Flying LXVIII 1969, 1989, 1999 and 2009 28/6 -09

Tonight’s show ended the years with the figure 9 for this time. The Beatles started with ”Come Together” from the album Abbey Road, released in 1969. I also played four other songs from that album. Two of them ”Something” and ”Here Comes The Sun” written and performed by George Harrison. And a song ”Octopu’s Garden”, written and performed by Ringo Starr.

Paul McCartney released albums both in 1989 and in 1999.  I played songs from both those albums tonight.

Pink Floyd released a dubble album in 1969 called Ummagumma. One of those was a studio album, and the other was live. I played songs from both of them.

Creedence Clearwater Revival released three albums in 1969. I have played songs from the first one Bayoo Country two weeks ago. Tonight I played songs from the other two, Green River and Willy And The Poor Boys.

Agnetha Fältskog, one of the female singers in ABBA later on, released her second solo album in Swedish in 1969. She sang three songs from that album called Volume 2.

Benny Andersson, one of the male members of ABBA, released his second solo album after the break up. That album was called November 1989. It had almost just instrumental tracks. I played two of them tonight.

The Beach Boys released albums both in 1969, 1979 and 1989. Tonight I played songs from -69 and -89. I stopped tonight’s show with the song ”Kokomo” from the movie Cocktail with Tom Cruise.

Queen gave us two songs from their album The Miracle released in 1989. In one of them, ”The Invisible Man”, the four members of Queen were presented.

Eric Stewart, 10cc released his latest album this year in January called Viva La Difference. I played the opening track, ”Gnome Sweet Gnomes”. That track has a video now that can be seen on Youtube.

Finally I played a song by the group Wax from their album A Hundred Thousand In Fresh Notes, released in 1989.

Next week I will play songs from the years ending with the figure 0.

Kenneth Thörnfeldt, Flying

Radio Eskilstuna 92.7

Tracks From Flying 2009-06-28 1969, 1989, 1999, 2009 Program 3

1. Come Together – The Beatles -69

2. Sysyphus. Part 1 and 2 – Pink Floyd -69

3. Green River – Creedence Clearwater Revival – 69

4. Something – The Beatles -69

5. Glöm Honom – Agnetha Fältskog -69

6. Be With Me – The Beach Boys -69

7. Down On The Corner – Creedence Clearwater Revival -69

8. He Said, She Said – Wax -89

9. Sekelskiftesidyll – Benny Andersson -89

10. In My Car – The Beach Boys -69

11. I want It All – Queen -89

12. Rough Ride – Paul McCartney -89

13. All Shook Up – Paul McCartney -99

14. Gnome Sweet Gnome – Eric Stewart, 10cc -09

15. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles -69

16. Careful With That Axe, Eugene – Pink Floyd (live) -69

17. Commotion – Creedence Clearwater Revival -69

18. Skål Kära Vän – Agnetha Fältskog -69

19. Oh! Darling – The Beatles -69

20. It Came Out Of The Sky – Creedence Clearwater Revival -69

21. The Invisible Man – Queen -89

22. Run Devil Run – Paul McCartney -99

23. Octopus’s Garden – The Beatles -69

24. En Gång Fanns Bara Vi Två – Agnetha Fältskog -69

25. Dans På Vindbryggan – Benny Andersson -89

26. Distractions – Paul McCartney -89

27. Kokomo – The Beach Boys -89

Flying LXVII 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999 and 2009 21/6 -09 Program 2

Tonight I started the show with a celebration. Mr Bruce Johnston from The Beach Boys will have his 64th birthday on June 22. I played a song written by him from the Beach Boys album called 20/20 released in 1969. The song was instrumental and called ”The Nearest Faraway Place”. I also played a track from the Pink Floyd album called The Wall. On the song ”The Show Must Go On” Bruce Johnston is singing backing vocal. Therefore it sounds a little more Beach Boys than Pink Floyd.

The Beach Boys released the album Still Cruisin’ in 1989. The title track was heard in the film Leathal Weapon 2. I played two more tracks from that album as well.

George Harrison released a compilation album in 1989 called The Best Of Dark Horse 1976 – 1989. On that album there were three news songs never released before. I played all three tonight. And one of them, ”Cheer Down”, was also heard in the film Leathal Weapon 2.

Paul McCartney released his first new album for three years in 1989. It was called Flowers In The Dirt. And on that album he had co-written some songs with Elvis Costello. They also did a duett on the track ”You Want Her Too”. Two of the songs they wrote together was recorded by Elvis Costello. They were ”Veronica” and ”Pads, Paws And Claws”. I played them as well tonight.

