The Age Of Atlantic compilation 1970


The Age Of Atlantic. This one got a lot of plays.
Side One
“Comin’ Home” (Bramlett/Clapton) – Delaney & Bonnie (with Eric Clapton)
“Tonight” (MC5) – MC5
“Black Hearted Woman” (Allman) – Allman Brothers Band
“Survival” (Anderson) – Yes
“I’m a Good Woman” (Ozen) – Cold Blood
“Whole Lotta Love” (Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham) – Led Zeppelin
Side Two
“Termination” (Brann/Dorman) – Iron Butterfly
“The Last Time” (Jagger/Richards) – Dada
“Communication Breakdown” (Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham) – Led Zeppelin
“Wash Mama Wash” (Rebennack) – Dr John
“Need Love” (Stein/Bogert/Martell/Appice) – Vanilla Fudge
“Broken Arrow” (Young) – Buffalo Springfield

John Storer… This was the first sampler album I ever bought and I absolutely loved it. Only bought it because it retailed at 99p but became an album I played for many years afterwards. I’d heard of some of the bands on it but Zep were the only band I’d actually ever heard before. The intro to “Comin’ Home” is one of the ringtones on my iPhone and “Broken Arrow” started me on an enduring love of Buffalo Springfield – one of the few bands from the last century I still listen to regularly. Dada’s cover of “the Last Time” is one of my favourite covers – prefer it to the original. Now have the compilation on CD and it still gets the occasional play 44 years on. Dada also featured Elkie Brooks

Sarah Harvey… Got this album….and loved this track Tonight MC5.

Terry Huggins… I  had this, but gave it to one of my kids. Cold Blood never really made it in the UK, but are still playing and quiet well known over the pond. I think Lydia Pense is the only original member. They don’t tour overseas very often because of the cost of keeping such a large band on the road. Da Da evolved into Vinegar Joe and featured Elkie Brooks and Buffalo Springfield featured Neil Young and Steve Stills. Vanilla Fudge reformed and still play occasionally.

Mick O’Dowd… Delaney & Bonnie track was my fave from this album

Andy Qunta.… Delaney & Bonnie always loved this track since I first heard it played over the speakers at lunchtime at good old Hastings College of F.E.! Heard a lot of good music in that situation actually!

Mark Sims…..I remember this album.

Martyn Baker… One of my first albums. Loved it!

Mark Gilham… Bought it for the MC5 track alone. Long gone afraid!

Terry Huggins….  Not sure what Dr, John’s doing now, but he’s no spring onion.

Jon McCallion… Yes still got it, and it still plays perfectly

Patrick Lewis… Still have it. Great album, best tracks: Survival by Yes and Broken Arrow by Buffalo Springfield.

Tony Court-holmes… can you get it on cd?



The Debutantes – 1960’s




source: Jacqueline Marsh – Eastbourne Bands from 1960 on

Sarah Harvey… Jacqueline’s Sister Linda was also in this band….looks like her on the drums. My guess is about 1963 or 1964 …… They lived in Upperton Gardens Eastbourne. Remember Mum Phil coming home with their new single and playing it straight away….can’t remember what it was called.

Alan Esdaile… Yes your right about Linda, Sarah. These look great but don’t think I ever saw them. I used to book an all girl group from Denmark called The Ladybirds. Any all girl bands you can remember?

Jacqueline Marsh… if you look on Brighton Beat there is a recording of this. Its very old and was taken from a reel to reel recording onto a cassette tape which over the years has stretched a little, but unfortunately my copy of the record was given to a producer and I never got it back!!, not sure if an actual disc is still in existence now as it was about 50 years ago now. In case you cant find it on Brighton Beat, will repost it ,so you can hear it, and I have posted loads of photos on here. Lynda and I are hoping to meet up with Dave next month if he gets down to Eastbourne, should be great fun talking about the old days. I am still singing but only for my own entertainment As Chris Coleman knows, but he seems to like my work LOL.

Here is the record. Thanks to Chris Coleman for this….

Brighton and Hove News… Grrrl Power: female musicians in the 21st Century…



What is your favourite Bob Dylan track?


photo Bob Dylan Gospel Tour 1980 Jean-Luc Ourlin

Alan Esdaile… Loads but probably “Like A Rolling Stone”.

Sheila Maile… The times they are a’changing

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Knocking on heaven’s door

Nicola Dobson… Brilliant

Steve Sampson… A Hard Rains Gonna Fall

Clifford Rose… Mine is If You See Her, Say Hello – from the great album Blood On The Tracks.

Alan Pepper… It’s got to be ‘ Positively 4th Street ‘ for me . Such anger in that voice in the mid sixties. So pleased that he received the award !

Chris Wilson… Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands

Eric Harmer… Bob the builder or Spanish Harlem incident ( only jokin about bob the builder, I think that was bob Seger)

The Joy Of The Single – BBC & what was your first singles.



Do you remember buying your first single? Where you bought it? What it was? The thrill of playing it for the first time? What it sounded like? How it maybe changed your life? Lots of us do. Lots of us still have that single somewhere in a dusty box in the attic, along with other treasured memorabilia of an adolescence lost in music and romance. The attic of our youth.

The Joy of the Single is a documentary packed with startling memories, vivid images and penetrating insights into the power of pop and rock’s first and most abiding artefact – the seven inch, vinyl 45 rpm record; a small, perfectly formed object that seems to miraculously contain the hopes, fears, sounds and experiences of our different generations – all within the spiralling groove etched on its shiny black surface, labelled and gift-wrapped by an industry also in its thrall.

