Friday, 27 April 2012

Rodney Collins.


Love letters in the Sand/Pat Boone (London, 1957)
Listen to the Ocean/Nina and Frederik (Columbia, 1959)
Put your head on my Shoulder/Paul Anka (Columbia, 1959)
You'll never know what you're Missing/Emile Ford & Checkmates (Pye, 1960)
Portrait of my Love/Matt Monro (Parlophone, 1960)
Twistin all night Long/Danny & The Juniors (Swan-US, 1961)
TV THEME: Comedy Playhouse/Ron Grainer (BBC, 1961)
When my little girl is Smiling/Jimmy Justice (Pye, 1962)
Come Outside/Mike Sarne & Wendy Richard (Parlophone, 1962)
Guantanamera/Pete Seeger (CBS, 1963)
SHOW TUNE: People/Barbra Streisand (Columbia-US, 1964 from the musical 'People')
Have I the Right/Honeycombs (Pye, 1964)
It's for You/Cilla Black (Parlophone, 1964)
How can you Tell/Sandie Shaw (Pye, 1965)
Homeward Bound/Cher (Imperial-US, 1966 from the LP 'Cher')
It may be winter Outside/Felice Taylor & Bob Keene Orchestra (President, 1967)
Help Yourself/Tom Jones (Decca, 1968)
Suddenly you love Me/Tremeloes (CBS, 1968)
Walk On/Roy Orbison (MGM-US,1968)
Lady Madonna/The Beatles (Apple, 1968 this version on 'Beatles Anthology-2')
World I used to Know/Bobby Goldsboro (UA 1969 from the LP 'Today')
Me and Mrs Jones/Billy Paul (Philadelphia International, 1972)
I'd like to be a friend to You/Kenny Ball & Eddie Lester Singers (Pye, 1974)
SHOW TUNES: I won't send Roses & I promised you a happy Ending/Robert Preston (MCA, 1974 from 'Mac And Mabel')
You to me are Everything/Real Thing (Pye International, 1976)
Makin up Again/Goldie (Bronze, 1978)
Rockestra Theme/Duane Eddy & Paul McCartney (Capitol, 1987)
The Comedians/Roy Orbison (Virgin, 1989 from the CD 'Mystery Girl')
HAVE YOU HEARD THIS ONE: You never can Tell/Status Quo (Polygram, 1996 from the CD 'Don't Stop' - a 60s hit for Chuck Berry)
He was good to Me/Laura Zakian (33Records, 2008 from the CD 'About Love')

NEW MUSIC: Seven Sisters/The Shed (2018 from the EP 'Hallucination – see

Jasmine Records have issued a CD that salutes the work of Lionel Bart. Remembered for his work on musicals, this set features tracks from Tommy Steele, Anthony Newley, Shirley Bassey, Max Bygraves and Russ Conway. Also, from the same label comes a collection of the early hits from Kenny Ball - and there were a lot of them! 'Singles Collection 1960-1962' is out now. See for more information.
Esoteric Records have re-issued the Alan Price album 'Between Today and Yesterday'. First issued in 1974 this includes the excellent 'Jarrow Song' and now features some bonus tracks including the single version of 'In Times Like These'.

Warners have issued the latest album by Beverley Knight - 'BK25' a quality artist who continues to fill concert venues and sell albums. This live set contains some of the hits and we feature a track again soon. 

A new CD comes from Ace Records - 'AMERICAN TUNES - SONGS BY PAUL SIMON'.  This includes tracks by Harper's Bizarre, the Tremeloes, Aretha Franklin and Paul Simon joins Annie Lennox on the duet 'Something So Right'.


Our show is broadcast (GMT) on  ABC Oldies- - on Saturdays at 0700, Sundays at Midday, Wednesdays at 1300 and Thursdays at 0200 & 2000. Then we are on Isles FM - on Monday mornings at 1000 and Thursday afternoons and there's a mid-week overnight broadcast as well.You can hear the programme on Miskin Radio - - each Saturday at 1800. There is then Soul Beat Radio - at 0900 Wednesday, see     for more about the station There are two new stations with us on Sundays; first there is 80's And More - . Then there is Kalypso Gold - see at 1700 Sunday with a repeat on Thursday at 2000. 
Now to  Wigan FM Gold  - go to -  you can hear the show on Saturday at 0800 (just after Gene Pitney & Friends),  Monday and Friday at 1600 and Thursday at 2300. Then we have  WNR - West Norfolk Radio  play the show on Mondays at 1900, Tuesday at 0100 and on Thursdays at 1300.  Find them at http://www, and Vulcan Sound Radio on Wednesdays at 1900 -  Bullseye Radio based in the US play the programme on Saturday at 1900 - . This station is licensed by BMI-ASCAP, but the broadcast may not be available in certain territories. 

The Gene Pitney & Friends Show is broadcast as follows - on Saturday at 2100 (local time Connecticut)  - this broadcast is available world-wide as are all of those listed below. Monday night into Tuesday morning Midnight until 0100 and 0300 Friday Tuesdays and Fridays at 2000   at 2100 on Tuesday & 2300 Friday  on Tuesday at 1500 & Wednesday at 0100 on Monday at Midday and Saturday at 0700. You can also hear GENE PITNEY - 

FROM THE ARCHIVES on Wednesday at Midday and Saturday at 1900 on WIGAM FM and on KALYPSO GOLD on Sunday at 0900 and Thursday at 1900

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I have been in the media business now for more than 50 years starting out with local newspapers in Surrey and then Record Mirror and Music Week, part of the Billboard group. I then joined Pye Records/ATV and Stoll-Moss Theatres at the end of the 60’s. In 1971 I moved to BBC Radios 1 & 2 in the early 70’s and then worked for Radio Luxembourg/Atlantic 252 in a management capacity and then ran local commercial stations in Glasgow, London and the Isles of Man and Lewis. My programme is currently broadcast by a mix of FM and internet stations and I am now Chairman of Isles FM and a Board consultant to another. In 2002 we had a world exclusive on Frank Sinatra on Isles FM - see