This was... Chris Bent (1969)

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Playlist for 01/02/03 January 2021 (1971)
with Les Newman
Prelude: RIP Leslie West

Island Records publicity department excelled themselves with this poster for the second Mountain album. The artwork bore no resemblance to the LP sleeve and must have been a labour of love for those concerned.
Mountain-Nantucket Sleighride/Mississippi Queen
The Cloakroom:
Five Horse Johnson-Mississippi King
Greta Van Fleet-My Way Soon
Gazelle Twin & NYX-Fire Leap
Wildbirds and Peacedrums-River

It's Party Time - dance floor and/or the kitchen
Celebrate the New Year of 1971:
Bring A Bottle... 8 til late
The Festive 50 - Les & Chris pick the best (and the worst) 1970 New Single releases.

Mr Bloe-Groovin' With Mr Bloe
Fairport Convention-Chelsea Morning
Mama Cass Elliot-New World Coming
Frijid Pink-House Of The Rising Sun
Roundtable-Scarborough Fair
Giorgio Moroder-Moody Trudy
Canned Heat-Lets Work Together
Lulu-Mr Bojangles
Ten Years After-Love Like A Man
Radha Krishna Temple-Govinda
Michael Nesmith-Joanne
Troggs-The Raver
Chicken Shack-Maudie
Bad Finger-No Matter What
Dave & Ansell Collins-Double Barrel
Stamford Bridge-Roly Poly
Bull Ring-Birmingham Brass Band
Everybody's Children-The Time Is Now
Melanie-Candles In The Rain/Lay Down
Troy Dante-Lords and Ladies
Sly and the Family Stone-Thank You (faletinme be mice elf agin)
Tyrannosaurus Rex-By The Light Of A Magical Moon
T Rex-Ride A White Swan/Hot Love
Hawkwind-Hurry On Sundown
Barclay James Harvest-Taking Some Time On
Ayshea Brough with The Syn-Mr White's White Flying Machine
Flying Machine-Flying Machine
Sweet-The Juicer
She Trinity-Climb That Tree
Trees-Nothing Special
Rattles-The Witch
Guess Who-American Woman
Pythagoras Theorem-Give a Damn
Judy Woodworth-Give A Damn
Pipkins-Yakety Yak
Lee Perry and the Upsetters-Yakety Yak
Black Sabbath-Paranoid
Ekseption-Dharma For One

Theo Bikel-Piggies
East of Eden-Jig-A-Jig
Rita Alston-Popcorn Funky Reggae Chicken/Love Making
Lord Sutch and heavy friends-Election Fever
Jimmy Cliff-Vietnam
Fickle Pickle-Maybe I'm Amazed
Everybody-Shape Of Things To Come
Slade-Shape Of Things To Come
Max Bygraves-Decimalisation
Mr Fox-Join Us In Our Game
Les Reed Orchestra-Man Of Action
Information-Lovely To See You
Eartha Kitt-Hurdy Gurdy Man
Abel Fletcher-Girl On The Shore
Richard Harris-The Morning Of The Mourning Of Another Kennedy
UFO-Treacle People
Norman Greenbaum-Spirit In The Sky
Moody Blues-Question
Dray Copp-Shamay Dray
Arlo Guthrie-Coming Into Los Angeles
Golden Earring-Back Home
Amon Dull II-Archangels Thunderbird
Gunter Kallman Choir-Day Dream
Barbara Windsor-When I Was A Child
Andrew Bown-Tarot
Free-All Right Now
Phase 5-Star Trek

Hour 6
Blood Sweat and Tears-Lucretia McEvil/Lucretia's Reprise
Rare Bird-Devil's High Concern
Black Widow-Come To The Sabbat
Deep Purple-Black Night
Creedence Clearwater Revival-Down On The Corner
Mick Softley-Time Machine
Caravan-Hello Hello
Barbara Windsor-What A Right Carry On
David Bowie-Prettiest Star
Dib Cochran and the Earwigs-Oh Baby
Maytals-Monkey Man
Nyah Shuffle-Stingray
Ferris Wheel-Can't Stop Now
Chairmen Of The Board-Give Me Just A Little More Time
Family-Weavers Answer/Strange Band
Earth & Fire-Mechanical Lover/Ruby Is The One
Abel Fletcher-Esmerelda
Affinity-Three Sisters
Jim Dale-Twinky
Opal Butterfly-Groupie Girl (dressed to kill in mini skirt, long hair and kinky boots)
Simon Stokes and the Night Hawks-Voodoo Woman
Jimi Hendrix Experience-Voodoo Chile
Rugbys-Wendegahl the Warlock
Merry Clayton-Gimme Shelter
Greatest Show On Earth-Again and Again
Love Sculpture-In The Land Of The Few
Brass Incorporated-At The Sign Of The Swinging Cymbal (Alan Freeman's Pick Of The Pops theme tune)
Brinsley Schwartz-Shining Brightly
Blue Mink-Good Morning Freedom
Bintangs-Riding On The L 'n' N
Templeton Twins-Something
Galliard-I Wrapped Her In Ribbons
Jigsaw-7 Fishes
Dr Z-Lady Ladybird
Sir Ching I-Hiawatha Mini Ha Ha
Neon Philharmonic-Heighdy Ho Princess
John Sebastian/Lovin Spoonful-Darling Be Home Soon
Elton John-Grey Seal (early single version)
Day Costello-Long And Winding Road
Chicago-25 or 6 to 4
Upsetters-Double Wheel
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires-Elizabethan Reggae
Friendly Persuasion-Make A Wish Amanda (Gary Glitter)
Paul Raven-Soul Thing (Gary Glitter)

Hour 9
Edgar Broughton Band-Out Demons Out/Apache Drop Out
Nice-One Of Those People
Pete Atkin (with lyrics by Clive James)-Be Careful When They Offer You The Moon
Matthews Southern Comfort-Woodstock
Blonde On Blonde-Castles In The Air
Juicy Lucy-Pretty Woman
Clancy Eccles-Credit Squeeze (but history tells us that Trojan issued this on the wrong label, with the wrong title and the wrong artist name)
Toots and the Maytals-Pressure Drop
Edwin Starr and Blinky-Oh How Happy
Two Of Each-Colour My World
Johnnie Winter-I'm Not Sure
Joni Mitchell-Woodstock

Thanks for listening. Les and I look forward to playing more tunes from the unknown region in 2021 (or 1971, when in our heads I will eventually be 16 and Les will be 18)
* 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 Hunstanton/Heacham Beach: Chris Bent (on left wearing a Radio Geronimo t shirt) with Jeremy/Jez/Jerry Bowles

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

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