Tonight’s show started with a request from Sue in England. She wanted to hear ”Runaway” by 10cc from 1981. I’ve played that track before, but I did it again as it’s very good. This song was released as a single in -81 and was written by Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman and Andrew Gold. He was offered to be a member of 10cc, but turned it down as he wanted to go forward as a solo artist. But later in the mid-eighties he formed the group Wax together with Graham Gouldman.
I also played some tracks from the …meanwhile album by 10cc as it was released in 1992. This album is one of the best made albums ever, but has been neglected by the critics, which is very sad.
Eric Stewart made some more songs from his solo album Frooty Rooties. This album has never been re-realesed on cd and is very hard to find these days. So I will play it again in the future.
Paul McCartney and Wings released their first single in -72 which was banned by the BBC as it was very political. The single ”Give Ireland back to the Irish” has a b-side which probably never has been played on radio before because it’s an instrumental version of the a-side. But tonight it was presented for the Flying listerners.
Frida Lyngstad from ABBA released her first solo album after ABBA in 1982. And she pulled out a single with the title track called ”I know there’s something going on”. This album was produced by Phil Colins from Genesis.
The Beach Boys started their carrier in 1961 with the single ”Surfin”. The follower-up in 1962 was called ”Surfin’ Safari” which became their first national hit in the US. I also played some tracks from their album ”Carl and the passion” from 1972. The two songs heard tonight was written and sung by Dennis Wilson who tragically drowned in 1983.
Agnetha Fältskog, the other female singer of ABBA released some albums in Swedish before she became a member of that international famous group. I played some of these tracks tonight. But also one of her hits after ABBA sung in English. And she also did a duett with another Swedish singer called Tomas Ledin. They made a Spanish version of the song ”Never again” which in Spanish was called ”Ya nunca más”. The English version was a big hit in 1982.
Pink Floyd released an album, a sound-track in 1972 called ”Obscured by clouds”. It was made for the film ”La Vallée” made by the German director Barbet Schroeder. I played some tracks from that album tonight.
Roger Waters, one of the members of Pink Floyd left the group in 1987. Tonight I played a track from his latest solo album from 1992. It was called ”The ballad of Bill Hubbard”. Another famous guitar player, Jeff Beck was on that track as well.
John Lennon moved to New York in 1972. His first solo album that year was called ”Some time in New York City”. It was political and critizised as he was singing about conflicts in England and Ireland. But tonight he sang a song called ”Attica State” which was a welknown prison in the US.
Queen recorded a song to celebrate their idol in 1982. It was called ”Life is real” and was a memory song for John Lennon.
Björn Ulvaes, one of the male members of ABBA started his carrier in a Swedish folk song group called Hootenanny Singers. Tonight he was lead-singer in a song which was a big hit in Sweden 1972. ”Omkring tiggarn från Luossa” (In English that is ”Around the beggar from Luossa”).
Ringo Starr released his first solo album for nine years in 1992. He had recovered from alcoholic problems and was now in a good spirit. The album in 1992 was called ”Time takes time” and the song he sang tonight was called ”Don’t know a thing about love”.
George Harrison died in cancer 2001. He had started to record a new solo album that year. The album was finished by his son Dhani and Jeff Lynne and was released in 2002. He sang a couple of songs from that album tonight, which was called ”Brainwashed”.
Finally I played an early version of ”Love me do” by The Beatles. This version is different from the official one as it is Pete Best who is drumming. The recording took place in the early summer of 1962 and afterwards George Martin, the producer said to John, Paul and George that they had to find another drummer if they wanted to continue to record at Abbey Road. So poor Pete Best was sacked and replaced by Ringo Starr. The rest is as you say history.