In the confident hands of a star-studded cast, the film spins a tale of obsession, addiction, dedication and desire. The viewer is invited on a journey of celebration from the 1950s rock n roll generation to the download kids of today, taking in classic singles from all manner of artists in each decade – from the smell of vinyl to the delights of the record label; from the importance of the record shop to the bittersweet brevity of the song itself; from stacking singles on a Dansette spindle to dropping the needle and thrilling to the intro.

Featuring contributions from Noddy Holder, Jack White, Richard Hawley, Suzi Quatro, Holly Johnson, Jimmy Webb, Pete Waterman, Norah Jones, Mike Batt, Graham Gouldman, Miranda Sawyer, Norman Cook, Trevor Horn, Neil Sedaka, Paul Morley, Rob Davies, Lavinia Greenlaw, Brian Wilson and Mike Love.    ©BBC

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25 or 6 to 4 by Chicago. What does it mean and more memories of Chicago.


Mick O’Dowd… Just a thought. Just played 25 or 6 to 4 by Chicago when they were a great jazz/rock band. Does anybody know what this stands for. It’s always been a fave but never really thought what it meant. Help please!

John Wilde… 250624 pretty sure it was a phone number.

Sarah Harvey… Just found it …. I quote ” Speculation that the song’s lyrics are drug related has been largely dismissed. Lamm himself says that the title is “just a reference to the time of day” and that “the song is about writing a song. It’s not mystical.” The time of day in reference is 3:35 AM (or 3:34 AM), which would then be 25 (or 26) minutes to 4 AM”

Jim Breeds… That’s interesting. So it’s not a song about a visit to the bookies after all!

Mark Randall…


Mick O’Dowd… Thanx Sarah. Mystery solved. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Another great track. Perhaps they’ve got something about time). Anymore songs with strange titles with unusual stories behind?

Alan Pepper… Having ‘Musical Tourettes’ I often burst into this classic now and again at work when I notice its 3.35 ish of an afternoon !! Wasn’t does anybody… the B side by the way ? Chicago 2 is a great double ALBUM circa 1970 methinks!

Mick O’Dowd… Does Anybody.. was on the C.T.A album (Chicago Transit Authority their original name) and was their first and in my opinion, best album. I dug it out and surprise, surpise there is a track called Questions 67 &68 on it. Over to you Sarah

Sarah Harvey… Yes Chicago Transit Authority was their original name and of course only made that one album before changing their name to simply Chicago. Its listed as’ one of those albums you must hear before you die’…….Robert Lamm, who was the band’s primary songwriter wrote Questions 67 and 68 and he is said “That was a love song that dealt in terms of questions I was asking myself about a particular relationship that was going down, I wasn’t sure whether it was good or bad.” The title refers to the years 1967 and 1968, which is when the relationship Robert Lamm wrote about took place.

Mick O’Dowd… Thanx again Sarah. Seems you’re our resident Chicago info service. I agree with that about the album you must listen to before you die. I am playing it in the car at present. Don’t much like Free form Purple though.

Eric Cawthraw… Chicago Transit Authority – one of my favourites too. I’m sure there was a radio interview, or perhaps an press review that stated that the band hadn’t got a name at all – CTA was just the name of the album. Later, when they took a name proper – it was just Chicago. The band was never the same without Terry Kath – wasn’t he electricuted on stage? I think I’ll play Poem 58 in tribute!

Factory – Time Machine Record Wanted


Can you please put me in touch with the members of Factory? I’m looking to purchase a copy of their “Time Machine” 45. Thanks, Lance. Lance Barresi Permanent Records email…

Information has been passed on to Factory and if anyone else has a copy to sell then please email Lance at above.

Mike Curtis…..You’ll be lucky Lance. The last one I saw for sale the dealer wanted £800. Like me, my copy is warped, but it ain’t for sale.

Phil Thornton….mines all scratched up and I’m keeping it !

Sarah Harvey….I have a copy in excellent condition. I kept it in a cardboard sleeve all these years…but simply can’t part with it.

What CD or album are you currently listening to….

What CD/Albums are you currently listening to? Was listening to The Stallion album, then some Nina Simone and currently listening to Matt Monroe.

Jim Breeds…..Seth Lakeman, Word Of Mouth and the recently released “lost” Johnny Cash album.

Philip Meston…..Santana – Abraxas, The Clash – Sandanista and an Eek a Mouse anthology. All on good old fashioned LP records!

Gary Kinch…..Err….I’ve gone modern. I compile playlists from a hard drive to suit my mood (or sometimes challenge my mood). I’ve still got the vinyl but no record deck. Some tracks are better in context though, so I play the whole album, Quadrophenia for example……Blows against the Empire has tracks that are difficult to separate also.

Leigh Wieland-Boys….Not sure if I should admit to this but was listening to Dr Hook yesterday – day before Tracey Chapman & Alanis Morissette – all CDs

Tony May…..I have recently discovered a few folkie types that I’m really into. Try out Goldie Reed (‘I Will Build You A House’) Jonathan Day (‘Carved In Bone) and Megson (‘Smoke Of Home’) for starters. Love finding new artists but just wish I had an ipod large enough to take all my mp3s!

Will Cornell…..Committing two Phil Spector vinyls to digital: Memories of Cow Palace–a 1963 Live package-show gig with everyone from Jan & Dean to Dee Dee Sharp and the Ronettes all backed by the Wall of Sound Orchestra conducted by “Phil Babes” (read “Tycoon of Teen” by Tom Wolfe). Then, the “River Deep Mountain High” Ike & Tina LP. “Phil Babes” was spot-on when he placed the Billboard ad “Benedict Arnold was Right”. US DJs snuffed “River Deep” while yours embraced it. 50 years later that song still packs a wallop and is still the greatest thing Tina ever did.  That record is genius.

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