The story behind the tracks on this week’s show 30.08.17

The story behind Maggie May – I understand that in his autobiography Rod wrote” At 16, I went to the Beaulieu Jazz Festival in the New Forest. I’d snuck in with some mates via an overflow sewage pipe. And there on a secluded patch of grass, I lost my not-remotely-prized virginity with an older (and larger) woman who’d come on to me very strongly in the beer tent. How much older, I can’t tell you – but old enough to be highly disappointed by the brevity of the experience”.

It’s also said that the line “Hello darkness, my old friend,” (from The Sound of Silence) came from Paul Simon’s time as a boy when he would sing in the bathroom with the lights out.

Playlist
Roxy Music – Love Is the Drug
Johnny Bristol – Hang On in There, Baby
Jon Secada – Just Another Day
The O’Jays – I Love Music
Jim Capaldi – Love Hurts
4 Non Blondes – What’s Up
Randy Crawford – One Day I’ll Fly Away
Raydio – Jack & Jill
The Stranglers – Golden Brown
Republica – Drop Dead Gorgeous
Richard Marx – Hazard
Richie Valens – Tell Laura I Love Her
Aretha Franklin -I Never Loved A Man
Dido – White Flag
Paul Simon – Loves Me Like A Rock
Disturbed – The Sound of Silence
Donna Summer – This Time I Know It’s For Real
Neil Diamond – Cracklin’ Rosie
John Denver – Annie’s Song
The Bangles – Eternal Flame
Joe McElderry – The Climb
Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Village People – Can’t Stop The Music
Rod Stewart – Maggie May
John Travolta – Sandy
Bananarama – Cruel Summer
Ronan Keating – The Way You Make Me Feel