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This is... Chris Bent, 68. Check out the GALLERY for recent photos taken at the radio day in Harwich, August 2023

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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09 December 2023

with Pat McManus & Andy Stoddart, St Patrick's Day 2022, Wolverhampton
Saturday 16th December 2023
There were 33 new singles released on Friday 15th December 1967
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 207 
Leslie Butler with Lynn Tait and the Jets-Hornpipe Rock Steady  ISLAND WI3069
Pregnant Insomnia-Wall Paper/You Intrigue Me  DIRECTION 58-3132
Blossom Dearie-Sunny  FONTANA TF886
Small Faces-I Feel Much Better/Tin Soldier  IMMEDIATE IM062
The Unit-Loving Takes A Little Understanding/Would You Believe What I Say  FONTANA TF891
Tomorrows Children-Bang Bang Rock Steady/Rain Rock Steady  ISLAND WI3073
Every Mothers Son-Pony With The Golden Mane  MGM 1371
Particular People-Boys Cry/What's The Matter With Juliet  TRANSATLANTIC BIGT105
Californians-Sunday Will Never Be The Same  DECCA F12712
Hopeton Lewis-Rocka Shacka  ISLAND WI3068
Count Basie-Hang On Sloopy  CORAL Q72479
Elaine Delmar-What Love Can Do  CBS 3191
Double Feature-Handbags and Gladrags/Just Another Lovely Night  DERAM DM165
Rob Chance and the Chances R-I've Got The Power  CBS 3130
Gentle Touch-Among The First To Know  LONDON HL10175
There were 19 new singles released on Friday 22nd or 29th December 1967
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 208 
Harry H Corbett with the Unidentified Flower Objects-Flower Power Fred  DECCA F12714
The Rogues-And You Let Her Pass By  DECCA F12718
John Fred and his Playboy Band  PYE 7N25442
Desmond Dekker-Sabotage  PYRAMID PYR6020
Crocheted Doughnut Ring-Happy Castle/Havana Anna  DERAM DM169
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell-If I Could Build My Whole World Around You  TAMLA MOTOWN TMG635
Byrds-Goin' Back/Change Is Now  CBS 3093
The Rogues-Memories Of Missy  DECCA F12718
Spencer Davis Group-Sanity Inspector/Mr Second Class  UNITED ARTISTS UP1203
Two and a Half-I Don't Need To Tell You/Christmas Will Be Round Again  DECCA F22715
Harry H Corbett-(I'm) Saving All My Love  DECCA F12714
New Inspirations-You Made A Fool Of Me  MAJOR MINOR MM539
Errol Dixon-True Love Never Runs Smooth  DECCA F12717
Les Reed-Candice  DERAM DM170
This is my Pick Of The Year. To my mind this selection epitomises 1967. The week was Friday 13th October 1967 
this is re-edited from the original broadcast when The Young Idea single had an out of phase technical fault - now all resolved. Blossom Toes were as far out as could be, Captain Scarlet, Man In A Suitcase, The Prisoner. Future hits by The Kinks, The Who, Troggs, Eric Burdon. The Family with their first single on Liberty, very early Mud, baroque pop from the Left Banke and a powerful performance from Sharon Tandy. What's not to like? More New Singles in January. Meanwhile next week and the following week...new music from some of the artists we saw in 2023...
Blossom Toes-Look At Me I'm You  MARMALADE 598002
Left Banke-Desiree  PHILIPS BF1614
Eric Burdon and the Animals-San Franciscan Nights  MGM 1359
Troggs-Love Is All Around  PAGE ONE POF040
Kinks-Autumn Almanac  PYE 7N17400
The Who-I Can See For Miles  TRACK 604011
Tony Simon-Gimme A Little Sign  TRACK 604012
The Family (sic)-Scene Through The Eye Of A Lens/Gypsy Woman  LIBERTY LBF15031
Mud-Flower Power  CBS 203002
Barry Gray-Captain Scarlet  PYE 7N17391
Spectrum-Captain Scarlet (not released at the time)
Ron Grainer-Man In A Suitcase  PYE 7N17383
Ron Grainer-Happening Sunday (radio 1 show with Ed Stewart)/The Prisoner  RCA VICTOR RCA1635
The Young Idea-Mr Lovin' Luggage Man  COLUMBIA DB8284

Left Banke-I've Got Something On My Mind  PHILIPS BF1614
Sharon Tandy-Look And Find/Our Day Will Come  ATLANTIC 584137
Friday 15th December 2023
There were 62 new singles released on Friday 8th December 1967
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 206 
Orange Bicycle-Lavender Girl  COLUMBIA DB8311 (released 24th November)
Paper Blitz Tissue-Grey Man/Boy Meets Girl  RCA VICTOR RCA1652 (Written and Produced by Ron Grainer - so rare and desirable is this single that bootleg reproductions are in circulation)
(UK) Amboy Dukes-Judy In Disguise  POLYDOR 56228
Bobby Gentry-Okolona River Bottom Band/Penduli Pendulum  CAPITOL CL15524
Bessie Banks-I Can't Make It Without You  VERVE VS563
Plastic Penny-Everything I Am/No Pleasure Without Pain  PAGE ONE POF051
The Symbols-(The Best Part Of) Breaking Up  PRESIDENT PT173
Locomotive-Rudy A Message To You/Broken Heart  DIRECTION 58-3114
Kris Ife-Hush  MGM 1369
Love Affair-Everlasting Love/Gone Are The Songs Of Yesterday  CBS 3125
Cher-Elusive Butterfly/You Better Sit Down Kids  LIBERTY LBF15038
Aretha Franklin-Satisfaction  ATLANTIC 584157
Lynn Tait & the jets-Something Stupid  ISLAND WI3066 (listed as being by Mike Thompson Jr, but label indicates Lynn Tait)
There were 62 new singles released on Friday 8th December 1967
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 206  
Al Kent-You've Got To Pay The Price  TRACK 604016
Carmen McRae and Herbie Mann-Live For Life  ATLANTIC 584156
Cherry Smash-Sing Songs Of Love/Movie Star  TRACK 604017
Paul Butterfield Blues Band-Run Out Of Time/One More Heartache  ELEKTRA EKSN45020
Dudley Moore a.k.a. The Stanley Moon Experience-Love Me  DECCA F12710
Peter Cook a.k.a. Drimble Wedge and the Vegetation-Bedazzled  DECCA F12710
Jon Gunn-If You Wish It  DERAM DM166
Midas Touch-Rhythm Of Life  COLUMBIA DB8322
Finders Keepers-Friday Kind Of Monday  FONTANA TF892
The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett-Woman Woman  CBS 3110
Four Tops-Walk Away Renee  TAMLA MOTOWN TMG634
Left Banke-Walk Away Renee (not released this week, just comparing the original with Four Tops)
Human Instinct-Day In my Minds Mind (with Morse Code)/Death Of The Seaside  DERAM DM167
Finders Keepers-On The Beach  FONTANA TF892
Electric Prunes-Long Days Flight  REPRISE RS23312
The Ever Green Blues-Midnight Confessions  MERCURY MF1012
Definitive Rock Chorale-Mirrors Of Your Mind  PHILIPS BF1629
Derek Nimmo-Tiptoe Thru The Tulips
Back To Base with Benjamin Zephaniah-We Are Tribes
Gazelle Twin & NYX-Fire Leap
Amelia Coburn-See Saw
Unthanks-Bay Of Fundy
Grandaddy-Alan Parsons In A Winter Wonderland
Alan Parsons Project with Steve Harley-The Voice
Cockney Rebel-Death Trip, live at Golders Green Hippodrome, 22 Jan 1974
Japan-Ghosts, live Old Grey Whistle Test
Pentangle-Once I Had A Sweetheart
PFM Premiata Forneria Marconi-E Festa (Celebration) Live in 1998
Benjamin Zephaniah-Nu Blue Suede Shoes

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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

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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

* 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:

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



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