Paul McCartney released a cover album in 1999 called Run Devil Run. He did it to recover from his sadness and grief after the death of his wife Linda who died from breast cancer in 1998. On that album he played together with some other famous rock artist. Two of them were David Gilmour from Pink Floyd and Ian Paice from Deep Purple.

Ringo Starr had recovered from his drug abuse in 1989. He started his new recording carrier by doing a duett with Buck Owens on a song recorded by The Beatles back in 1965. Then it was Ringo who sang the song ”Act Naturally”. But in 1989 he did a new recording together with Buck Owens.

Benny Andersson, one of the male members of ABBA, released his second solo album after the break up of the world famous group in 1982. I played three tracks from his album November -89.

Queen released their first new album for three years in 1989. It was called The Miracle. And for the first time all the songs were written by all the members together. Maybe it was a sign to show that the three still living members of Queen supported their lead singer Freddie Mercury in his struggle against Aids.

Wax with the members Graham Gouldman from 10cc and Andrew Gould released their third album in 1989. It was called A Hundred Thousand In Fresh Notes. I played three tracks from that album tonight.

Finally I played two tracks from the new album by Eric Stewart/10cc released in January this year.

No tracks from Creedence Clearwater Revival were played tonight. But they will be heard next Sunday.

Kenneth Thörnfeldt/Flying

Radio Eskilstuna 92.7

Tracks From Flying 2009-06-21 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2009 Program 2

1. The Nearest Faraway Place – The Beach Boys -69

2. The Show Must Go On – Pink Floyd -79

3. Cockamamie Business – George Harrison -89

4. My Brave Face – Paul McCartney -89

5. Veronica – Elvis Costello -89

6. Act Naturally – Buck Owens/Ringo Starr -89

7. Skallgång – Benny Andersson -89

8. Party – Queen -89

9. Still Cruisin’ – The Beach Boys -89

10. Cheer Down – George Harrison -89

11. Anchors Aweigh – Wax -89

12. Blue Jean Bop – Paul McCartney -89

13. Machopolska – Benny Andersson -89

14. Khashoggi’s Ship – Queen -89

15. Somewhere Near Japan – The Beach Boys -89

16. Wherever You Are – Wax -89

17. She Said Yeah – Paul McCartney -89

18. It’s In The Blood – Eric Stewart/10cc

19. Poor Little Girl – George Harrison -89

20. Pads, Paws And Claws – Elvis Costello -89

21. You Want Her Too – Paul McCartney/Elvis Costello -89

22. Vals Efter Efraim Andersson – Benny Andersson -89

23. The Miracle – Queen -89

24. Island Girl – The Beach Boys -89

25. Railroad To Heaven – Wax -89

26. Viva La Difference – Eric Stewart/10cc

Flying LXVI 1969 and 1979 14/6 -09 Program 1

Tonight’s Flying was concentrating on the year 1969 but for a few exceptions.

John Lennon released his first singles as a solo artist but under the name The Plastic Ono Band. ”Give peace a chance” was recorded in a hotel room in Montreal. And ”Cold turkey” was supposed to be a Beatles single. But the other members didn’t like it, so John Lennon made a solo single of it instead. Paul McCartney and Wings released their last studio album in 1979 called Back to the egg. One of the songs I played had spoken words by Ian Hay from ”The Sport Of Kings”, and by John Galsworthy from ”The Little Man”. The Beatles released some singles in 1969 and a song ”Across The Universe”, which was put on a charity album called ”Wildlife”. It was later remade by Phil Spector and put on the album Let it be in 1970.

Credeence Clearwater Revival was very busy during the year 1969. The released three albums. Tonight I played songs from the first one, Bayoo Country. One of the songs , ”Proud Mary” became one of their biggest hits.

The four members of ABBA released solo songs during 1969. And Benny Andersson was still a member of the pop group The Hep Stars. Their last single was a cover originally made by Pat Boone in 1962, ”Speedy Gonzales”.

The Beach Boys released their last album with the recording company Capitol in 1969 called 20/20. One of the songs I played tonight, ”I Can Hear Music”, was written by Phil Spector.

Pink Floyd produced a sound track to the movie More. That movie was directed by Barbet Schroeder. They were going to do another sound track to another film by him in 1972 as well.

No songs were played by Queen or 10cc tonight.

