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Renegade 04-18-2022 03:47 AM

Re: Radio Daze

Marshall Stack 04-18-2022 02:31 PM

Re: Radio Daze
I lived real close to my local BBC radio station... literally across the road - the large building behind the pub:

... this taken from the radio station, my gaff is behind the Peacock pub:

Marshall Stack 04-18-2022 02:37 PM

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In terms of radio- it had changed and specialised shows, in particular evening times... based themselves on rock, reggae, jazz, etc...
This like many other rock bands filtered into the mainstream :

Status Quo - Down Down.

Marshall Stack 04-18-2022 02:50 PM

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This guy knew the word 'reinvention' - born Bernard Jewry and had big hits in the 60s under the name Shane Fenton (check out Cindy's Birthday!!), then in the early 70s re-thunk and went glam.
The black gloves came about as he was booked to appear on TOTP show as this new alias- his hair was grey so he dyed it jet black, but the colourant was all over his hands... modesty and ego prevailed, leather gloves, and a dress ring - Alvin Stardust was born!

Alvin Stardust - Jealous Mind.

Marshall Stack 04-18-2022 03:00 PM

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This was everyplace in '74 and no doubt was inspired by the interest of Bruce Lee and Cain.
He was a black belt and beyond apparently -

Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting

Marshall Stack 04-18-2022 03:06 PM

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1975, our city got a commercial station in the form of Radio Trent...
Little did I realise this was Traffic's drummer.

Jim Capaldi - Love Hurts.

Marshall Stack 04-19-2022 07:15 PM

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The said station, the govt allowed commercial local stations... at last!

Marshall Stack 04-19-2022 07:21 PM

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So much was the American vibe, via Boston and Chicago etc.. I thought these were a US rock band.. turned out they were from England's West Midlands.

The Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right.

Marshall Stack 04-19-2022 07:25 PM

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Maybe this merits the Hit & Miss thread, but I won this 45rpm on a local station.

Cat Stevens - Ban Applegas.

Marshall Stack 04-19-2022 07:28 PM

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Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Boston Tea Party

Marshall Stack 04-20-2022 03:58 PM

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'bout this time- I'd gotten into Rock N Roll and visited a pub called The Cocked Hat... rougher than a badgers ass but great Rock N Roll. Saturday morning was between 10 and 12 was, a gem of a radio show called JC's Jukebox,
a few memories from that show, circa '76.

Warren Smith - Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache.

Marshall Stack 04-20-2022 04:13 PM

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This guy seriously pissed off Hernando's Hideaway guy Archie Bleyer.. this was where I came in-

Link Wray - I'll Do Anything For You.

Marshall Stack 04-20-2022 04:26 PM

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It was 75p to get into these gigs, the pianist had a glass eye and used to bounce it on the floor and pop it back in to the beat!
These were the guys, sadly Cavan Grogan passed in 2020.

Crazy Cavan and the Rhythm Rockers - Cross My Heart.

Marshall Stack 04-20-2022 04:30 PM

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In case you think I ain't on the level.. here's a flavour of a typical Saturday night out for Marshall!

Marshall Stack 04-21-2022 04:20 PM

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Things started to hot up, the hippies got a shock- all ears hung on every word of the lamented John Peel, Punk was out and it seemed everyone (and label) wanted a slice of this one chord wonder, on nightly Rock shows- this:

The Nosebleeds - I Ain't Bin' To No Music School.

Marshall Stack 04-21-2022 04:24 PM

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Don't think Tommy Lee Jones saw this coming :

The Adverts - Gary Gilmore's Eyes.

Marshall Stack 04-21-2022 04:31 PM

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Against an aural backdrop of disco, funk, punk, pop, soul and reggae radio flourished, as the TV and Middle agers thought the Sex Pistols as the new destroyers!

The Damned - New Rose.

Marshall Stack 04-21-2022 04:35 PM

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This guy carried the torch and Immortalised "Teenage Kicks" by The Undertones.

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