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Tag: Billy Fury

A HUGE treat for Billy Fury fans on Blue Panda Radio Gold

We have a HUGE treat for you on this week’s Billy Fury Hour. It’s your chance to hear an UNRELEASED version of “Halfway to Paradise” by Billy and the Tornados!!
This amazing version is part of a brand new box set of The Tornadoes from our friends at Cherry Red Records.
Announced for November, it’s the latest release from the Joe Meek Tea Chest Tapes!
An amazing 119 previously unreleased recordings from The Tornados across 5 CDs, including albums, singles, session out-takes, demos and ‘lost’ recordings!
Among the stunning rarities are songs featuring Billy including the version of “Halfway to Paradise” you can hear for the FIRST TIME on Friday night from 9pm.
Including sleeve notes from The Joe Meek Society’s Craig Newton, you can pre-order this box set at: cherryred.co/TornadosLoveandFury
MASSIVE thanks to the team at Cherry Red for allowing us to play this amazing track for all you wonderful Billy Fury fans.
That’s this Friday at 9pm on Blue Panda Radio Gold – repeated Saturday at 4pm.
TELL YOUR FRIENDS – DON’T MISS IT!!!

‘The Billy Fury Hour’ on Blue Panda Radio Gold

This coming Friday (26th May) on Blue Panda Radio Gold, the great Colin Paul is back with another special Billy Fury Hour.

Colin picks some of his favourite tracks by Billy, plus a few surprises too!

Listen on Friday at 9pm UK time, repeated Saturday (27th) on Blue Panda Radio Gold.

 

 

Marty Wilde’s memories of Billy Fury on Blue Panda Radio

THIS FRIDAY at 9pm hear Marty Wilde’s memories of his best friend Billy Fury, how they met, how they re-kindled their friendship and Billy’s appearance on Marty’s “This is Your Life”.

Plus loads of great Billy tunes, including Marty’s favourite. That’s our Billy Fury Hour, this week, on Blue Panda Radio Gold.

Friday at 9pm 

Billy Fury 40th Anniversary Tribute Concert

I am Chris Raynor and I was Billy Fury’s guitarist from 1970 until he stopped touring through ill health in 1976.

In this 40th anniversary year of the untimely & premature death of one of the UK’s greatest stars we produced – we remember him in this specialised one-off production.

A never to be repeated thank you to Billy involving myself & stars of his era who both worked with him & knew him.

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 

Tuesday 5th September 2023 7:30pm

 

Tickets here:

Let’s get Billy Fury back in the charts !

***GET BILLY BACK IN THE CHARTS***
Blue Panda Radio Gold is proud to support an AMAZING Billy Fury Campaign by our friends at Billy Fury Archive. Let’s get Billy back in the charts!!!
Let’s try and get Billy back where he belongs – in the UK Top 40.
The song chosen from the poll, was Halfway To Paradise.
To try and keep everything consistent across all digital formats, the version to download will be from the Anthology album.
The charts run from 00:01 Friday to midnight Thursday, and the results are announced Friday afternoon at 4pm on Radio 1.
So, all being well we could hear Billy next Friday (27th January) on Radio 1!
Remember one purchase counts as one sale and a purchase should cost no more than 99 pence.
A free play on a streaming service like Apple Music, Spotify and even YouTube counts as well, so keep playing the song as much as you can this week.
We can do this!