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Paul Hollingdale 1-1-70 and 2-1-70

Paul Hollingdale 1-1-70 and 2-1-70

About the show

Playing tracks by

BJ Thomas, The Archies and Marmalade.

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This upload was 20th in the #folk chart and 64th in the #pop chart.

Paul Hollingdale
Breakfast Special
BBC Radio 2
Thursday the 1st and Friday the 2nd of January 1970

Here are two very historic recording's of Paul Hollingdale's last two show's on Radio 2. This recording begins when the 1970's are just 5 hours and 16 minutes old on Thursday the 1st of January 1970 and don't forget at this time New Year's day was not a bank holiday ! so on that Thursday it was "just" another day at work for most people. The following day, Friday the 2nd of January was Paul's last show and that recording begins half way through this upload when Big Ben chimes are heard.

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Steve Ball
Steve Ball

Good old Paul. RIP. Another Great gone to radio heaven.


Thank you Stuart for a fascinating recording. It's interesting to think what Wonderful Radio London would have been playing at this time of the morning had she survived with the other Offshore Stations! It has a certain charm though and reminds me of simpler times.

Glyn Jones

Stuart Busby - Retro Radio

Glad you enjoyed it Glyn, yes BIG L was going to defy the government too initially but Alan keen was told if he did that it would ruin the careers of the DJs and he gave in. A shame because unlike Caroline London was properly run and made a LOT of money. Caroline only came off air in March 68 because it was bankrupt and towed to Holland by the receivers. I doubt that would have happened to Big L..... I think radio One would have failed miserably had London still been broadcasting

Bob Glen
Bob Glen

Brilliant recording.what a consumate professional Paul was/is.
Does anyone have any David Symonds on Breakfast special.

John Macleod

paul hollingdale was also known on Radio Luxembourg but in broadcasting thats another story.

Steve Ball
Steve Ball

The best uploads on mixcloud yet. Brilliant stuff. Hard to believe someone was recording at this time of the morning.

Brian Winter

This is a wonderful recording and brings back some memories of my very first radio which I actually did not get until Christmas of 1970. Note that whilst this Paul Hollingdale Show is a Radio 2 programme, the one before with Ray Moore was listed as being a Radio 1 show even though it played mostly music more associated with Radio 2. Nice gale warning at the beginning, and some very interesting news stories too. Thank you for uploading this.

Stuart Busby - Retro Radio

Yes the Mckay kidnapping case is quite a famous one. Pete Murray and Kenny Lynch in the new years honours list and some great music from a begone age. There simply isn't radio like this ANYWHERE any more !