Flying LXXV 1964 and 1974 30/8 -09

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.

Kenneth Thörnfeldt/Flying

Radio Eskilstuna 92.7

Tracks From Flying 2009-08-30 1964, 1974

1. I Call Your Name – The Beatles -64

2. ”Cassius” Love vs. ”Sonny” Wilson – The Beach Boys -64

3. Certain Girl – Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders -64

4. Lily Of The Valley – Queen -74

5. Baron Samedi – 10cc -74

6. Mãya Love – George Harrison -74

7. Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird Of Paradox) – John Lennon -74

8. Zoo Gang – Wings/Paul McCartney -74

9. Call Me – Ringo Starr -74

10. Slow Down – The Beatles -64

11. The Warmth Of The Sun – The Beach Boys -64

12. One More Time – Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders -64

13. In The Lap Of The Gods – Queen -74

14. Oh, Effendi – 10cc -74

15. It Is ”He” (Jai Sri Krishna) – George Harrison -74

16. Steel And Glass – John Lennon -74

17. Bridge Over The River Suite – The Country Hams -74

18. Easy For Me – Ringo Starr -74

19. Matchbox – The Beatles -64

20. This Car Of Mine – The Beach Boys -64

21. Where Have You Been – Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders -64

22. Stone Cold Crazy – Queen -74

23. Beef Jerky – John Lennon -74

24. Goodnight Vienna (Reprise) – Ringo Starr -74

25. Ya Ya – John & Julian Lennon -74

26. Six O’Clock (Extended Version) – Ringo Starr -74

27. Dear Friends – Queen -74

28. A Hard Days Night – The Beatles -64

Flying LXXIV 1963, 1973, 1993 and 2003 23/8 -09

The Beatles started tonight’s Flying with a track from their album Please, Please me called ”Misery”, written by McCartney-Lennon. That what it says on the album cover from 1963. This was before they changed it to Lennon/McCartney. They played a cover by Arthur Alexander called Anna (go to him) from the same album as well.

The four members of The Beatles were busy producing solo records at the beginning of the seventies. So in 1973 they all released albums by their own. I played songs from all those albums in this show. I also played songs by Paul and Ringo released in 1993 and 2003. And a track by The Fireman from 1993. The Fireman is of course Paul McCartney in disguise.

In 1963 The Beach Boys released their second album called Surfin’ USA. I played two tracks from that album. One was instrumental.

The Rolling Stones didn’t write their own songs in the beginning. And in 1963 they were helped by their friends John Lennon and Paul McCartney who wrote a song for them. That song was ”I Wanna Be Your Man”. And that song is the only song The Rolling Stones has recorded written by Lennon/McCartney, so far. I played that song tonight. The Beatles recorded it as well. And I will play that track later on.

10cc started their recording carrier in 1973. The debut album was called just ”10cc”. I played two tracks from that album tonight. One of them ”Be In My Bonnet” was first issued as the flip side of the single ”The Dean And I”.

In 2003 a live-album was released with songs by George Harrison. The performance took place in London one year after his death on November 29 2001. Nearly all his music friends were there to sing and play his songs. Tonight I played a song written in 1966. It was sung by Jeff Lynne, the former member of Electric Light Orchestra and Travelling Wilburys. The song was ”I Want To Tell You”.

Eric Stewart from 10cc released his first solo album in 2003. I played two tracks from that album tonight called Do Not Bend.

Finally I played som songs by John Fogerty from 1973. He called himself The Blue Ridge Rangers. And he played country and western songs on that album. He will do another release of that album at the end of August. So look for it the following week if you are interested.

No songs were played tonight by Pink Floyd, Queen or ABBA. But they will be played again later on.

Next week I will play songs from 1964, -74, -84, -94 and -04. Hope you will listen again then.

