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Broadcast 20-7-2016
Host/Engineer: Ira

Listen to archived show on Mixcloud HERE

Simply Red – Sad Old Red
Simply Red – Holding Back the Years
Simply Red – Red Box
The Beatles – You Can’t Do That
The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
The Beatles – Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey
The Byrds – Eight Miles High
The Byrds – So You Want To Be a Rock and Roll Star
The Byrds – My Back Pages
George Harrison – If I Needed Someone
George Harrison – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
George Harrison – My Sweet Lord
Tom Petty – Free Falling
Tom Petty – I Won’t Back Down
Tom Petty – Runnin’ On a Dream
Ringo Starr – Right Side of the Road
Ringo Starr – Bamboula
Ringo Starr – Island in the Sun
David Bowie – Ziggie Stardust
David Bowie – Rebel, Rebel
David Bowie – Golden Years
Paul Simon – The Obvious Child
Paul Simon – She Moves On
Paul Simon – The Rhythm of the Saints
Jethro Tull – Cross-Eyed Mary
Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath
Jethro Tull – Thick as a Brick
AC-DC – Back in Black
AC-DC – You Shook Me All Night Long


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