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21/04/2012

Duration:
1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 21 April 2012

Paul Gambaccini presents tracks from this week's US charts and hits from the last six decades.

In the feature Headline News [Number One Albums On Noteworthy Days] we hear El Condor Pasa by Simon & Garfunkel from Bridge Over Troubled Water. It was number one on 10 April 1970 - the day on which Paul McCartney announced the break-up of The Beatles. We also hear Angel Of Harlem by U2 from the album Rattle And Hum. It was number one on 8 November 1988 - the day on which George H. W. Bush was elected President of the United States.

In regular feature The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, songs are played from albums by The Miracles and Charlie Rich. It's Not The Same Old Song highlights Lovin' You by Bobby Darin and a different song with the same title by Minnie Riperton.

In A Matter Of Life And Death Paul celebrates the birth on this date in 1947 of Iggy Pop by playing his single Real Wild Child (Wild One). We also hear Purple Haze by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. It is played in tribute to Jim Marshall, who recently died. He was the inventor of the Marshall guitar amplifier used by Hendrix and so many other rock artists.

(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher by Jackie Wilson and Your Song by Elton John are this week's featured records from the Grammy Hall Of Fame Singles list.

Music Played

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  • Image for R.B. Greaves

    R.B. Greaves Take A Letter, Maria

    This day in 1952: the first Secretary’s Day ...now known as Administrative Professionals’ Day

  • Image for Alabama Shakes

    Alabama Shakes I Found You

    New Entry in the Top Twenty of the Album Chart: Boys & Girls

  • Image for Dr. John

    Dr. John Revolution

    New Entry in the Top 40 of the Album Chart - his first Top 40 LP since 1973: Locked Down

  • Image for Simon & Garfunkel

    Simon & Garfunkel El Condor Pasa

    Headline News [Number one albums on noteworthy days] Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel (10th April 1970) On this day: Paul McCartney announced the break-up of The Beatles.

  • Image for Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw

    Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Feel Like A Rock Star

    New Entry in the Top Twenty

  • Image for Iggy Pop

    Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)

    Born 1947: Iggy Pop

  • Image for The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience Purple Haze

    Jim Marshall (amplifier inventor) - born 29th July 1923; died 5th April 2012

  • Image for Rascal Flatts

    Rascal Flatts Banjo

    New Entry in the Top Three of the Album Chart: Changed

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Sign 'o' The Times

    R&B Number One this date in 1987

  • Image for Estelle

    Estelle Thank You

    Adult R&B Number One: NEW

  • Image for Gotye

    Gotye Bronte

    Top Twenty Album: Making Mirrors

  • Image for Bobby Darin

    Bobby Darin Lovin' You

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: Number 32 in 1967

  • Image for Minnie Riperton

    Minnie Riperton Lovin' You

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: Number One in 1975

  • Image for The Lumineers

    The Lumineers Stubborn Love

    New Entry in the Album Chart: The Lumineers

  • Image for Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

    Smokey Robinson & The Miracles The Miracles - You've Really Got A Hold On Me

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) The Fabulous Miracles - The Miracles (8th June 1963)

  • Image for One Direction

    One Direction What Makes You Beautiful

    Top Five - certified for one million sales

  • Image for Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher

    Grammy Hall Of Fame Single: Number Six in 1967

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Your Song

    Grammy Hall Of Fame Single: released in 1970 - reached Number Eight (for four weeks) in 1971

  • Image for Of Monsters and Men

    Of Monsters and Men Little Talks

    New Entry in the Top Ten of the Album Chart: My Head Is An Animal

  • Image for U2

    U2 Angel Of Harlem

    Headline News [Number one albums on noteworthy days] Rattle And Hum - U2 (8th November 1988) On this day: George H. W. Bush elected President of the United States.

  • Image for Jerry Lee Lewis

    Jerry Lee Lewis Chantilly Lace

    Country Number One this date in 1972

  • Image for Eric Church

    Eric Church Springsteen

    Current Country Sales Number One - NEW

  • Image for The Cars

    The Cars You Might Think

    Rock Number One this date in 1984

  • Image for The Black Keys

    The Black Keys Gold On The Ceiling

    Current Rock Number Three

  • Image for Charlie Rich

    Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (debut hit albums) Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich (19th May 1973)

  • Image for Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj Marilyn Monroe

    Current Number One in the Album Chart: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

  • Image for U.S.A. for Africa

    U.S.A. for Africa We Are The World

    Number One this date in 1985

  • Image for Weezer

    Weezer Beverly Hills

    Number One this date in 2005

  • Image for fun.

    fun. WE ARE YOUNG (featuring Janelle Monae)

    Current Number One: seventh week - now certified for three million sales

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