Kenneth Thörnfeldt, Flying

Radio Eskilstuna 92.7

Tracks From Flying 2009-08-23 1963, 1973, 1993, 2003

1. Misery – The Beatles -63

2. Stoked – The Beach Boys -63

3. I Wanna Be Your Man – The Rolling Stones -63

4. Sunshine Life For Me (Sail Away Raymond) – Ringo Starr -73

5. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon) – Wings/Paul McCartney -73

6. Intuition – John Lennon -73

7. Who Can See It – George Harrison -73

8. Fresh Air For My Mama – 10cc -73

9. Blue Ridge Mountain Blues – Blue Ridge Rangers/John Fogerty -73

10. Transcrystaline – Fireman(Paul McCartney) -93

11. Mistress And Maid – Paul McCartney -93

12. Fred And Dis-Audrey – Eric Stewart -03

13. Intstant Amnesia – Ringo Starr -03

14. I Want To Tell You – Jeff Lynne -03

15. Anna (Go To Him) – The Beatles -63

16. Loneley Sea – The Beach Boys -63

17. Oh, My My – Ringo Starr -73

18. Hold Me Tight/Lazy Dynamite/Hands Of Love/Power Cut –

Wings/Paul McCartney -73

19. Out Of The Blue – John Lennon -73

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

21. Bee In My Bonnet – 10cc -73

22. Somewhere Listening (For My Name) – Blue Ridge Rangers/John Fogerty -73

23. I Will Love You Tomorrow – Eric Stewart -03

Flying LXXIII 1962, 1972, 1992 and 2002 16/8 -09

Tonight we started the show to celebrate Mr John Deacon, the bass-player from Queen. He will be 58 on Wednesday the 19 of August. He was the last person to join Queen before they got famous. He got the membership after an audition where the other three members of Queen thought he was the best. And he confirmed their thought when he turned out to be a brilliant bass-player. I played the first track written by him for Queen. That song was called ”Misfire”, and was taken from the album Sheer Heart Attack back in 1974.

On New-Years Day the 1st of January 1962, The Beatles did an audition at the record company Decca. They were turned down after that ocasion. But the tracks have been released on different records since that. The Beatles played three songs written by Lennon-McCartney that day. Two of them, ”Like Dreamers Do” and ”Hello Little Girl”, was issued on the first Anthology album in 1995. But the third one, ”Love Of The Loved” wasn’t. But I played all three tonight.

John Lennon released the album Somtime In New York City in 1972. I played two tracks from that album tonight. One of them ”Well Baby, Please Don’t Go”, was live with Frank Zappa playing solo guitar.

Paul McCartney released a single at the end of 1992 from the coming album Off The Ground, released in 1993. The track was called ”Hope Of Deliverance”.

Ringo Starr was back on track in 1992. He had recovered from drinking to much alcohol and consuming other kind of drugs. He had toured since 1989 with his All-Starr Band. So in 1992 he released a new studio album called Time Takes Time, produced by Jeff Lynne.

George Harrison went on a short tour in Japan at the end of 1991. It was his friend Eric Clapton who convinced him to do that. This tour was recorded an released in 1992. I played two tracks from that album tonight. I also played a track from the album Brainwashed, released a year after his death. That album was finished by his son Dhani and Jeff Lynne who he had played together with in Travelling wilburys.

The Beach Boys released their first album Surfin’ Safari in 1962. I played two tracks from that album. I also played a track from the album Summer In Paradise, released in 1992. That album is the last one released by The Beach Boys so far. The group consists of only two members from the sixties today, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston.

Creedence Clearwater Revival released their last album in 1972. John Fogerty had demanded more royalties as he wrote most of the songs. His brother left in 1971. And the other two, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford agreed to write songs for the new album Mardi Gras. But they wanted John Fogerty to sing, which he refused to do. They recorded the album, but broke up shortly after that.

Brian May, th guitarist from Queen, released his first solo album in 1992, a year after the death of Freddie Mercury. The album was titled Back To The Light. That title express what he felt at that time. He was very sad of course when Freddie died. But he recovered and started to make new music again. I played two tracks from that album.

Roger Waters, the earlier front man of Pink Floyd, released what still is his latest studio album in 1992. It was called Amused To Death. I played one track from that album.

