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Posted on 4 Apr 2011 17:38:44 BDT
M. Makin says:
I had the Lone Star live from Fluff's show on tape but I've lost the tape over the years - I don't suppose anyone can supply a copy ?
(As I recall on the Saturday Show live sessions "The Bells of Berlin" was immediately followed by "From all of us to all of you")

Posted on 5 Apr 2011 08:17:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Apr 2011 08:18:28 BDT
Val H. says:
The man who stands alone
The jewel that's set in stone
He was there with every girl I fell for,
The world he made his own
A power upon the throne
And I swear he made the summer longer
And with Lennon and Bolan gone
And the music their memoriam
And the past is part of all our lives
And my brother Maurice is staying alive

And I remember, all my life,
Yes, I remember the distant light,
Yes, I remember burning bright
Alan Freeman Days
Oh yeah

The magic would emerge
On Radio Luxembourg
In his words; give me what I hunger
And we all forgot so soon
When they landed a man upon the moon
But I won't forget the pain inside
The day that Alan Freeman died

But I remember, all my life,
Yes, I remember the distant light,
Yes, I remember burning bright
Alan Freeman Days
Oh Yeah

Over the years I hear you call
In a world that's full of change
You are the flame that keeps on burning strong
(Insert: Alan's voice on radio)
Alan Freeman Days

But I remember, all my life,
Yes, I remember the distant light,
Yes, I remember burning bright
Alan Freeman Days, Alan Freeman Days,
Alan Freeman Days

Alan Freeman Days - Robin Gibb

And he - Alan Freeman - was a Melbourne lad! (Sorry, but I'm contracted to fly the Aussie flag whenever I can)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LqoFG583Sk

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2011 09:15:03 BDT
Brass Neck says:
'contracted' - so it's a disease then Valerie?!! ;¨)

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2011 10:01:11 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Apr 2011 10:04:14 BDT
Gordon Dent says:
Felicia - I remember that episode of Juke Box Jury. The song was by The Monks (who later recorded a single called "Johnny B Rotten"). Looking back, it was a rather bizarre format. Presented by NoŽl Edmonds, the show consisted of newly released singles played in the studio while the panel sat and listened and then made their comments. Not much movement. Perhaps a precursor of the current hilarious Saturday afternoon football shows, where pundits sit and comment on video coverage that the audience can't see.

Even more bizarre is the line-up of the panel on the infamous Freeman-Lydon episode. The other two members were Elaine Paige and Joan Collins(!). Translated to the 21st century, this would be equivalent to having people with no connection to pop music judging pop-music talent contests. Who would be good examples? Amanda Holden, let's say. Or even Piers Morgan. How ridiculous would that be?

Incidentally, there is no way that Planet Rock provides the same sort of coverage as Alan Freeman, Tommy Vance and Anne Nightingale did on Radio 1 in the seventies/early eighties. Apart from the disproportionate quantity of AC/DC, there is far too much reliance on favourites that are played more or less every day. Rick Wakeman is funny, though.

Posted on 5 Apr 2011 11:59:50 BDT
M. Makin says:
"Translated to the 21st century, this would be equivalent to having people with no connection to pop music judging pop-music talent contests."

IMHO the modern equivalent of Jukebox Jury is Never Mind the Buzzcocks, not the banal timewasting "talent" shows.

Posted on 15 Apr 2011 08:58:56 BDT
That JJJ episode was actually in 1979 , rather than the early 80s. I watched it too. The revived programme only lasted the one series at the time , until it came back years later with Jools Holland fronting.
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