This was... Chris Bent (Summer 1971)

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14-16 January 2022

Les arrives without Gromit

Hour 1
50 years ago: There were 63 new singles released on Friday 14 January 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 407 +
Giorgio (Moroder)-Son Of My Father  PARLOPHONE R5935
Griffin-What Happens In The Darkness  MGM 2006 088
Wings-Love Is Strange  APPLE R5932 withdrawn, white label copies exist
Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds-Daisy Mae  PROBE PRO549
Bee Gees-My World  POLYDOR 2058 185
Seals & Crofts-When I Meet Them  WARNER K16131
Chicory Tip-Son Of My Father  CBS 7737
Chicory Tip-I Love Onions (the previous single released 11/71)
Graham Gouldman-Nowhere To Go  CBS 7739
Walter Carlos-Clockwork Orange March  WARNER K16145
Hogback 'n' Pig-If You Can't Be Good Be Bad  CBS7724
Henry Shed-Bend Me Shape Me STATESIDE SS2198
Livingston Taylor-Get Out Of Bed  WARNER K16138
Marianne Noble-Take Me To Your Leader  POLYDOR 2058 187
Paper Lace-In The Morning  CONCORD CON021
Thelma Houston-I Want To Go Back There  TAMLA MOTOWN TMG799
Hour 2
50 years ago: There were 63 new singles released on Friday 14 January 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 407 +
David Bowie-Andy Warhol  RCA 2160
Coven-One Tin Soldier  WARNER K16137
David Bowie-Changes  RCA 2160
Lindisfarne-Meet Me On The Corner  CHARISMA CB173
Fludd-Turned 21 WARNER K16133
Jefferson Airplane-Pretty As You Feel/Wild Turkey  GRUNT 65-0500
Sammy Jones-Mendocino  SIOUX SI002
Jeff Beck Group-Got The Feeling  CBS 7720
Crabby Appleton-Tomorrow Is A New Day  ELEKTRA K12038
Christie-Iron Horse  CBS 7747
Just Us-Used To Be  ATLANTIC 2091 167
The Stampeders-Devil You  STATESIDE SS2197
Think-Once You Understand  LONDON HLP10353 CAUTION: this song has a very powerful message which may cause emotional distress. Having never heard it before, Les and I were quite shocked at the conclusion. Listening later...Kathy and I shed a tear or two...
Roy Young-Rag Mama Rag  MCA MKS5080
Hour 3
50 years ago: There were 63 new singles released on Friday 14 January 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 407 +
Fuzz-Pig In The Middle  MAM MAM61
Flying Burrito Brothers-White Line Fever  A&M AMS871
Fuzz-Pig In The Middle (again)
Kentucky Freeway-Take Off  PENNY FARTHING PEN779
Leonard Family-It Won't Happen Again  BEACON BEA186
Belle Gonzalez-Bottles  COLUMBIA DB8852
More of last weeks singles released on Friday 7 January 1977
Andy Bown-Love Love Love 
Moments-Jack In The Box
Black Velvet-I'm In My Way
Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band-Cherchez La Femme
Krazy Kat-Thirty Love/No Smoke Without Fire
RIP Burke Shelly:
Budgie-In For The Kill/Crash Course In Brain Surgery
Hour 4
45 years ago: There were 36 new singles released on Friday 7 January 1977
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 655 +
Dr John-Right Place Wrong Time  ATLANTIC  K10877
Bachman Turner Overdrive-Stayed Awake All Night/Down and Out Man  MERCURY 6052 357
(Hammersmith) Gorillas-Gate Crasher  CHISWICK S8
Bonnie Dobson-Bye B'Bye  POLYDOR 2058 823
Bill Bowden-Help/Renee Beautiful Renee  ROCKET ROKN519
Ian Hill-Phone Call  20th CENTURY BTC2311
Styx-Light Up/Mademoiselle  A&M AMS7373
Commodores-Fancy Dancer  MOTOWN TMG1062 
Darlene Love-Lord If You're A Woman  PSI 2010 019
Detroit Spinners-Wake Up Susan  ATLANTIC K10799
Mr Big-Romeo/Goodbye World  EMI 2575
Robert Parker-Barefootin'  CONTEMPO CS9010
Dash-Countdown To Confusion  TARGET TGT122
Dr John-Such A Night  ATLANTIC  K10877
Hour 5
45 years ago: There were 45 new singles released on Friday 14 January 1977
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 656 +
Red Hurley-Listen To The Children  EMI 2578
Curtis Lee-Pretty Little Angel  CHARLY CS1022
Nutz-Sick and Tired A&M AMS7272
Oliver Sain-She's A Disco Queen  CONTEMPO CS2077
Nutz-Sick and Wallbanger  A&M AMS7272
Johnny Nash-Birds Of A Feather  EPIC EPC4931
Rare Pleasure-Let Me Down Easy  DJM DJS10738
Van McCoy-Soul Cha Cha  H&L 6105 065
Gato Barbieri-I Want You  A&M AMS7269
Earth Wind & Fire-Saturday Nite  CBS 4535
Eddie Kendricks-Goin Up In Smoke  MOTOWN TMG1061
Squeeze-Take Me I'm Yours/Disco Kid/Take Me I'm Yours  BTM SBT170 withdrawn never issued demo mix
Gay & Terry Woods-Save The Last Dance For Me  POLYDOR 2058 810
Jawbone-King Kong (Funky Monkey) RAK 249
Hour 6
RIP Burke Shelly:
Budgie-In The Grip Of A Tyre Fitters Hand/Riding My Nightmare/Parents
Colt-I Abort
Black Bonzo-Lady Of The Light
Sylvia-Pillow Talk
Donna Summer-Love's Unknind
Lipps Inc-Funky Town
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* 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:
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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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