Apr 292015

Join me, Andy Morris, every Saturday at noon for three hours of great nostalgic music from yesteryear.

This week’s ‘Year under the Spotlight’ is 1986.
Can you remember what you were up to back then?

Well that was the year we Brits agreed a deal with our French neighbours to dig a tunnel under the sea and create a link with them, when they finished building the M25 around London and Edinburgh hosted the Commonwealth Games. That same year saw bands like the Pet Shop Boys, A-Ha and the Communards topping the UK singles charts.

And talking of the charts, we will, as usual, be revisiting our Top 20 UK Singles chart from 2nd. May 1965 – exactly 50 years ago, with new entries this week from Françoise Hardy, the Seekers and Manfred Mann.

Finally, and during the last hour, I will be playing some of my favourite vintage tracks plucked randomly from my own collection and will include this week’s ‘Children’s Favourite’, a song recorded by Lita Rosa – and whilst her name may mean nothing to you now, her song, ‘How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?’ was a big hit with the kids in 50’s and was always seemingly being played on the wireless back then.

If you would like a name check, a dedication or a request, email me at andrew@radiosaltire.org and I’ll see what I can do.

I do hope you can join me.