This was... Chris Bent (1969)

on Radio Seagull online every Friday and Saturday, midday and midnight UK time
 and various AM frequencies in Netherlands
on CWR 1476Khz Leicestershire, Saturday & Sunday evening 6.00-8.00pm
1476 WEBCAST: Carillon Wellbeing Radio

Playlist for 22/23 February 2020
repeated on 28 February 2020
this week with Les Newman

F.A.B. featuring MC number 6-The Prisoner (1990 free man mix)
The Village Band
Ron Grainer-The Prisoner: Arrival titles (6 of 1 club single)
Incidental music from The Prisoner
Wagon Christ-Bend Over (featuring sampled incidental music from The Prisoner)
The Girl Who Was Death
Porcupine Tree-Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
Metallica-I Disappear
Pink Floyd-Embryo
Les and Chris were both at Hyde Park on that very hot Saturday 18th July 1970
Pink Floyd performed Embryo
This is very rare footage... 'better than not seeing it at all'
...and if the video quality is too frustrating, just close your eyes and revel in this masterpiece:
Clair Hamill-Where Are Your Smiles At
Audience-Jack Daw/House On The Hill
White Noise & Welfare State-Silence Is Requested
50 years ago: THE NEW SINGLES* issue 317
There were 64 new singles released on Friday 20th February 1970
Cold Blood-You've Got Me Humming  ATLANTIC 584319
Doris Troy-Ain't That Cute  APPLE 24
Byrds-Jesus Is Just Alright  CBS S4753
Freddie Notes and the Rudies-Bull  DUKE DU63
Love-I'm With You  ELEKTRA EKSN45080
Love Sculpture-In The Land Of The Few  PARLOPHONE R5831
John & Beverley Martyn-John The Baptist/Sweet Honesty/The Ocean  ISLAND WIP6079
Mandarin Kraze-Magazine Cottage  CARNABY CNS4008
Herbie Hancock-Fat Mama  WARNER BROTHERS WB7358
Hayden Wood-60 Years On  NEMS S56-4803
Howard Walker featuring the Bomb Throwers-Love Will Find A Way/Eat Me  DECCA F12997
Frijid Pink-House Of The Rising Sun  DERAM DM-R288


50 years ago: THE NEW SINGLES* issue 317
There were 64 new singles released on Friday 20th February 1970
Maytals-Monkey Man  TROJAN TR7711
Ken Lazarus and the Crew-Monkey Man  LONDON HLJ10301
Tin Biscuit-Last Time You Go  FONTANA TF1077
Dr Marigold's Prescription-Breaking The Heart Of A Good Man  BELL BLL1096
Michel Delpeche-Wight Is Wight  MAJOR MINOR MM686
Garry Sherman Orchestra and Chorus-Alice's Restaurant Masacree  UNITED ARTISTS UP35055
Mel & Tim-Backfield In Motion  CONCORD CON004
Vivian Stanshall and Sean Head Showband-Labio Dental Fricative LBF15309
Kim Weston-Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead  MAJOR MINOR MM683
Paper Dolls-My Boyfriends Back  RCA 1919
Naked Truth-Two Little Rooms  DERAM DM287
 Buggy-Roly (Rolly on some labels) Pole Coaster  PARLOPHONE R5832
Symarip-Parson Corner  TROJAN TI7054
Band-Rag Mama Rag  CAPITOL CL15629
Cufflinks-When Julie Comes Around  MCA MU1112
Velvet Opera-Black Jack Davy  CBS S4802
(podcast only)
The Winy-My Son John  MAJOR MINOR MM687
The Heaters-Melting Pot  UPSETTER US329
Silkie Davis-Conversations  TORPEDO TOR2
In the UK OFCOM have banned Melting Pot because of offensive lyrics.
In the broadcast version these lyrics were removed and/or replaced by morse code.
In this podcast we play the uncensored original, the broadcast mix and the morse mix
(podcast only)
Top of the Pops 50 years ago: February 1970
* 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

Chris B (with the delightful miss wood), circa 1975. See

picture restored from a damaged slide

Interested in the Mellotron? Want to check whether any of the songs played feature a Mellotron? Visit:     

The Ultimate Recordings List (probably)

Head Like A Hole

To Those Who Love...                                                                                                                 Time Is Eternity...