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    For lovers of 50's and early 60's music and stories. Bill Kenwright is back on Radio2 on Monday nights 11pm-12am. Tomrrow is programme 2. I missed the first programme but am listening to it now on I player as I type this post. So far Fats Domino, Tommy Steele, The Cordettes and plenty more to come. Rock on !!!

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    His last series was very, very good

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    The music's good, but it's all about me memememememememe, too far up himself. It's a shame really.

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    Hi,
    It was not quite as rock and rollish as I thought it would be. But I will listen again. But I was surprised to hear Joan Reagan in the show.



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    Worth listening just to hear Anthony Newley sing "Idol on Parade" around 15 minutes from the end. But your right, more ballads than usual last night.
    Quote Originally Posted by alan french View Post
    Hi,
    It was not quite as rock and rollish as I thought it would be. But I will listen again. But I was surprised to hear Joan Reagan in the show.



    Alan French.

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    Hi,
    Yes. Idol On Parade was a good film as well.

    Alan French.

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    He'll end his stint by claiming it's all Liverpool FC's fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldo_lydecker View Post
    He'll end his stint by claiming it's all Liverpool FC's fault.
    ...and he would be right

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    Bill was talking about the soul singer Arthur Alexander last time, so I sent him my poem about AA. Not the motoring organisation or the one for problem drinkers though I do mention bootleg whiskey! For those who are unfamiliar with Arthur, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Kidd, Gerry and The Pacemakers, The Merseybeats are amongst those who recorded songs written by him. Maybe Bill will play ' A shot of rhythm and blues' for me one week?

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    Hi,
    Since playing the surprising, but in my opinion, out of place extract from 'West Side Story' a few weeks ago, I must admit the series has got better.


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    The moment he played Jerry Lee singing High School Confidential a couple of weeks ago the series exploded !! Rock on Alan. (I worked in Eden Grove)
    Quote Originally Posted by alan french View Post
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    Since playing the surprising, but in my opinion, out of place extract from 'West Side Story' a few weeks ago, I must admit the series has got better.


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    This week was the theme from Exodus. A few weeks ago it was Joan Regan!

    Very Rock and Roll

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    Hi,
    Yes. I must admit, it is this sort of record which could deter the mainstream listeners.

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    What a small world! My maternal grandmother lived in Eden Grove for some time.
    But to get it back to a film thread, are you aware that Charlie Chaplin visited the Nunnery/Nun's school there?

    As far as radio is concerned however, I shall continue to listen. But I hope we have more classic rock 'n' roll. But apart to what has been said, I think it has improved since my first listen.

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    Alan French.

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    I think he has a different producer this time and that may have made the difference. Still "Teenager in Love" always evokes memories, either by Dion or Marty Wilde (whose version I prefer)
    Quote Originally Posted by alan french View Post
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    Yes. I must admit, it is this sort of record which could deter the mainstream listeners.

    Cassidy.
    What a small world! My maternal grandmother lived in Eden Grove for some time.
    But to get it back to a film thread, are you aware that Charlie Chaplin visited the Nunnery/Nun's school there?

    As far as radio is concerned however, I shall continue to listen. But I hope we have more classic rock 'n' roll. But apart to what has been said, I think it has improved since my first listen.

    Alan French.

    Alan French.

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    Hi,
    I heard the last edition of Bill Kenwright's show.

    Thankyou Cassidy for making me aware of the series.

    Alan French.

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    Bill Kenwright has been asked to reprise his Coronation street role of Gordon Clegg to attend Betty Williams Funeral due to be aired in April, he last appeared in Corrie in 1995 at his screen Mother's wedding.

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    My pleasure for a fellow lover of that kind of music. Even though the series wasn't as good in my opinion as his last one there was still some good music played bringing back great memories.
    Quote Originally Posted by alan french View Post
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    I heard the last edition of Bill Kenwright's show.

    Thankyou Cassidy for making me aware of the series.

    Alan French.

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    B.K. is back on Radio2 on Thursday nights at 10pm. I missed the first of the new series last week but it's on Iplayer. Hope the music is better than the last series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassidy View Post
    B.K. is back on Radio2 on Thursday nights at 10pm. I missed the first of the new series last week but it's on Iplayer. Hope the music is better than the last series.
    Hi,
    Just seen the thread. Will try and listen in. But I also hope it is better than the last series.

    Alan French. King of the Holloway Road Teddy Boys and frustrated rock 'n' roller.

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    Decent edition last night. Including Ricky Nelson, Gene Vincent, Everley Bros, Elvis, Anthony Newley and more

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