This week’s show is a wee bit special….
To start with we will be following the usual format by dividing it into three distinct parts with the first hour’s music plucked randomly from my own personal collection and will of course include our ‘Children’s Favourite’. This week it features a man who was famed for his variety of voices on many Disney cartoons in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. He was Mel Blanc and although his name might not mean much to you now, the song we will be featuring probably will
Our ‘Year under the Spotlight’ in the second section is 1990. It was in 1990 that we were first introduced to Mr Bean on TV, when German supermarket giant ‘Aldi’ opened their first store on these shores and Nigel Mansell, Britain’s most successful racing driver to date, finally hung up his driving gloves. Back then we were listening to music from the likes of Sinead O’Connor, The Steve Miller Band and Beautiful South.
And last but not least, we will be checking out the top 20 best-selling UK singles in our ‘Vintage Chart’ from exactly 50 years ago. That’s the 4th. April 1965 to be precise and it’s the UK singles chart that we follow every week. With new entries to look forward to from Gerry & the Pacemakers, Keely Smith, Bob Dylan, Them and Donovan.
But this week’s show is different because I will be having a few special guests in.
In the early days of this station, I used to present the Breakfast Show and it began attracting listeners from all around the world – but especially in Australia. Folk were just getting in from work over there as I was waking listeners up here. One of those who regularly tuned in was Deanna Nott from Queensland who together with her hubby Patric and children Alexander and Isabella were in constant contact with me and made regular requests for music tracks.
Deanna always promised that if she and her family ever came to the UK, they would come and visit us.
Well, they’re here right now on holiday and will be joining me in the studio on Saturday.
So why don’t you join us, not in the studio of course but by simply tuning in to the GREAT Golden Oldies Show at noon with me, Andy Morris – and the Nott Family too.