Flying LII 1963, 1973, 1993 and 2003 22/2 -09 Program 2

Tonight’s show started with a celebration to George Harrison who should be 66 years old on February 25 if he has been alive. Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton performed the song ”Something” at the ”Concert for George”. That was one of the most beautiful and succesful songs ever written by George Harrison.

In 1992 he performed a song by Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden in New York . That show was to celbrate Bob Dylan’s 30th year as artist. It was one of the last times that George Harrison performed live on stage before he died in cancer 2001. He also played some songs from his album ”Living in the material world” tonight. And the first song he ever wrote in 1963 which was put on the album ”With The Beatles”.

Paul McCartney played songs from his album. ”Red Rose Speedway” which he did together with his group Wings. He also played a song from his album ”Off the ground” which was a protest song against animal tests. And he did a song in disguise as ”The Fireman” together with the producer called Youth.

Ringo Starr was succesful in 1973 with his album called just ”Ringo”. He played one song from that album tonight. He also did a song from his album ”Ringo Rama” released in 2003.

John Lennon released his album ”Mind Games” in 1973. From that album he played two songs tonight.

Eric Stewart release his album ”Do Not Bend” in 2003. He played some tracks from that album tonight. He also did a song from his new album ”Viva La Difference”, which was released in January this year.

Eric Stewart was a member of the succesful group 10cc in the seventies. They released their first album in 1973. And tonight they did two tracks from that one.

The Beach Boys finally started their carrier back in 1961. Tonight they did some tracks from their album ”Surfin” USA” from 1963. But also some tracks from their album ”Holland”, released in 1973.

No songs were played by Queen, Pink Floyd and ABBA tonight. That’s because I’ve already played all their songs released in 1973 and 1983 in earlier shows. But next week we move forward to the years 1964, -74, -84, -94 and 2004. And then I will play tracks with these artists.

Tracks From Flying 2009-02-22 1963, 1973, 1993, 2003 Program 2

1. Something – Paul McCartney/Eric Clapton -03

2. Gnome Sweet Gnomes – Eric Stewart/10cc -09

3. Looking For Changes – Paul McCartney -93

4. Speed Kills – 10cc -73

5. Absolutely Sweet Marie – George Harrison -93

6. California Saga/Big Sur – The Beach Boys -73

7. California Saga/The Beaks Of Eagles – The Beach Boys -73

8. California Saga/California – The Beach Boys -73

9. From Me To You – The Beatles -63

10. Down And Out – Ringo Starr -73

11. One Day (At A Time) – John Lennon -73

12. A Friend In Need – Eric Stewart -03

13. Single Pigeon – Paul McCartney/Wings -73

14. Who Can See It – George Harrison -73

15. Farmer’s Daughter – The Beach Boys -63

16. Missouri Loves Company – Ringo Starr -03

17. Trans Lunar Rising – The Fireman/(Paul McCartney + Youth) -93

18. Don’t Bother Me – The Beatles -63

19. The Hospital Song – 10cc -73

20. Thank You Girl – The Beatles -63

21. Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple) – John Lennon -73

22. The Gods Are Smiling – Eric Stewart -03

23. The Lord Loves The One (That Loves The Lord) – George Harrison -73

24. When The Night – Paul McCartney/Wings -73

25. Misirlou – The Beach Boys -63

26. I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles -63

Flying LI 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993 and 2003 15/2 -09 Program 1

The Beatles delivered their first smash hit ”Please, please me” as the first track of tonight’s show. They also played the b-side from that single, ”Ask me why” and ”One after 909” never released in 1963 but rerecorded in 1969 and released on the album ”Let it be” in 1970, and a track from their live performanse at the BBC ”Lend me your comb”.

10cc released albums both in -73 and -83. Their debut album in 1973 was titled ”10cc” only. And in 1983 their album was called ”Windows in the jungle”. One track each was played from those albums tonight. Also a request from 1978, ”Dreadlock holiday”. A song I’ve played before. But I gladly did it again.

Eric Stewart released an album in 2003 called ”Do not bend”. He played the first track from that album tonight called ”You can’t take it with you”.

Paul McCartney has been very busy making records regularily as a solo artist since he left Then Beatles and Wings. Tonight he played songs from 1973 and 1993. Both as a solo artist, but also with Wings and Fireman. The last group was Paul McCartney in diguise. He has released three albums as Fireman together with the producer called Youth. The first one in 1993, the second in 1998 and the third last year in 2008.

