Session #10 – 26 May 2017 – Theme: 1977

POPROCK - 1957-2017
60 Years of Pop Rock 1957-2017

As I said TWO weeks ago, today is all songs from 1977.

What a decade the 70’s were?! Remember… oh yeah, I was only 8 years old in ’77… I don’t remember any music. In fact, most of the music I am playing today I heard on the radio many many years later. Thanks Dad!

Let’s jump straight into it…

A few weeks ago, just before I was going to air, I heard that Chris Cornell of Sound Garden had unfortunately committed suicide. So I have had these two songs ready to play for him since then:

  • Black Hole Sun – Sound Garden
  • Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel

Station Intro / Reminder that nearly all the songs today were first released in 1977.

  • Walk this Way – Aerosmith
  • Sheena is a Punk Rocker – The Ramones
  • Just Like Fire Wood – The Saints
    • I told you this was 1977 to see who was listening. After it played, I told my listeners it was actually released in 1986.
  • Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel
  • The Boys are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy

Advert / Station Intro

  • Cold as Ice – Foreigner
  • Knowing Me, Knowing You – ABBA
  • The Passenger – Iggy Pop

News / Advert / Weather

  • White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
  • My Mistake – Split Enz
  • I’m Blown Away – Joan Baez
  • The Sounds of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel
  • Hold Onto The Night – Starz
  • You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  • I’m Blown Away – Joan Baez
    • Yes, I may have played this a second time! Did anyone notice?
  • Mr Blue Sky – ELO

Advert / Station ID

  • All By Myself – Eric Carmen
  • Dancing Queen – ABBA
  • Love and Other Bruises – Air Supply
  • Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Last Four Songs / Advert / Station ID

  • Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
  • Roll with the Changes – REO Speedwagon

Advert / Station ID

  • She’s Not There – Santana

Station ID

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
  • The Blues had a Baby and called it Rock & Roll – Muddy Waters

Last Four Songs / Advert

  • Give a Little Bit – Supertramp
  • Heroes – David Bowie
  • Cum on Feel the Noize – Slade
  • Am I Ever gonna See Your Face Again? – The Angels
  • Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – The Animals
  • Nights in White Satin – Moody Blues
POPROCK - 1957-2017
60 Years of PopRock, 1957-2017, played every Friday morning, 10am till midday, by Stephen Mitchell, on 5KIxFM Community Radio, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

Last Six Songs / Station ID

  • We Gotta Get Out of this Place – The Animals
  • Get a Grip on Yourself – The Stranglers
  • When I Need You – Leo Sayer
  • Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
  • House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
  • End of the Line – Traveling Wilburies

... and about 7 more songs were played – but that short list must have fallen from my pocket on the way home. Drat.


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I asked for another hour!  Because, it’s true, I am enjoying myself. I’ve gotten the hang of it all. There’s still more to learn, but I am truly enjoying myself.

You’re all enjoying it too. Right?

Keep listening to me on 5KIxFM Radio, Kingscote Kangaroo Island, every Friday morning, 10am till 1pm, three hours of PopRock to WakeUp everyone!

Thanks Gethin and Mike for believing in me!

PS: I am not being egotistical, not at all, I am just truly happy to be given this opportunity. When I saw it advertised as a volunteer job, I was truly amazed nobody else taking it. Any skill learnt is a skill gained, plus another job on my CV and my Bucket List.

Session #9 – at Radio 5KIxFM KI – 12.May.2017

What Chord is That? This week was meant to be my 1977 playlist, but an unfortunate relocation of my music-storage-flashdrive has delayed that till next Friday. (Good news: The flash-drive was found, but too late!)

So here is the playlist I collected as I went along:

  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
  • Sitting on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Reading
  • Love Shack – B52’s
  • Walk Like an Egyptian – The Bangles

Station advert

  • Englishman in New York – Sting
  • All You Need is Love – The Beatles
  • Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  • Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • The Flame – Cheap Trick
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – The Beatles
  • My Sharona – The Knack

Station advert
The LAST FEW songs were: (AS ABOVE)

  • It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
  • Wild Thing – The Troggs
  • Lady in Red – Chris Isaac
  • We Built This City on Rock’n’Roll – Starship (STOPPED)

News & Weather
Station Advert
The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE)

  • Georgie Girl – The Seekers
  • Break me Shake Me – Savage Garden
  • Give Peaces a Chance – John Lennon
  • Sadie the Cleaning Lady – John Farnham

Station advert
The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE)

  • Mustang Sally – The Commitments
  • Joey – Concrete Blonde
  • American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
  • Walk on the Wildside – Lou Reed

Station Advert
The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE)

  • My Generation – The Who
  • Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Big Yellow Taxi – Counting Crows
  • House of the Rising Sun – Cream

Station Advert
The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE)

  • Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush

Message re Last Song!

