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Capital Radio: 27/8/77: Kerry Juby's Breakfast Show 30 mins and Kenny Everett's Saturday Show 1 hour

Capital Radio: 27/8/77: Kerry Juby's Breakfast Show 30 mins and Kenny Everett's Saturday Show 1 hour

Playing tracks by

Meck/Leo Sayer, Elvis Presley, Diana Ross & The Supremes and Eddie & The Hot Rods.

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Simon Luckin
Simon Luckin

Yes, I know what you mean about trying to name certain songs! Wow, the summer of '67. One of my main memories is warching Top of the Pops with Scott McKenzie of course. Undoubtedly by favourite year for music during the 60s, I loved it all... At some point I need to buy a new reel-to-reel tape deck as I'm sure I have a couple of Capital recordings, not to mention a whole host of tv clips from the 60s.

Robert Nixon
Robert Nixon

well thanks to your upolads I've finally tracked down two gems i've been trying to find ever since the Napster days, the John Forde one and River Drive by Jupiter beyond, it's incredibly frustrating when you can remember the tune, some lyrics and when they used to play it but don't know the artist or title. My priority upload must be a recording my sister made of (pirate) Radio London way back in the summer of love '67 - first however I need to renovate my 1971 reel to reel tape deck!

Simon Luckin
Simon Luckin

Well, I'm not quite sure what happened there. I didn't mean to post it twice and working from my ipad I can't seem to delete the second one. Oh well....!!

Simon Luckin
Simon Luckin

Oh, please upload them Robert. I would love to hear those PY countdowns also any Tom Browne top 20s you may have. I think I hardly ever missed one on a sunday evening! Sadly I listen to very little radio today. Even radio 2 seems to have lost it. I do however enjoy Sarah Ward on Jazz FM. Peter Young had a show for some time of course but is extremely poorly now I believe. Fortunately (or not!) there is so much material on Mixcloud now that it's impossible to listen to it all.

Simon Luckin
Simon Luckin

Oh, please upload them Robert. I would love to hear those PY countdowns also any Tom Browne top 20s you may have. I think I hardly ever missed one on a sunday evening! Sadly I listen to very little radio today. Even radio 2 seems to have lost it. I do however enjoy Sarah Ward on Jazz FM. Peter Young had a show for some time of course but is extremely poorly now I believe. Fortunately (or not!) there is so much material on Mixcloud now that it's impossible to listen to it all.

Robert Nixon
Robert Nixon

I really must round to uploading some of my tapes!

Robert Nixon
Robert Nixon

I too have quite a few ree-reel and cassette recordings from this era mainly BBC top 20 & top 40 with Tom Browne, and various Capital countdown recordings with PY (the pork pie). As yo say, the presentation was way better back then - modern commercial radio is so compressed as to be virtually unlistenable. Capital used turnables and cartridges of better sound quality than the BBC at the time, and the difference is still audible to me even now when I play the tapes. I too noticed a deterioration in both sound quality and overall presentation as the 1980's progressed - the start of the loudness war lol

Simon Luckin
Simon Luckin

Awww... 'Get Your Love Right' by Alan David. One of my favourite records from 1977 and as you said, had it not been for Capital I would never have come across it. It appears several times on my uploads. So pleased you are enjoying them. My only regret is that back then I had so little cash I couldn't afford many cassette tapes so had to be highly selective with what I recorded. There will never be another station like Capital was back then. Sadly it lost it for me around 1982/3 when they changed the format, DJs left or were put on at silly times (Nicky Horne at lunchtime just didn't work for me) and they ditched the first ten years of jingles. But those first ten years were amazing. I think I have now uploaded most of what I have. Am always hopeful I will unearth something else (I still have lots of tapes to check), so keep your fingers crossed!

Robert Nixon
Robert Nixon

indeed it's on there....
just checked my dog-eared copy of British Hit Singles, and it never charted.

What a goldmine of an archive you have!
I was a keen listener to Capital back then and they often plugged tracks (like this one) that never charted, or received airplay on other stations. another song they heavily plugged in august '77 that also got nowhere was (I think) titled Hold tight get your love right. browsing your uploads last night really put a smile on my face and I found myself (very sadly) singing along to the cheesy ads & jingles! - Top man, keep 'em coming!

Robert Nixon
Robert Nixon

Many thanks Simon, I'll see if its on youtube.