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First Amongst Sequels

Stuart Bailie | 22:58 UK time, Sunday, 10 July 2011

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the conversation about musical sequels – particularly those Facebook pals who put in some illuminating ideas.

This then, is how were will map out the sequels show on July 11. Every song is paired with something that takes the story onwards. From the old girlfriend who gets wed to the wrong guy, to the mythical spaceman, the punk, the fallen ghetto child and the wibbling riddles of John Lennon. Some of the sequels are frankly awful, and I think my co-host Reggie Chamberlain King has ruined Where Do You Go To My Lovely forever, noting that it reads like a bad Jeffrey Archer book.

We finish with a five part study of Waterloo Sunset, the most resonant song about two lovers, the Thames and time's fading moments. We know it won't be bettered, but it didn't stop Bob Geldof, Suggs and John Wesley Harding for having a try. Even Ray Davies was encouraged to go back there, with sadly indifferent results.

Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue
Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue Got Married
David Bowie - Space Oddity
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
The Ramones - Judy Is A Punk
The Ramones - The Return Of Jackie And Judy
Diana Ross - Love Child
Diana Ross - I'm Living in Shame
The Beatles - I Am the Walrus
The Beatles - Glass Onion
The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
Paul Revere - Louie Go Home
Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To My Lovely
Peter Sarstedt - The Last Of The Breed

Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
Chuck Berry - Bye Bye Johnny
Them - Gloria
Belfast Gypsies - Gloria's Dream
Bruce Springsteen - Wild Billy's Circus Story
Bruce Springsteen - The Last Carnival
Graham Parker - White Honey
Graham Parker - Black Honey
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
John Wesley Harding - In Paradise
Madness - 4am
Bob Geldof - Love Like A Rocket
Ray Davies - Return To Waterloo


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