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The Music Machine Goes Straight Ahead!

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Well in the title to this item, you have a clue as to the name of the opening song!

Sadly, all the Christmas and new year programming has gone, but we do have the Music Machine so that's great news. It's my chance to be with you every Saturday at 7 PM UK time, 2 PM Eastern, to share some good music with you. Anything you'd like to hear, especially for our theme in hour 2, do let me know.

It's a Vinyl Countdown Special on the Music Machine!

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I hope everything is going well for you with the Christmas preparations.

During my show each week, we have a feature called the Vinyl Countdown, where I play a song direct from a record. It could be a single or an album track.

For at least the first hour of tomorrow's Music Machine, at 7 PM UK, 2 PM US Eastern, every song you hear will come from a record. We'll dust them off and give them a spin. You'll hear songs from groups such as E L O, Abba, the Beach Boys, Men Without Hats and I'll throw in some festive tunes too.

The Music Machine, Buy One, Get One Free!

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Please join me tomorrow for another edition of the Music Machine, Saturday, 7 PM UK, 2 PM Eastern.

During the past few weeks, we've been looking at compilation albums of the past. I have another one for you this week. If you bought Volume 1 of this album at the time, you got Volume 2 free! Also, there is a song on Volume 2 that I have never heard anywhere else, apart from on the album itself.
Find out which album it is tomorrow!

In the Vinyl Countdown, I have a Christmas classic from the early 80's.

Highlights of the Weekend's Entertainment on Team-FM.

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We hope you're all having a fabulous weekend. Lets just tell you about some cool shows coming this weekend on Team-FM.

Totally 80's is up at 2 PM with Gary King, including the Dream Top 3, Total Recall and a special guest. Who will it be this week?

Lulu is in the Bear's Lair at 4, with friendly chat and fantastic music. We might even cajole her into playing a Christmas song or two.

Hear Festive Favourites Old and New in the Christmas Machine!

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As you can see on our Schedule page, starting next week we're making some changes to the music we bring you each day. We suggest you keep checking the Schedule page at
on a regular basis between now and the start of the New Year as there will be very frequent changes.

It's All About the Birds on the Music Machine!

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I do hope you can join me tomorrow at 7 PM UK time, 2 PM Eastern, for the Music Machine!

The Music Machine Says, Je ne sais pas pourquoi!

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I hope you can join me tomorrow, Saturday, at 7 PM UK time for the Music Machine, that's 2 PM on the East Coast of America.!

In hour 1, I'll be looking at one of the many compilation albums released over many decades as we have been doing of late. This time, it is an album called Video Stars on K-Tel, released in 1979, containing many chart hits of the time.

In the Vinyl Countdown, where I play a song direct from a single or LP, we hear about a "Livin' Thing".

Our Time This week is a Special Time.

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Sadly Brian has been ill over the past few weeks. We have dosed him up with some lemon, honey, and perhaps the occasional whisky, and we'll wheel him in front of the microphone to produce the Music Machine. But as for Our Time, well, it's down to me, Lulu Hartgen, and I do hope you can be with me!

For two hours, I'll play some fantastic oldies from the 60's and 70's. There will also be lots of great memories and friendly chat. I always say that music opens the doors onto forgotten times, and in this show, that is no exception.

In the Words of The Temptations, Get Ready for the Music Machine!

Well OK, they didn't quite sing that, but the thought was there I'm sure, and it's a clue to our opening song.

Yes, I'm back with the Music Machine this weekend, Saturday at 2 PM Eastern, 7 PM UK. We've got a lot to get into the show this week.

In Compilations of the past, where we're celebrating some of the best various aartist albums of previous years, we look at Star Tracks Volume 1, a compilation on the Ronko label from 1972.

A Tribute to Bobby Vee, we loved him more than we can say.

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We cannot remember another year where so many well-known celebrities and stars have passed away, which has been the case during 2016. this week, another of our rock and pop legends has gone.

Bobby Vee had everything: a 'cute' look, youthful appeal, and he made good pop records.
he undoubtedly was a teen idol in the early 1960s. According to Billboard magazine, he had thirty-eight Hot 100 chart hits, ten of which reached the Top 20.[
he had 10 chart hits in the UK beginning in 1961.


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