This was... Chris Bent (Summer 1971)

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

Playlist for 19/20/21 February 2021
with Les Newman

Pardon Moi-Power To The People
Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds-Aquarius/Pisces
Can-Mother Sky
The Times-Theme from Dangerman/I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape
David Gates-Clouds Suite
Zombies-This Will Be Our Year/Friends Of Mine/Time Of The Season
Melina Mercouri & Vangelis-Athina
Aphrodites Child (666 Greek Edition)-The Four Horsemen/Battle Of The Locusts/Do It
Saga-Wind Him Up
Warm Dust-It's A Beautiful Day/Worm Dance
Quicksilver Messenger Service-What About Me?
Ohio Express-Chewy Chewy
Nazareth-This Flight Tonight
Joni Mitchell-This Flight Tonight
Mama's Boys-This Flight Tonight
Celtus-Shelter/Hole Inside My Heart/What Goes Around
Scarlet Rebels-No One Else To Blame
Scarlet Rebels-You Take My Breath Away/Nothing To Say
Jethro Tull-Nothing To Say
Bee Gees-Deeply Deeply Me/Kitty Can
Lemon Pipers-Through With You
Barclay James Harvest-Galadriel/Mocking Bird
Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath-MRA/Union Special
Nick Drake (with Chris McGregor, piano)-Poor Boy
Les' 64 Special: Max Bygraves/Frankie Howerd & Sandy Farina/Beatles/Baxter Dury
50 years ago: There were 35 new singles released on Friday 19 February 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 365
+ Record Retailer + Record Collector +

Deep Purple-Strange Kind Of Woman/I'm Alone  HARVEST HAR5038
Fortunes-Here comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again  CAPITOL CL15671
Bread-Too Much Love/Let Your Love Go  ELEKTRA EK45711
Marmalade-My Little One/Is Your Life Your Own  DECCA F13135
Bob Marley and the Wailers-Small Axe  UPSETTER US357
Rudies-Devil's Lead Soup/My Sweet Lord  SPINNING WHEEL SW106
Bruce Ruffin-Candida  SUMMIT SUM8516
Paul McCartney-Oh Woman Oh Why/Another Day  APPLE R5889
John Lennon-How Do You Sleep (from Imagine LP)
Lennon was feuding with McCartney at the time. The lyrics of 'How Do You Sleep' were clearly directed at McCartney

A postcard was included with the IMAGINE LP which parodied McCartney's RAM sleeve
T Rex Top Of The Pops Thursday 25 February 1971:
50 years ago: There were 35 new singles released on Friday 19 February 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 365 + Record Retailer + Record Collector
Janis Joplin-Me And Bobby McGee/Half Moon  CBS 7019
T Rex-Hot Love/Woodland Rock/The King Of The Mountain Cometh  FLY BUG6
Tim Hardin-If I Were A Carpenter/Hang On To A Dream  VERVE 2009 006
(The Nice-Hang On To A Dream)
Lynn Holland-Last Time  PYE 7N45041
Titanic-Sing Fool Sing/Sultana  CBS 5365
Songbird-Sweet Elaine  MAM 12
Poppy Family-Where Evil Grows/I Was Wondering  DECCA F13137
50 years ago: There were 35 new singles released on Friday 19 February 1971
compiled from THE NEW SINGLES* issue 365 + Record Retailer + Record Collector 
Colin Young-You're No Good/Anytime At All  TREND 6099 005
John Woolley and Just Born-Ruby Baby  DECCA F23134
White Plains-Carolina's Coming/Every Little Move She Makes  DERAM DM325
Love Affair-That Is My Home/Wake Me I Am Dreaming  PARLOPHONE R5887
John Woolley and Just Born-Make Love Not War  DECCA F23134
Bob Marley and the Wailers-All In One UPSETTER US357
The Linkers-Bongo Man  BIG SHOT BI567
Bongo Les and Herman-Home Sweet Home  SONGBIRD SB1050
Keith Cole-Musical Attack  BIG BG315
Consortium-Annabella Umb(e)rella  TREND 6099 004
Elton John (publishers demo)-Annabella Umb(e)rella (acetate)
Barry Ryan-Annabelle  POLYDOR 2001 154
Cotton Socks (a.k.a. Wild Silk)-So Tired Of Waiting/At Last I've Got Someone To Love  BELL BLL1143
Tommy McCook-Sugar Pantie (latterly known as Sugar Panty by Andy Capp/Ken Parker) DUKE REID DR2504
* 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 Summer 1967 to Summer 1986. Some weeks (and occasionally for longer periods) the lists are missing from the archive but fortunately the weekly list also includes the previous two (and sometimes more) weeks releases...
Addendum, January - March 1971. Industrial action resulted in the first ever Post Office strike which lasted FOR SEVEN WEEKS. As a consequence just three issues of the New Singles were printed in that period: 22nd January, 12th February and 12th March. No list was printed for 29th January, 5th February, 19th February, 26th February and 5th March 1971. To produce a reasonably accurate reflection of what was actually released in the intervening weeks we have referred to , Record Collector and Record Retailer...
Our 'sticky thread' video for 2021: The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds

The sleeve advises: MUST BE PLAYED IN THE DARK

1971 Hunstanton/Heacham Beach: Chris Bent (on left wearing a Radio Geronimo t shirt) with Jeremy/Jez/Jerry Bowles

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)

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