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Thursday 17 July 2014, 08:36

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

I am going to be hardline on this. There is a need for thin flowing fabrics today but no need to wear shorts. I am not on the beach (not yet anyway), I am not encased in suntan cream (though maybe I should be-more on that later) and I'm not reading a Wilbur Smith novel (my summer of reading is sorted already). I might wear linen. I might wear cheesecloth. But my trousers will be full length. If Alan Deadicoat wears shorts, I will too. Until then, the ankles stay covered.

The spirit of summer is taking over the show however once Nigel arrives as he is reinventing the ice lolly (elsewhere the popsicle, icy pole, freezer pop). Not quite convinced he'll get them to us in their frozen state but here's hoping. Zooms. Mivis, Fabs all great names from the days queuing by the ice cream van-what can Nige do to beat that? Find out from 6!

The suntan cream discussion is sparked by the confession which, in passing, referred to buying the wrong kind of ointment (coconut in this case) so we'll look at that. Actually, all things considered, why don't we just tee-up some SUMMER CLASSICS for the oldies. Looks like sunshine over most of the country so today's the day. But not for bare legs, obvs.

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    Hello again!

    Hot Hot Hot!!! - The Cure

    Here Comes The Summer - The Undertones

    Rockway Beach - The Ramones

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    Greetings all from sunny South Yorkshire:
    HERE COMES SUMMER – UNDERTONES
    LITHIUM SUNSET – STING
    SUMMERTIME – FUN BOY THREE
    SUMMER IN THE CITY – LOVIN SPOONFUL
    MR BLUE SKY – ELO
    SUMMER BREEZE – ISLEYS
    DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME – ELTON JOHN
    SUNSHINE GIRL – HERMAN’S HERMITS
    And just to even it up:
    BOYS OF SUMMER – DON HENLEY

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    Comment number 3.

    Good morning Simon and fellow bloggers.

    I think my short wearing days are passed too!

    Tequilla Sunrise - The Eagles

    Sunglasses - Tracey Ullman

    Sea Cruise - Frankie Forde

    Automatically Sunshine - The Supremems

    Sunshine Day - osibisa

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    Comment number 4.

    Hello again!

    HERE COMES THE SUN ~ The Beatles

    LONG HOT SUMMER ~ Girls Aloud

    SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE ~ Jimi Hendrix

    BOYS OF SUMMER ~ Don Henley

    THE SECOND SUMMER OF LOVE ~ Danny Wilson

    SUMMERTIME ~ DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

    LONG HOT SUMMER ~ Style Council

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    Comment number 5.

    Morning again folks


    THE HISSING OF SUMMER LAWNS – JONI MITCHELL

    HERE COMES THE SUMMER – THE UNDERTONES

    RUNNIN’ DOWN A DREAM – TOM PETTY (It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down)

    ROCKAWAY BEACH – RAMONES

    SUMMER BREEZE – THE ISLEY BROTHERS

    THE POP SINGER’S FEAR OF THE POLLEN COUNT - THE DIVINE COMEDY

    NORTHERN SKY – NICK DRAKE

    LATE IN THE EVENING – PAUL SIMON

    PULLING MUSSELS (FROM THE SHELL) – SQUEEZE

    GARDEN PARTY – JOHN FOGERTY with Timothy B. Schmit & Don Henley

 

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