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 15/16 August 2020
repeated on 21 August 2020
this week with Les Newman
Van Halen-Fire In The Hole
Gentle Giant-Words From The Wise
Todd Rundgren productions/collaborations:
Jim Steinman-Love and Death and an American Guitar/Stark Raving In Love
Todd Rundgren-Onomatopoeia
Jill Sobule-Living Colour
Utopia-The Road To Utopia
Nazz-Open My Eyes
Dolby's Cube featuring Cherry Bomb (Lea Thompson)-Howard The Duck
Thomas Dolby with Stevie Wonder-Don't Turn Away
Billy Squier-The Stroke
Tatu-How Soon Is Now
Smiths-How Soon Is Now
50 years ago: THE NEW SINGLES* issue 342
There were 44 new singles released on Friday 14th August 1970
Maynard Ferguson-Chala Nata  CBS 5132
Merry Clayton-Gimme Shelter  A&M AMS802
Opal Butterfly-Groupie Girl/Gigging Song  POLYDOR 2058 041
Hawkwind-Mirror Of Illusion/Hurry On Sundown  LIBERTY LBF15382
Upsetters-Hurry Up  UPSETTER US339
Randy's All Stars-Pepper Pot  RANDY RAN501
White Plains-Lovin' You Baby/Noises (in my head)  DERAM DM312
Susan Shirley-Really In To Something  MERCURY 6006 037
Fickle Pickle-Maybe I'm Amazed  PHILIPS 6006 038
Doctor Father-Umbopo  PYE 7N17977
Maynard Ferguson-L Dopa  CBS 5132
50 years ago: THE NEW SINGLES* issue 342
There were 44 new singles released on Friday 14th August 1970
Doctor Father-Roll Over  PYE 7N17977
Melanie-Ruby Tuesday  BUDDAH 2011 038
Desmond Dekker-You Can Get It If You Really Want It  TROJAN TR7777
Crystalites-Overtaker  SONGBIRD SB1034
Godwin Set-Gotta Clear My Head  LONDON HLU10319
Chairmen Of The Board-Give Me Just A Little More Time  INVICTUS INV501
Crystalites-Overtaker version II (song is actually 'Don't Look Back')  SONGBIRD SB1034
Bob Downes-No Time Like The Present/Keep Off The Grass  VERTIGO 6059 018
Vaughan Thomas-Is This What I get For Loving You  PAGE ONE POF178
Tony Joe White-Save Your Sugar For Me  MONUMENT MON1048
Gordon Lightfoot-Me and Bobby McGee  REPRISE RS20926
Hard Meat-Ballad Of Marmalade Emma and Teddy Grimes  WARNER BROS WB8010
Jefferson Airplane-Have You Seen The Saucers  RCA 1989
Someones Band-Give It To You  DERAM DM313 extended podcast only:
My Kind Of People-Nobody Knows Why The Butterfly Died  CBS 5133
Poco-You Better Think Twice  CBS 5141
Millie-We're All In A Zoo  PRESIDENT PT306
Chris Jackson-Since There's No Doubt  SOUL CITY SC120 acetate only
Cat Mother and the All Night News Boys-I Must Be Dreaming  POLYDOR 2066 026
Geoff Love-Coronation Street  COLUMBIA DB8707

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...