SIR JIM’LL’S main contribution to Radio 1 was The Old Record Club, a Sunday lunchtime rundown of two archive top tens, much derided by those elsewhere on the station but later ‘jazzed’ up post-Jimmy Will as Fluff-fronted Pick Of The Pops. Nonetheless, there was plenty of fun to be had trying to win points: “Now then, now then, two points if you got Combine Harvester open brackets Brand New key close brackets by The Wurzels from this week in 1976 – you had to have the brackets”. Carried on doing the show whilst running marathons (invariably occasioning awful Spencer Davis Group gags). Bear in mind he’s bought us a lot of machines.
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The People’s Songs
Wednesday, 22.00, BBC Radio 2
This series certainly isn’t just aiming for the standard Radio 2 demographic as it’s been true to its word of covering the entire sphere of post-war British pop, and we mark the halfway point with another more recent tune in Cigarettes And Alcohol. The reason it’s here is because it became the unofficial anthem of the new lad, a movement that seemed quite exciting at the time. Remarkably Loaded is still going, even though we haven’t got a clue who reads it, but it’s probably still more relevant than the world’s worst magazine, the truly appalling GQ.
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