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Charlie Connelly, Nigel Barden and Bess Atwell

Author Charlie Connelly chats about his new book about the nation's love of radio and live music from Bess Atwell.

3 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Balanço

    Metti Una Sera A Cena

  • Georgie Fame

    Somebody Stole My Thunder

  • Buddy Holly, Gregory Porter & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    Raining In My Heart

  • Ray Charles

    What'd I Say

  • Tom Speight

    Strangers Now (feat. Lydia Clowes)

  • Sade

    The Sweetest Taboo

  • Deacon Blue

    Real Gone Kid

  • Gerry Rafferty

    Whatever's Written In Your Heart

  • Orange Juice

    Rip It Up

  • Frankie Miller


  • Average White Band

    You Got It

  • Emily King

    Look At Me Now

  • Ike Turner & Tina Turner

    River Deep Mountain High

  • C.W. McCall


  • Van Morrison

    In The Days Before Rock N Roll

  • Dr. Alimantado

    Born For A Purpose

  • Bess Atwell

    Swimming Pool

  • Bess Atwell Live Session

    • Bess Atwell

      Grace (Radio London Live Session, 25 Jan 2019)

  • The Tesky Brothers

    Pain And Misery

  • Funky Friday

    • Grace Jones

      My Jamaican Guy

    • Joyce Sims

      All And All (You Are Mine)

    • Mantronix

      Take Your Time (feat. Wondress Hutchinson)

    • Peech Boys

      Life Is Something Special (Original Mix)

    • Dazz Band

      Let It Whip


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