This was... Chris Bent (1969)

Chris B: on Radio Seagull online  every Friday and Saturday, midday and midnight UK time  (1300/0100  Central European Time)
 Also on  various AM frequencies &

Playlist for 03 November 2018
with Marcelle
Hour 1

Dudley Moore-Love Me
The Coral-Calendars and Clocks
Torch Song-Telepathy/Ode To Billy Joe
The Fairytale-I Was Dreaming
October Rain-Million Eyes
Under The Skin-Fever
Golden Earring-Identical
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity-Flesh Failures (Let The Sun Shine In)
Jefferson Airplane-Summer Of Love/Fat Angel (for Marty Balin RIP)
Beatles-Norwegian Wood (early mix)
Suzi Quatro-48 Crash
Hour 2
Ahkmed-T= 0
Janis Joplin-Bye Bye Baby
Caravan-Winter Wine/Love To Love You (and tonight pigs may fly)
Stewpot and the Save The Children Fund Choir-I Like My Toys (released 1st November 1968)
Idle Race-Skeleton and the Roundabout/The Days of Broken Arrow
Les Irresistibles-My Year Is A Day
Gregory Pectoral with Chris Bowler and Vivian Stanshall
The Zutons-Secrets
Simon Dupree and the Big Sound-Castle In The Sky
The Moles-We Are The Moles
Toni Fisher-The Big Hurt
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard-Nuclear Fusion

Hour 3

50 years ago:
This weeks new single releases 1st November 1968

Pretty Things-Private Sorrow/Balloon Burning
Four Tops-I'm In a Different World
Paul Revere and the Raiders-Cinderella Sunshine
Ohio Express-Chewy Chewy
Brian Connell-Mr Travel Company
Barbara Ruskin-Pawnbroker Pawnbroker
New Generation-Police Is Here
Steppenwolf-Magic Carpet Ride
The Doughnut Ring-Dance Around Julie
Golden Earrings-Dong Dong Di Ki Di Gi Dong
Mama Cass-California Earthquake
Ferris Wheel-The Na Na Song
The Gun-Race With The Devil
The Merseys-Lovely Loretta
The Beloved Ones-Lands Of Shadow
The Magicians-Painting On Wood
In 1968 I was just 13. So was my co presenter, Marcelle - who was born just around the corner from me. We are ideally placed to discuss and play these records as we were both young teenagers embarking separately (it's a long story) upon a lifetime love of music. We WERE there - at the record shops, at the gigs, listening to the radio, reading the music press. Make a date to join us each week as we take a trip down the tunnel of time. When we were 13 'our' 50 years ago would have been the end of the First World War. Somehow, our current '50 years ago' of 1968, 1969, 1970.. doesn't seem quite so long ago - although there was another war; this time in Vietnam. Younger music enthusiasts and bands are looking back fondly and embracing the music of the 60's and 70's. Yes, it WAS a great time to be alive, a great time to be together.

This was... Marcelle (1971)

...oh, and by the way, we don't just play the hits - we play the ones you may have only heard once, or not at all. Some singles were used to showcase a new album release - with no expectation of single sales. Often there were no 'stock' copies released - just demo copies for media purposes. Occasionally a single was hastily withdrawn. On average there were around 60 NEW SINGLES released every week! This is NOT a chart show. Each week reveals some fascinating finds. For instance, that unwieldy instrument the mellotron, much loved by prog rock bands, found its way onto this 12th December 1968 release, on the Revolution label - a very long reggae version of 'Sitting In The Park' by Maximum Breed (mellotron appears around 1:50)

60s/70s UK radio wasn't just an endless rotation of top 20 hits alone... and nor should it ever be... 


be seeing you

Back next Friday
and on Saturday

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

picture restored from a damaged slide


Chris & Jez: Hunstanton, Summer 1971 - Schools Out for 'Bent + Bowles'

Watch BBC Man Alive tv documentary 'The Disc Jockeys':



Interested in the Mellotron? Want to check whether any of the songs played feature a Mellotron? Visit:     

The Ultimate Recordings List (probably)

Head Like A Hole

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