The Early Radio London Fab Forties
Sunday 28th March 1965

No stopping the Supremes – straight in at #15!

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Week
Week
4
1
Concrete And Clay Unit 4 + 2
1
2
The Last Time Rolling Stones
6
3
Goodbye My Love Searchers
12
4
The Minute You're Gone Cliff Richard
28
5
Catch The Wind Donovan
24
6
For Your Love Yardbirds
7
7
Silhouettes Herman's Hermits
3
8
Come And Stay With Me Marianne Faithfull
9
9
Give Him A Great Big Kiss Shangri-Las
14
10
Do The Clam Elvis Presley
11
The Times They Are A-Changin' Bob Dylan
17
12
I'll Be There Gerry & the Pacemakers
5
13
I'll Stop At Nothing Sandie Shaw
15
14
I Can't Explain Who
15
Stop! In The Name Of Love Supremes
33
16
Here Comes The Night Them
26
17
Little Things Dave Berry
18
18
Everybody's Gonna Be Happy / Who'll Be The Next In Line Kinks
10
19
In The Meantime Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames
2
20
I Apologise P J Proby
40
21
Reelin' And Rockin' Dave Clark Five
11
22
I Must Be Seeing Things Gene Pitney
36
23
Bring Your Love To Me Righteous Brothers
39
24
King Of The Road Roger Miller
16
25
Honey I Need Pretty Things
26
True Love Ways Peter & Gordon
20
27
Yes I Will Hollies
27
28
Hawaiian Wedding Song Julie Rogers
22
29
This Diamond Ring Gary Lewis & the Playboys
8
30
I Know A Place Petula Clark
32
31
Bye Bye Girl Applejacks
32
You're Breaking My Heart Keely Smith
19
33
The Birds And The Bees Jewel Akens
35
34
True Love For Ever More Bachelors
35
Congratulations West Five
29
36
I Don't Want To Go On Without You Moody Blues
37
37
Just For The Boy Lesley Duncan
34
38
At This Moment Crispian St Peters
39
Birth Of The Budd Roy Budd
30
40
It's Not Unusual Tom Jones

Rebirth of the Budd
is a 25-track CD which includes Birth of the Budd, Mr Rose and Get Carter. All the cuts have downloadable samples
.

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Birth Of The Budd Roy Budd Pye 7N15807

Roy Budd was a brilliant, self-taught jazz pianist, but is probably most familiar to the public as the composer of over 50 film scores, amongst them Get Carter, Fear is the Key and The Stone Killer.

Roy's composition Mr Rose, recorded with the Tony Hatch Orchestra, was released as a single in '67. It will be remembered as the theme from the eponymous Granada TV crime drama series, starring William Mervyn (1967/8). Tony Hatch produced Roy's 1967 album, Pick Yourself Up!!! This is Roy Budd. (Photo from sleeve, top left) In the sleevenotes, Tony writes: "One evening in February 1967 I was casually watching television (The David Frost Show, to be precise) when twenty-year-old Roy Budd made his first noteworthy appearance. One number... was enough to convince me that here was a young man with exceptional technique..."

Mark Roman recalls how Roy used to attend London parties with the guys from Big L, where he would enhance their enjoyment of saucy films by providing musical accompaniment in the style of a silent movie pianist! (Keen listeners will discern a passing similarity between Birth of the Budd and the Big Lil theme.)

Roy formed his own jazz trio with drummer Chris Karan and Peter McGurk on bass (the same musicians who were two-thirds of the Dudley Moore Trio). Peter McGurk's bass was a main feature of Sounds Orchestral's hits. Producer John Schroeder named Tony Reeves as the bass player on Cast Your Fate to the Wind, but Peter McGurk played on the B-side, To Wendy With Love.

Making a number or recordngs, with many of them having never been rereleased, Roy Budd sometimes used the name John Brown Junior.

Chris and I (Mary), with Alan Hardy, were privileged to see the Roy Budd Trio perform one Sunday at the Bull's Head in Barnes. At the interval, I spoke to Roy and asked if he would play On Green Dolphin Street for Chris, which he kindly did.

Sadly, Roy died in August 1993, aged 46. The Official Roy Budd website has the full story of his amazing muiscal talents.




This is the final Early Fab Forty compiled by Gert van der Winden, from listings made by listener Machteld Meijer.
Brian Long kindly gave permission for the use of Fab Forties from those originally featured in his book 'The London Sound' which since appearance on the Radio London website have been updated with new information. Brian's charts commence from next week, bridging the gap between the Early Fabs and Field's Fab Forties, which commence in May 1966. (A full explanation of how our unique set of Fab 40s was compiled, is here).


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