Kenneth Thörnfeldt


Radio Eskilstuna 92.7

Tracks From Flying 2009-06-14 1969, 1979 Program 1

1. Give Peace A Chance – The Plastic Ono Band/John Lennon -69

2. Spin It On – Wings/Paul McCartney -79

3. Get Back – The Beatles -69

4. Born On The Bayoo – Creedence Clearwater Revival -69

5. Saknar Du Något Min Kära – Björn Ulvaeus -69

6. Fram För Svenska Sommaren – Agnetha Fältskog -69

7. Härlig Är Vår Jord – Anni-Frid Lyngstad -69

8. Holiday For Clowns – The Hep Stars -69

9. Do It Again – The Beach Boys -69

10. The Nile Song – Pink Floyd -69

11. Cold Turkey – The Plastic Ono Band/John Lennon -69

12. The Broadcast – Wings/Paul McCartney -79

13. Don’t Let Me Down – The Beatles -69

14. Bootleg – Creedence Clearwater Revival -69

15. Speleman – The Hep Stars -69

16. Lek Med Dina Dockor – Agnetha Fältskog -69

17. Räkna De Lyckliga Stunderna Blott – Anni-Frid Lyngstad -69

18. I Can Hear Music – The Beach Boys -69

19. Crying Song – Pink Floyd -69

20. The Ballad Of John And Yoko – The Beatles -69

21. Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival -69

22. Ge Dig Till Tåls – Agnetha Fältskog -69

23. Så Synd Du Måste Gå – Anni-Frid Lyngstad -69

24. Är Det Inte Kärlek, Säg – The Hep Stars -69

25. Bluebirds Over The Mountains – The Beach Boys -69

26. Up The Khyber – Pink Floyd -69

27. Old Brown Shoe – The Beatles -69

28. Across The Universe – The Beatles -69

29. Speedy Gonzales – The Hep Stars -69

Flying LXV 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998 and 2008 7/6 -09 Program 3

Tonight’s show started with one of The Beatles biggest hits, Hey Jude. I also played the b-side of that single which was the rocky version of Revolution. That song is slower on The White Album. Three of the former members of The Beatles played songs from their solo carrier tonight as well. Paul McCartney with his group Wings released the album London Town in 1978. Three tracks were from that one. Ringo Starr released the album Vertical Man in 1998. We heard one track from that album on which George Harrison played slide guitar solo. And finally John Lennon had made a demo of a song which never was released by him when he was still alive. George Martin, the producer of The Beatles’ songs put an orchestra arrangement on that demo. And the song, Grow Old With Me, was released in 1998 on The Lennon Box.

Creedence Clearwater Revival with John Fogerty as the main song writer and singer came out with their first album in 1968 . We heard two songs from that album.

Pink Floyd released their last single 1968. That was until 1979. They wanted to concentrate on albums instead. But I played both  the a- and the b-side of that single tonight. Point Me At The Sky/Careful With That Axe, Eugene.

Both female singers of ABBA, Aagnetha Fältskog and Frida Lyngstad continued to release solo singles in 1968. I played some of them. And Björn Ulvaeus released his first solo single in 1968 which I also played. Benny Andersson was still a member of the pop group The Hep Stars in 1968. And some tracks from that group was also heard.

After the break up of ABB Benny Andersson formed a folk music group in 1988 called Orsa Spelmän. They played one song tonight.

And finally The Beach Boys gave us two songs from their album M.I U. released in 1978.

Next Sunday I will go on to the years 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999 and 2009.

Kenneth Thörnfeldt

Flying, Radio Eskilstuna 92.7

Tracks From Flying 2009-06-07 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008 Program 3

1. Hey Jude – The Beatles -68

2. Ninety-Nine And A Half – Creedence Clearwater Revival -68

3. Point Me At The Sky – Pink Floyd -68

4. Utan Dig Mitt Liv Går Vidare – Agnetha Fältskog -68

5. Mycket Kär – Anni-Frid Lyngstad -68

6. Raring – Björn Ulvaeus -68

7. The Music Box – The Hep Stars -68

8. Name And Address – Wings/Paul McCartney -78

9. Match Point Of Our Love – The Beach Boys -78

10. Rattled – Traveling Wilburys -88

11. Don’t Set Fire (To The One I Love) – Godley & Creme -88

12. Melt Away – Brian Wilson -88

13. Visa Från Venjan – Orsa Spelmän & Benny Andersson -88

14. Grow Old With Me – John Lennon -98

15. King Of Broken Hearts – Ringo Starr -98

16. Cosmos Rockin’ – Queen + Paul Rodgers -08

17. Winds Of Change – The Beach Boys -78

18. Don’t Let It Bring You Down – Wings/Paul McCartney -78

19. Careful With That Axe, Eugene – Pink Floyd -68

20. Revolution – The Beatles -68

21. Morse Moose And The Grey Goose – Wings/Paul McCartney -78

22. När Du Blir Min – Anni-Frid Lyngstad -68

23. Allting Har Förändrat Sig – Agnetha Fältskog -68

24. Det Finns En Stad – The Hep Stars -68

25. Get Down Woman – Creedence Clearwater Revival -68