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Friday 11 April 2014, 09:48

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

(thanks to Jennie W I now know I'm safe with that one, top research!)
Here we are then. The weekend (and a week off) beckons just as it clouds over. My memories of Easter holidays are associated with freezing temps and snow everywhere so no complaints from me-this is balmy indeed! Caravanning in the New Forest, as the condensation freezes on the inside of the caravan windows-that's my abiding memory of these holidays. Oh and ice in the chemical toilet now I come to think of it. Anyway We are grateful for 13 degrees if that is all we have.
No film show for me today as esteemed actor David Morrissey takes the helm again so it is straight to ARF for me and 1974 will be our ARFO year. Tom Baker is the new Dr Who, its the 3 day week (oh joy) and we are awash with Bay City Rollers, Yes, Abba and Paper Lace. Wide lapels. Big hair. We have photos.
5pm then!
(and I'll have a go at 578 blog entries while I'm away)

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    Comment number 1.

    Morning all! Have a lovely holiday Simon.

    1974 ARFO:

    WATERLOO - ABBA

    DEVIL GATE DRIVE - SUZI QUATRO

    KILLER QUEEN - QUEEN

    Thanks, Hx

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    Comment number 2.

    From the year's top 100:

    Love on a Mountain Top - Robert Knight
    The Man Who Sold The World - Lulu
    Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
    This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us - Sparks
    Devil Gate Drive - Suzi Quatro

    I think we should help Mr. Mayo with suggestions for blog titles. Here are a few based on random word combinations: Wallpaper Racket, Underwater Zombies, Flying Grimace, Neasden Backup. Any more ideas?

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    Comment number 3.

    1974 ARFO

    DEVIL GATE DRIVE - Suzi Quatro

    Well dione to Jennie for mention in despatches!

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    Comment number 4.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Friday Bloggers!

    Well done for your list Jennie, and well done for getting a mention in despatches.

    #1974oldies

    GONNA MAKE YOU A STAR – David Essex

    ROCK YOUR BABY – George McCrae

    WATERLOO – Abba

    TEENAGE RAMPAGE – The Sweet

    BORN WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE – Stephanie De Sykes

    ROCK THE BOAT – Hues Corporation

    REBEL REBEL – David Bowie

    ~X~

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    Comment number 5.

    Morning again folks

    Lovely MiD Jennie :-)


    REBEL REBEL - DAVID BOWIE

    YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET - BACKMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE

    YOU CAN MAKE ME DANCE, SING OR ANYTHING (EVEN TAKE THE DOG FOR A WALK, MEND A FUSE, FOLD AWAY THE IRONING BOARD, OR ANY OTHER DOMESTIC SHORTCOMINGS) – FACES

    KILLER QUEEN - QUEEN

    MIGHTY, MIGHTY - EARTH, WIND & FIRE

    MUD – TIGER FEET

    WATERLOO - ABBA

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    Comment number 6.

    Waterloo - Abba

    I'm 18 - Alice Cooper

    Seven seas of rhye - Queen

    Killer Queen - Queen

    Far Far Away - Slade (I'm sure there's a couple of "T"s missing. Lol ;-)

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    Comment number 7.

    Hello again everyone!

    YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET ~ Bachman-Turner Overdrive

    HEY ROCK AND ROLL ~ Showaddywaddy

    SUGAR BABY LOVE ~ The Rubettes

    NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE ~ Gloria Gaynor

    DEVIL GATE DRIVE ~ Suzi Quatro

    WATERLOO ~ Abba

    SHANG-A-LANG ~ Bay City Rollers

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    Comment number 8.

    TELL HIM - Hello

    #3 Please remove the extra i!!

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    Comment number 9.

    just for the london marathon:
    Band on the Run - Wings

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    Comment number 10.

    Morning all, I hope it's sunny where you are!

    BAND ON THE RUN - PAUL MCCARTNEY AND WINGS

    REBEL REBEL - DAVID BOWIE

    YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET - BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE

    TIGER FEET - MUD

    DON'T YOU WORRY 'BOUT A THING - STEVIE WONDER

    BENNIE AND THE JETS - ELTON JOHN

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    Comment number 11.

