This week sees the third of three consecutive ‘special’ editions of Where The Action Is. This week, to celebrate the forthcoming Academy Awards we’re hosting our own film-themed special. We’ll still have our regular features such as two rounds of Connect 3, a Foreign Language track (which country will we visit this week?) and this week’s Two of a Kind. There’s also a Death Disco track and a trip to the Land of 1000 Dances. Double Rubble, Under The Influence and the Half-Time Instrumental are back too.
The Seekers – Georgy Girl (EMI Columbia 1966)
The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
Diana Dors – So Little Time (Fontana 1964)
Doris Day – Oo-Wee Baby (CBS 1964)
John Leyton – The Great Escape (HMV 1963)
Adam Faith/John Barry – The Beat Girl Song (Columbia 1960)
Tom Jones – A Taste of Honey (Decca 1966) (Connect 3)
The Bats – On The Waterfront (Ember 1966) (Connect 3)
Bobby Freeman – The Soulful Sound of Music (Loma 1966) (Connect 3)
The Hollywood Jills – He Makes Me So Mad (Tune-Kel 1968)
Kenny Hollywood – Magic Star (Decca 1962)
Roger McGuinn – The Ballad of Easy Rider (Dunhill/Reprise 1969) (Birthday: 23/2/40 Peter Fonda)
Robert Mitchum – Beauty is Only Skin Deep (Capitol 1957)
Cilla Black – Work is a Four Letter Word (Parlophone 1968)
The Living Daylights – Let’s Live For Today (Philips 1967) (Double Rubble)
The Oscar Bicycle – The Room Revolves Around Me (CBS 1968) (Double Rubble)
Tony Jackson – Stage Door (Pye 1965)
Roy Budd – Main Theme: Carter Takes a Train (Pye 1971) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Quince Harmon – It’s a Great Life On The Buses (Hammer 1971)
Donna Loren – So, Do The Zonk (Capitol 1965) (Land of 1000 Dances)
Lulu & John Barry – The Man With The Golden Gun (EMI 1974)
Brigitte Bardot – L’Appareil A Sous (Mercury 1963) (Foreign Language)
Rainbo (Sissy Spacek) – John, You Went Too Far This Time (Roulette 1968)
Noel Harrison – A Young Girl (of Sixteen) (Decca 1966) (Death Disco)
Cher – Superstar (Atco 1970)
Bill Oddie – The Knitting Song (Parlophone 1965)
Teenage Filmstars – I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape (Creation 1980) (Under The Influence)
The Olympics – Western Movies (Demon 1958) (Connect 3)
The Kinks – Groovy Movies (Unreleased 1969) (Connect 3)
Jackie DeShannon – Just Like In The Movies (Liberty 1962) (Connect 3)
David Bowie & Mick Jagger – Andy Warhol (Unreleased 1971)
Annette Funciello – Pineapple Princess (Vista 1960)
The Shadows – Les Girls (EMI 1963) (Two of a Kind)
Cliff Richard & The Shadows – Big News (EMI 1963) (Two of a Kind)
Olivia Newton-John – If Not For You (Pye International 1971)
Jayne Mansfield – That Makes It! (Unreleased 1966)
Thanks, as always, to everyone who tuned in and to those who also joined in on the Facebook page. Your contributions and feedback are always welcomed and if there’s something you want to hear on the show then by all means let me know.
Tonight’s show included requests for Marion and John Paul (Edinburgh), Joe Haining (Milan), Caroline Perkins (Thanet), Eve Griffin (Exeter), Virginia Mills (Indianapolis), Carol-Anne Welch (Glasgow), Scott Hastie (Glenrothes), Robert Cudmore (Dunfermline) and Sheila Godfrey (East Kilbride) amongst others.
You can now tune in every Thursday night between 9pm and 11pm on 98.8 FM in and around Edinburgh and online via www.leithfm.co.uk or using TuneIn Web Tuner.You can also join in the chat during the show on the “Where The Action Is (Radio Show)” Facebook page. If you’re listening in the USA the show starts at approximately 1300 (PST), 1400 (MST), 1500 (CST) and 1600 (EST).
Requests are welcome for the show, including the features, and I’ll try and accommodate them all, although it may take a couple of weeks to slot them all in.
That’s it for this week. Until next time, it’s good day/night and good health.