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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

22-24 July 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

Prog For Peart, July 2022. Lesís sister Jan meets Robert John Godfrey of The Enid
Hour 1 (r)
Shelley Hoefer & Bryan Yoshida-White Bird
The Enid-Something Wicked This Way Comes/Golden Earrings
The Mighty Ra-Bigger Lie/All Secrets Known
Darwin's Radio-Stronger
The Enid-665 The Great Bean
The Mighty Ra-Rain
Rah Band-Clouds Across The Moon

Hour 2 - apologies for random digital audio glitches in this hour
45 years ago: There were 54 new singles released on Friday 22 July 1977
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 683

Alice Cooper-My God  WARNER K16984
Ian Hunter-Wild and Free  CBS 5497
John Inman-I'm Free  DJM DJS10793
John Lees-Child Of The Universe  HARVEST HAR5132
Singing Postman-Ballad Of A Ten Bob Note/Fertilizing Liza  PVK 005
Space-Magic Fly  PYE 7N25746
Peter Andreoli-Mind Excursion  20th CENTURY BTC2342
John Lees-Kes (major fancy)  HARVEST HAR5132
Patsy Gallant-From New York to LA  EMI 2620
Biddu Orchestra-Nirvana  EPIC EPC5416
April Wine-Shot Down  LONDON HLU10549
John Keating Orchestra-Onedin Line  CUBE BUG17
Hour 3
45 years ago: There were 54 new singles released on Friday 22 July 1977
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 683

April Wine-You Won't Dance With Me  LONDON HLU10549
Lesley Duncan-Maybe It's Lost/Another Rainy Day  GM (Gaff Management) GMS9046
Maldwyn Pope-If I Wasn't There  ROCKET ROKN529
Mother Nature's Children-Monkey Back Ride  PRESIDENT PT468
Colosseum II-Lament/The Scorch  MCA 311
Winston Groovy-No One Day Love  MAXI TROJAN TRM3008
Prophets-Beggy Beggy Licky Licky  DYNAMIC DYN131
Cables-J.A.M.A.I.C.A.  DYNAMIC DYN132
Alice Cooper-You and Me  WARNER K16984
Bonnie Tyler-Heaven  RCA PB5044
Matumbi-Man In Me  TROJAN TR9027
Gilbert O'Sullivan-You Got Me Going  MAM 167
Cotton Lloyd & Christian-I Go To Pieces  20th CENTURY BTC2217
Freddie Fingers Lee-Down On The Farm  BC BEEB020
Jose Feliciano-I Love Making Love To You  PRIVATE STOCK PVT95
Elvis Presley-Way Down  RCA PB0998**
Hour 4
50 years ago: There were 50 new singles released on Friday 21 July 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 434

Sandie Shaw-Father and Son  PYE 7N45164
Vigrass & Osborne-Forever Autumn  UNI UNS544
Ray Charles-Look What They've Done To My Song Ma  PROBE PRO566
Blood Sweat & Tears-So Long Dixie/Krakbergravningen (the crows funeral)  CBS 8267
C.O.B.-Blue Morning/Bones  POLYDOR 2058 260
Candi Staton-In The Ghetto  UNITED ARTISTS UP35403
Lynsey De Paul-Storm In A Teacup/Sugar Me  MAM 81
Madrigal-Time Of The Season/Tapestry  SOVEREIGN SOV107
Junior Walker and All Stars-Walk In The Night  TAMLA MOTOWN TMG824
Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose-Too Late To Turn Back Now  UNITED ARTISTS UP35378
Donnie Elbert-Ooo Baby Baby  AVCO 6105 013
Hour 5
50 years ago: There were 50 new singles released on Friday 21 July 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 434
Jimmy Stevens-Don't Freak Me Out  ATLANTIC K10212
On label: "Charlie Endell" alias Iain Cuthbertson-Mack The Knife/Don't Tell Me Sonny  DECCA F13326
Mike D'Abo-Belinda  A&M AMS7016
Janis Joplin-Down On Me  CBS 8241
Shirley and the Shirelles-Look What You've Done To My Heart  BELL 1251
Reparata and the Delrons-Captain Of Your Ship  BELL 1252
Dando Shaft-Sun Clog Dance  RCA 2246
Vigrass & Osborne-Men Of Learning  UNI UNS544
Carole King-Pocket Money  A&M AMS887
Jericho-Hey Man  A&M AMS7017
#Edward Bear-Pirate King  CAPITOL CL15727 unreleased
House-Captain America  PARLOPHONE R5962
Edward Bear-Masquerade  CAPITOL CL15727 unreleased
Loggins and Messina-Nobody But You  CBS 8146
Nickelson-Sitting On A Fence  DECCA F13328
Hobnail-She's Just A Friend  BELL 1250

 #with a Geddy Lee sounding vocal, Canadian Band Edward Bear with production from Terry Brown (KLAATU & RUSH producer)
Hour 6 - unusually, a third hour of this weeks 1972 new releases
50 years ago: There were 50 new singles released on Friday 21 July 1972
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 434
Hobnail-She's Just A Friend  BELL 1250
Peter Noone-Should I  RAK 136
Verity (Stephanie de Sykes)-World's A Clockwork Orange  POLYDOR 2058 252
Design-Mayday/Yellow Bird  REGAL ZONOPHONE RZ3060
Yellowstone & Voice-Flying Dutchman/Philiosopher  PARLOPHONE R5965
Freddie Davis-So Lucky  PYE 7N45157
Hollywood Freeway-Cool Calamares (she sells sea shells)/I've Been Moved  DERAM DM359
Donna Fargo-Happiest Girl In The World  DOT 142
Nickelson-Oh How Much  DECCA F13328
Tradition-Let It Shine Down On Love  COLUMBIA DB8913
Soul Brothers Six-Some Kind Of Wonderful  ATLANTIC K10204
Arthur Conley-Rita  CAPRICORN K17506
Mike D'Abo-Little Miss Understood  A&M AMS7016
Jericho-Champs  A&M AMS7017
Jimmy Stevens-Tears Behind My Eyes  ATLANTIC K10212
CWR 1476 only at 7.00pm on Saturday 22 July - YES live in concert New York 20 November 1972

**extended podcast only

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

* 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 2022: 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 https://www.facebook.com/chris.bent.319

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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