Tonight I started to celebrate Mr Brian May, the famous guitarist from Queen. He had his 62nd birthday today. Therefore I played two songs from his first solo album called Back In The Light, released in 1992. I played the title track and a song called ”The Dark”.
Last Sunday I went to see Benny Andersson and his Orchestra. That was why there were no Flying. It was a great show. The singers in BAO is Helen Sjöholm and Tommy Körberg. They performed new songs of course. But they also played five old ABBA songs, ”Gimme, Gimme, Gimme”, ”Ring Ring”, ”Hasta Manãna”, ”Why Did It Have To Be Me” and ”I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”. BAO also played a new song written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaues called ”Sommaren Du Fick”. I played that one tonight. I also played a song by The Rivals, which is the staff working at the Hotel Rival in Stockholm, owned by Benny Andersson.
Paul McCartney played songs recorded in a studio. But also some songs from his world tour 1989. One of those songs, ”Mull Of Kintyre” was performed in Glasgow in front of an enthusiastic audience. Another song he did live was the first single by The Beatles. He mixed the songs ”Love Me Do” and ”P.S. I Love You” to ”P.S. Love Me Do”.
The wives to the former member of The Beatles, Linda McCartney, Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison and Barbara Bach foundraised money to the children living on the streets in Romania in 1990. They released an album called Nobody’s Child, a Romanian Angel Appeal. On that album many artist performed their songs. I played tracks from that album tonight with Traveling Wilburys, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon/George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The songs that Eric Clapton played was written by George Harrison.
Traveling Wilburys released an album in 1990 called Volume 3. It was their second and last album. (There was no Volume 2). Roy Orbison died shortly after the realese of the first album, so there were only four members left. The members were Spike, Muddy, Clayton and Boo Wilbury. But of course their real were names George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Bob Dylan. I played four songs by this group tonight.
Graham Gouldman, the former member of 10cc released his second solo album in the year 2000. I played four songs from that album called And Another Thing.
Finally I played three tracks from the album Bikini by Wax. That group had two members. Andrew Gold from the USA and Graham Gouldman from England, and was earlier a member of 10cc as you know by now.
Next Sunday Flying will be a special program. I’m going to celebrate Mr Roger Taylor from Queen. He will be 60 years old on July 26. And I will be joined by Tom Gyllham, a guy that has his own program on Radio Eskilstuna every Thursday. He knows a lot about Roger Taylor and Queen. He also went to London last autumn to see Queen + Paul Rodgers. So I hope you will stay tuned.
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