Finally 10cc got together again in 1992. They released the album ”…meanwhile” that year. Their fans hoped that it should be as in the earlier days. But it wasn’t. It was mearly Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman who wrote and sang the songs. Except for one song, ”The Stars Didn’t Show”, which was sung by Kevin Godley the former drummer in 10cc. The forth member, Lol Creme, just sang in the background. But the album has matured to be one of the best albums ever made in rock history.

Next Sunday I will play tracks from the years 1963, 1973, 1993 and 2003. Hope you will listen and enjoy again.

Kenneth Thörnfeldt, Flying

Radio Eskilstuna 92.7

Tracks From Flying 2009-08-16 1962, 1972, 1992, 2002

1. Misfire – Queen -74

2. Love Of The Loved – The Beatles -62

3. Surfin’ Safari – The Beach Boys -62

4. En Karusell – Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson -72

5. John Sinclair – John Lennon -72

6. Lookin’ For A Reason – Creedence Clearwater Water -72

7. The Dark – Brin May -92

8. Fill Her Up – 10cc -92

9. What God Wants, Part 1 – Roger Waters -92

10. Hot Fun In The Summertime – The Beach Boys -92

11. Hope Of Deliverance – Paul McCartney -92

12. Old Brown Shoe (live) – George Harrison -92

13. Don’t Go Where The Road Don’t Go – Ringo Starr -92

14.  Looking For My Life – George Harrison -02

15. Like Dreamers Do – The Beatles -62

16. County Fair – The Beach Boys -62

17. Att Finnas Till – Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson -72

18. Well, Baby Please Don’t Go – John Lennon -72

19. Take It Like A Friend – Creedence Clearwater Revival -72

20. Back To The Light – Brian May -92

21. Something Special – 10cc -92

22. Surfin’ – The Beach Boys -92

23. Taxman (live) – George Harrison -92

24. Golden Blunders – Ringo Starr -92

25. Hello Little Girl – The Beatles -62

Flying LXXII 1961, 1971, 1991 and 2001 9/8 -09

Tonight the show focused on years ending with the figure 1. But not 1981. The artists in this show who released albums that year have all been played in earlier shows. But they will be played again later on.

Kalle Moraeus started tonight with a son written for him in -91 by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus from ABBA. The song was called ”Beatrice”. A beautiful ballad which Kalle sings on his performances nowadays as well.

Björn & Benny released singles in the early seventies. I played one of them tonight. Agnetha and Frida from ABBA released solo records by the same time. They were also heard tonight. And so was Helen Sjöholm, the female singer who sings in Benny Andersson’s Orhestra.

The Beach Boys released their first single back in 1961. It was called ”Surfin'”.The flip side was written by Bruce Morgan and called ”Luau”. Both those songs were played tonight.

The Beatles made their first recording the same year. But they did it together with Tony Sheridan in Hamburg. Two songs were recorded by them alone. ”Ain’t she sweet” and ”Cry for a shadow”. The later song was written by John Lennon and George Harrison. It was the only time in the recording history of The Beatles that they wrote a song together.

I played solo tracks by the four members of The Beatles as well tonight. Some of them live from The Concert For Bangladesh. Paul McCartney even made an unplugged concert for MTV in 1991. That concert was released on cd the same year.

Creedence Clearwater Revival toured in Europe in 1971. Tom Fogerty had left the group, so there were only three of them left. Some songs they played in Stockholm on September 21 has been put on their albums that has been re-released during the last years. I played some of them tonight.

Finally I played some tracks from the last album that was recorded by Queen in 1991 when Freddie Mercury was still alive.

No tracks was played by Pink Floyd tonight. All the tracks from their album Meddle released in -71 has been played in earlier shows.

Next week I will play songs from the years 1962, 1972, 1992 and 2002.