The Beach Boys continued to produce and release albums in the seventies and the eighties. Tonight they played songs from 1963 and 1973.

George Harrison released his second solo album in 1973 after the break up of The Beatles. It was called ”Living in the material world”. He played one track from that album tonight. He became very spiritual in the seventies which you can hear in his lyrics.

Pink Floyd released their most succesful album in 1973. That was of course ”Dark side of the moon”. That album stayed for more than 750 week on the Billboard list in the USA. An incredible record. Two tracks were played from that album tonight.

Ringo Starr released his most succesful album as a solo artist in 1973 called just ”Ringo”. He played one song from that album tonight. He also delivered a song from his album ”Ringo Rama” from 2003.

Agnetha Fältskog, one of the female singers of ABBA released a single sung in Swedish in 1973. It was called ”En sång om sorg och glädje” which in English should be ”A song of sadness and joy”. She released her last album singing in Swedish in 1975.

Another request tonight was the song ”Barcelona” performed by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé. I’ve played that one before as well. But it’s very nice to play it again as it’s very good.

John Lennon released his fourth album as a solo artist in 1973. He sang a song titled in Japaneese. It was called ”Aisumasen (I’m Sorry)”.

Queen released their first album in 1973 titled just ”Queen”. I played the first track from that album tonight. It was called ”Keep yourself alive” written by Brian May and released as their first single. But it flopped in 1973 which I can’t understand as it knocked me down when I heard it the first time.

Tonight’s show ended with a request for an ABBA song from 1976. The first track from their album ”Arrival” that year was the last song to be heard in Flying tonight. And it was of course ”When I kissed the teacher”.

Tracks From Flying 2009-02-15 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993, 2003 Program 1

1. Please Please Me – The Beatles -63

2. Sand In My Face – 10cc -73

3. Off The Ground – Paul McCartney -93

4. You Can’t Take It With You – Eric Stewart -03

5. Surfin’ USA – The Beach Boys -63

6. The Light That Has Lighted The World – George Harrison -73

7. 24 Hours – 10cc -83

8. Any Colour You Like – Pink Floyd -73

9. Transpiritual Stomp – Fireman/(Paul McCartney + Youth) -93

10. Eye To Eye – Ringo Starr -03

11. En Sång Om Sorg Och Glädje – Agnetha Fältskog -73

12. Barcelona – Freddie Mercury/Monstserrat Caballé – 87

13. One After 909 – The Beatles -63

14. Steamboat – The Beach Boys -73

15. Aisumasen (I’m Sorry) – John Lennon -73

16. Have You Seen My Baby (Hold On) – Ringo Starr -73

17. Get On The Right Thing – Wings/Paul McCartney -73

18. Ask Me Why – The Beatles -63

19. Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc -78

20. Keep Yourself Alive – Queen -73

21. Eclipse – Pink Floyd -73

22. Lend Me Your Comb – The Beatles -63

23. Only With You – The Beach Boys -73

24. When I Kissed The Teacher – ABBA -76

Flying L 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992 and 2002 8/2 -09 Program 2

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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.

Tracks From Flying 2009-02-08 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002 Program 2

1. Runaway – 10cc -81

2. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Version) – Paul McCartney/Wings -72

3. I Know There’s Something Going On – Frida Lyngstad -82

4. Surfin’ Safari – The Beach Boys -62

5. Så Glad Som Dina Ögon – Agnetha Fältskog -72

6. The Ballad Of Bill Hubbard – Roger Waters/Alf Razzell -92

7. All My Loving Following You – Eric Stewart -82

8. Attica State – John Lennon -72

9. Life Is Real (Song For Lennon) – Queen -82

10. The Gold Is In The … – Pink Floyd -72

11. Omkring Tiggarn Från Luossa – Hootenanny Singers -72

12. Welcome To Paradise – 10cc -92

13. Don’t Know A Thing About Love – Ringo Starr -92

14. P2 Vatican Blues (Last Saturday Night) – George Harrison -02

15. Ya Nunca Más – Agnetha Fältskog/Tomas Ledin – 82

16. Love Me Do – The Beatles (With Pete Best) -62

17. Make It Good – The Beach Boys -72

18. Night And Day – Eric Stewart -82

19. Shine A Light In The Dark – 10cc -92

20. Mudmen – Pink Floyd -72

21. Cuddle Up – The Beach Boys -72

22. Tio Mil Kvar Till Korpilombolo – Agnetha Fältskog -72

23. Never Say I Told You So – Eric Stewart -82

24. Pisces Fish – George Harrison -02

25. The Heat Is On (Super Dance Music Mix) – Agnetha Fältskog -83

Flying XLIX 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992 and 2002 1/2 -09 Program 1

The tonight’s show started with Eric Stewart, and a song from his Frooty Rooties album. Released in 1982. Mr Stewart kindly sent me a copy of this album last week. And it was signed as well by him. During the night he performed five more songs from that album. Hope that this satisfied all the 10cc fans listening to my show.

