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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Midweek Music Miscellany Wednesday 17th. June 2020 from 11.30AM on 103.2FM or

Play list Midweek Music Miscellany Wednesday 17th. June 2020 from 11.30AM on 103.2FM or

1. Wanna Get Closer ( 3.48 ) - The Sax Pack - CD The Pack Is Back

2. Thinking About Last Night ( 3.33 ) - Hayley McKay - SINGLE

3. Raindrop Dance ( 4.10 ) - Martin Warren - CD The Alchemist

4. Man O War ( 3.41 ) - Clara Rose - EP Travelling Soul

5. Bring My Cadillac Back ( 2.19 ) - The Shadow Shakers - CD Gimme What You Got

6. Carolina Song ( 4.18 ) - A Different Thread - CD On A Whim

7. Halak Halak ( 3.25 ) - Zenobia - CD Halak Halak Crammed Discs

8. Edine ( 2.58 ) - Zenobia - CD Halak Halak Crammed Discs

9. Lean On Me ( 4.32 ) - Music4Medicine - CHARITY SINGLE

10. Lovely Day ( 3.49 ) - Bill Withers - SINGLE
William Harrison Withers Jr. (July 4 1938 – March 30 2020)

11. Take A Leap ( 3.22 ) - Amanda St. John - SINGLE

12. Always The Sun ( 4.07 ) - The Stranglers - SINGLE

13. Summer Breeze ( 4.49 ) - The Isley Brothers - SINGLE

14. Smooth As Silk ( 4.11 ) - The Sax Pack - CD The Pack Is Back

On this day in music 17th. June
17 Jun 1954
Guitarist Danny Cedrone died following a freak accident; 10 days after he had recorded the lead guitar break on 'Rock Around the Clock' with Bill Haley and His Comets. Session player Cedrone was paid $21 for his work on the session, as at that time Haley chose not to hire a full-time guitarist for his group. He died of a broken neck after falling down a staircase.
17 Jun 1955
After a month of booking gigs in larger venues in Dallas and Houston, Colonel Tom Parker arranged a meeting with Elvis Presley's manager, Bob Neal, resulting in an agreement that saw the Colonel handle Presley's gigs and career strategy from now on.
17 Jun 1965
Working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles completed work on the new Paul McCartney song 'Yesterday' with the overdubbing of an additional vocal track by McCartney and a string quartet. They also recorded ‘Act Naturally’ for Ringo's vocal contribution on the Help! album and the song ‘Wait’, in four takes. ‘Wait’ will not be included on Help!, it was included on the following LP, Rubber Soul.
17 Jun 1965
The Kinks and the Moody Blues made their US concert debut at the Academy of Music in New York City.
17 Jun 1971
Carole King went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Tapestry’ for the first of 15 consecutive weeks. The album contained ‘It's Too Late’, ‘I Feel the Earth Move’, ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’’ and ‘You've Got a Friend’. The cover photograph taken at King's Laurel Canyon home shows her sitting in a window frame, holding a tapestry she hand-stitched herself, with her cat Telemachus at her feet.
17 Jun 1972
Don McLean had his first UK No.1 single with 'Vincent.' The song was written about the 19th century artist Vincent Van Gogh. The song is played daily at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
17 Jun 1972
The Rolling Stones album Exile on Main Street started a four-week run at the top of the US charts. The double album, regularly regarded as one of the band's best, features 'Rocks Off', 'Rip This Joint', 'Happy' and 'Tumbling Dice'.
17 Jun 1973
Dolly Parton recorded 'I Will Always Love You' in RCA's Studio "B" in Nashville. Written for her one-time partner and mentor, Porter Wagoner, (the two were splitting professionally at the time). The song was later a world-wide hit for Whitney Houston.
17 Jun 1976
Ian Dury played his last gig with Kilburn and the High Roads before starting his solo career. The show at The Assembly Hall, Walthamstow also had The Sex Pistols and The Stranglers on the bill.
17 Jun 1976
Blondie released their debut single 'X Offender'. Written by Gary Valentine and Debbie Harry, the title of the song was originally 'Sex Offender', written about an 18-year-old boy being arrested for having sex with his younger girlfriend. Debbie Harry changed the lyrics so that the song was about a prostitute being attracted to the police officer that had arrested her. Private Stock, the band’s label insisted that the single be changed to 'X Offender' because they were nervous about the original title.
17 Jun 1977
After Jimmy Helms pulled out of a gig at Shoreditch College, the members of the social committee decided to call upon famous local, Elton John who lived up the road and ask if he would perform. Elton did the gig for two bottles of wine.
17 Jun 1978
Andy Gibb became the first solo artist in the history of the US charts to have his first three releases reach No.1, when 'Shadow Dancing' hit the top of the chart. Spending seven weeks at No.1 it became the best selling single in the US in 1978.

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