
Jimi Hendrix-Johnny Be Goode  POLYDOR 2001 277
The African-Cock Mouth Kill Cock  SIOUX SI006
Hour 3
50 years ago: There were 62 new singles released on Friday 4 February 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 410 +
The Hollies-The Baby  POLYDOR 2058 199
The Melodians-The Time Has Come  SUMMIT SUM8534
The Hollies-Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress  PARLOPHONE R5939 unreleased
Glass Bottle featuring Gary Criss-Girl Who Loved Me When  AVCO EMBASSY 6105 008
Al Stewart-You Don't Even Know Me  CBS 7763
Jo Ann & Barry-Here's To You  PYE 7N25565
Midnight Sun-King Of The Sun  MCA MKS5081
Laura Poole-Look At Me  JAY BOY BOY63
Scorpions-Breaking Your Heart  GREEN DOOR GD4009
Hendrys-Life Is Getting Better  PYE 7N45119
Dave & Ansel Collins-Karate  TECHNIQUES TE915
Uniques-Mother and Child Reunion  TROJAN TR7852
M U 5-Mrs Watson  CRYSTAL CR7015
New York Public Library-Whei Ling Ty Luu/Boozy Queen  B&C CB176
Linda Rothewell with Sweet & Sour-Dip Dip Dip  CHAPTER ONE SCH162
Slim Smith-Just A Dream  DYNAMIC DYN428
Hunter, from an ITN live performance, captured on VHS tape:
Hour 4
45 years ago: There were 54 new singles released on Friday 4 February 1977
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 659 +
Jake Thackray-On Again On Again  EMI 2582
Aphrodites Child-Break  VERTIGO 6032 900
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-American Girl  ISLAND WIP6377
Woody Woodmansey's U Boat-U Boat/Star Machine  BRONZE BRO35
Catherine Howe-Harry  RCA PE5004
Heart-Soul Of The Sea/Crazy On You  ARISTA 86
Nancy Wilson-End Of Our Love  CAPITOL CL15547
Bee Gees-Children Of The World  RSO 2090 224
Hunter-Rain/Don't Walk On By  PENNY FARTHING PEN928
Justin Hayward-Songwriter  DERAM DM428
Stranglers-(get a) Grip (on your self)  UNITED ARTISTS UP36211
Rah Band-Crunch  Good Earth GD7
Hour 5
45 years ago: There were 54 new singles released on Friday 4 February 1977
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 659 +
Golden Earring-Bombay/Faded Jeans  POLYDOR 2121 312
Joe Public-Hold Me Tight  EMI2576
Aphrodites Child-Babylon  VERTIGO 6032 900
Leon Russell-Tight Rope  SHELTER WIP6290
Justin Hayward-One Lonely Room  DERAM DM428
Wings-Maybe I'm Amazed  PARLOPHONE R6017
Russ Ballard-You Can Do Voodoo  EPIC EPC4985
Roy Harper-One Of Those Days In England  HARVEST HAR5120
Temptations-Shaky Ground  MOTOWN TMG1063
The Starlights-Jingle Jungle  BARCLAY BAR46
Walter Murphy Band-Flight 76  PRIVATE STOCK PVT82
Dead End Kids-Have I The Right  CBS 4972
Chimp 'n' Zee-King Kong  EMI INTERNATIONAL INT529
Billy Joel-Say Goodbye To Hollywood  CBS4686
Lord Creator-Big Pussy Sally  ISLAND WIP6344
Hour 6
45 years ago: There were 54 new singles released on Friday 4 February 1977
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 659 +
Lord Creator-Big Pussy Sally Dub  ISLAND WIP6344
DJ Rogers-On The Road Again  RCA 2755
Elton John-Crazy Water  ROCKET RKN521
Mary McGregor-Torn Between Two Lovers  ARIOLA AMERICAN AA111
Roy Harper-Watford Gap  HARVEST HAR5120
Split Enz-Another Great Divide  CHRYSALIS CHS2131
Suzi Quatro-Tear Me Apart  RAK 248
Jake Thackray-Rain On The Mountain Side  EMI 2582
Stranglers-London Lady  UNITED ARTISTS UP36211
Betty Wright-Rock On Baby Rock On  RCA 2765
Tom Petty-Fooled Again  ISLAND WIP6377
Catherine Howe-Silent Mother Nature  RCA PE5004
Rah Band-The Crunch  Good Earth GD7
Hunter-Rain (audio of live performance. See above video)
Friday 28 January 1972:
Living Force-Some People  CHAPTER ONE SCH161


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

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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

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