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Marshall Stack 04-13-2022 06:36 PM

Radio Daze
 
So this prized piece of furniture took centre stage in our small parlour (That's front room) in old money, tortoiseshell brown, gold grille and bakerlite knobs for the tuning of.
My Dad was in charge of programme selection, but we'd tune it out on the sly to hear ' Pick a the Pops' or 'Gear'.
Being the last of four lads and parents gone to work- I was always last to leave in the mornings and hunched over Nabisco cereal and white toast... my ears would prick at the voice of Alistair Cooke and his Letter from America.. where was Cambodia, who was agent orange and what the heck was Spiro Agnew?
We had no TV set - so the wireless was the hub, Listen With Mother, Three In A Row, The Archers and Junior Choice on weekend mornings.. The Wednesday Play at 8pm...and if I was good- supper and a nightime game.
What I lost in bed wetting and poor school grades, I made up in acknowledging songs and music.. the radio was central, bedtime I tuned into Radio Luxembourg and the Marlboro Country Show, on my Alba transistor... American Air force network stations on Long Wave, police messages and the shipping forecast before hitting the hay.. never forgot Mizzen Head, Dogger, Cromarty and German Byte!
Some radio recollections- feel free to post yours, if not a video or image... type a tune or memory.


Sounds Orchestral - Cast Your Fate To The Wind.

Marshall Stack 04-13-2022 07:05 PM

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The silver fox I remember from the 'in & out' reception of Radio Luxembourg :

Charlie Rich - Mohair Sam.

Marshall Stack 04-13-2022 07:11 PM

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A right toetapper.

Horst Jankowski - A Walk In The Black Forest.

Marshall Stack 04-13-2022 07:15 PM

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I never thought it was a Beatles tune.

The Overlanders - Michelle.

Marshall Stack 04-13-2022 07:19 PM

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wow!

Mantovani - Elizabethan Serenade.

Foxhound 04-13-2022 10:16 PM

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My first semi-distinct memory of any radio broadcast is hearing updated scores as a six year old from the Grey Cup game on 29 November 1958 from Vancouver's Empire Stadium on the living room radio:



I mean, wow! I was listening in wonderment. This was big time to me! And to actually be able to get results from the game as it was being played instead of just the following day! (Our local TV-channel wasn't broadcasting the Grey Cup game and we didn't get a TV set until the summer of 1961 anyway.) It didn't occur to me at the time that by twisting the radio dial to 980 I might have even been able to get live play-by-play coverage....

By the following July I was buying/collecting Topps CFL cards which is still a treasured early memory. I remember the thrill, the magic I felt opening certain specific packs and where I was at the time. Here are some scans from my present day collection:















I've been a hardcore Canadian football fan ever since!

;)

Foxhound 04-14-2022 01:59 PM

Re: Radio Daze
 
Hound Dog for obvious reasons is one of the very first tunes that caught my attention on the radio:



:lol:

Marshall Stack 04-14-2022 04:16 PM

Re: Radio Daze
 
... And a game on the radio always sounds more exciting.. Nice collection!
This theme drove my dog at the time crazy.. howling!

Ennio Morricone- Good, Bad and the Ugly.

Marshall Stack 04-14-2022 04:23 PM

Re: Radio Daze
 
I don't care much for Faron Young's version and don't recall it getting much airplay.
The next few songs got stuck in my head.. this fella from Waterford also.

Val Doonican - Walk Tall.

Marshall Stack 04-14-2022 04:29 PM

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Shoot... Nancy was hot!!

Lee Hazelwood & Nancy Sinatra - Summer Wine.

Marshall Stack 04-14-2022 04:35 PM

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The wireless jock sometimes played the flipside - Clint Eastwood.

Lee Marvin- Wandering Star.

Marshall Stack 04-14-2022 04:46 PM

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Two that were on every station:

Richard Harris - Macarthur Park.


Noel Harrison -The Windmills Of Your Mind.

Marshall Stack 04-14-2022 05:02 PM

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Many differing songs and pieces of music got airplay and Mozarts forty I think charted-Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens got ambushed by the Nuns and we had it in morning assembly!
Talking of Cat Stevens, Yusuf or Stephen Dimitri..

Matthew & Son.

Marshall Stack 04-14-2022 05:27 PM

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Marshall Stack 04-14-2022 05:29 PM

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Foxhound 04-14-2022 10:15 PM

Re: Radio Daze
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Marshall Stack (Post 1305685)
So this prized piece of furniture took centre stage in our small parlour (That's front room) in old money, tortoiseshell brown, gold grille and bakerlite knobs for the tuning of. My Dad was in charge of programme selection, but we'd tune it out on the sly to hear ' Pick a the Pops' or 'Gear'.

Cool post and excellent idea for a thread!