Kenneth Thörnfeldt/Flying

Radio Eskilstuna 92.7

Tracks From Flying 2009-08-09 1961, 1971, 1991, 2001

1. Beatrice – Kalle Moraeus -91

2. Surfin’ – The Beach Boys -61

3. My Bonnie – Tony Sheridan & The Beatles -61

4. Proud Mary (live) – Creedence Clearwater Revival -71

5. Jag Vill Att Du Skall Bli Lycklig – Agnetha Fältskog -71

6. En Gång Är Ingen Gång – Anni-Frid Lyngstad -71

7. Det Kan Ingen Doktor Hjälpa – Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson -71

8. Do The Oz – John Lennon & Yoko Ono -71

9. Oh Woman, Oh Why – Paul & Linda McCartney -71

10. Awaiting On You All (live) – George Harrison -71

11. It Don’t Come Easy (live) – Ringo Starr -71

12. Don’t Try So Hard – Queen -91

13. Vår Sista Dans – Helen Sjöholm & Benny Anderssons Orkester -01

14. Wild Life – Wings/Paul McCartney -71

15. Baby Please Don’t Go – John Lennon -71

16. You Never Know – Ringo Starr -91

17. Luau – The Beach Boys -61

18. San Franciso Bay (Blues) (live) – Paul McCartney -91

19. Driving Rain – Paul McCartney -01

20. Green River/Susie Q (live) – Creedence Clearwater Revival -71

21. Ain’t She Sweet – The Beatles -61

22. Kungens Vaktparad – Agnetha Fältskog -71

23. Jag Blir Galen När Jag Tänker På Dig – Anni-Frid Lyngstad -71

24. På Bröllop – Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson -71

25. Cry For A Shadow – The Beatles -61

26. My Sweet Lord (live) – George Harrison -71

27. Ride The Wild Wind – Queen -91

Flying LXXI 1960, 1970, 1990 and 2000 2/8 -09 Program 3

Tonight I ended the years with the figure 0 at the end for this time. I played songs from 1960, 1970, 1990 and 2000. No songs were played from 1980 as I have already done that in an earlier Flying show. But in the future I will come back to those songs.

If you look into the Track list there is no surprises except from the songs by The Pink Floyd -67 and  Richard Wright -96. I played songs by the late keyboard-player of Pink Floyd as he should have been 66 years old last Tuesday, July 28. He passed away on September 15 last year after a short struggle with cancer. But we will always remember Rick Wright as a very good contributor to the sound of Pink Floyd. The song from 1996 was taken from his solo album called Broken China.

Next week I will play songs from the years 1961 and 1971. Hope you will listen then.

Kenneth Thörnfeldt/Flying

Radio Eskilstuna 92.7

Tracks From Flying 2009-08-02 1960, 1970, 1990, 2000 Program 3

1. The Devil’s Been Busy – Traveling Wilburys -90

2. Travelin’ Band – Creedence Clearwater Revival -70

3. No Good Trying – Syd Barrett -70

4. En Sång Och En Saga – Agnetha Fältskog -70

5. Där Du Går Lämnar Kärleken Spår – Anni-Frid Lyngstad -70

6. Lycka – Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson -70

7. Cayenne – The Beatles -60

8. I’m A Fool To Care – Ringo Starr -70

9. Instant Karma – John Lennon -70

10. Let It Down – George Harrison -70

11. Valentine Day – Paul McCartney -70

12. Sometimes – Graham Gouldman -00

13. Take Me Back – Hotlegs (10cc) -70

14. Come In Number 51, Your Time Is Up – The Pink Floyd -70

15. Slow Down (live) – Wax -00

16. My Sweet Lord (2000) – George Harrison -00

17. Look At Me – John Lennon -70

18. Birthday (live) – Paul McCartney -90

19. Fastest Growing Heartache In The West – Ringo Starr -70

20. Chameleon – Creedence Clearwater Revival -70

21. Baby Lemonade – Syd Barrett -70

22. Paintbox – The Pink Floyd -67

23. Along The Shoreline – Richard Wright -96

24. Du Var Främling Här Igår – Anni-Frid Lyngstad -70

25. Ta Det Bara Med Ro – Agnetha Fältskog -70

26. Nånting Är På Väg – Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson -70