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Monday, 28 February 2011

Blasts From Your Past: Frankie by Sister Sledge



This catchy girl-pop number became a massive hit in the UK Singles Chart, spending four weeks at Number 1 in June 1985. It fared less well in the US where it peaked at number 75.

The song was written about Frank Sinatra!

Sunday, 27 February 2011

The Fab Keeley Hawes

A little tribute to Keeley Hawes. Star of Ashes to Ashes and loads of other stuff.......



And I may still get to interview her.........

Thursday, 24 February 2011

I Say! Tis Tel & John with the Friday Breakfast Show


John and Tel decide to embrace a new religion - The Holy Order of the Sacred Red Letter Box

But enough of that. Back to the show.....

No expense (£3.99) has been spared by me and Tel to bring you another 3 hour helping of ICR's Big Crunchy Breakfast Cake.

We have four guests.

8.05. Gabriel & Luitha Tamaya of Living Sacred will be talking to us about their healing and shamanic practice.



9.05. Anna Pancaldi & Rob Castellini will be playing LIVE in the studio. Anna is an up and coming singer and songwriter.

And we have our cheese section, more Reg Dwight, the Hoff Spot, a song for the Monday Breakfast Team, etc, etc.

So tune in, drop out, get out those love beads, drink some soup  and meditate with Tel & John on ICR 105.7 FM. And don't forget all the other shows on Friday. Neil Boast and Cop That for a start!

Here is a link to the full ICR schedule: ICR

All these shows can also be heard via the ICR website on http://www.icrfm.co.uk/

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

And Yet Another Wed Breakfast Show


And it's almost that time of the week again. Another early night for me.


Join me at 7am for ICR's Wed Breakfast Show. And what a show we have for you!



Just after 9.00, a special message from Keeley Hawes aka Alex Drake.


We have two guests!

8.25 Ann Chaplin, St John's Ambulance, on the value of first aid training.
9.05. Stephanie Cullen, Stepping Out in Suffolk, on Walking Back to Happiness.


And don't forget 'Hurray for Hollywood'. This week, a musical tribute to Clint Eastwood!

And how about Beatle Bop Time? This week, a rare alternate take of Strawberry Fields Forever.

And the John West Theatre (in association with Please Yourself University) proudly presents for your entertainment a very short play......'Sex in the Afternoon' starring Joan Collins and some bloke.


And more requests, the weather report, Ipswich events at 8.40, my Fab Fact of the Week, ICR shows for the day at 9.40 and lots of great music from the 30's to the present day.

And why not send me a text or email to the studio? The email is studio@icrfm.co.uk and the text is .... 07797 800712.

 
 

Anna Pancaldi




Anna Pancaldi is a singer and songwriter. She was recommended to me by Neil Boast of ICR's 'Cop That'. We both feel that she will go far in the music world. Anna is to appear on the Friday Breakfast (25th Feb at 9.05) to talk about her music and future plans. She will also be singing for us live!

Here is her website: http://www.annapancaldi.com/

Anna is also taking part in a competition called 'Live and Unsigned'. She has now reached the regional finals! For more info on this: Live and Unsigned

I would like to share one of her videos with you.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

And Yet Another Blast From Your Past: David Bowie



"Ashes to Ashes" was released in 1980. It made Number 1 in the UK and was the first cut from the Scary Monsters album. The lyrics revisit Bowie's Major Tom character from "Space Oddity". Bowie has said that with "Ashes to Ashes" he was, "wrapping up the seventies really for myself, and that seemed a good enough epitaph for it".

Saturday, 19 February 2011

A Blast From Your Past: The Sweet



'Block Buster!' was the Sweet's first chart-topping single, which quickly reached Number 1 in the UK, remaining there for five consecutive weeks in early 1973.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Another Fandabbydozy Friday Breakfast Show

John and Tel relax before another Friday Breakfast Show

Me and Tel have spent the last seven days hunting the Seven Seas for loads of great tunes.


We have our cheese section. We have Reg Dwight before he became Elton John. We have the Hoff Spot and loads of other stuff.

The Hoff with John and Tel disguised as cute puppies

We have Jae Storer, Suffolk Young People's Health Project. He will be popping in at 8.05.

At 8.25, we have Bill Priestly, Suffolk Family Carers, on caring for people with learning disabities.

At 9.05, Priscilla Amos, Bypass Nurseries, on how charities and businesses can work together.


Helen with John Lennon

At 9.30, we will be talking to Helen Shapiro on her upcoming visit to Ipswich. Helen was one of the people who helped put the FAB into 60's Britain.

So get out your knitting, stop trying to change the world and relax with Tel and John on ICR 105.7 FM.

Here is a link to the full ICR schedule: ICR

All these shows can also be heard via the ICR website on http://www.icrfm.co.uk/




Tuesday, 15 February 2011

The Wednesday Breakfast Show ....... Again


John W & Ms K get ready to entertain you on the Wed Breakfast Show

And what a fun packed show we have on offer this week!

We have two guests.....

8.25. Susannah Robirosa will be talking to us about the People's Community Garden in Maidenhall.

9.05. Philip Wise, Heritage Manager, Colchester and Ipswich Museums, will be chatting about museums.


Don't miss the Wed Breakfast Show on ICR 105.7 FM. They did and look what happened!

And don't forget 'Hurray for Hollywood'. This week, a musical tribute to Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce as Holmes and Watson.



And don't miss Beatle Bop Time. A rejected Beatles single from 1963 will be aired.



And more requests, the weather report, Ipswich events at 8.40, my Fab Fact of the Week, ICR shows for the day at 9.40 and lots of great music from the 40's to the present day.

