Friday, 27 April 2012

Rodney Collins.


Que sera Sera/Doris Day (Philips, 1956)
Along came Jones/Coasters (Atco-US, 1959)
Runaway/Del Shannon (London, 1961)
Peppermint Twist/Joey Dee & Starlighters (Roulette-US, 1961)
TV THEME:Coronation Street/Geoff Love Orchestra (Columbia, 1961)
Venus in blue Jeans/Mark Wynter (Pye, 1962)
Night has a thousand Eyes/Bobby Vee (Liberty, 1963)
Remember.../The Shangri-Las (Red Bird-US, 1964)
Downtown/Petula Clark (Pye, 1964)
Message to Martha/Adam Faith (Parlophone, 1964)
Everybody loves Somebody/Dean Martin (Reprise, 1964)
My kind of Girl/Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise, 1964 from the LP 'London Palladium')
How insensitive/Astrud Gilberto (Verve, 1965)
All over the World/Francoise Hardy (Pye, 1965)
Little Things/Dave Berry (Decca, 1965)
London Boys/David Bowie (Decca, 1966)
Single Girl/Sandy Posey (MGM, 1966)
Neon Rainbow/Box Tops (Arista, 1967)
Yesterday's Dreams/Four Tops (Tamla Motown, 1968)
London social Degree/Billy Nicholls (Immediate, 1968 from the LP 'Would You Believe')
For what it's Worth/Cher (Atco, 1969 from the LP '3614 Jackson Highway')
The Universal/Small Faces (Immediate, 1969)
Apeman/The Kinks (Pye, 1970)
HAVE YOU HEARD THIS ONE:Spirit in the Sky/Pick of the Pops featuring Elton John (RPM Productions, 1970 this was a world-wide hit for Normal Greenbaum)
They don't give Medals../Dionne Warwick (Scepter-US, 1970)
Say a little Prayer-Time I get to Phoenix/Anne Murray & Glen Campbell (Capitol, 1971)
Living for the City/Stevie Wonder (Tamla Motown, 1974)
I never will Marry/Linda Ronstadt & Dolly Parton ((Asylum, 1977 from 'Simple Dreams')
Going in with both eyes Open/David Soul (Private Stock, 1977)
Parisienne Walkways/Thin Lizzy featuring Gary Moore (MCA, 1978)
Dancing on the Ceiling/Lionel Ritchie (Motown, 1986)
Don't get me Wrong/The Pretenders (Real, 1986)
Something in your Eyes/Richard Carpenter & Dusty Springfield (A&M, 1987)

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, Russ Conway and Bruce Forsyth in the show last week. . 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'.

From Zone comes a DVD from the 60's LIVERPOOL SOUND. It features Gerry and the Pacemakers, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, Dusty Springfield and Gene Pitney - a classic TV show. More about the DVD at 

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'.


Every effort is being made by radio stations to broadcast the show in line with the details below at this difficult time. It is broadcast (BST from Sunday) on  ABC Oldies- - on Saturdays at 0700, Sundays at Midday, Wednesdays at 1300 and Thursdays at 0200 & 2000. You can also tune in via any smart speaker.  Then we are on Isles FM - on Monday mornings at 1000 and Thursday afternoons and there's a mid-week overnight broadcast as well. Replay Radio broadcast the show at 1000 on Sundays -

Beverley FM presents the show on Sundays at 2200 -      You can hear the programme on Miskin Radio - - each Saturday at 1800. There is then Soul Beat Radio - at 1100 Wednesday, see  Then there is Kalypso Gold - see on Saturday at 0800, Sunday at 1700 and   Thursday at 2000. If you have Alexa, first ask it to "enable Kalypso Gold Radio'; after that just say 'Alexa, play Kalypso Gold Radio'.Now to  Wigan FM Gold  -  -  you can hear the show on Saturday at 0800 (just after Gene Pitney & Friends). Then we have  WNR - West Norfolk Radio - they  play the show on Mondays at 1900, Tuesday at 0100 and on Thursdays at 1300; they are available on Alexa too.  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 on Sundays at 0900 Saturday at 0700 and on Wednesdays and Fridays at 2000   at 2100 on Tuesday & 2300 Friday  on Tuesday at 1500 & Wednesday at 0100 on Saturday at 0700. 

You can also hear GENE PITNEY - FROM THE ARCHIVES on Saturday at 1900 on 
WIGAN FM and on KALYPSO GOLD on Sundays and Thursdays, too. 

All of our programmes are produced on a free-to-air basis. The programme information above excludes dozens of other stations that also broadcast our programmes, without any formal agreement. We also broadcast RADIO OUTREACH on many radio stations world-wide and also represent RISE AND SHINE a breakfast show presented by Peter Haynes and produced by Wigan FM for various stations world-wide. For more information please contact Radio Services by e-mail - or send a message to our Radio Services Page on Facebook. Same address please for enquiries about RADIO OUTREACH. For requests for our shows  -

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