Life Is What You Experience & How You Cope And React To What It Throws At You…Good & Bad

And the music of your life is a pretty good reflection of your being –  ‘Life Is A Rock (And The Radio Rolled Me) –       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16kh-AP4OCU

Sometimes it gets kind of soupy – ‘Life Is A Minestrone’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beXJEn3VTHE

It can be a wild ride – ‘Wild Side Of Life’ –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59KG7G5MlJI

Make every day count – ‘Life’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukMgqeTSu2U

Admire it’s beauty – ‘You Are The Sunshine Of My Life’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzZBE7jslNs

Be inclusive – ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKMAZxaFuS0

Enjoy it’s history – ‘Rock & Roll (You Gave Me The Best Years of My Life’) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yuwhUx35Uc

Share your feelings – ‘You Decorated My Life’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W7gp47OT_Q

Try and not get caught up in complexities – ‘A Simple Life’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBLSOqvWYAM

And, again – ‘Give Me The Simple Life’ –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLJJxiDC5So

Exercise ! – ‘Walk Of Life’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd9TlGDZGkI

It can be hectic – ‘Life In The Fast Lane’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tcXblWojdM

But we all need to slow down, now and again – ‘Lazy Life’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMua9rN-Vf0

Be grateful – ‘I’ve Had the Time Of My Life’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BQLE_RrTSU

Appreciate the highs – ‘Back In The High Life Again’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIct9ZyL2WA

Play it straight, tell it as it is – ‘The Straight Life’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slFmMaH7Bro

Take in life’s beauty – ‘Beautiful Life’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh-07BzfgYY

Get into life’s rhythm – ‘The Rhythm Of Life’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huYBtYnSv7U

Analyse your day – ‘A Day in The Life’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usNsCeOV4GM

Accept – ‘Isn’t Life Strange’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESER7DFXWiI

Acknowledge – ‘For Once In My Life’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppLJAp2Tnwo

Try and keep positive – ‘Life Is Getting Better’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN3KzSb_M0Y

Enjoy the ride – ‘Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life’)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnQ8N1KacJc

Make the most of this 24 hours – ‘Everyday Of My Life’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvrz6911Ylk

Never stop questioning – ‘What Is Life ?’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYYNjSDsStk

And ALWAYS enjoy words and music – ‘That’s Life’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoXLKgX0MgU

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MAGNIFICENT 7 Oz ROCKERS – R.I.P.

Bon, Johnny, Billy, Daryl, Doc, Jim & Stevie – Now Rockin’ In Peace.

With the passing of Stevie Wright ex Easybeats, it got me thinking of fellow Oz rockers who  had gone before him. This is only the tip of the rock block ! Ironically, all the guys were Australian musos through and through, but only two were born here, Daryl Cotton (Adelaide)  and Johnny O’Keefe (Sydney). The other members of ‘The Magnificent 7’ Bon Scott, Billy Thorpe, Doc Neeson, Jim Keays and Stevie Wright were all born in the UK, and proudly/gladly came to our shores in their youth.

With so much talent gifted to us (and them) and as the years roll on and we tend to forget time frames or simply don’t know what’s available on YouTube re our past, I decided to do some research, the result of which is this offering of tribute to some of the greats. It is not meant to be exhaustive or sexist, it’s just these are the names that immediately spring to my mind as contributing BIG TIME to our music appetites, over the decades in Australia.

When you have time, one by one, view the following and either relive or discover for the first time 7 Oz music greats of the past. I hope you enjoy.

Bon Scott – 1946 to 1980 (34) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLO995K4H-4&t=11s     

Johnny O’Keefe – 1935 to 1978 (43) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MWGw8O9bqc

Billy Thorpe – 1946 to 2007 (61)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac9Nad1TpAk

Daryl Cotton – 1949 to 2012 (63)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj-j_NtIFw4

Doc Neeson – 1947 to 2014 (67)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAnmxk4uI8Q

Jim Keays – 1946 to 2014 (68)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MljlKbnPGh0

Stevie Wright – 1947 to 2015 (68)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbjrN1MzMCI

 

 

‘Give Peace A Chance’ – But Do They Really WANT To ?

