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Tony Blackburn, John Puckey, Midge Ure and Chrissie Hynde

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 13 June 2014

Chris gets that Friday feeling going with Tony Blackburn, artist John Puckey who has painted a portrait to celebrate Tony's 50 years in Radio, Midge Ure and Chrissie Hynde. Plus, he announces the huge headline act for Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park.

Music Played

22 items
  • Image for Aztec Camera

    Aztec Camera and Mick Jones Good Morning Britain

    The Best Of Aztec Camera, Warner E.S.P.

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton Home

    Blue Smoke - The Best Of, Sony Music

  • Image for Carly Simon

    Carly Simon Nobody Does It Better

    The Very Best Of Carly Simon, Global Television

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long

    AC/DC - Back In Black, EMI

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go My Way

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for The Ting Tings

    The Ting Tings That's Not My Name

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Gregory Porter

    Gregory Porter No Love Dying

    Liquid Spirit, Blue Note, 001

  • Image for Jerry Lee Lewis

    Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

    The Essential One & Only Jerry Lee Le, Trax Records

  • Image for The Beat

    The Beat Hands Off - She's Mine

    The Beat - Beat This!, Sire

  • Image for Ram Jam

    Ram Jam Black Betty

    25 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll: 1977 (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection, 2

  • Image for Dean Martin

    Dean Martin Gentle On My Mind

    Acuff-Rose Opryland Music: 50th Anniv, Acuff-Rose Opryland

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces Kings

    (CD Single), Polydor, 001

  • Image for Peter Gabriel

    Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer

    Now 1986 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Mungo Jerry

    Mungo Jerry In The Summertime

    In The Summertime-Sound Of 70's, Part, Old Gold

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Heartbeat

    (CD Single), Epic

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. Talk To The Animals

    Sammy Davis Greatest Hits, Curb, 1

  • Image for Pratt & McClain

    Pratt & McClain and Brotherlove Happy Days TV Theme

    Television's Greatest Hits Volume 3 70s & 80s, Silva Screen Records Ltd

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Hold On Tight

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Midge Ure

    Midge Ure Become

    (CD Single), Hypertension-Music, 001

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers Walk Me To The Bridge

    Futurology, Sony Music, 001

  • Image for Tony Blackburn

    Tony Blackburn So Much Love


  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie One Way Or Another

    Blondie - Parallel Lines, Chrysalis, 2

  • Pause for Thought

    Richard Coles

    From Rev’d Richard Coles, cleric and broadcaster:

    We’ve heard a lot about British values this past week.


    I suppose when that phrase is mentioned we think of tolerance, our sense of fair play, our sense of humour; it’s how we like to think about ourselves.


    The trouble is they are clichés really; helpful as sort of shorthand, but not the whole story.


    Not only for us, but for every nation. We’re going to hear a lot of clichés over the coming five weeks as stylish Italians, and efficient Germans, and plucky English, and – shall we say – fortunate Argentinians, take to the field of play in Brazil.


    And as for the host nation – we’ve had nothing on telly but maracas and beaches and Samba and hotties in swimwear for weeks already. The tournament’s only just started and I’m already longing to see a morose Brazilian in a suit who can’t dance.


    Because clichés, in the end, don’t tell you very much, apart from perhaps how we would like to be seen, rather than how we actually look.   


    On Wednesday I went to Westminster Abbey for the memorial service for Sir John Tavener, a composer who in the sixties was working with the Beatles, and in the nineties wrote that magnificent anthem for the funeral of the Princess of Wales. The Abbey, our great national shrine, was full. Prince Charles rubbed shoulders with Cerys Matthews (who’s practically Welsh royalty herself), a magnificently-bearded Greek archbishop with Steve Coogan, and a great mix of people from all the ends of the earth who had been touched by the music of a man who was raised with Presbyterianism, was at home in the Church of England, Roman Catholicism, and the Greek Orthodox faith, became fascinated by Hinduism and finally came to a place where all those definitions got very blurred. Not because he had no sense of values, but because he saw something greater than our differences, something big enough and generous enough and rich enough for all to find room enough to become, in all our difference, what we really are:


    Brothers and sisters in the love of God.  


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