    Good morning again

    Ooohh - mention in dispatches!! It's a pleasure, Simon - the years 2010 - 2012 to follow!!

    I wonder what Shona will choose for this year?? ;0)

    THE STREAK - RAY STEVENS " Don't look Ethel!"

    WATERLOO - ABBA

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    Comment number 12.

    BAND ON THE RUN - PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS
    RIKKI DON'T LOSE THAT NUMBER - STEELY DAN
    CATS IN THE CRADLE - HARRY CHAPIN
    KUNG FU FIGHTING - CARL DOUGLAS
    I'M A TRAIN - ALBERT HAMMOND
    DEVIL GATE DRIVE - SUSIE QUATRO

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    Comment number 13.

    Good morning Simon and bloggers

    1974? There's only one shout for me

    SUGAR BABY LOVE - THE RUBETTES

    Whoopee!

    Have a great holiday Simon!!

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    Comment number 14.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Firstly RIP Sue Townsend, unfortunately Shona and Jenny it's true ;(

    Congrats on the M.I.D. Jenny big woopie doopies to you and a massive slappa ma thighs!!!!

    Hey Shona, maybe Bay City Rollers will be the 1st ARFO today ;)

    1974. I was 6 for most of it but for some reason I knew a lot of songs from this year and can remember them vividly!

    1. ROCK ME GENTLY - Andy Kim
    2. THIS TOWN AINT BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF US - Sparks
    3. WATERLOO - Abba
    4, DEVILGATE DRIVE - Suzi Quatro
    5. KUNG FU FIGHTING - Carl Douglas
    6. HEY ROCK AND ROLL - Showaddywaddy
    7. WOMBLING SONG - The Wombles
    8. THE STREAK - Ray Stevens
    9. VIVE LESPANIA - Sylvia ( come on Chelsea draw Athletico Madrid today!)
    10. THERE IS A GHOST IN MY HOUSE - R Dean taylor

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

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    Comment number 15.

    Hi all and well done for yeaterdays shoutouts.
    All Request Friday 1974 tunes:
    1. TIGER FEET by Mud
    2. KILLER QUEEN by Queen
    3. ROCK YOUR BABY by George McCrae
    4. KUNG FU FIGHTING by carl Douglas
    5. HEY ROCK AND ROLL by Showaddywaddy
    6. THE STREAK by ray Stevens
    7. TEENAGE RAMPAGE BY The Sweet
    8. THIS TOWN AINT BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF US by Sparks
    9. YOU AINT SEEN NOTHING YET by Bachmann Turner Overdrive
    10. JUDY TEEN by Cockney Rebel

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    Comment number 16.

    AUTOBAHN - KRAFTWERK

    DOWN DOWN - STATUS QUO

    REBEL REBEL - DAVID BOWIE

    SWEET HOME ALABAMA - LYNYRD SKYNYRD

    Loads of good music this year, but a lot of it doesn't really fit the ARFO description. Good luck all!

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    Comment number 17.

    Shang a lang Bay City Rollers

    Diamond Dogs -David Bowie

    Rebel rebel - David Bowie

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    Comment number 18.

    Yes a well deserved mention in despatches Jennie.

    Mandy 1974 was the year I went to see The Bay City Rollers in the Caird Hall, Dundee.

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    Comment number 19.

    oops sorry Shona its the Rubettes you like (runs off to the dunces corner for the day)

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    Comment number 20.

    Good morning all, remember me?

    1974:

    THIS TOWN AIN'T BIG ENOUGH FOR BOTH OF US - Sparks

    BILLY DON'T BE A HERO - Paper Lace

    HEY ROCK AND ROLL - Showaddywaddy

    REBEL REBEL - David Bowie

    THE IN CROWD - Bryan Ferry

    BAND ON THE RUN - Paul McCartney and Wings

    LONG LIVE LOVE - Olivia Newton John

    NO HONESTLY - Lynsey De Paul

    WATERLOO - Abba

    TEENAGE RAMPAGE - The Sweet


    Hopefully back later for a catch up.

 

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