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FLOWERS IN THE RAIN – MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN ?
(the World's first accidental charity record)
BBC Radio 4
Tuesday the 25th September 13:30-14:00 BST
Repeated Saturday 29 September 2007 15:30-16:00Tony Blackburn Show 25th Sept
Tune in for a fascinating look at the suppressed issues surrounding the band, their single, the ensuing fallout and the subsequent court ruling gagging it’s entry from the history books. In fact the BBC were gagged again this month from revealing pertinent issues relating to the court ruling. To this day neither the band nor songwriter Roy Wood earn any royalties from the A and B side songs that comprised their third successive hit single.Bev, Tony, Trevor
Tony Blackburn presents an intriguing overview of the times preceding the band's release, and it's aftermath, which remain with the band to this day.
Contributions from The Move’s Bev Bevan & Trevor Burton, Tony Visconti, the Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock, photographer Robert Davidson, music writer Mark Paytress and The Move archivist Rob Caiger.Sian Price
Produced by Sian Price for Tinderbox Productions
It’s the radio PICK OF THE DAY in The Guardian, Radio Times, The Observer, The Sunday Times (“fascinating”) and RADIO CHOICE in the Sunday Telegraph.
Fan note : the show will feature an exclusive premiere airing of an acoustic version of ‘Flowers In The Rain’ featuring Carl Wayne (vocals), Roy Wood (guitar & vocals) & Tony Visconti’s wind quartet.
On the 30th September 1967 Tony Blackburn officially inaugurated BBC’s Radio One station, playing a specially commissioned piece by George Martin entitled ‘Theme One’, before kicking into his pirate show signature theme, John Dankworths’ ‘Beefeaters’, which was always accompanied by Tony’s ‘best friend’ Arnold barking all over it. Incidentally, ‘Beefeaters’ was itself a TV theme tune for Redifussion TV's ‘Search for a Star’ programme. And as everyone knows the first complete record played on Radio One was The Move’s ‘Flowers In The Rain’, and Tony also had the good taste to play Procol Harum’s ‘Homburg’ on that legendary show.
On Sunday 30th September 2007, Radio One commemorates it’s date of establishment with a breakfast show hosted by Chris Moyles & Tony Blackburn. Tune in and see if they crack open proceedings with The Move’s ‘Flowers In The Rain’…. Or the newly recorded version by The Kaiser Chiefs which the bookies have as favourite for an exclusive premiere play in that slot!Flowers in The Rain
BBC Radio 2
And The Move are also featured in STAND BY FOR SWITCHING - THE SOUNSCAPE OF 1967, once again in the company of Tony Blackburn. Relive or revel in 'reflections of the way life used to be'....
Sunday the 23rd September 16:30-18:30 BST
Johnny Walker Show 23rd Sept
JOHNNIE WALKER, who cut his DJ teeth in and around The Move's hometown, talked to BEV BEVAN about the Sixties, The Move and 'Flowers In The Rain'. The show celebrated 40 years of Radio 2 by playing popular hits from 1967 and touched on the establishing of Radio 1, and The Move's legacy as the first band whose record was played on the station.
(available to listen to until Sunday 30 September)
ROY WOOD is currently touring with his ROCK’N’ROLL BAND and his shows include fantastic new arrangements of some classic songs he originally recorded as a member of The Move.