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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.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 Apr 2012 20:00