And why not send me a text or email to the studio? The email is studio@icrfm.co.uk and the text is .... 07797 800712.
 

Monday, 14 February 2011

The Beatles: Revolution



The flipside of Hey Jude. This performance is taken from the David Frost Show and dates from 1968.

I used to have my hair as long as John's.

A Blast From Your Past: Nineteen by Paul Hardcastle



"19" is a song by Paul Hardcastle released as the first single from his self-titled third studio album Paul Hardcastle (1985). The song features dialogue by television narrator Peter Thomas, and a strong anti-war message. Nineteen topped the pop charts in the UK for five weeks.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Another Fab Friday Breakfast Show: Including the Wife and Kid


John West relaxing at home with misses and kid.......Or not!


Tel and John discussing the merits of fighting the 100 Years War. 

It should be less chaotic this week. Last week, we had guests coming out of the walls!

And what a Fab show we have for you!

Me and Tel have spent the last seven days hunting in the woods and rivers for loads of great tunes.

We have our cheese section. We have Reg Dwight before he became Elton John. We have the Hoff Spot and lots, lots more.


We also have Ray Trevasso, Music Therapist, on the therapeutic value of music. He should be popping in at 8.05.

So why not get out your socks, stop crying, sit on the ceiling and fly to Mars with Tel and John on ICR 105.7 FM.

And don't forget all the other Fab shows on ICR. Such as Neil Boast and Cop That. He is on straight after us.

Here is a link to the full ICR schedule: ICR

All these shows can also be heard via the ICR website on http://www.icrfm.co.uk/


Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Another Wednesday Breakfast Show


Another early night for me! And another solo effort!

Don't miss the Wednesday Breakfast Show. He did and look what happened!

Only one guest this week.

8.25. Doreen Durrell, Secretary of the Wolsey Miniatures Club, will be chatting to me about making miniature dolls.

And Keeley Hawes may still show!


Me appear on the WBS with John West?

And don't forget my new themed slots!

Hurray for Hollywood



This week, Errol Flynn will be under my musical spotlight!

Beatle Bop Time



Another Fab rare Beatle track or two. This week, formally unreleased tracks from 1965!

And don't miss the weather report, my Fab Fact of the Week and loads of great music stretching from the 1930's to 2010.

Monday, 7 February 2011

A Blast From Your Past: The Closest Thing to Crazy



One of my fav love songs!

"The Closest Thing to Crazy" was the debut single of Georgia-born songstress Katie Melua. It is featured on her hugely successful album, Call Off the Search.

The single was originally due out in January 2004, but was released a month early in an attempt by Terry Wogan to make it that year’s Christmas number one in the UK. The single reached number ten in the UK charts.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Me and Neil Innes!

Neil kindly agreed to plug my blog after appearing on the Friday Breakfast Show. And here it is. I am now an honorary Rutle! With thanks to Sheree for filming it!



Thursday, 3 February 2011

The Friday Breakfast Show with another visit from Neil Innes


Another Friday Breakfast Show is almost upon us. Doesn't time just fly?

Me and Tel prepare for another Fab show

Neil Innes will be popping in for a natter. He should be joining us around 8.30. He will be chatting to us about his latest cd - Best Bits Part 2 - which was mastered in Ipswich. Neil should be bringing his guitar for a jam with me and Tel!

8.05. We will also be joined by Maggie Moore, Melodeon player and Teacher, who will be playing some of her music.

9.05. Stacey Everett, Fostering Recruitment Officer, on what foster carers do.



This cat forgot to listen to the Friday Breakfast Show. Don't make the same mistake

And we have the cheese section. This week, Max Bygraves.



And the Hoff Spot. Another gem by David Hasselhoff.

And another cover by Reg Dwight - Elton John before he became Elton John.

So tune in at 7am on ICR 105.7 FM.

Here is a link to the full ICR schedule: ICR

All these shows can also be heard via the ICR website on http://www.icrfm.co.uk/

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

A different sort of Wednesday Breakfast Show


He will be listening!


Me on a bad day

And I'm back with the Wednesday Breakfast Show on ICR 105.7 FM.



Me on a slightly better day

Due to other ICR commitments, my old chum Gary Hooker has decided to stand down as my co-host. So you will have to put up with just me from 7.00.

And what a show I have for you!

I have picked some really Fab music that stretches from 1935 all the way to 2010. Pop, soul, jazz, rap, Scottish folk and lots, lots more will be on offer at the breakfast table.

Two guests will be joining me. Details to follow.



And Keeley Hawes may still turn up. But not at 10.21.

At 8.40, I will be telling you all about what is happening in Ipswich. Sir Edward Elgar will be accompanying me for that. And at approx 9.40, I will telling you about all the ICR shows that follow the Wednesday Breakfast Show. Paul Salmon may also pop in for that!

And I have some new themed slots!

Hurray for Hollywood (and TV).



I celebrate some of Hollywood's greatest icons. This week, Mr Laurel & Mr Hardy will be under my musical spotlight. Next week, Errol Flynn!

A Tribute To John Barry



A one off tribute to one of Hollywood's greatest composers. He died on Sunday and I want to celebrate his life by playing a couple of his most most famous tunes.

Beatle Bop Time



A very rare Beatle track will be on offer. A Sgt Pepper outtake that defies description!

Dedications



A couple of dedications to Terry Mackley and Gary Hooker - my chums from ICR. And one for John Nettles who is sadly leaving Midsommer Murders. His last ever case will be broadcast on Wednesday evening!

And don't miss the weather report, my Fab Fact of the Week and loads more!