The Beach Boys delivered songs from two albums. First from Carl and the Passion – So tough. And they also played songs from early 1962. It was bonus tracks from their Surfin’ Safari album never released before.

John Lennon together with his wife Yoko Ono played a song about British soldiers killing demonstraters in Londonderry, Northern Ireland in the beginning of the seventies. The song was called Sunday, Bloody Sunday.

Ringo Starr played songs from different decades. One from 1992, Weight of the World. And one from 1972, Blindman.

Paul McCartney played a song together with his group Wings from 1972. Mama’s little girl. That song remained unreleased until the early nineties.

George Harrison was working on a new album when he died in cancer 2001. His son, Dani together with Jeff Lynne fulfilled the album called Brainwashed. The song he played was called Any road. He also played a song from his tour in Japan 1991. The song, an old Beatles tune called I Want to tell you was originally released on the Revolver album in 1966. But as The Beatles had stopped touring by then it had never been performed on stage until George did it in 1991. The song together with all the rest from his Japan tour was released in 1992.

ABBA released their last studio album in 1981. In 1982 they started to record a new album. But they stopped as they had got out of ideas and motion. But some songs was recorded and released on singles. The b-side of the single Under attack is seldom heard on radio. Therefore it was nice to play You owe me one as it was called.

Annifrid Lyngstad, one of the female singers of ABBA started her solo carrier before ABBA. And she sang in Swedish. One of the songs she sang tonight was actually written by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, the male members and song writers in ABBA. The song had the Swedish title Vi är alla bara barn i början.

Agnetha Fältskog, the other female singer in ABBA also started her carrier as a solo singer. She also sang in Swedish in those days. One of the songs she sang tonight she did as an actor in the Swedish version of Jesus Christ Super Star.

The Beatles did an audition play in front of George Martin at Parlophone records  in the early summer of 1962. Tonight they played Besame Mucho. When George Martin heard it he said to John, Paul and George Harrison that they had to get another drummer. So Pete Best who played on this audition was sacked. And instead Ringo Starr entered and stayed as a permanent member of the band until they broke up in 1970.

Pink Floyd played the title song from their album Obscured by clouds. This was a sound track for the film La Vallée. A film rarely seen by many people as it had a strange story. But the music is a good compilation by Pink Floyd.

There were no songs by Queen tonight. But they will come back when we reach the years -73 and onwards.

The technique tonight was not so good. I’m very sorry for that. But I hope it was enjoyable anyway.

Tracks From Flying 2009-02-01 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002 Program 1

1. Rockin’ My Troubles Away – Eric Stewart -82

2. Hold On Dear Brother – The Beach Boys -72

3. Doris The Florist – Eric Stewart -82

4. Guitaaaaaarghs – Eric Stewart -82

5. Strictly Business – Eric Stewart -82

6. Woman In Love – 10cc -92

7. Besame Mucho – The Beatles -62

8. Obscured By Clouds – Pink Floyd -72

9. Cindy, Oh Cindy – The Beach Boys -62

10. Sunday, Bloody Sunday – John Lennon/Yoko Ono -72

11. Weight Of The World – Ringo Starr -92

12. I Want To Tell You – George Harrison -92

13. Land Ahoy – The Beach Boys -62

14. Wonderland – 10cc -92

15. Vart Ska Min Kärlek Föra – Agnetha Fältskog -72

16. Kom Och Sjung En Sång – Annifrid Lyngstad -72

17. The Ritual (Progress De La Rake, Euphoria,The Rakes Progress A Dog With Four Trees) – Eric Stewart -82

18. Blindman – Ringo Starr -72

19. Mama’s Little Girl – Paul McCartney/Wings -72

20. Any Road – George Harrison -02

21. You Owe Me One – ABBA -82

22. Vi Är Alla Bara Barn I Början – Annifrid Lyngstad -72

23. Make The Pieces Fit – Eric Stewart -82