We know the title of the song, we know the song and we know where John & Yoko were coming from when they recorded it in 1969…  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yU0JuE1jTk  But has anything really changed ?

It’s been 46 years , that’s right 4 decades+ since John Lennon felt compelled to write that song. He was obviously concerned at the state of world affairs, the Vietnam War and general violence in our global society. In 2015 are we now better off  ? It’s easy to say ‘NO’ based on the daily news, or could it be the Internet inspired 24 hour news cycle just keeps pounding negative stories and images into our heads, day by day ?

In any case, from domestic violence, school yard bullying, road rage, alcohol abuse/addiction, political bickering, drug related crime, greed, religious differences, social media ‘outing’ and ‘scams’, to out an out WAR, it seems some humans struggle to achieve ‘A Little Piece Of Peace’… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo5fOJr0pKo

It seems  to me we were all put on this planet to achieve. Trouble is the decision to achieve ‘what’ comes back to the individual and to a large degree the environment that individual was born into and those who influence/influenced that person’s life path. There is no easy fix, except to say the majority of the world’s decent people, need to be strong, lead by example and support the efforts of our politicians, police and defence personnel to maintain and hopefully enhance future peace efforts. It’s so easy to be ‘anti-war’ as none of us (or at least most of us) don’t want to go down that route, however history tends to repeat itself, as the state of the world in 2015 reflects. Maybe, with Christmas almost here, give prayer a chancehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGL97ahYii0

The A to Z Of Australia Day Music 2015

A simple alphabetical tour of Oz Music format, that anyone can play or play with to create your own A to Z playlist(s). Maybe even record and broadcast/podcast (subject to applicable fees) ! So here’s my 26 surname ‘sample’ of Australian Music, that grabs my ear – WARNING – It is diverse !

Ariel – Jamaican Farewell  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCh7tD9kSbM

Barnes, Jimmy – Ride The Night Away  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKPp5jXzJHI

Cadd, Brian – Keep On Rockin’   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1JQgAJe0K0

Dynamic Hepnotics – Soul Kind Of Feeling   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUbxaSw1yiM&feature=youtu.be&annotation_id=annotation_891233&feature=iv&src_vid=gk0tkZrPxks

Easybeats – Good Times  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNiY0siZY3Y

Ferrets – Don’t Fall In Love  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B0dYcvo8wo

George, ‘Miss’ Linda – Mama’s Little Girl  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZZqtkab42k

Healing Force – Golden Miles  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkQ9lqzugsE

INXS – The One Thing  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJyKTNdPL5s

Jet – Cold Hard Bitch  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mANRLJ1Yks

King Fox – Unforgotten Dreams  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLZPhy_Agbw

Loved Ones – The Loved One  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huvNEk7FZiI

Madderlake – 12 Pound Toothbrush  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrnsUQjhE3U

Noiseworks – Hot Chilli Woman  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Lu1aCSprfg

O‘Keefe, Johnny – Move Baby Move  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et5G-SXC8Rc

Parkinson, Doug – I’ll Be Around  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRups2i1WEo

QED – Everywhere I Go  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xeq9bglwcU

Radiators – Comin’ Home  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GarvTZiESLU

Sang, Samantha – Emotion  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPwpVJ-eIgg

Thorpe, Billy & The Aztecs – Poison Ivy  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrHoEx7cpDM

Uncanny X Men – 50 Years  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIiktbp_YbA

Vibrants – Something About You Baby  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNvDENEzKbI

Wa Wa Nee – Stimulation  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAHhjeXuiHk

Xtra – Daddy Cool – Hi Honey Ho  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI4dWXuC6Ww

Young, John Paul – The Love Game  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NogeChIuoA0

Zoot – Eleanor Rigby  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iptr7i7sFkM

 

 

Into Train Music ?

