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Tuesday 4 June 2013, 10:56

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Sunny again, lovely. Good to get back into the old routine, nose to the grindstone and into the swing of it. All at the same time. Hope all good with you, another top drivetime extravaganza being planned (I lie, no work done so far). And prior to the show, some fine time with Bob Harris, Ken Bruce, Jo Whiley, Claudia Winkleman and Tony Blackburn. We were at the BBC's Maida vale studios filming some chat for website/red button/anyone that'll take it. We were basically just talking about being on the radio and the craft of making radio programmes. There was so much wisdom and so many anecdotes in the room it will be hard to edit to anything shorter than 5 hours. But doubtless there'll be a 90 second version to grab the attention of the busy. Hopefully it'll be of interest to more than just the 6 of us-we all wanted to carry on! It looks a bit like that Late Review programme from a few years ago, but with less swearing and no smoking.
Today we welcome poet Michael Rosen to the show. Michael is always entertaining with much to say and he's off on a tour with a performance of his old book 'Centrally Heated Knickers' which features 100 poems about science (what will we talk about?) and you can hear him after 6.
And CORONATION oldies please for the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation today. A companion piece to the pomp and ceremony. Your cut out and keep guide etc. Ta
Have a magisterial and glamorous Tuesday, see you after 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Morning All,

    'Queen Of The New Year' Deacon Blue
    'Diamonds and Pearls' Prince

    Have a good day everybody

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    Comment number 2.

    Happy Tuesdays all round and whether one is royalty-inclined or not - and I'm certainly no forelock tugger - you've got to concede t'is a mighty achievement.

    So just the one choice from me today in honour of Her Maj:


    THE ROYAL MILE - GERRY RAFFERTY



    :^)

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    Comment number 3.

    Morning your Lordship, team, NYM and much missed bloggers,

    Swooping in for a one-day-only appearance, as I’m at home today, and couldn’t resist dropping in. Have done a bit of lurking over the last few weeks, but not enough to keep up with all the comings and goings. So hoping everyone is in fine fettle and everything in blogland is just dandy.

    #coronationoldies

    THE CROWN - GARY BYRD AND THE G.B EXEPRIENCE (Full version, if you please)

    RUNNING IN THE FAMILY – Level 42

    DIZZY MISS LIZZIE – Beatles or Larry Williams

    HOLD YOUR HEAD UP – Argent

    YOU WEAR IT WELL – Rod Stewart

    THIS IS THE DAY – The The

    TODAY – Talk Talk

    JBG

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    Comment number 4.

    I’m struggling – tricky theme.


    ZADOK THE PRIEST – HANDEL

    CORONATION – DAMON ALBARN

    I WAS THERE (AT THE CORONATION) – YOUNG TIGER

    SOUND AND VISION – DAVID BOWIE (for all the new fangled televisions)

    DANCING IN THE STREET – MARTHA AND THE VANDELLAS or MICK JAGGER & DAVID BOWIE

    STREET LIFE – THE CRUSADERS

    QUEEN OF HEARTS – DAVE EDMUNDS

    QUEEN OF THE NEW YEAR – DEACON BLUE

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    Comment number 5.

    Hi all and thankyou Simon for the shoutout yesterday.
    Now for some Coronation songs
    1. Queen of Hearts by Dave Edmunds
    2. Royal Event by Russ Conway
    3. Old and Wise by Alan Parsons Project
    4. [Thank You For] The Days by the Kinks or Kirsty Maccoll
    5. Waves by Blancmange
    6. Royal Mile by Gerry Rafferty
    7. Celebration Day by Led Zeppelin
    8. Glorious by The Pierces
    9. Gloria by Van Morrison
    10. Golden Years by David Bowie

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    Comment number 6.

    Hello again all, on this beautiful warm summer day.

    It's probably going to stay dry for some time because farmers are watering their crops!

    Coronation oldies...

    QUEEN OF HEARTS ~ Dave Edmunds

    CELEBRATION ~ Kool & The Gang

    ENGLAND SWINGS ~ Roger Miller "....Westminster Abbey the tower of Big Ben"

    BALLAD OF A TEENAGE QUEEN Johnny Cash

    CORONATION ~ Damon Albarn

    ROCK 'N ROLL QUEEN ~ Mott The Hoople

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    Comment number 7.

    Good Morning Simon and glamorous bloggers.

    Can somebody post Scotch Git's request up please as it's a bit tricky for me.

