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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Midweek Music Miscellany Wed. 24th. April 2019 on at 11.30 & guest Maria McCormack

Play list Midweek Music Miscellany Wednesday 24th. April 2019 from 11.30AM IST on 103.2 Dublin City FM or


1. It's Different For Girls ( 3.42 ) - Joe Jackson - CD Very Best Of Joe Jackson Universal Music

2. Heavyweight ( 3.15 ) - Rachael Yamagata - EP Heavyweight Frankenfish Records

3. Breathe ( 3.27 ) - Maria McCormack - CD I Choose To Love

4. Conclusions In A Wine Bar ( 4.50 ) - Maria McCormack - CD I Choose To Love

5. Owey - M.McCormack - LIVE at DCFM Studio 1

6. She Put A Smile On ( 3.07 ) - Maria McCormack - CD I Choose To Love

7. White Moon ( 5.00 ) - Scala & Kolacny Brothers - CD Black Moon
Scala Choir in Concert Olympia Theatre, Dame Street, Dublin 2 on Friday 14th. June 2019

8. Trinity Gold Mine ( 2.38 ) - Amber Cross - CD Savage On The Downhill


On this day
24 Apr 1955
Perez Prado was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White'. Known as the 'King of the Mambo' the instrumental was the theme from the film 'Underwater' where Jane Russell can be seen dancing to 'Cherry Pink'.
24 Apr 1959
Buddy Holly was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Paul Anka song 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore.' A No.1 hit six weeks after Holly's death.
24 Apr 1961
Bob Dylan appeared on Harry Belafonte's album 'The Midnight Special' playing harmonica on the title track. Dylan was paid a $50 session fee for this his first ever recording.
24 Apr 1961
Del Shannon started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Runaway', also a No.1 in the UK. Del was the first person to have a hit with a Beatles song in the US with his version of 'From Me To You.'
24 Apr 1965
Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Game Of Love', a No.2 hit in the UK. Wayne took his name from DJ Fontana the Elvis Presley drummer. Eric Stewart guitarist in the Mindbenders went on join Hotlegs and 10CC.
24 Apr 1968
The Beatles new company, Apple Records turned down the offer to sign new artist David Bowie. (Apple later signed Mary Hopkin, James Taylor, Badfinger and Billy Preston).
24 Apr 1968
Louis Armstrong was at No.1 in the UK with the single 'What A Wonderful World / Cabaret.' At 69 years of age, it made Armstrong the oldest act ever to score a UK No.1.
24 Apr 1972
John Lennon's controversial single, 'Woman Is the Nigger of the World' was released in the US. The song peaked at No.57, despite virtually every radio station in the country refusing to play it. Yoko Ono said the phrase during a magazine interview in 1967 and Lennon later explained that he was making a point that women deserved higher status in society.
24 Apr 1975
Peter Ham, British singer, songwriter with Badfinger committed suicide by hanging himself in the garage of his Surrey home, aged 27. Ham co-wrote 'Without You', with band mate Tom Evans (who also later committed suicide). The song won an Ivor Novello award for Song Of The Year in 1973, and was a hit for Harry Nilsson and Mariah Carey. Ham was a founder member of The Iveys, who became Badfinger, were signed to the Beatles' Apple label, their first hit 'Come And Get It' was written by Paul McCartney.
24 Apr 1976
Paul and Linda McCartney spent the evening with John Lennon at his New York Dakota apartment and watched Saturday Night Live on TV. Producer of the show Lorne Michaels made an offer on air asking The Beatles to turn up and play three songs live. Lennon and McCartney thought about taking a cab to the studio, but decided they were too tired. This was the last time Lennon and McCartney were together.
24 Apr 1979
Ray Charles' 'Georgia On My Mind' was proclaimed the state song of Georgia. The music to the song was written in 1930 by Hoagy Carmichael who also recorded a version of the song in New York in the same year. Ray Charles, a native of Georgia, recorded it in 1960 on the album The Genius Hits the Road.

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