Jan 162015

I’m joined once again this week by Rob Craig and together we will take you on a trip back in time to rediscover some of your favourite music tracks from yesteryear in this week’s GREAT Golden Oldies Show.

Yes, Saturday at noon (GMT) is when we stir up the old grey matter once more and for 3 hours or so try and recall what you were listening to on the old wireless back at a time when you were somewhat younger than you are today.

As usual, the show is divided into three parts with the first hour’s music plucked randomly from Rob’s own collection.

The second hour is dedicated to this week’s ‘Favourite Year’ and this week we’re travelling back 30 years to 1985. It was in 1985 that Clive Sinclair launched his legendary C5 battery powered tricycle, the year Eastenders first appeared on our tv’s, the year of the Heysel Stadium disaster when 39 football fans died at the European Cup Final and the year the James Bond film – ’A View to a Kill’ was released. Back then we were listening to music from the likes of Foreigner, Sister Sledge, UB40 and Feargal Sharkey.

And finally, we’ll revisit our 60’s ‘Vintage Chart’ from exactly 50 years ago. That’s 17th. January 1965 to be precise and it’s the UK singles chart that we are now following week on week.
Remarkably, there was only one new entry this week – but it turned out to be a classic from the band Them and a track that I’m sure you’ll remember – ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’.

As usual we will also slot in our ‘Children’s Favourite’ and take some of you back to your youth to see if you still remember the words to a song that was always being played on the wireless back at a time when you were somewhat younger than you are now, when they served fish and chips in newspaper and buses had conductors.

So join Rob and me right here on Radio Saltire at noon (GMT) on Saturday for another unforgettable GREAT Golden Oldies Show.