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Who were the first radio DJ's in the world to play the entire Sergeant Pepper album? Find out in flashback 67!

Prime Minister Harold Wilson announced that the United Kingdom had decided to apply for EEC membership. Manchester United won the Football League First Division title. Sir Francis Chichester arrived in Plymouth after completing his single-handed sailing voyage around the world in his yacht, in nine months and one day. And The first Spring Bank Holiday occurred on a fixed date of the last Monday in May, replacing the former Whitsun holiday in England and Wales. All of those events happened in the month of May 1967.

The Music Machine, Double Decades!

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I hope you can join me for the Music Machine on saturday at 7 PM UK time which is 2 PM US Eastern.

Sing Baby Sing!

"Then I saw her face, Now I'm a believer." Most people know that part of the chorus of the 60's classic by the Monkees, even if they don't know any other lyrics of the song. But which songs really get you singing along, particularly to the chorus? In this week's Music Machine, at 7 PM UK time, 2 PM Eastern, we'll look at some of the most popular sing-a-long songs. As usual I'll tell you about them too, but which songs get you singing along whenever you hear them? It doesn't matter if you have a good voice or not!

"Doctor Doctor, I feel Like a Record!"

"Doctor Doctor, I feel like a record."
"Well spin yourself around and I'll have a listen to you."

That somewhat lame joke I've just written introduces our Music Machine theme very well this week. The show is heard on Team-FM on Saturday at 7 PM UK time, 2 PM Eastern.

This week, we're throwing a party for all the good doctors and nurses who work very hard. So, if you were planning the music for the party, which songs would you choose?

The Music Machine: Are You Living the Life of Riley?

The Life of Riley goes back to a phrase that was used in the Irish-American community before 1911, but we're not going back that far. We're interested in great songs with the word Life in the title for this week's Music Machine on Team-FM, Saturday at 7 PM UK time which is 2 PM Eastern. Ronan Keating thought life was a rollercoaster, but which songs can you think of with the word Life in the title?

Can we describe the Music Machine in just one word?

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If you would like to, please join me for the Music Machine on Saturday at 7 PM UK time which is 2 PM on the East Coast of America.

For One Night Only, Brian and Lulu are Back with Down for Double!

Remember the fun, madness and mayhem Brian and Lulu had on air with the weekly Sunday night show Down for Double? Well, it's back for one night only, tomorrow, Friday, at 7 PM UK time, 2 PM Eastern. Brian D is not able to be on air this weekend, so Brian and Lulu have been let loose with music from the 70's and 80's, presented in their own special way!

The Music Machine. Luck Be a Lady.

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I hope you can join me on Saturday at 7 PM UK time, which is 2 PM US Eastern, for the Music Machine on Team-FM!

This week's theme is songs with girls names in the titles. It's been several years since I ran this theme, so I think we can safely do it again. In fact, the last time I did so, a certain Mrs Hartgen severely reprimanded me for playing a remake of a Frank Sinatra record.

The Music Machine. I Love The Night!

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Please join me on Team-FM for the Music Machine, Saturday at 7 PM UK time which is back to being 2 PM US Eastern.

Jennifer Lopez was waiting for it, the Mavericks wanted to dance away with it, and E L O thought it was sweet. We're talking about the night, and that's our theme for this week. Can you think of any songs about the night, or with night, or tonight in the title? Do let me know!

On the Music Machine, We're Living By Numbers!

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Please join me on Saturday at 7 PM UK time, which this week is 3 PM Eastern, for the Music Machine.

This week, our theme is all about numbers. New Music were "Living By Numbers", and Alphabeat sang about "10,000 Nights of Thunder". But which songs can you think of with numbers in the title? You can also take the theme in other directions. For example, why not choose Bobby Darrin with Multiplication?
Your suggestions would be great to receive, we've had some good ones during the past few weeks.


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