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May 18, 2022

123: The one with Carl Palmer

Carl Palmer is a drummer’s drummer. His dazzling speed and mastery of the drums has secured him multiple awards and well as a res…

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May 10, 2022

122: Cat o’ Nine Tales: Fairground Attraction’s Eddi Reader

Tale 9… Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader has three BRIT Awards to her name, fronted punk outfit Gang of Four, harmonized…

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May 9, 2022

120: Cat o’ Nine Tales: The Proclaimers

Tale 7… It was 30 years since The Proclaimers made their legendary TV debut on The Tube, performing the now classic song Lette…

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April 28, 2022

117: Cat o' Nine Tales: Aztec Camera’s Roddy Frame

Tale 4… Roddy Frame is an absolute delight.  It’s rare for a performer armed only with an acoustic guitar to create a sound…

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Feb. 11, 2022

110: The one with Neville Staple From The Specials

Original rude boy, 2-tone pioneer, and former frontman for The Specials, Fun Boy Three and Special Beat, Neville Staple has been …

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Jan. 28, 2022

108: The one with Tight Fit’s Steve Grant and Denise Waterman

Anyone living in 1982 couldn’t possible avoid signing, no dancing (well in my case anyway), to the iconic tune The Lion Sleeps To…

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Nov. 22, 2021

105: The one with Rozalla

Dance anthem Everybody’s Free is the defining song of the 90s peaking at No.6 in the UK, selling more than 6 million copies, and …

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Nov. 17, 2021

104: The one with Love Affair's Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis is the Great White of soul singers who fronted 60’s mod, pop, soul group Love Affair best remembered for their stunni…

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Sept. 11, 2021

102: The one with Dean Friedman

American singer-songwriter Dean Friedman first entered into the international pop consciousness in 1977 with the Top 20 chart suc…

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July 1, 2021

101: The one with The Icicle Works' Ian McNabb

Mercury-nominated and The Icicle Works frontman, Ian McNabb has done it all.  The band’s 1984 debut album, The Icicle Works, b…

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May 31, 2021

99: The one with John Waite

From The Babys in the 70s via 80s solo smash ‘Missing You’ to the release of a stunning new album, John Waite is not stopping.  …

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May 4, 2021

98: The one with Bonnie Tyler

Power ballad queen Bonnie Tyler is proving that The Best Is Yet to Come still with a vibrant new album brimming with the same dra…

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April 21, 2021

97: The one with Hazel O'Connor

I have a virtual girls nights in with one of life’s true survivors. Award-winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor rose to fam…

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March 22, 2021

95: The one with Petula Clark

There are stars and then there are superstars. And my guest today is nothing short of a superstar.  Petula Clark is one of the…

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Feb. 6, 2021

91: The one with Beautiful South's Dave Hemingway

Evolving from The Housemartins, whose impressive catalogue would keep any chart-watcher busy, The Beautiful South was almost ever…

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