  • My Last Home – Christine Anu

… and I thanked you all for listening.

Next week, 1977 it will be!


Session #8 – 5.May.2017 – Theme: 1967

POPROCK - 1957-2017
60 Years of PopRock, 1957-2017, presented by Stephen Mitchell, on 5KIxFM Community Radio, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

 This was my pre-written script for this morning. I didn’t say it word-for-word, but I did try. Never a good idea.

Good morning to everyone on Kangaroo Island, in Adelaide, and around the world!

The 1960’s, as some may remember, had a lot of newcomer’s putting amazing vocals, guitar-riffs and diverse lyrics into their music. Yet SO many of these people were producing hit tunes that told us what the decade was going through, and how they hoped it all worked out.

Today I have collected music for only one year that decade – 1967. Two years before I was born, 1967 was the year many amazing songs were released. Baby-boomers (my parents generation!) would have had many of them on vinyl records and in their staple radio diet.

Enjoy my playlist. May it bring back memories of your youth, or make you want to sing along, or strum along on your air-guitar!

  • The Young Rascals – Groovin
  • Lulu – To Sir With Love
  • The Box Tops – The Letter
  • The Association – Windy
  • The Doors – Light My Fire
  • The Turtles – Happy Together

Happy now? Did that selection light your fire? Or was it too windy? Did you see what I did there? Maybe not. The FIRST SIX songs today were: (AS ABOVE). Now do you see what I did there. Never mind.

<station advert>. Let’s get groovy…

  • The Music Explosion – Little Bit O’ Soul
  • Tommy James & The Shondells – I Think We’re Alone Now
    NOTE: Recognise that tune? Yes, Tiffany did an interesting rendition way back in 1987. I’ll save it for that collection!
  • Stevie Wonder – I Was Made To Love Her (Extended Version)
    NOTE: Stevie was 16 when he recorded this. MoTown signed him when he was 11 years old!

The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE) / <station advert>

  • Arthur Conley – Sweet Soul Music
  • The Soul Survivors – Expressway To Your Heart
  • The Rolling Stones – Ruby Tuesday
  • Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth

The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE). / <station advert>
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  • Jefferson Airplane – Somebody To Love
  • Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
  • The Happenings – I Got Rhythm
    FYI: I asked on Facebook if anyone knew this 1977 version. Appeared not. But one friend got the tune stuck in her head for the rest of the day!)
  • Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
    NOTE: “We skipped the light fandango, turned cartwheels ‘cross the floor” … Lyrics like this come once in a lifetime. Oh, The band name ‘Procol Harum’ was named after a breed of cat.
  • The Hollies – On A Carousel
  • The 5th Dimension – Up, Up And Away
    Q: Who can remember which Australian airline used this song in their television advertising?
    A: TAA, a long gone Australian airline that I remember flying on in my youth. Listen here

<NEWS AND WEATHER> / LAST SIX songs were: (AS ABOVE) / <station advert>

  • The Cowsills – The Rain, The Park & Other Things
  • The Buckinghams – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  • The Seekers – Georgy Girl
  • The Monkees – A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You
  • The Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin’

Wow, you know we are getting old when Georgy Girl is now fifty years old!
The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE) / <station advert>

  • The Grass Roots – Let’s Live For Today
  • Booker T & The MG’s – Groovin’
    NOTE: Recognise the tune? Yep, this was the first song in my playlist today, by The Young Rascals. Sounds a lot different without any lyrics!
  • Wilson Pickett – Funky Broadway
  • Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit

The LAST FOUR songs were: (AS ABOVE) / <station advert>

  • Sonny and Cher – The Beat Goes On
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  • Peter Paul & Mary — I Dig Rock And Roll Music
  • The Five Americans – Western Union

 I had no more songs in my playlist after this, my timing was out by 10minutes. No matter, I winged it from here … and it worked out perfectly!

R&R Singer with Guitar Sings to Microphone
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Wow, what an eclectic mix of music I have played for you today! The LAST FOUR songs today were: (AS ABOVE).

As it is Friday, the last few songs are apt – yet not from 1977. I am sure you can pick them…

  • The Chiffons – One Fine Day
  • The EasyBeats – Friday on My Mind
  • Stevie Wright – Friday on My Mind
  • Wendy Matthews – Friday’s Child

SESSION OUTRO and station advert:
Thanks for listening to Radio 5KIX, FM 90.7, Kangaroo Island Community Radio this Friday morning from wherever you are in the world.

See you next Friday, 10.00am till midday – playing songs from 1977!