Phil Brodie Band "Muso" Information Page
Updated April 2012.


Young Musician of the Year

The BBC Young Musician of the Year is a televised national music competition. It is broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Four biennially, and hosted by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The competition, a member of European Union of Music Competitions for Youth, is designed for British percussion, keyboard, string, brass and woodwind players, all of whom must be eighteen years of age or under on 1 January in the relevant year.
The competition was established in 1978 by Humphrey Burton and Walter Todds, both of whom are former members of the BBC Television Music Department.

2012: Laura van der Heijden - Cello (aged 15)
2010: Lara Ömeroglu - Piano (
aged 16)
2008: Peter Moore - Trombone (
aged 12)
2006: Mark Simpson - Clarinet (
aged 18)
2004: Nicola Benedetti - Violin (
aged 16)
2002: Jennifer Pike - Violin (
aged 12)
2000: Guy Johnston - Cello (aged 18)
1998: Adrian Spillett - Percussion (aged 19)
1996: Rafal Zambrzycki Payne - Violin (aged 18)
1994: Natalie Clein - Cello (aged 15)
1992: Freddy Kempf - Piano (aged 14)
1990: Nicola Loud - Violin (aged 15)
1988: David Pyatt - Horn (aged 14)
1986: Alan Brind - Violin (
aged 17)
1984: Emma Johnson - Clarinet (
aged 18)
1982: Anna Markland - Piano (
aged 18)
1980: Nicholas Daniel - Oboe (
aged 18)
1978: Michael Hext - Trombone (
aged 17)

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BBC Television's
Juke Box Jury

David Jacobs
hosted by David Jacobs

1st June 1959 ~ 27th Dec 1967

The first of all pop panel shows was the brain child of Peter Potter and hosted by DJ David Jacobs with his Jukebox and the famous bell and hooter for 'Hit' or 'Miss'. Originally scheduled on Mondays, its instant popularity soon earned it a Saturday evening slot.

The house celebrity panel of judges consisted of Pete Murray, Alma Cogan, Gary Miller with Susan Stranks giving a 'teenager's view'view on things.. Katie Boyle and Mickey Most were also regular panelists. In the case of a split decision, a separate panel made up of members of the audience voted as a 'tie-breaker'.

Nine discs were selected each week, six or seven of which were used (a couple held 'in reserve' in case the show over ran.)

The panel gave their judgements on these latest pop releases, often ignorant that the artist they were commenting on was sitting behind a screen listening to them. They would vote 'hit' if they thought it would chart ~ ding-a-ling went Davids bell or 'miss' if they thought it would fail ~ honk-honk went the horn!!

The theme for the first six episodes was a little-known 'Juke Box Fury' by Ozzie Warlock and The Wizards! (Awesome name for the '50's) But music most associated with the show is 'Hit and Miss', written and performed by John Barry and a hit in its own right.

Guest panelists of all kinds appeared on the show from Thora Hurd to a famous sport persons to Roy Orbison; Saturday 7th December 1963 saw all 4 Beatles judging artists including Elvis Presley, The Swinging Blue Jeans and a group called The Chance.
Elvis Verdict "I love his voice, but Kiss Me Quick - it sounds like Blackpool on a sunny day. Elvis is great, but the songs are not for me." as it was Elvis they voted it a hit .. it reached 14 in UK Charts
The Swinging Blue Jeans 'Hippy Hippy Shake' George Harrison: "I know for a fact it's a popular song round here - we used to do it ourselves". John Lennon predicted that it would be "a small hit at least" .. it reached No.2.
'I Could Write A Book' by The Chance - a confident John Lennon "It's right good that one, it's the bestest gear - that's the sound boys". The record failed to enter the charts. (This particular show was hosted by Nicholas Parkins and televised at The Empire Theatre, Liverpool)

If anyone knows the tracks which were judged on the very first show
June 29th 1959 ~ it would be brill if you could E mail them to me.

I was fortunate enough to own a Philips tape recorder in the late
50's, & I recorded the 1st show on Saturday the 1st of June 1959. Sadly, I no longer have the recorder or the tapes.
The only two records I recall being played on the first show are
"Lipstick on your Collar" by "Connie Francis",
& "The Windows of Paris" by "Tony Osborne & his Orchestra" ~ Tom Killick.
Connie Franis Connie Franis . . Tony Osbourne Tony Osbourne



BBC Radio One's
First Programme
The Tony Blackburn Show
broadcasted at 7am
Saturday 30th Sept 1967

01. Beefeaters - John Dankworth (Tony's theme tune)
02. Flowers In The Rain - The Move
03. Massachusetts - The Bee Gees
04. Even The Bad Times Are Good - The Tremeloes
05. Fakin' It - Simon & Garfunkel
06. The Day I Met Marie - Cliff Richard
07. You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
08. The Last Waltz - Engelbert Humperdink
09. Baby Now That I've Found You - The Foundations
10. Good Times - Eric Burdon and the Animals
11. A Banda - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
12. I Feel Love Comin' On - Felice Taylor
13. How Can I Be Sure - Young Rascals
14. Major To Minor - The Settlers
15. Homburg - Procol Harum
16. You Keep Running Away - The Four Tops
17. Let's Go To San Francisco - The Flower Pot Men
18. Handy Man - Jimmy James
19. You Know What I Mean - The Turtles
20. The House That Jack Built - The Alan Price Set
21. Excerpt From A Teenage Opera - Keith West
22. Reflections - Diana Ross and the Supremes
23. King Midas In Reverse - The Hollies
24. Ode To Billy Joe - Bobby Gentry
25. Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals
26. Anything Goes - Harpers Bizarre
27. The Letter - The Box Tops
28. Beefeaters - John Dankworth


