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    Rock around the Clock/Bill Haley and the Comets (Brunswick, 1955)

    Nice work if you can get It/Dinah Shore (RCA, 1956 from the LP 'Holding Hands At Midnight')

    Shout/Isley Brothers (RCA-US, 1959)

    Calendar Girl/ Neil Sedaka (RCA, 1961)

    Longest night of the Year/Barbara Lewis (Atlantic, 1962)

    Alley Cat/David Thorne (Stateside, 1962)

    He's a Rebel/Vikki Carr (Liberty-US, 1962)

    I don't care what people Say/Jess Conrad (Decca, 1963)

    Our day will Come/Julie London (Liberty-US, 1963)

    Code of Love/Mike Sarne (Parlophone, 1963)

    House of the rising Sun/Animals (Columbia, 1964)

    No particular place to Go/Chuck Berry (Pye International, 1964)

    FILM TUNE: Ferry cross the Mersey/Gerry & The Pacemakers (Columbia, 1964)

    Hard day's Night/Gary McFarland (Verve, 1964 from the LP 'Soft Samba')

    Like a Baby/Len Barry (Brunswick, 1965)

    All over the World/Francoise Hardy (Disques Vogue-Pye, 1965)

    England Swings/Roger Miller (Philips, 1965)

    Some day one Day/Seekers (Columbia, 1966)

    The beat goes On/Sonny & Cher (Atlantic, 1967)

    Hanky Panky/Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette-US, 1968)

    Straight Life/Bobby Goldsboro (UA, 1968)

    Maria Elena/Gene Pitney (Stateside, 1969)

    Games people Play/Joe South (Capitol, 1969)

    Make it with You/Bread (Elektra, 1970)

    Why/Roger Whittaker (EMI, 1971)

    Midnight Lady/Charlie Daniels Band (Epic, 1973 from the LP 'Honey In The Roof')

    Nina never Knew/Kenny Ball (Pye, 1974)

    Wild side of Life/Status Quo (Vertigo, 1976)

    Moody Blue/Elvis Presley (RCA, 1977)

    Every little bit Hurts/Helen Shapiro (Arista, 1978)

    If I never sing another Song/Matt Monro (Columbia, 1979)

    I'll stand by You/Pretenders (WEA, 1984)

    Looking for Linda/Hue & Cry (Virgin, 1988)

    Now that you've Gone/ Mike and the Mechanics (Virgin, 1999)

    Barefoot with Angels/John Howard (Hanky Panky, 2007)

    The Searchers are one of the most requested bands from the |Liverpool Beat Era on the show. Below you will find all their 60s Pye albums collected in original sleeve artwork - plus all the hit singles. Great value boxed set. 

    Ace Records have an interesting album with Scott Walker presenting Jacques Brel songs alongside the originals  sung by the composer. You will find classics here such as 'If You Go Away' and 'Jackie'.

    From Zone Records comes a DVD from the 60's LIVERPOOL SOUND. It features Gerry and the Pacemakers, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, Dusty Springfield and Gene Pitney - a classic TV show. More about the DVD at 

    Jasmine Records have a Maureen Evans collection featuring her discs for the Woolworth Embassy label and Oriole. And there is also a new release of Roy Orbison early singles containing tracks from his Sun, RCA and Monument days. 


    Our main show is broadcast (BST from Sunday) on  ABC Oldies- - on Saturdays at 0700, Sundays at Midday, Wednesdays at 1300 and Thursdays at 0200 & 2000. Then we are on Isles FM - - on Monday mornings at 1000 and Thursday afternoons. We have a second show on Isles FM, too, at 1100 on Saturday mornings. Replay Radio broadcast the show at 1000 on Sundays and  on Thursdays at 1300 and Fridays at 0100- We have a new station with us Islands FM on Wednesday Midday - 1400 and Sunday at 1900.
    Beverley FM presents the show on Sundays at 2200 -      
    A new station from Spain Smooth FM live has joined us on Sunday at 1000 (1100 CET) - see -
    You can hear the programme on Miskin Radio -   - each Saturday at 1800. There is then Soul Beat Radio - at 1100 Wednesday, see  There is Kalypso Gold - see on Saturday at 0800, Sunday at 1700 and   Thursday at 2000 and Friday at 1900. Then we have  WNR - West Norfolk Radio - they  play the show on Mondays at 1900, Tuesday at 0100 and on Thursdays at 1300.  Find them at  and Vulcan Sound Radio on Wednesdays at 1900 - FVUK broadcasts the show on Sundays at 1700 and Thursdays at 2000 - .   Bullseye Radio based in the US play the programme on Saturday at 1900 - . This station is licensed by BMI-ASCAP, but the broadcast may not be available in certain territories. Please check individual radio station websites for other ways to tune in - via apps/smart speakers etc. 

    The Gene Pitney & Friends Show is broadcast as follows - on Saturday at 2100 (local time Connecticut)  - this broadcast is available world-wide as are all of those listed below. Monday night into Tuesday morning Midnight until 0100 and 0300 Friday on Sundays at 0900 and on Thursdays at Midday and Midnight Saturday at 0700 and on Tuesday at 2000 on Saturday at 0700 and Tuesday at 2000    at 2100 on Tuesday & 2300 Friday  on Tuesday at 1500 & Wednesday at 0100  on Sunday at 1800 and lastly the programme is on Saturday at 1900 on  

    All of our programmes are produced on a free-to-air basis. The programme information above excludes dozens of other stations that also broadcast our programmes, without any formal agreement. We also broadcast RADIO OUTREACH on many radio stations world-wide and also represent RISE AND SHINE a breakfast show presented by Peter Haynes and produced by Wigan FM for various stations world-wide. For more information please contact Radio Services by e-mail - or send a message to our Radio Services Page on Facebook. Same address please for enquiries about RADIO OUTREACH. For requests for our shows  -

    I have been in the media business now for more than 50 years starting out with local newspapers in Surrey and then Record Mirror and Music Week, part of the Billboard group. I then joined Pye Records/ATV and Stoll-Moss Theatres at the end of the 60’s. In 1971 I moved to BBC Radios 1 & 2 in the early 70’s and then worked for Radio Luxembourg/Atlantic 252 in a management capacity and then ran local commercial stations in Glasgow, London and the Isles of Man and Lewis. My programme is currently broadcast by a mix of FM and internet stations and I am now Chairman of Isles FM and a Board consultant to another. In 2002 we had a world exclusive on Frank Sinatra on Isles FM - see