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Playlist: Listen, my friends ~ October 2017

October 3, 2017

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In the words of Moby Grape… listen, my friends! Yes, it’s the (hopefully) monthly playlist presented by George’s Journal just for you good people.

There may be one or two classics to be found here dotted in among different tunes you’re unfamiliar with or have never heard before – or, of course, you may’ve heard them all before. All the same, why not sit back, listen away and enjoy…

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CLICK on the song titles to hear them

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience ~ Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)¹

Anna Karina ~ Roller Girl (1967)²

Ron Grainer ~ Theme from The Prisoner (1967)³

Rita Coolidge ~ Superstar (1970)

Neil Richardson ~ Approaching Menace (1970)4

Don McLean ~ Vincent (Live) (1972)

Fleetwood Mac ~ Sara (1979)

The Two Ronnies ~ Mastermind Sketch (1980)

Burt Bacharach ~ Night Shift Love Theme (Instrumental) (1982)

Lee Wilkof and Ellen Greene ~ Suddenly, Seymour (1982)

David Dundas ~ Fourscore (1982)5

Martika ~ Toy Soldiers (1989)

Tom Petty ~ Free Fallin’ (1989)6

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¹ As performed at the Saville Theatre on London Shaftesbury Avenue (now an Odeon cinema) on May 28 1967, just two days after its eponymous album’s release; both Paul McCartney and George Harrison were in the audience

² From the 1967 French-language musical movie Anna

³ The opening episode of the cast-iron icon of 1960s British TV was first broadcast on ITV on September 6 1967

4 The unmistakeable theme from the intimidating quiz show for boffins, Mastermind (1972-97 and 2003-present)

5 The awesome instrumental that scored a montage of ‘forthcoming attractions’ seconds after the launch of the UK’s Channel 4 on November 2 1982; for years afterwards is was used to fill transmission breaks and, memorably, an excerpt of it accompanied the channel’s televised idents

6 The modern rock music legend passed on October 2; RIP, Tom.  

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