The Flying show tonight concentrated on the years 1964 and 1974. We also celebrated two artists that have their birthdays the following week. Al Jardine in The Beach Boys will be 67 years old on September 3. He was born in 1942. Today he is not member of that famous group anymore. There has been certain disagreements between him and Mike Love. But tonight he introduced the first Beach Boys track ”Cassius” Love vs ”Sonny” Wilson. I played some more tracks by the lads from LA. And I also informed the listeners that Brian Wilson was performing tonight in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Freddie Mercury should have been 63 years old on Saturday the 5th of September if he had still been alive. But he tradically died from AIDS in 1991. I played some tracks from the album Sheer Heart Attack from 1974. All of them written by Freddie.
10cc competed with Queen in the middle of the seventies in Britain. They released their album Sheet Music in 1974. I played two tracks from that album.
Eric Stewart of 10cc started his recording carrier in Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders in 1964. I played some tracks from the debut album of that group.
Finally I played some tracks by The Beatles from 1964. Both originals, but also covers by Larry Williams and Carl Perkins. The Beatles recorded three songs each by those artists. The four members of The Beatles released solo albums in 1974. That was the last time all four of them recorded solo the same year. The most strange recording this year was done by Paul McCartney. He released a single in disguise. He ”created” a group called The Country Hams. That was of course Wings. They recorded a song written by Paul’s father James McCartney called ”Walking In The Park With Eloise”. I have played that song before. So tonight I offered the flip side of that single. It was written by Paul and was called ”Bridge Over The River Suite”.
No tracks was played by ABBA, Pink Floyd or Creedence Clearwater Revival this time. But they will come back later on. Next week I will go on with the years 1984, 1994 and 2004.
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