This was... Chris Bent (1969)

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Playlist for 25th October 2019
Hour 1
50 years ago: THE NEW SINGLES* issue 303
There were 63 new singles released on Friday 31st October 1969
Moody Blues-Out and In  THRESHOLD TH1
Writing On The Wall-Lucifer Corpus  MIDDLE EARTH MDS102
Arcadium-Riding Alone  MIDDLE EARTH MDS101
Tony Joe White-Roosevelt and Ira Lee  MONUMENT MON 1040
Upsetters-Return Of Django  UPSETTER US301
Clodagh Rodgers-Biljo  RCA 1891
Love Affair-Baby I Know  CBS 4631
Clifton Chenier-Black Gal  ACTION ACT 4550
Hippy Boys-Death Trip (misprint) should be Bangalang Shangalang  AMALGAMATED AMG850
Allen Toussaint-We The People  SOUL CITY SC119
Salvation-Cinderella  UNITED ARTISTS UP 35048
Mongo Santamaria-Cloud Nine  DIRECTION 58-4086
Glen Campbell-True Grit  CAPITOL CL15615
Cowsills-Silver Threads and Golden Needles  MGM 1490
Marshmallow Way-C'mon Kitty Kitty  UNITED ARTISTS UP 35031
Acid Gallery-Right Toe Blues  CBS 4608
Jean Bouchetty-Marley Purt Drive  MAJOR MINOR MM651
Norman Greenbaum-Jubilee  REPRISE RS 20846
Delroy Wilson-Good To Me  HIGH NOTE HS028
Hour 2
50 years ago: THE NEW SINGLES* issue 303
There were 63 new singles released on Friday 31st October 1969

Amen Corner-Get Back  IMMEDIATE IM084
Beatles-Come Together  APPLE R5814
Plastic Ono Band-Cold Turkey  APPLE APPLES 1001
Acid Gallery-Dance Round The Maypole  CBS 4608
Crosby Stills & Nash-Suite: Judy Blue Eyes/Long Time Gone  ATLANTIC 584304
The Alan Bown!-Gypsy Girl  DERAM DM278
Arcadium-Sing My Song  MIDDLE EARTH MDS102
Writing On The Wall-Child On A Crossing  MIDDLE EARTH MDS101
Peter Touch (Tosh)-Moon Duck  JACKPOT JP706
Pioneers-Alli Button  AMALGAMATED AMG850
Marcia Griffiths-Put A Little Love In Your Heart HARRY J label with TROJAN cat no. TR693
Billy Edd Wheeler-Fried Chicken and Country Tunes  UNITED ARTISTS UP 35045
Jeannie C Riley-Things Go Better With Love (Coke)  POLYDOR 56782
Steam-Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye  FONTANA TF1058
Peter Touch (Tosh)-Crimson Pirate  JACKPOT JP706
Marcia Griffiths-Put A Little Love In Your Heart HARRY J/TROJAN:
this version is different to that played earlier in this hour. It wasn't clear which version was the original 1969 version. There was also a 1970 version also on Harry J records... but not sure which is which without possessing the actual 1969 single.

Hour 3

50 years ago: THE NEW SINGLES* issue 303
There were 63 new singles released on Friday 31st October 1969
Beatles-Something  APPLE R5814
Boxtops-Turn On A Dream  BELL BLL1084
Blue Mink-Blue Mink/Melting Pot  PHILIPS BF1818
Ferrante & Teicher-Midnight Cowboy  UNITED ARTISTS UP35060
Shadows/Hank Marvin-Midnight Cowboy  COLUMBIA DB8628
Shadows-Dirty Dozen  UPSETTER US320
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell-The Onion Song  TAMLA MOTOWN TMG715
Temptations-Run Away Child Running Wild  TAMLA MOTOWN TMG716
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell-I Can't Believe You Love Me  TAMLA MOTOWN TMG715
Poppy Family-Endless Sleep/Which Way You Going Billy  DECCA F22976
Performers-I Can't Stop You  ACTION ACT4552
Moody Blues-Watching and Waiting  THRESHOLD TH1
Clodagh Rodgers-Spider  RCA 1891
Love Affair-Accept Me For What I Am  CBS 4631
Plastic Ono Band-Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow)  APPLE APPLES 1001
* The New Singles were a weekly listing of 45rpm recordings published by
Francis Antony Ltd, East Hill, St Austell, Cornwall. They were distributed to the music trade, media, record shops. We are working through the lists from November 1968 to June 1974. Some weeks the lists are missing from the archive but fortunately the weekly list also includes the previous two (and sometimes three) weeks releases...

1971: Chris Bent on left wearing a Radio Geronimo t shirt

Radio Geronimo Monte Carlo film documentary
Written and Produced by Chris Bent; Edited and Directed by Mark Dezzani


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