It’s all change this week as I’ve shuffled things round a bit.
Our ‘Year Under the Spotlight’ has now been assigned to the opening hour and this week we are going all the way back to 1984 to take a look at what was making the news headlines here in the UK and reminding ourselves what we were listening to on the music front. For example, 1984 was the year that Japanese Car Maker Nissan agreed to start production of their cars here in Britain and acquired a large site for their factory at Washington in County Durham. It was also the year that the Miner’s Strike began and when Jane Torville and Christopher Dean won the Gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, in a country known back then as Yugoslavia. And our favourite music came from the likes of Chaka Khan, George Michael and Lionel Ritchie
Then, in the second hour we will be checking out the top 20 best-selling UK singles in our ‘Vintage Chart’ from exactly 50 years ago. With new entries to look forward to this week from The Animals, Roger Miller, a track that was destined to become a classic from the Beatles and a new No 1, we have a lot to look forward to.
And finally and to round off the show it will be time to relax and just let the music take over. Once again I will be playing a selection of tracks from my own collection for us all to wallow in and if you have any requests, dedications or would simple like a name check, the last hour of the show is just for you. I will also include this week’s Children’s Favourite and have chosen a funny and extremely popular song from 1961 that was a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
So join me if you can on Saturday at noon and let’s travel back together for three hours or so of pure nostalgia.
If you would like a request, a dedication, a name check – or would like to choose a specific ‘Year Under The Spotlight’, just let me know.
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