TV: The First
"Top Of The Pops
hosted by Jimmy Saville
Transmitted live from Manchester
January 1st 1964,

The longest running pop show in the history of television, first broadcast from a Manchester church hall. It is now without question the premier pop show on television, reaching an estimated international audience of 30 to 40 million people a week.

The first show featured:-

The Rolling Stones ~ I Wanna Be Your Man

Dusty Springfield ~ I Only Want To Be With You

03. The Dave Clark Five ~ Glad All Over

04. The Hollies ~ Stay

05. The Swinging Blue Jeans ~ Hippy Hippy Shake

06. Cliff Richard and the Shadows ~ Don't Talk To Him (on film)

07. Freddie & the Dreamers ~ You Were Made For Me
(on film)

08. The Beatles ~ She Loves You
(on disc)

09. The Beatles ~ I Wanna Hold Your Hand
(on disc)

10. Gene Pitney ~ 24 Hours From Tulsa
(on disc)

TV: The Last
"Top Of The Pops
2204th episode
~ Sunday July 30 2006

hosted by Sir Jimmy Saville, Reggie Yates, Sarah Cawood, Dave Lee Travis, Rufus Hound, Janice Long, Edith Bowman, Mike Read, Pat Sharp, Tony Blackburn and Babs the dance from Pans People.

The final show was pre-recorded on Wednesday 26 July. It was going to be broadcast live, but Sir Jimmy Savile had a prior appointment as the honorary chieftain at the Lochaber Highland Games in Scotland, a position he has held for 34 years. This was his last year as honorary chieftain, he now has the title of Special Friends Of The Games.

The last Top Of The Pops broadcasts shows footage of old recordings through the decades, highlights and memories, dance troupes and fashion trends.

The full length recordings included:
The Rolling Stones - The Last Time (1964)
Sonny And Cher - I Got You Babe (1965)
David Bowie - Starman (1972)
Wham - Wake Me Up Before You Gogo (1984)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
The Spice Girls - Wannabe (1996)
Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You (1998)
Beyonce - Crazy In Love (2003)
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy (2006)
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Clips of bands and singers from the 1960s included:
The Supremes - Baby Love
The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Loving Feeling
Cliff Richard - All My Love
Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright)
Tom Jones - Delilah
Bee Gees - Massachusetts
Fire - The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
The Hollies - Sorry Suzanne
Jackson 5 - Rockin' Robin

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Clips of bands and singers from the 1970s included:
John Lennon - Instant Karma
Elton John - Your Song
The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
T Rex - Get It On
Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize
Mud - Tiger Feet
Abba - Waterloo
Queen - Killer Queen
The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
Status Quo - Down Down
Bob Marley And The Wailers - Exodus
Blondie - Denis

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Clips of bands and singers from the 1980s included:
Adam And The Ants - Ant Music
Kim Wilde - Kids In America
Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up
Spandau Ballet - Chant no.1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)
Human League - Don't You Want Me
Duran Duran - Rio
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
Eurythmics - There Must Be An Angel
Kylie And Jason - Especially For You
Bros - When Will I be Famous?
Yazz And The Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up

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Clips of children and animal acts included:
Clive Dunn - Grandad
The Wombles - The Wombling Song
Our Kid - You Just Might See Me Cry
The Smurfs - The Smurf Song
St Winifred School Choir - No One Quite Like Grandma
The Tweets - The Birdie Song (Birdie Dance)
Keith Harris And Orville - Orville's Song
Aled Jones - Walking In The Air
Tweenies - No. 1
Crazy Frog - Axel F
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Clips of bands and singers from the 1990s included:
Bryan Adams - Everything I Do I Do It For You
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Take That with Lulu - Relight My Fire
Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Blur - Country House
Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
All Saints - Never Ever
Janet Jackson - Together Again
Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love
Shania Twain - That Don't Impress Me Much
Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca
Prince - Baby Knows

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Clips of bands and singers from the 2000s included:
Britney Spears - Oops!...I Did It Again
Travis - Sing
Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head
Justin Timberlake - Like I Love You
50 Cent - In Da Club
Ozzy And Kelly Osbourne - Changes
Girls Aloud - Love Machine
Marilyn Manson - Personal Jesus
U2 - Vertigo
Eminem - Like Toy Soldiers
McFly - All About You
Tony Christie - (Is This The Way To) Amarillo
Coldplay - Speed Of Sound
James Blunt - You're Beautiful
Westlife - You Raise Me Up
Sugababes - Push The Button

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The last top ten countdown on Top Of The Pops was:
10. Nelly Furtado - Maneater
9. Kasabian - Empire
8. Rogue Traders - Voodoo Child
7. Madonna - Get Together
6. McFly - Don't Stop Me Now
5. James Morrison - You Give Me Something
4. Lily Allen - Smile
3. Rihanna - Unfaithful
2. Christina Aguilera - Ain't No Other Man
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The very last number one on Top Of The Pops
Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean - Hips Don't Lie.
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The last words on Top Of The Pops was said by Sir Jimmy Savile
It's number one - it's still top of the pops."
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The closing music was
Celebration by Kool And The Gang
The Track Ended
Sir Jimmy Savile was seen walking to the back of the stage,
he silently switched off the electric and the lights.


