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 7/8 March 2020
repeated on 13 March 2020
this week with Les Newman

Ron Grainer-The Prisoner (1967 RCA single)
Beatles-The Word
ELP-Still You Turn Me On
Marion Benoist with I Monster-Who Is She
Marion Benoist/The Lovers-Love Cats
Principal Edwards Magic Theatre-McAlpines Dream/Asmoto Running Band
Jefferson Handkerchief-I'm Allergic To Flowers
Curved Air-Melinda More Or Less/On a Bright Summers Day
East Of Eden-Jig A Jig
Curved Air-Vivaldi with Cannons
Jethro Tull-We Used To Know
The Unthanks-Magpie
Ivor Cutler
Martyn Bennett-Alehouse (podcast only)
50 years ago: THE NEW SINGLES* issue 319
There were 60 new singles released on Friday 6th March 1970
Al Stewart-Electric Los Angeles Sunset  CBS S4843
Dream Police-Living Is Easy/I'll Be Home  DECCA F12998
Status Quo-Face Without A Soul/Down The Dustpipe  PYE 7N17907
Slade-C'mon C'mon/Shape Of Things To Come  FONTANA TF1079
Steppenwolf-The Pusher  STATESIDE DUNHILL SS8038
Niya and the Sunflakes-Two Little Boys  JAYBOY BOY21
Reggae Boys-Walk By Day Fly By Night  PRESSURE BEAT PR5503
Coloured Raisins-No More Heartaches  TROJAN TR7700
Pipkins-Gimme Dat Ding  COLUMBIA DB8662
Chambers Brothers-Love Peace and Happiness  DIRECTION 58-4846
Cliff Aungier-Good Good  PYE 7N17915
Maxi Dick and Twink-Things You Hear About Me  COLUMBIA DB8663
Move-Brontosaurus/Lightning Never Strikes Twice  REGAL ZONOPHONE RZ3026


50 years ago: THE NEW SINGLES* issue 319
There were 60 new singles released on Friday 6th March 1970
Norrie Paramor Orchestra-Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
Earth & Fire-Mechanical Lover/Seasons/Hazy Paradise  POLYDOR 56790
David Bowie-Prettiest Star/Conversation Piece  MERCURY MF1135
(Tyrannosaurus Rex-A Beard Of Stars)
Caroline Hall-Dream boy  MAJOR MINOR MM689
Paul Siebel-Bride 1945  ELEKTRA EKSN45085
Grand Funk Railroad-Heartbreaker  CAPITOL CL15632
The Crystalites-The Undertaker  SONGBIRD SB1017
Magnet-Everything CBS S4844
5th Dimension-Blowing Away  LIBERTY LBF15308
5th Dimension-Declaration  BELL BLL1098
Honeybus-Story  DERAM DM289
Gaylads-Young Gifted and Black  TROJAN TR7743
Vivian Stanshall, perhaps with Chris Bowler, Keith Moon, Jim Capaldi, John Walters-End Of The Show

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...