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Clip of the day, May 1st, 2008 - You're the one - Chris Montez and Kathy Young

Back in the 1960's Chris Montez had a monster number one with Let's Dance. The flipside was You're the One. Brian Perkins and I used to drive everybody mad by playing it constantly in Luchini's cafe, Cockermouth. Can't find that version but this is Montez on a duet with Kathy Young. Not as good as the Montez solo but you get a feel for the song.

 

Date: 2008-05-01 17:50:22 - Added by: jwalsh
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Clip of the Day, April 30th, 2008 - Paul Revere & The Raiders - Indian Reservation

Paul Revere and the Raiders were one of those well-established American bands who never quite made it in Britain. Don't know why, excellent group. More to come later but here's one to get you started.

 

Date: 2008-04-30 12:15:04 - Added by: jwalsh
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The Rubettes - Sugar baby love

Workington Comets speedway team manager Ian Thomas is also heavily involved in show-business, not just as a magician but also as an agent booking some of the top groups from the 60's and 70's like the featured band here, the Rubettes. Other big names in the Thomas stable include Showaddywaddy, Marty Wilde, the Searchers, the Ivy League. They can be booked through the Ian Thomas Organisation.

Date: 2008-04-29 15:22:38 - Added by: jwalsh
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Clip of the Day April 29th, 2008 - The Beach Boys -Surfin USA

The Beach Boys, the sound of summer. Here's one of their best from the 1960's. Hope you like this one because there will be more from the group as the months unfold.

 

Date: 2008-04-29 14:15:09 - Added by: jwalsh
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Clip of the Day, April 28th 2008 - Dickey Lee - Laurie (Strange Things Happen)
There are four outstanding "Death" records and this is our first selection in that rather morbid list. Dickey Lee wasn't quite a one-hit wonder but this was certainly his most notable recording. It is a classic of its kind. They don't do them like this anymore.
Date: 2008-04-28 16:05:38 - Added by: jwalsh
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Mountain Rescue 75th Anniversary
Safety and Public Awareness video sponsored by Cumbria Tourism. Mountain rescue teams in Lakeland have produced a six-minute video to explain the problems they are facing.

Richard Warren, chairman of the group representing all the teams in the Lake District tells of the various pitfalls faced by walkers who don’t prepare properly when they go out on the fell tops.

They are either ill-equipped, don’t check weather forecasts and haven’t enough navigational skills and mountain knowledge.

It’s a common believe by many walkers that the mountain rescue teams are funded by the Government, when, in fact they are all volunteers who give up time to train and then go on to the fells when they receive emergency calls.

The video is one weapon in the rescuers’ armoury to try to halt the rising trend of callouts, many of which are avoidable.

Warren quotes the case of one group of walkers who demanded a helicopter to get them down from the fells because they didn’t want to be late for a dinner party.

Rescuers in the Lake District saw an 8 per cent rise in incidents last year with 15 per cent more people rescued.

Acting Chief Inspector Gordon Rutherford of Cumbria Constabulary backed the project to educate walkers. He said: “We fully support this initiative and would encourage all those visiting the Lake District to ensure that any walk is planned in advance and sensible precautions are taken.”

Out of the 15 million visitors that come to Cumbria and the Lake District each year, over two-thirds choose to go walking.
Date: 2008-04-26 11:41:33 - Added by: jwalsh
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The Curwen Column
Workington's newest 35,000 piece of art has been branded a monstrosity and a waste of money. The black monument has been dedicated to John Christian Curwen, who was MP for Cumberland and Carlisle between 1786 and 1812 and from 1820 to his death in 1829.
Date: 2008-04-25 16:25:17 - Added by: jwalsh
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30 Years Since Workington Reds Lost League Status
Billy Watson, Workington Reds Groundsman 1952-1989 - Gives his thoughts on Workington Reds Losing League Status over 30 years ago
Date: 2008-01-30 16:39:34 - Added by: jwalsh
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