BBC Radio 2
50th Anniversary Celebrations
The UK Singles Chart

A total of 188,357 music lovers
voted for their favourite UK #1 of all time.

The Top 50 was broadcast on BBC Radio 2
Saturday November 9th 2002

presented by Richard Allinson.

Top 100 UK number one singles as voted by YOU:

1. Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody
2. John Lennon: Imagine
3. Beatles: Hey Jude
4. Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water
5. George Harrison: My Sweet Lord
6. Procol Harum: A Whiter Shade Of Pale
7. Animals: The House Of The Rising Sun
8. Abba: Dancing Queen
9. Beach Boys: Good Vibrations
10. Queen & David Bowie: Under Pressure

11. Kate Bush: Wuthering Heights
12. Pink Floyd: Another Brick In The Wall
13. Police: Every Breath You Take
14. Righteous Brothers: You've Lost That Loving Feeling
15. Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas
16. Rolling Stones: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
17. Beatles: She Loves You
18. Soft Cell: Tainted Love
19. Beatles: All You Need Is Love
20. Elvis Presley: Jailhouse Rock

21. 10 CC: I'm Not In Love
22. = Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel: Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
22. = Rod Stewart: Maggie May
24. Roy Orbison: Oh Pretty Woman
25. David Bowie: Space Oddity
26. Sinead O'Connor: Nothing Compares 2 U
27. Beatles: I Want To Hold Your Hand
28. Dexy's Midnight Runners: Come On Eileen
29. Marvin Gaye: I Heard It Through The Grapevine
30. Monkees: I'm A Believer

31. Boomtown Rats: I Don't Like Mondays
32. Beatles: A Hard Day's Night
33. Beatles: Help!
34. Frankie Goes To Hollywood: Relax
35. Kylie Minogue: Can't Get You Out Of My Head
36. Queen: Innuendo
37. Byrds: Mr Tambourine Man
38. Abba: Waterloo
39. Elvis vs JXL: A Little Less Conversation
40. Kinks: You Really Got Me

41. Oasis: Don't Look Back In Anger
42. Elvis Presley: All Shook Up
43. Fleetwood Mac: Albatross
44. Elvis Presley: Are You Lonesome Tonight
45. Bryan Adams: (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
46. Rolling Stones: Paint It Black
47. Nilsson: Without You
48. Elvis Presley: The Wonder Of You
49. Louis Armstrong: What A Wonderful World / Cabaret
50. Ian Dury & The Blockheads: Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

51. Abba: The Winner Takes It All
52. Blondie: Heart Of Glass
53. Beatles: Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out
54. Elvis Presley: Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby
55. George Michael: Careless Whisper
56. = Beatles: Ticket To Ride
56. = John Lennon: Woman
58. Beatles: Can't Buy Me Love
59. Elvis Presley: It's Now Or Never
60. Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Chile

61. Dusty Springfield: You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
62. Beatles: Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby
63. Human League: Don't You Want Me
64. Roy Orbison: Only The Lonely
65. Bill Haley & His Comets: Rock Around The Clock
66. Beatles: Paperback Writer
67. Jam: Going Underground
68. T Rex: Get It On
69. Slade: Merry Xmas Everybody
70. Sonny & Cher: I Got You Babe

71. Kinks: Sunny Afternoon
72. Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse Of The Heart
73. = Joe Cocker: With A Little Help From My Friends
73. = Abba: Mamma Mia
74. = Gerry & The Pacemakers: You'll Never Walk Alone
74. = David Bowie: Ashes To Ashes
74. = Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody
78. Beatles: Get Back
79. Abba: Knowing Me Knowing You
80. Madonna: Like A Prayer

81. Elvis Presley: Return To Sender
82. Bangles: Eternal Flame
83. = Freddie Mercury: Living On My Own
83. = U2: Beautiful Day
85. Buggles: Video Killed The Radio Star
86. Rolling Stones: Jumping Jack Flash
87. Meat Loaf: I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
88. Michael Jackson: Billie Jean
89. Scott McKenzie: San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)
90. Beatles: From Me To You

91. Alice Cooper: School's Out
92. A-ha: The Sun Always Shines On TV
93. Bee Gees: Night Fever
94. Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive
95. = Rolling Stones: Honky Tonk Women
95. = Hollies: He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother
97. Beatles: Hello Goodbye
98. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: Tears Of A Clown
99. = Police: Message In A Bottle
99. = Billy Joel: Uptown Girl

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