    DIGNITY - DEACON BLUE

    DANCING QUEEN - ABBA

    HAND IT OVER - JAMES HUNTER

    FANTASTIC DAY - HAIRCUT 100

    CELEBRATION - KOOL AND THE GANG

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    Comment number 8.

    And here is the salutation missing from my previous post

    Morning folks

    Another slight out of kilter, not blogging from home week.


    ELEVATION – U2

    HER MAJESTY – THE BEATLES (very very tight for time choice)

    DIAMONDS ON THE SOLES OF HER SHOES – PAUL SIMON

    LIKE A DIAMOND – TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS

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    Comment number 9.

    Celebrate good times by Kool & the Gang I think it was.
    Pretty much anything by Queen (although I think Brian May did a version of the National Anthem).
    Celebration Day by Led Zep

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    Comment number 10.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Late blog means no time to stop and chat - or check back for any duplicates - so I hope folks are happy to share...

    #coronationoldies

    QUEEN OF CLUBS – KC and the Sunshine Band

    PLAYING WITH THE QUEEN OF HEARTS – Juice Newton

    KILLER QUEEN – Queen

    QUEEN OF THE NEW YEAR – Deacon Blue

    CELEBRATION – Kool and the Gang

    I’M STILL STANDING – Elton John

    THE LONGEST TIME – Billy Joel

    THE ROYAL MILE – Gerry Rafferty

    DANCING QUEEN – Abba

    ~X~

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    Comment number 11.

    Good morning again.

    I know I shouldn't, I know it won't get played, and I really don't wish any harm to Good Queen Liz 2 but...

    THE QUEEN IS DEAD - The Smiths

    Sorry!

    I'll have another thunk.

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    Comment number 12.

    Thanks for the nice welcome. I'm afraid employment situation does not allow me to socially media-orise so my appearances may be somewhat fleeting.
    Looks as though the goodies have all been chosen. So I'll have a crack at these two

    PROCESSION by New Order
    CEREMONY by New Order



    Milly x

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    Comment number 13.

    And there would be another coronation in the event that a monarch died. And a monarch, albeit a king and not a queen, did die so that the queen could be crowned and.... should I stop digging?

    How about

    no, can't think of anything else at all?

    What was it Mildred wanted to suggest? Something about a coronation and steam. Hang on , I'll have a look

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    Comment number 14.

    Hello again all

    CORONATION OLDIES

    Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers
    Diamonds and Pearls - Prince
    We all want to Rule the World - Tears For Fears (From album Songs From the BIG CHAIR)
    Dizzy Miss Lizzy - The Beatles

    Back later.

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    Comment number 15.

    Plain Mildred would like to suggest

    CORONATION SCOT - don't know who it's by


    and Scotch Git would like to suggest

    THE KING HAS LOST HIS CROWN - Abba


    Have I redeemed myself?

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    Comment number 16.

    Well look who it is – lovely to see you even if it is only for one day JBG. I trust all is well with you? And the new job?

    I love Dizzy Miss Lizzy – still not quite got over it not being played as a Pride & Prejudice oldie ;-)

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    Comment number 17.

    Good morning all from a sunny and breezy place

    On Coronation day it was announced that the summit of Everest had been reached so...

    TOP OF THE WORLD - THE CARPENTERS

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    Comment number 18.

    Once in a lifetime - Talking Heads
    King in a Catholic Style - China Crisis
    Dignity - DEacon Blue
    Gold - Spandau Ballet
    Kings and Queens - 30 seconds to mars
    King for a day - Thompson Twins
    King - UB40
    Queen of my Heart - Westlife
    Praise You - Fat Boy Slim

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    Comment number 19.

    #15 Oh wow - Mildred's Tune:

    Coronation Scot [The Paul Temple theme] - A Classic BBC Radio Theme


    Deliciously nostalgic
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwab4b7_7qA

    :^)

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    Comment number 20.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Indeed Simon (and Autumn Gale) it is nice to back to the old routine.

    Bloggers mentions were a little thin on the ground yesterday but hey ho it was success for the Muggles!

    1. THE CROWN - Gary Byrd experience
    2. THE LONGEST TIME - Billy Joel
    3. RULE THE WORLD - Take That
    4. THE LONG RUN - the Eagles
    5. QUEEN OF CLUBS - K C and the sunshine band
    6. QUEEN OF OUR HEARTS - Westlife
    7. QUEEN OF HEARTS - Dave Edmunds
    8. DIAMOND LIFE - Sade
    9. KILLER QUEEN - Queen
    10. CELEBRATION - Kool and the Gang

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

 

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