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

8-10 April 2022

FRIDAY: One hour of (prog) rock; Two hours of 1977; HOURS 1-3
SATURDAY: Two Hours of 1972; One hour of rock and exotica HOURS 4-6
CWR 1476:
FRIDAY: 1972 HOURS 4+5
SUNDAY: 1977 HOURS 2+3

with Pat McManus & Andy Stoddart, St Patrick's Day 2022, Wolverhampton

Hour 1
England, with their 1977 LP: Garden Shed
Midnight Madness
All Alone
Three Piece Suite
Poisoned Youth
Three Piece Suite (original 1976 version)

Erik Neuteboom, official prog archives, writes:
"Their debut LP is one of the finest 24 carat progrock albums I've ever heard... with strong echoes of Genesis and Yes"

Hour 2
45 years ago: There were 63 new singles released on Thursday 7 April 1977 (EASTER Maundy Thursday))
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 668 +

Bread-Hooked On You  ELEKTRA K12250
Alvin Stardust-Growing Up  MAGNET MAG88
Bread-Fly Away  ELEKTRA K12250
Billy Paul-Let 'em In  PHILADELPHIA PIR5143
Ozo-Anambra  DJM DJT10764
Nutz-Down On My Knees/One More Cup Of Coffee  A&M AMS7281
Eagles-Pretty Maids All In A Row/Hotel California  ASYLUM K13079
Graeme Edge Band-Everybody Needs Somebody  DECCA F13698
We promised to play the rare non LP B side in the next hour, but forgot to play it. Here it is:

Etta Cameron-Wild Widow  GALAXY GY116
Dave Edmunds-Ju Ju Man/What Did I Do Last Night  SWAN SONG SSK19410
Pascals, Marianne, Robert & Bessy-Matthema Salfege  (Greek Eurovision Entry 1977) POWER EXCHANGE PXG254

45 years ago: There were 63 new singles released on Thursday 7 April 1977 (EASTER Maundy Thursday))
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 668 +

Hollywood Stars-All For Love  ARISTA 103
Screemer-In The City  ARISTA 96
Hollywood Stars-All The Kids On The Street  ARISTA 103
Sex o'Clock USA-Baby Come On  DECCA F13701
Johnny Pearson Orchestra-Sleepy Shores (theme to Owen MD)  PENNY FARTHING PEN778
The Boys-I Don't Care  NEMS NES102
The Saints-Erotic Neurotic  HARVEST HAR5123
The Tables-Do The Standing Still (Classics Illustrated)  VIRGIN VS176
Radio Stars-Dirty Pictures  CHISWICK S.9
Childs Play-Open Sesame  MAGNET MAG93
Kool and the Gang-Super Band  CONTEMPO CS1001
KC and the Sunshine Band-I'm Your Boogie Man  TX XB2167
Max Wall-Englands Glory/Dream Tobacco  STIFF BUY12
Johnny Cash-The Last Gunfighter Ballad  CBS 5107
Randy Edelman-Night Has A Thousand Eyes  20th CENTURY BTC103
Jane Birkin: Les Langues de Chat

Hour 4
50 years ago: There were 52 new singles released on Friday 7 April 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 419 +
Eddie Cochran-Somethin' Else  UNITED ARTISTS UP35361
Bloodstone-Girl (you look fine)  DECCA F13303
Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin-La Decadanse  PHILIPS 6009 201
Jane Birkin-Les Langues de Chat  PHILIPS 6009 201
Linda Ronstadt-Rock Me On The Water  CAPITOL CL15717
Hard Stuff-The Orchestrator/Jay Time  PURPLE PUR103
Malo-Suavecito  WARNER K16155
Marva Witney-Daddy Don't You Know About Sugar Bear  MOJO 2092 041
Nu Sound Express Ltd-One More Time You All  PYE 7N25580
Steel Mill-Summers Child/Get On The Line  PENNY FARTHING PEN783
Bloodstone-Judy Judy  DECCA F13303
Elton John-Rocket Man  DJM DJX501
Ron Grainer-Steptoe and Son PYE 7N45141
Hour 5
50 years ago: There were 52 new singles released on Friday 7 April 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 419 +
Donnie Elbert-This Old Heart of Mine  MOJO 2092 040
Ginger Ale-Sugar Suzy/Scoobidad  MAM R70
Michael McGear-Kill/Woman  ISLAND WIP6131
Quiver-Green Tree  WARNER K16165
Sonny & Cher-Cowboys Work Is Never Done  MCA MU1154
Sheila Southern-Sweet Gingerbread Man  PYE 7N45139
Julie Budd-Living Free  RCA2195
Dave Meadows-Juanita  COLUMBIA DB8882
California Brakemen-Cowboy Convention  M&M FFMS10016
Rick Jones-Aeronauts  ARGO AFW106
Gavin McDonald-Lines  REGAL ZONOPHONE RZ3049
Mirettes-Now That I Found You Baby  JAY BOY BOY65
Edwin Starr-Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On  TAMLA MOTOWN TMG810
J Murphy & Salt-If Wishes Were Horses  ELEKTRA K12051
Les Costas-Lady Hi Lady Ho  CBS 7623
Intrigues-To Make A World  JANUS 6146 008
Hour 6
Hats Off Gentlemen-Back Where I Started/I Still Remember You
Spriggan Mist-Dance Of Pan/Gypsy Witch
Pat McManus Band-Stone Cold Sober/Crystal Sky/His Soul Remains With Me/Belfast Boy
Stuckfish-Different Ways
Emerald Dawn-Shadow In Light

Pat McManus is The Professor. Chris B models a Pat McManus/Mama's Boys t shirt in 2022

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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