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Wednesday 9 April 2014, 09:53

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Sun streaming in here, illuminating every imperfection, both household and personal. Blinds down, sunglasses on. The house is also bursting at the seams with a full compliment of wives and children and a mound of washing the size of Everest. I might have lots of work to take me out of the house...I'll get the head of values to sort out some meetings.
On the show today after 6, Dermot O'Leary and the sole survivor of 81 Squadron Eric Carter. In 1941 he and RAF colleagues were dispatched on a top secret mission to help defend the port of Murmansk in northern Russia against the Nazis. The project was code named Force Benedict and two squadrons of Hurricane fighters were shipped to Russia in total secrecy on the first Arctic convoy. Dermot met Eric at a fund raising dinner at an RAF club in 2013 and suggested he tell is story-which he now has. Hear Eric and Dermot after 6.
And fascinating to hear Ian Hislop talking to Paddy K yesterday about his 'Olden Days' series on BBC tonight. Nostalgia, rose-tinted spectacles and so on. OLDEN DAYS oldies? Why not. And does the word 'olden' only get used in this context? It seems so...
5pm then.

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    Good Morning Simon, Team and lovely Wednesday Bloggers

    Not much time to play today - squillions of emails to get through at work :o(

    #oldendayoldies

    IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME – Cher

    YESTERDAY ONCE MORE – Carpenters

    THOSE WERE THE DAYS – Mary Hopkin

    DAYS – Kirsty MacColl

    ~X~

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    Morning folks


    KODACHROME – PAUL SIMON (when I look back …. )

    YESTERDAY ONCE MORE – THE CARPENTERS

    OLD FRIENDS / BOOKENDS – SIMON & GARFUNKEL

    YESTERDAY – THE BEATLES

    GLORY DAYS – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

    DAYS – KIRSTY MACCOLL or THE KINKS

    OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL – BOB SEGER

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    Good Morning Simon et al,

    THOSE WERE THE DAYS – MARY HOPKINS

    ONLY YESTERDAY – CARPENTERS

    SUPERSTAR – CARPENTERS opening line “Long ago and oh so far away”

    THE GOOD OLD DAYS - LIBERTINES

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    Good morning everyone

    BRINGING ON BACK THE GOOD TIMES ~ Love Affair

    DAYS ~ The Kinks (or) Kirsty McColl

    IN THE BAD BAD OLD DAYS ~ The Foundations

    DANCE HALL DAYS ~ Wang Chung

    EVEN THE BAD TIMES ARE GOOD ~ The Tremeloes

    REMEMBER THE DAYS OF THE OLD SCHOOLYARD ~ Cat Stevens

    THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN' ~ Bob Dylan

    NOW THOSE DAYS ARE GONE ~ Bucks Fizz

    GOOD TIMES ~ Eric Burdon and the Animals

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    WHEN WE WERE YOUNG - KILLERS

 

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