I LOVE music ! And there have been some great TRAIN ‘tracks’ (sorry ) over the years, either about trains – real or fictitious –  and by TRAIN. They even came up with some dance moves in the 60’s, inspired by a train.

Now, ALL ABOARD !!! Here for your listening and visual pleasure is my Top 10 train inspired songs…

#10 – ‘Waiting For A Train’ – Flash And The Pan… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4kZ_zfPB90

#9 – ‘Loco – Motion’ – Little Eva… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKpVQm41f8Y

#8 – ‘Train’ – Leo Sayer… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qcXaTVFSbk

#7 – ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’ – Gladys Knight & The Pips’… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdfZnWsps34

#6 – ‘Downtown Train’ – Rod Stewart… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9i9Fr5KfVw

#5 – ‘Indian Pacific’ – Slim Dusty… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKBlyvZD-jg

#4 – ‘Drops Of Jupiter’ – Train… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xf-Lesrkuc

#3 – ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Train – AC/DC… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHpClGAAvpg

#2 – ‘Nighttime In The Switching Yard’ – Warren Zevon… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqLZZ1jVTR8

#1 – ‘The Midnight Special’ – John Fogerty… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSoc0WZuc_Q

#1 – “Orange Blossom Special” – Johnny Cash… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4-uoUpN1c4

‘International Women’s Day’ – Music Tracks Featuring Womens Names – Eclectic !

A great reason to put the brain into gear, the YouTube search a happening and to present for you some fantastic tracks featuring ‘girls’ names, not necessarily sung by females.

We’ve got the big names from Oz and OS and in a few cases more than 1 version of the same song – it just adds to the texture of the feature ! The ladies songs are featured in random order (88 of them), but which ever you play ’em, you’ll love ’em.

So, enough from me and now over to you to plug in and enjoy the female name game, as we commemorate ‘International Women’s Day’……

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pN7eNSFXEY – Penny Lane / The Beatles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnnuD3uNY8U – When Julie Comes Around / The Cuff Links

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkkNfZp_qDA – Valerie / Steve Winwood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_mIAOdfxnI – Jennifer Eccles / The Hollies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HcxZwfAP8M – Diana / Paul Anka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSl3dtqOUk0 – Linda Sue Dixon / Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uybtn6ebG0I – Sherie Baby / Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMNize7s8nc – Mary Mary / The Monkees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fy-cpBUDXQ – Evie  / Jim Capaldi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSSd5ChnI6k – Maria / PJ Proby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39Z80oHUZOw – Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) / Looking Glass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F5pBL1R6IY – Helen Wheels / (Sir) Paul McCartney & Wings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0Gu-CyE-NQ – My Cherie Amor / Stevie Wonder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67SrXlvyrv8 – The Jean Genie / David Bowie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sfN2TKOWGg – Louise / Jona Lewie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mJfzv7YK0E – Angel Of The Morning / Merrilee Rush & The Turnabouts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Oor3CJ0SAc – Claudette / Roy Orbison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOB7GY1ICwo – Gloria / Them (featuring Van Morrison)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FLP3mtC_ak#aid=P9pc1UaKKqo – Julie Anne / Kenny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqXmBy1_qOQ – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / The Beatles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C21G2OkHEYo – Annie’s Song /  John Denver

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFJ20eNspzo – Melissa / The Allman Brothers Band

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eja-popojUo – Betty Davis Eyes / Kim Carnes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwskoU3bSng – Down At Lulu’s /  Ohio Express

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVeU_W3rxKs – Patricia / Perez Prado

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXMKc68Rmok – Cathy Come Home / The Twilights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgTobsgfLuI – Michelle / The Overlanders

