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Number 126

Stealers Wheel - Everything'l Turn Out Fine (AM AMS7079 - 1973) Stealers Wheel was a Scots band formed in 1972 in Paisley, by former school friends Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty and initially had within its ranks Rab Noakes, Roger Brown and Ian Campbell, although by the time the band signed a record...

Number 469 - 15.01.19

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) When the Night Comes Down - The Sutherland Brothers (Lifeboat/When the Night Comes Down) The Medication Show - Ranagri (Playing for Luck) Back on the Road - Joe Egan (Out of Nowhere) Natural High - Joe Egan (Out of Nowhere)...

Number 296

Joe Egan - Out of Nowhere (Ariola AARL5021) After playing in a series of bands, singer songwriter Joe Egan teamed up with former school pal Gerry Rafferty to form Stealers Wheel, who had a series of hit records in the early 1970s, notably Stuck in the Middle With You , which Egan co-wrote with...

Number 125

Fairfield Parlour - Bordeaux Rose (Vertigo 6059 003 - 1970) Fairfield Parlour are one of those relatively obscure UK bands that emerged from the late 1960s having already had some success under the name of Kaleidoscope, a name already taken by a psychedelic band from California. Their style was...

Number 295

Neil Young - After the Goldrush (Reprise Records RS 6383) The third solo album by Canadian singer songwriter Neil Young, was released almost simultaneously with albums by the other three members of his then band, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash, yet this LP is the most memorable...

Number 468 - 01.01.19

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Never Go Back - Birds of Chicago (Love in Wartime) Reynardine - Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage (Awake) Giving Up - The Jellyman's Daughter (Dead Reckoning) Let Your Banjo Ring - Steve Tilston (Distant Days) Tell Me Why - Neil...

Number 467 - 15.12.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Set Me Free - Jaywalkers (Time to Save the World) Another Lifetime - Me and My Friends (Look Up) Hello - Dawda Jobarteh (I Met Her By the River) Voodoo Child - Angelique Kidjo (Oremi) Walk on the Wild Side - Albert Pla (Supone A...

Number 294

Ian Matthews - If You Saw Thro' My Eyes (Vertigo VEL1002) Following his departure from Fairport Convention in 1969, which was in turn followed by some success with his debut solo album under the guise of Matthews' Southern Comfort, together with a hit single of Joni Mitchell's Woodstock , Ian...

Number 124

Rod Stewart - Maggie May (Mercury 6052 097 - 1971) It's still hard to believe that Maggie May was in fact an almost give away B side, released in 1971 on the flip side of Stewart's version of Tim Hardin's Reason to Believe . With no small help from their many appearances on Top of the Pops, joined...

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