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This was... Chris Bent, in 1968, playing what were the new singles of that year


on Radio Seagull online every Friday and Saturday, midday and at midnight
 overnight on 747Khz in the North of the Netherlands

24 February 2024
 
 

with Pat McManus & Andy Stoddart, St Patrick's Day 2022, Wolverhampton
 
Saturday 24th February 2024
There were 68 new singles released on Friday 23 February 1968
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 216
  PODCAST
Fairport Convention-If I Had A Ribbon Bow  TRACK 602020
Donovan-Poor Cow  PYE 7N17457
Donovan-Be Not Too Hard (sung at start of Poor Cow movie - only available in this film, this song remains unreleased)
Donovan-Jennifer Juniper  7N17457
Claudine Longet-Love Is Blue  A&M AMS718
Jeff Beck Group-Love Is Blue/I've Been Drinking  COLUMBIA DB8359
Jake Thackray-Lah Di Dah (acoustic version from television show, released version in hour 2)
Manfred Mann-Up The Junction/Sleepy Hollow  FONTANA TF908
Traffic-Roamin' Through The Gloamin' With 40,000 Headmen/No Face No Name, No Number  ISLAND WIP6030
Dave Mason-Just For You/Little Woman  ISLAND WIP6032
1910 Fruitgum Company-Simon Says  PYE 7N25447
Duncan Johnson-Big Architect/Memories Of A Boy  SPARK SRL1002
Whistling Jack Smith-Ja Da  DERAM DM179
 
There were 68 new singles released on Friday 23 February 1968
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 216
   PODCAST
Jake Thackray-Lah Di Dah/Black Swan  COLUMBIA DB8364
Lynn Tait and the Pioneers-Goodies Are Greatest  BLUE CAT SKA BS100
The Paupers-Think I Care  VERVE VS1514
Paper Dolls-Something Here In My Heart  PYE 7N17456
The Paupers-White Song  VERVE VS1514
Paul and Barry Ryan-Pictures Of Today  MGM 1385
Mark Wirtz-Weatherman  PARLOPHONE R5668
Kim Weston-Nobody  MGM 1382
Treetops-California My Way  PARLOPHONE R5669
Mark Wirtz-Possums Dance  PARLOPHONE R5668
Treetops-Carry On Living  PARLOPHONE R5669
Johnny Farnham-Friday Kind Of Monday/Sadie The Cleaning Lady  COLUMBIA DB8355
Graham Gouldman (future member 10cc)-Upstairs Downstairs  RCA VICTOR RCA1667
Cat Stevens-Lovely City  DERAM DM178
Graham Gouldman (future member 10cc)-Chestnut  RCA VICTOR RCA1667
Fairport Convention-If (Stomp)  TRACK 604020
Pretty Purdy-Funky Donkey  DIRECTION 58 3301
 
There were 68 new singles released on Friday 23 February 1968
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 216
  PODCAST
The New Generation (Sutherland Bros)-Sadie And Her Magic Mr Galahad/Digger  SPARK SRL1000
New Jump Band-The Only Kind Of Girl  DOMAIN D1
Simon De Lacey-Baby Come Back To Me  SPARK SRL1001
Mindbenders-Yellow Brick Road (composed by Eric Stewart, future member 10cc)/Blessed Are The Lonely  FONTANA TF910
Robert Knight-Blessed Are The Lonely  MONUMENT MON1016
Bystanders-When Jezamine Goes  PYE 7N17476
Mike Stuart Span-Concert Of Thoughts/Children Of Tomorrow  JEWEL JL01
Electric Prunes-You Never Had It Better/Everybody Knows You're Not In Love  REPRISE RS20652
Heptones-Baby  STUDIO ONE SO2039
Human Instinct-Renaissance Fair  DERAM DM177
Peter Janes-Do You Believe  CBS 3299
Tom Paxton-Bottle Of Wine  ELEKTRA EKSN45003
Association-Everything That Touches You  WARNER WB7163
 
T. Rex-Hot Love (playing from original FLY records 45)
T. Rex-Lean Woman Blues
 
 
Friday 23rd February 2024
There were 67 new singles released on Friday 16th February 1968
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 215 
 PODCAST  r
Jimmy Cliff-That's The Way Life Goes  ISLAND WIP6024
Lulu-Me The Peaceful Heart  COLUMBIA DB8358
Love Sculpture-River To Another Day  PARLOPHONE R5664
Classics IV-Spooky  LIBERTY LBF15051
Gary Walker and the Rain-Spooky  POLYDOR 56237
The Kytes-Running In The Water/End Of The Day  ISLAND WIP6027
Troggs-Little Girl  PAGE ONE POF056 
Henry III-I'll Reach The End (actually, it is the Troggs tune: With A Girl Like You)  ISLAND WI3081
Troggs-Maybe The Madman  PAGE ONE POF056
Showstoppers-Ain't Nothing But A House Party  BEACON 3-100
Strawberry Alarm Clock-Birds In My Tree/Tomorrow  PYE 7N25446
Pretty Things-Talkin' About The Good Times/Walking Through My Dreams  COLUMBIA DB8353
Sagittarius-Another Time  CBS 3276
5th Dimension-Carpet Man  LIBERTY LBF15052
Keith and Tex-Stop That Train  ISLAND WI3091
Sir Henry and his Butlers-Camp/Pretty Style  COLUMBIA DB8351
 
There were 67 new singles released on Friday 16th February 1968
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 215 
 PODCAST r
Whistling Jack Smith-Havah Nagilah  DECCA F12741
Sam and Dave-I Thank You  STAX 601030
Tim Rose-I Got A Loneliness  CBS 3277
Cuby and the Blizzards-Distant Smile/Don't Know Which Way To Go  PHILIPS BF1638
Arthur K Adams-She Drives Me Out Of My Mind  BLUE HORIZON 57 3136
Love Sculpture-Brand New Woman  PARLOPHONE R5664
Jethro Toe-Sunshine Day/Aeroplane  MGM 1384
Orange Bicycle-Early Pearly Morning  COLUMBIA DB8352
The Nerve-Magic Spectacles  PAGE ONE POF055
The Hobbits-Daffodil Days  MCA MU1002
Dorian Grey-I've Got You On My Mind  PARLOPHONE R5667
Barnaby Rudge (David Bowie soundalike)-Joe Organ & Co/Railway Jim  CBS 3262
Jago Simms-In Too Deep  FONTANA TF901
Ten Years After-Portable People  DERAM DM176
David Walker-Ring The Changes  RCA VICTOR RCA1664
Cowsills-We Can Fly  MGM 1383
Cliff Bennett-House Of 1,000 Dolls  PARLOPHONE R5666
Dandy-Charlie Brown  GIANT GN20
Gregory and the Cadets-Naughty Little Girl  PYE 7N17471
Mike Thompson-Rock Steady Wedding  ISLAND WI3090
Ten Years After-Sounds  DERAM DM176
Anders and Poncia-So It Goes  KAMA SUTRA KAS212
Stan Getz-My Own True Love  VERVE VS566**
 
Belatedly Valentine-ish. From Mr Lovey Dovey to Kathy
 PODCAST r

Summer Camp-Fresh

I swear when I was young, the summers
Were full and fresh and long.
Watching the movies with Andy in Pink
Dreaming of dances bad memories donít blink
I always said that you were a different class,
blue eyes and a messed up past
For every single promise
I reneged every stupid word
I wish I hadnít said.
 
First love is the best love,
First Love is the dream.
First love is a fairytale,
Held tight between you & me
Do you remember the first time?
(Do you?) remember the first time?
(Do you? do you?)
 
Cherish the past, you
Told me to keep what we had
safe.
Make it last, even though I knew
Youíd be a million miles away
And as life happened to me
I know it happened to you
I donít have your number now
But I still see you in everything I do.
 
First love is the best love,
First Love is the dream.
First love is a fairytale,
Held tight between you & me
Do you remember the first time?
(Do you?) remember the first time?
(Do you? do you?)
Do you remember the first time?
(Do you?) remember the first time?
(Do you? do you?)
 
It was the first time that
I failed
First time I lost my head
No heartbreak has ever been as good.
Iíd rather be hurt by you instead.
and at the end of it all
my heart was black and blue
But sometimes late at night I still
Ask myself if you
Remember the first time?
Do you remember the first time?
(Do you?) remember the first time?
(Do you? do you?)
Do you remember the first time?
(Do you?) remember the first time?
(Do you? do you?)
 
I WILL TRY TO FORGET
ABOUT YOU.
I WILL TRY TO FORGET
ABOUT YOU.
I WILL TRY TO FORGET
ABOUT YOU.
I WILL TRY TO FORGET
ABOUT YOU.

Monkees-You Just May Be The One

All men must have someone, have someone
Who would never take advantage
Of a love bright as the sun
Someone to understand them
And you just may be the one
 
All men must have someone, have someone
Who would never take for granted
All the pleasures and the fun
Someone to stand beside them
And you just may be the one
 
I saw when you walked by
The lovelight in your eyes
I knew I must try
To win you more than as a friend
I'm starting near the end
And here I go again
 
All men must have someone, have someone
Who would never take advantage
Of a love bright as the sun
Someone to stand beside them
And you just may be the one
Someone to understand them
And you just may be the one

Herd-Our Fairy Tale/I Don't want Our Loving To Die
Shocking Blue-Venus/Love Buzz
Nirvana (US)-Love Buzz
Nirvana (UK)-Rainbow Chaser
Vivian Stanshall-Thompsons Tiger Tongue Toiletry Paper
PJ Proby-The Day That Lorraine Came Down/Mery Hoppkins Never Had Days Like These (led zeppelin backing)
Kaleidoscope-Jenny Articoke
Move-Blackberry Way (with added strings)/Night Of Fear/I Can Hear The Grass Grow
Duran Duran-Hallucinating Elvis
Brethren-Success Brand Oil**

 

**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:
THE NEW SINGLES


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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