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1T71PGd-J0 – My Sharona / The Knack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1e9p6J89rQ – Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town / Kenny Rogers & The First Edition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixqbc7X2NQY – Lola / The Kinks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYXQ0PynQvQ – I Love You So Rebecca / Johnny Chester

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se5JLYKQfDU – Lovely Rita / The Beatles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5bBrPwuRsU – Amazing Grace / Judy Collins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fCEOTxf1Tw – Carol / Tommy Roe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLR5nMAHRhU – Jodie & The Kid / Lee Conway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gewTWM6fH0 – First Of May / The Bee Gees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc-P8oDuS0Q – Come On Eileen / Dexy’s Midnight Runners

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Te_lCF69Aw – Help Me Rhonda / The Beach Boys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeAtre3Bxg8 – Elenore / The Turtles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myXmPJCseZk – Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) / John Fred & His Playboy Band

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUs35qUlx5g – Penelope / Normie Rowe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a7su81zsXE – A Daisy a Day / Jud Strunk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB3Z5qJCfDQ – Mona (I Need You Baby)  / The Rolling Stones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRIylF76-wc – Mandy / Barry Manilow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy7aPyNuPxA – It’s Judy’s Turn to Cry / Leslie Gore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orxQyThhpeE – Jenny take A Ride / Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpi4gXtW-ys – Sally Go Round The Roses – The Questions (featuring Doug Parkinson)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNUr6pLxGtE – Donna / Ritchie Valens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R6fusdiHgo – I Did What I Did For Maria / Tony Christie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmiI0l-RJdM – Susie Darlin’ / Barry Crocker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pH-tNGS5MQ – Black Betty / Ram Jam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66pZ9ePcPJI – Sandy Sandy / The Town & Country Brothers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Y0x1jLkLg – Take A Letter Maria / R.B. Greaves

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsjFi4KkOZc – Mustang Sally / Wilson Pickett

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOGxBpMmPHw – Pamela Pamela / Wayne Fontana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7eZD3TKn_M – Mary Mary / Shackles (Praise You)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtnjgXo3tPY – April Love / Pat Boone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9GlC9GyF4Y – Alison / Elvis Costello

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2VYgGYIcbc – Oh Yoko / John Lennon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu5ynjOlnOg – Walk Away Renee / The Four Tops

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOgTVJOdFVU – I’m Not Lisa / Jessi Colter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSSeTTKWV10 – Judy Judy Judy / Johnny Tillotson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sFy5_kmEi4 – Cara Mia / Jay & The Americans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In1VeSjsBT8 – Evie, Pts. 1, 2 & 3 / Stevie Wright

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWqOLzCiGSg – A Message To  Martha / Adam Faith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArWIIchElvs – Genie With The Light Brown Lamp / The Shadows

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6ivpF_6uo4 – Help Me Rhonda / Johnny Rivers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZkQjwBmS9I – Maxine / Sharon O’Neil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCtcXDCxh7w – Jennifer Juniper / Donovan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJw0qpqIONQ – Valleri / The Monkees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZm96PKwtHc – Goodnight Irene / Eric Clapton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40sZQQHyi20 – Hey Hey Helen / Abba

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dWqNyw8TLk – Anna (Go To Him) / The Beatles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gXYR2_qPEk – Rachel / Russell Morris

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HGaJHhUJR4 – Gloria / Laura Branigan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUIh5zhe-Fo – Ruby Tuesday / The Rolling Stones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLtczpnT0lQ – (Jenny Jenny) Dreams Are Ten A Penny / Kincade

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWEgMYldtFM – Dawn (Go Away) / The Four Seasons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3-OaNevkfg – Lucille / Little Richard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRDivUb5EeA – Jessica / The Allman Brothers Band

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU4M4OXzUG4 – Run Sally Run / The Cuff Links

