with Chris Bent a.k.a. Chris B
Click here for Chris B Radio Seagull Biography

19 August 2016
on Radio Seagull online 3 hours from 12 noon (UK time) Friday
on the Netherlands DAB+ Network. Also on 747 & 1602Khz &

This week there is no late night repeat, and no programme on Saturday/Sunday

Hour 1
13 years ago - An opportunity to hear the first hour from the first day of Radio Seagull on 17th August 2003:

The Seagull Sequence: number 1
Santana-All The Love Of The Universe
Procul Harem-A Salty Dog
Fotheringay-The Sea
King Crimson-Prelude: Song Of The Gulls
Bad Company-Seagull
Incredible String Band-Seagull
It's A Beautiful Day-White Bird
Teach In-Greenpeace
Recorded in Canada: Apologies for my voice which was clearly playing at 45rpm rather than 33 and a third..

Hour 2 - LISTEN AGAIN from 15th August 2015

Back To Base with Benjamin Zephaniah-We Are Tribes
Pantera-The Badge/Planet Caravan
Bob Rivers-Asshole Son (parody of SoundGarden-Blackhole Sun)
The Trews-Makin' Sunshine/Cry
Kate Tempest-The Beigeness

Right Song; Wrong Speed moment:
Ferris Wheel-The Ugly Duckling (1970 - STILL a vinyl only release in 2015)
Linda Lewis-It's The Frame (from Hampstead Days. Live at BBC)
Fast 'n' Bulbous-Click Clack/Ice Cream For Crow
Captain Beefheart-Big Eyed Beans From Venus
Emerson Lake and Palmer-Hymn/Infinite Space

Les Reed Orchestra-Man Of Action (RNI - Radio North Sea International theme)
The RNI ship was named MEBO 2 after the
Marine Etc Broadcasting Offences

MEBO - Marine etc Broadcasting Offences

Chris B comments: This Act of the British Parliament came into effect at midnight 14th August 1967. In effect the new law applied as of the 15th August 1967  when it would be illegal to broadcast, supply or even listen to any radio station based on the sea surrounding the the UK. The much loved and popular Radio London a.k.a. Big L closed down at 3.00pm on the afternoon of 14th August. The final song played was The Beatles 'A Day In The Life' - a good choice since this song had been banned by the BBC. Radio London had no such qualms. At the time this could have been the last opportunity for free thinking people to hear this song played on the radio...

Remember, this was the summer of love 1967, swinging London, FAB groovy pop music, soul groovin' and psychedelia. It was bad enough cutting off a source of music to millions of teenagers, pre-teens and hipsters - but why choose the middle of summer; the middle of THAT summer?
Radio Caroline continued, but it would not be until the end of September that the 'replacement' Radio 1 was launched.

Fortunately there would be many of our favourite Radio London presenters on radio 1...

Radio London lives on. For further info visit chris & mary at

Hour 3 - 1967  LISTEN AGAIN from 15th August 2015

Byrds-Lady Friend (Monterey Pop Festival, June 1967)
Jimi Hendrix-The Wind Cries Mary (Monterey Pop Festival, June 1967)
The Who-Someone's Coming/Early Morning Cold Taxi/Jaguar/Coke After Coke
with Radio London jingles, weather and news
including a weather forecast by Vivian Stanshall (produced by John Walters for BBC 1971)
Rolling Stones-We Love You
Sagittarius-My World Fell Down
Bee Gees-Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You
The Who Sell Out (mono) side 1 featuring Radio London jingles with adverts by The Who
Armenia City In The Sky/Heinz Baked Beans/Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand/Odorono/Tattoo/Our Love Was/I Can See For Miles
The Beatles-A Day In The Life
Radio London closedown: Paul Kaye, the first and the last voice on...
...wonderful Radio London

Chris B, in green crushed velvet trousers, circa 1973, with the future Mrs B.

(new: expanded and improved)

on Radio Seagull

every Friday & Saturday at midday UK time, and again at midnight
on the Dutch DAB digital network
 and also on 1602Khz & online

Chris B can now be heard on Radio Seagull two days every week. On Friday the Weekend Starts Here when we head Toward The Unknown Region with an eclectic mix of recent releases and those tunes that may have escaped your attention. Electronica, Psychedelia, Folk, Prog, World...
on Radio Seagull online
3 hours from 12 noon (UK time) Friday
repeated midnight (UK time) Friday into Saturday morning
...and on the Netherlands DAB+ Network & 1602Khz AM

Meanwhile, on Saturday, three unexpurgated hours of those Alternative Sounds of the 60's and the 70's
on Radio Seagull online
3 hours from 12 noon (UK time) Saturday
repeated midnight (UK time) Saturday into Sunday morning
...and on the Netherlands DAB+ Network & 1602Khz AM


Chris B, Hunstanton 1972

Chris & Jez: Hunstanton, Summer 1971 - Schools Out for 'Bent + Bowles'

Chris B with Girlfriend/Wife, Kathy, circa 1972

'Hair, Flares, Platforms and Hotpants'

Happy Daze: Jeremy Bowles, owner of the greatest ever tent -
with flysheet, sown in groundsheet and bell end

'Sorting out the gubbins in the tent'
In foreground: Teleton cassette recorder, Best of Cream, box of cassettes, 6x supersize 1.5 volt batteries (black, held together with green and yellow tape), extension loudspeaker (with bottle of cider on top)


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The Ultimate Recordings List (probably)

Head Like A Hole

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