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It's All About the Birds on the Music Machine!

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I do hope you can join me tomorrow at 7 PM UK time, 2 PM Eastern, for the Music Machine!

The Music Machine Says, Je ne sais pas pourquoi!

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I hope you can join me tomorrow, Saturday, at 7 PM UK time for the Music Machine, that's 2 PM on the East Coast of America.!

In hour 1, I'll be looking at one of the many compilation albums released over many decades as we have been doing of late. This time, it is an album called Video Stars on K-Tel, released in 1979, containing many chart hits of the time.

In the Vinyl Countdown, where I play a song direct from a single or LP, we hear about a "Livin' Thing".

Our Time This week is a Special Time.

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Sadly Brian has been ill over the past few weeks. We have dosed him up with some lemon, honey, and perhaps the occasional whisky, and we'll wheel him in front of the microphone to produce the Music Machine. But as for Our Time, well, it's down to me, Lulu Hartgen, and I do hope you can be with me!

For two hours, I'll play some fantastic oldies from the 60's and 70's. There will also be lots of great memories and friendly chat. I always say that music opens the doors onto forgotten times, and in this show, that is no exception.

In the Words of The Temptations, Get Ready for the Music Machine!

Well OK, they didn't quite sing that, but the thought was there I'm sure, and it's a clue to our opening song.

Yes, I'm back with the Music Machine this weekend, Saturday at 2 PM Eastern, 7 PM UK. We've got a lot to get into the show this week.

In Compilations of the past, where we're celebrating some of the best various aartist albums of previous years, we look at Star Tracks Volume 1, a compilation on the Ronko label from 1972.

A Tribute to Bobby Vee, we loved him more than we can say.

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We cannot remember another year where so many well-known celebrities and stars have passed away, which has been the case during 2016. this week, another of our rock and pop legends has gone.

Bobby Vee had everything: a 'cute' look, youthful appeal, and he made good pop records.
he undoubtedly was a teen idol in the early 1960s. According to Billboard magazine, he had thirty-eight Hot 100 chart hits, ten of which reached the Top 20.[
he had 10 chart hits in the UK beginning in 1961.

The Music Machine, Making the Most of the Music that Matters!

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I hope you will be able to join me for the Music Machine on Saturday at 7 PM UK time, 2 PM Eastern, 2 hours of great music spanning the decades.

Last week I started a small series looking at some of the memorable compilation albums previously released. I focused on Hits 7. This time, It is Chart Explosions containing hits from the very early 80's.

In the Vinyl Countdown, we have a single which reached number 3 in December 1981.

They're back for one night only. Brian and Lulu with Where's the Party!

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On Friday at 7 PM UK, 2 PM US Eastern, Brian and Lulu will be back with with a live edition of Where's the Party! Yes, they'll be thumping out some great party tunes to kick start your weekend, or to liven up your Friday, plus dishing out their usual brand of fun and banter, taking your tweets and requests.

It's been a while since Brian and Lulu have been on air together, sparks may fly, you won't want to miss it! Check it out by using our dedicated Facebook player, tapping the app or hitting up!

Paying Tribute to Rod Temperton in the Music Machine.

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After our novelty special of last week, I'm back with a regular show, the Music Machine, Saturday at 2 PM Eastern time, 7 PM UK.

In hour 1, anything goes, but I do have the usual features including:
The Vinyl Countdown, where I play a song straight from my record collection. This week we go back to 1967.
In Not Now, I'm Listening, we hear a song which surprisingly was not released as a single in the UK or Ireland. When you hear it, you'll think, "Are you sure about that?" I am.

It's a Novelty Fun-Fest on the Music Machine!

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Annually on the Music Machine, we have some special shows, such as the World's Worst Records, the Disney special, and others. They will be happening this year, but we start with our Novelty Songs show, 2 hours of the world's finest funny, amusing, witty songs you can imagine.


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