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMdXmFi-CBc – Judy / Elvis Presley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9mO7ELoXik – Delta Dawn / Helen Reddy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iecw2vKFVGk – Dizzy Miss Lizzy / The Beatles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHVahJwW-EY – Tell Laura I Love Her / Ray Peterson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p-C_DhZEUY#aid=P-ZtU4lV7dw – Lucille / Kenny Rogers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmOLtTGvsbM – Rosanna / Toto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgEc0hzTH7I – Carol / Chuck Berry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago – ‘The Windy City’, where the music scene of the 60’s blew a fresh, invigorating breeze of enthusiasm

Like the 60’s in general, music provided both the creative means and employment opportunity for young, talented, people to break out. The eager audience was also right into fresh, experimental ‘activities’, almost to spite ‘the olds’ and ‘the establishment’ in general.

The history of pop music in the 60’s citing the city of Chicago in particular is fascinating. Enjoy this 3 part mini-special, which looks at the people, their stories, the music and the 2 dominant radio stations battling it out, to secure a commanding share of the emerging pop music listenership. And ‘yes’, the band ‘Chicago’ does feature in this great doco, featuring many hits that charted in Australia. Enjoy !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_ce1geloAk – Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QELvZnEYQg – Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGqODrfVWjc – Part 3

That Summer Feeling In Song

This ‘young bloke’ has had a blast putting together this completely biased, non-scientific, certainly NOT researched list of songs/instrumentals, that to my mind reflect Summer ‘Down Under’. I’ve featured quite a few Aussie acts + US & UK talent from the late 50’s through the 80’s. I’m sure there are a stack of great, summer inspired songs from the 80’s forward, however they may surface at a later date.

As a radio person for a few decades or four, I’ve played all of these tracks many times over the years BUT they survive (at least in my audio head) as music cuts that create the mood, images and sound of an Aussie summer. In my role as a voice over actor and writer, music is both a relaxant (yes, it is addictive) and an everyday tool in both the broadcast and VO business.

My selection is not presented in any particular numerical/favourite order. It’s not a countdown as such, but rather 30 odd tracks that I happen to enjoy and believe me the list IS eclectic. I hope you enjoy them !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksrAaV2ZC88 – ‘It’s Almost Summer’ – Billy Thorpe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC1K1AYvtAo – ‘Summer Breeze’ – Seals & Crofts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C070_4ya98Y – ‘The Heat Is On’ – Glenn Frey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5bUmx-hk-c – ‘Summer In The City’ – The Lovin’ Spoonful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coBwk8v9KPQ – ‘The Summer Wind’ – Frank Sinatra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gc4QTqslN4 – ‘Surfer Bird’ – The Trashmen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcNeOw4ZAlo – ‘One Summer’ – Daryl Braithwaite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx8iMzdzUds – ”Ride The Wild Surf’ – Jan & Dean

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tDDL1RxXRc – ‘Summer (The First Time)’ – Bobby Goldsboro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZZD8ckwLJA – ‘Summertime Blues’ – Eddie Cochrane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvD0_aeAf2E – ‘A Summer Song’ – Chad & Jeremy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3agVtY4Z6M – ‘Bombora’ – The Atlantics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F24LC0QsYTQ – ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ – Beach Boys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f06QZCVUHg – ‘Summer Of 69’ – Bryan Adams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiISrw2GTXE – ‘Summer Wine’ – Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFIVQms3SAk – ‘Summer Of ’81’ – Mondo Rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE2fnYpwrng – ‘Heat Wave’ – Martha & the Vandellas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG0oBPtyNb0 – ‘In The Summertime’ – Mungo Jerry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuxiLtP7xTw – ‘Beach Baby’ – First Class

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LSnovsmS1g – ‘I Live For The Sun’ – The Sunrays

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmzCj01VfFM – ‘Lake Side’ – Australian Crawl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wssIZOBV9i4 – ‘Summer Rain’ – Belinda Carlisle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5D07c0dJuQ – ‘Wipeout’ – Surfaris

