Tonight I started the show with a special edition of a song by George Harrison called ”When We Was Fab”. It had a reverse ending, and could only be found on the maxi-single released in 1987 from the album Cloud Nine. I also played the flip side, ”Zig Zag”, and the song ”Shanghai Surprise”, which both appeared in the movie ”Shanghai Surprise” with Madonna and Sean Penn. A not so succesful movie made by George Harrison’s movie company Handmade Films. That company also produced The Monthy Python movie ”Life Of Brian”.
Paul McCartney has continued to release albums and singles since the break-up of The Beatles. Tonight I played songs with him from -87, -97 and -07.
George Harrison produced an album with Ravi Shankar, the great sitar master in 1997, called Chants Of India. I played one song from that album.
Pink Floyd were back in 1987 with a new album after the retirement of Roger Waters. It was a great album called ”A Momentary Laps of Reason”. Richard Wright, the keyborad-player, was back instead. And they started a new world tour when they had released that album. Roger Waters on the other hand released his second solo album the same year called ”Radio K.A.O.S”. A strange album with a radio dj talking to a computer voice between the tracks. I played two songs each from these albums tonight.
Brian Wilson from The Beach Boys started his solo carrier in 1987 with a single. The song ”Let’s Go To Heaven In My Car” could be heard in the movie ”Police Academy 4”. I played that song and the flip side. I also played two tracks from the album ”The Wilsons”, which was an album by Brian’s daughters Carnie and Wendy. Brian co-wrote some of the songs for that album, and he also sang on those together with his daughters.
The members of ABBA continued to release solo album after the break up in 1982. Benny Andersson made folk music and music for the elder generation. But they are nice to listen to anyway. Agnetha Fältskog released her third solo album, ”I Stand Alone”, in 1987 after the break up of ABBA. And Frida Lyngstad had released her third album the year before. I played tracks from all of them tonight. Another Swedish female singer, Marie Fredriksson from Roxette, sang together with Frida on one song.
The English group 10cc were on hold between 1983 and 1992. But both Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman made music with other artists during that time. Tonight I played two tracks from the album ”American English” with the group called Wax which had the members Graham Gouldman and Adrew Gold. I also played one track with Eric Stewart from his latest album, ”Viva La Difference”, released in January this year.
There were no songs by Queen, John Lennon, Ringo Starr or The Beach Boys tonight. They didn’t release any records during the years -87, -97 and 07. But I will play songs by them in the next program.
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