My Generation of Sunday 11 & Monday 12 January 2015 [2015-01]

The Idle Race & The Move * Paris Stars * Buffy St. Marie *

THE IDLE RACE, THE MOVE

Idle Race cover

Before joining The Move and finding world-wide fame with ELO, Jeff Lynne played in a band called The Idle Race. As a result of Lynne’s input in terms of singing and song-writing, The Idle Race sound very much like an early version of ELO. They also recorded a song written by Roy Wood of The Move, but withdrew it as a single when The Move released their own version (Here We Go, ‘Round the Lemon Tree).  As it a happens, Lynn and Move had both been in Mike Sheridan and The Nightriders, though not at the same time…
From Wikipedia:
“While Mike Sheridan and The Nightriders failed to crack the charts, the band’s line-up during this period included a young lead guitarist and composer named Roy Wood whose first commercial song “Make Them Understand,” appeared on one of the band’s B-sides in 1965.… Read more...

My Generation of Sun 04, Monday 05 and Tuesday 06 January

SPECIALS: Paris * Free Angela * Hash Bamboo Shuffle * Summer Holiday **

PARIS: CIDISC & JUKE BOX MAGAZINE

Jukebox magazine logo

CIDISC is the name of a record fair held in Paris a few times a year, but in fact it’s much more than just  record fair.  As it happens, several artists and bands have a stall there, selling their latest records or releases, while talking to fans and autographing any items the collector has brought along. Several authors also have a stall there, selling and autographing their books – be it an autobiography or a study on a particular item related to pop music.
Moreover, there’s always a showcase or a concert – live at the premises – featuring sixties stars and younger artists who revive the genre,  focusing France and the early sixties.… Read more...

New schedule, more hours, more shows

Starting  Thursday 08 January, Radio 68 will add 24 more hours to its schedule, totalling 72 hours/ week. At the same time, we will re-arrange and diversify our shows.

My Gen

MY GENERATION (Sunday-Monday, thru the night for our American listeners): 4 hours bringing you all the sounds and all the voices of the sixties, inccluding poetry, speeches, stories, etc.  A complete new show every week.

FREE SPEECH (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday): 4 hours of real Free Speech: all types of music and Word in many languages, covering all eras, places, styles and genres. One new hour every week.

DE GEDACHTEN ZIJN VRIJ (maandag, dinsdag, woensdag): een blok van vier uur Vrije Gedachten in woord en muziek, in alle talen, genres en stijlen, van alle tijden en plaatsen. Eén nieuw uur per week.… Read more...