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fUyRp0NEzo – ‘Do It Again’ – Beach Boys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQTVpem9-hI – ‘On The Beach’ – Chris Rea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS_sLUVuKTs – ‘Mississippi’ – John Phillips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blghTWXqwys – ‘He’s My Blonde Headed Stompie Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy’ – Little Pattie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAP1AgSwN18 – ‘Summertime’ (long version) – Billy Stewart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh-5SyBn4fY – ‘Summer Samba’ – Astrid Gilberto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl1ydqS4bFQ – ‘Summer Love’ – Sherbet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqKi_9p1zks – ‘Little Honda’ – Hondels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=379SyVbbj34 – ‘Summer Rain’ (2013 LIVE version) – Johnny Rivers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSsiS-v6_6M – (Theme From) ‘A Summer Place’ – Percy Faith & Orchestra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGALtkbk37Y – ‘Summer Breeze’ – Stylus (LIVE)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Viqr6KHwJjc – ‘Albatross’ – Fleetwood Mac

 

 

Radio News Man Mystery Solved After 46 Years !

Back in 1967, Sydneysider Ray Brown of Ray Brown & The Whispers fame (’20 Miles’, ‘Pride’, ‘Devoted To You’, ‘In  The Midnight Hour’, ‘It’s The Same Old Song’ and many other radio friendly hits) released a really unusual and out of character song. It was called ‘Ivor The Engine Driver’ written by Pete Townsend of ‘The Who’. The song had previously been recorded and released in the UK and Ray Brown, along with his recording company Festival Records, decided to do an Oz version.

The song didn’t chart nationally, however it did receive turntable action, primarily on New South Wales radio (city & regional). I have the song on a double CD compilation, however what you’ll hear now from the CD differs from the original 7″ single, vinyl, version…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpqBiUx6tk0

What’s missing from this version is the news flash ! Y’see, in the original version there was a very apt and colourfully presented news flash re the train accident, delivered by a radio newsman. For 46 years on and off I have wondered ‘who’ is the radio news guy ? I raised the subject recently amongst radio friends from the era and collectively we nominated, eliminated, listened again and finally cracked the mystery voice.

For those who remember the days of Katrina Lee presenting TEN Eyewitness News on the box, you may also remember her husband or maybe not ? He was an out and about reporter for Channel 10, often covering police, accident and court cases. In the 60’s he also did some news moonlighting on Sydney radio station 2SM. Thanks to my good friend Phil Hunter, a former radio personality of the era on 2KO Newcastle and 2UW Sydney the mystery voice has been identified. Ladies & gentleman, now have a listen to the original news flash excerpt from ‘Ivor The Engine Driver’ featuring ‘Harry Potter’, veteran TV and Radio news man……http://www.voiceovertheworld.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Ivor-The-Engine-Driver-Ray-Brown-01.-Track-01.mp3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As far as radio personalities and news greats go, John Laws & Jim Angel were ‘The A Team’

John (“Hello world”) Laws has been an Australian radio great for six decades. He’s worked his on-air craft since starting at 3BO Bendigo, Victoria in 1953. As at August 2013, ‘Lawsie’ is on-air doing Mornings across The Super Radio Network out of 2SM in Sydney.

Along the way, John teamed up for a time with a Sydney radio news ‘legend’ in the form of Jim Angel. Jim worked much of his career for 2SM (60’s through the 70’s) and later with John Laws at Sydney’s 2UE. Jim’s presentation and voice made him sound BIG. In fact he was a short man, with a great radio news voice and presence. In addition, Jim was a wonderful guy (passed away on December 24th 2007) with a fun personality. He became infamous for his rendition of the 60’s hit ‘Winchester Cathedral’ by The New Vaudeville Band.

One morning on 2UE, during a Jim Angel bulletin, ‘Lawsie’ decided it was time for Jim (completely sober) to have a crack, once again, at ‘Winchester Cathedral’. Here’s the result, with audio credits, thanks to 2UE…