:thumbsup:

Foxhound 04-14-2022 10:24 PM

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These two folk songs from 1958 were among the earliest tunes to capture my attention on the kitchen radio when I was just starting primary school:





:music:

Foxhound 04-14-2022 10:30 PM

Re: Radio Daze
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Marshall Stack (Post 1305754)
... And a game on the radio always sounds more exciting.. Nice collection!
This theme drove my dog at the time crazy.. howling!



Ennio Morricone- Good, Bad and the Ugly.

Well then you should have been kind enough to take your dog to see the piece performed live:



;)

Foxhound 04-15-2022 11:28 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Marshall Stack (Post 1305756)
Shoot... Nancy was hot!!



Lee Hazelwood & Nancy Sinatra - Summer Wine.

Great song! And I've heard it's about cunnilingus.

:lol:

Marshall Stack 04-15-2022 04:05 PM

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^Did she date Eric Burdon one time?

Marshall Stack 04-15-2022 04:14 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Foxhound (Post 1305780)
Well then you should have been kind enough to take your dog to see the piece performed live:



;)

Yep!... he was a black labrador named Vic... he was a smart dog- used to steal mint sweets out my pockets.. this must have been 1968...

Marshall Stack 04-15-2022 04:19 PM

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I'm kinda doing these by years(sort of).. novelty records were big... remember Ronnie Hilton?
Hello Mother - Hello Father song?
Anyways I sure remember this and still love it today.

Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto.

Marshall Stack 04-15-2022 04:25 PM

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I used to sit brushing my Mom's hair 'playing hair salons'.. don't remember hearing until later Stranger On The Shore... but I can this:

Kenny Ball - Midnight In Moscow.

Marshall Stack 04-15-2022 04:29 PM

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Kid put the cat amongst the pigeons and gave our radio.. Stateside Appeal ( no one told us he was Canadian!)

Marshall Stack 04-15-2022 04:33 PM

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Warning things getting weird!

The Singing Postman - Have You Got A Light?

Marshall Stack 04-15-2022 04:39 PM

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The Singing Nun - Dominique.

Marshall Stack 04-15-2022 04:47 PM

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I knew there was a shift in thought around this time, my mom attended my Parents/Teacher evening at school wearing orange Lee Coopers- short Kaftan and no shoes!! (I died, but next day I was king of the creds with 6th form!)

Simon Dupree & The Big Sound - Kites.

Marshall Stack 04-15-2022 05:00 PM

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I'd hear songs like this at the School Dentists, because she was free- this Slavic Butcher never used anaesthetic.. she turned up BBC R.1 to drown the screams!

David McWilliams - Days Of Pearly Spencer.

Marshall Stack 04-15-2022 08:00 PM

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The Eurovision Song Contest featured heavily on the radio and brought me closer to hearing songs and artists I would have otherwise missed... a few examples(but not necessarily the entry songs)

Cliff Richard - The Day I Met Marie.

Marshall Stack 04-15-2022 08:07 PM

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This 1970 winner was all over the shop.

Dana- All Kinds Of Everything.

Marshall Stack 04-15-2022 08:14 PM

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Lulu of course hit the headlines as the Eurovision tied in 1969..and like Sandie Shaw could be heard most days.. this moody tune caught my ears :

Lulu - Dreary Days & Nights.

Marshall Stack 04-15-2022 08:23 PM

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I don't know about Canada or the States but radio dj's were treated like royalty and commanded huge sums.. terrible that many committed sexual offences and the state broadcaster turned a blind eye!

Marshall Stack 04-15-2022 08:48 PM

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Like Galloping Home from Black Beauty, Lightning Tree from Follyfoot Farm. TV theme tunes charted and surfaced on MW, LW and SW-
Jackie Lee was a dish!.. think she hailed from Clontarf in Dublin?

Jackie - White Horses.

Foxhound 04-15-2022 09:03 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Marshall Stack (Post 1305813)
Kid put the cat amongst the pigeons and gave our radio.. Stateside Appeal ( no one told us he was Canadian!)


A top twenty album format! Interesting!

:thumbsup:

Foxhound 04-15-2022 09:07 PM

Re: Radio Daze
 
Mack the Knife was one of the very earliest hits I remember noticing on the radio:



:phones:

Foxhound 04-15-2022 09:40 PM

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I heard a comedy skit by an arguing couple on the radio in the early 1960's and it was so funny I never forgot it. I took the trouble to track down their name some 45 years later in 2008 or so:



:lol:

Marshall Stack 04-16-2022 05:21 PM

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Back in the day a radio license was required :

Marshall Stack 04-16-2022 05:34 PM

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Around this time my world turned to shit, I nearly lost an eye... months in Hospital... switched schools and my folks broke up!
Still, things weren't all that bad- I got to listen to Pop The Question :

Gilbert O'Sullivan - Nothing Rhymed.

Marshall Stack 04-16-2022 05:36 PM

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(^^years later I boozed in The Prospect of Whitby pub!)

Marshall Stack 04-16-2022 05:46 PM

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This got daytime airspace, on local channels!

Hot Legs - Neanderthal Man.


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