Radio Caroline - 1976

Listed on 11th January, 2011 by Frisser

Genre: Compilation

Total Tracks: 110

Duration: 13 hours, 18 minutes

Total plays0,001,624

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Playlist Description:



Radio Caroline is an English radio station founded in 1964 by Ronan O'Rahilly, to circumvent the tight hold the record companies had on the broadcast of popular music in the UK. It originally commenced transmissions as an offshore radio st
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Radio Caroline is an English radio station founded in 1964 by Ronan O'Rahilly, to circumvent the tight hold the record companies had on the broadcast of popular music in the UK. It originally commenced transmissions as an offshore radio station broadcasting from a ship anchored in international waters off the coast of South East England. Originally unlicensed by any government, for the majority of its early life, it was labelled as a pirate radio station.

This is a run-down of 'playlists' from an assortment of late 70s Caroline air checks (1976-1980). Some would say that this was the most influential period in Caroline's history in terms of shaping the music people tuned in to. In many ways the programming was unique in that it included not only rock, in all its styles, but soul as well.

This is the first playlist (year 1976) of a series of 5 playlists.

Note: some songs from the original playlists are not available on Spotify (Led Zepplin, The Beatles, Pink Floyd etc.) - I will try to update the playlists if the songs are becoming available.


James Ross Feb-Mar 1976 259m
Steve Miller Band - Living in the USA
10cc - I'm Mandy Fly Me
Earth and Fire - Prologue (don't know)
The Pointer Sisters - Sleeping Alone
The Rolling Stones - She's a Rainbow
The Eagles - Take it to the Limit
Be Bop Deluxe - Jet Silver and the Dolls of Venus
Jefferson Starship - Play on Love
Neil Young - World on a String
Queen - Death on Two Legs
Black Sabbath - Am I Going Insane (Radio)
ELO - Mother
The Band - Forbidden Fruit
Roger McGuinn - Somebody Loves You
Rod Stewart - Stone Cold Sober
Earth Wind and Fire - Celebrate
Edgar Winter Group - Can't Tell One from the Other


Mark Lawrence May 15 1976 8.00-9.00am 192m
Pink Floyd - See Emily Play
New Riders of the Purple Sage - Panama Red
Poco - A Good Feeling to Know (live)
Jackson Browne - Doctor My Eyes
Alan White - Ooooh Baby (Goin' To Pieces)
The Jackson 5 - Skywriter
Gary Wright - The Power of Love
Steeleye Span - The Wife of Usher's Well
Sparks - At Home, At Work, At Play
Simon and Garfunkel - Keep the Customers Satisfied
Paul Simon - 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Fleetwood Mac - Blue Letter
Patti Smith - Gloria
Wings - Beware My Love
ELO - Poker
America - Don't Cross the River
09:00 Tony Allan: The Spinners - Mighty Love


Mark Lawrence Summer evening 1976
Todd Rundgren – The Lord Chancellor’s Nightmare
Neil Sedaka – Oh Carol
Alan White – Silly Woman
The Velvet Underground – There She Goes Again
Wishbone Ash – Rest in Peace
Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven
Dave Mason – You Shouldn’t Have Took More than You Gave
Sailor – Sailor
The Business - Get Out Of My House
Jimi Hendrix – Wild Thing


Jonathan Day Jun 1976 12.40-1.25pm 192m
Derek and the Dominoes - Layla
Ohio Players - Skin Tight
Minnie Ripperton - Reasons
Orleans - Stoned
Radio Caroline Mid-day Concert:
Pointer Sisters - Live at the Opera House


Samantha Jun 4 1976 11.05-11.40am 192m
America - Watership Down
Joan Armatrading - Water with the Wine
Bad Company - Silver, Blue and Gold
David Bowie - Wild is the Wind
The Eagles - Already Gone
The Four Seasons - Who Loves You?
Fleetwood Mac - Say You Love Me
Lowell Fulson - Name of the Game
Peter Frampton - Show Me the Way


Tom Anderson Jun 20 1976 2.40-3.00pm 192m
Daryl Hall and John Oates - You're Much Too Soon
Gerry Rafferty - All The Best People Do It
John Miles - Music
David Bowie - All the Madmen


James Ross Jun 20 1976 3.00-4.10pm 192m
Allman Brothers - Jessica
Queen - You're My Best Friend
The Mamas and the Papas - Go Where You Wanna Go
The Beatles - A Taste of Honey
Nils Lofgren - Cry Tough
Andrew Gold - Endless Flight
Colin Blunstone - This is Your Captain Calling
The Beatles - Back in the USSR
ELO - One Summer Dream
Don McLean - American Pie
Henry McCullough - Lord Knows
Moonrider/Keith West - Golddigger
Poco - Rocky Mountain Breakdown
Mamas and the Papas - California Dreamin'
David Essex - Here it Comes Again
Earth and Fire - Journey
Chicago - I've Never Been in Love Before


Steve Kent Saturday end-July 1976 9.10-10.00am 192m
Don McLean - American Pie
ELO - Boy Blue
Elton John - Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me
Chicago - Wishing You Were Here
LA Band -I Know What I Like
Attitudes - In the Flow Of Love
Neil Young - Harvest
The Bunch - The Locomotion
Rod Stewart - Reason to Believe
Rick Derringer - Hang on Sloopy
The Who - Little Billy
Mont Python - Eric The Half A Bee


Steve Kent Jul 26 1976 3-4pm 192m
Sensational Alex Harvey Band - The Boston Tea Party
Barclay James Harvest - Titles
Crosby, Still & Nash - Marrakesh Express
Flaming Groovies - Shake Some Action
Duck's Deluxe - Paris 9
The Kinks - Underneath the Neon Sign
Gene Kelly - Singin' in the Rain
Paul Simon - 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Elton John - Billy Bones and the White Bird
Aerosmith - Back in the Saddle
Eric Clapton - Willy and the Hand Jive
Bob Marley & The Wailers - I Shot the Sheriff
The Band - When I Paint My Masterpiece
Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino


Brian Richards Aug 15 1976 Midnight-1am 259m
The Roaring Sixties - We Love the Pirate Stations
Detroit Spinners - Smile, We Have Each Other
Orphan - Wild Mountain Ride
Steely Dan - Barrytown
Hot Tuna - Sleep Song
Traffic - Something New
Billy Joel - Captain Jack
Janis Joplin - Cry
Rolling Stones - Not Fade Away
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
John David Souther - Simple Man, Simple Dream
Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes
Bad Company - Can't Get Enough
Aretha Franklin - Respect
The Eagles - James Dean
Firefall - You are the Woman
Joni Mitchell - Electricity


Ed Foster Nov 7 1976 7.20-8.45pm 259/192m
Pink Floyd - Brain Damage/Eclipse
Kraftwerk - Radioactivity
Cockney Rebel - Sebastian/Mr Soft
The Who - The Punk and the Godfather
Moody Blues - I'm Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band
Caravan - Golf Girl
Alice Cooper - Devil's Food/The Black Widow
Jethro Tull - Teacher
The Who - Dirty Jobs/Helpless Dancer
Head East - The Victim
Supertramp - Rudy
Loving Awareness - Love You To Know
Steeleye Span - Sir James the Rose
The Who - 5.15


Ed Foster Nov 8 1976 7.20-9.00pm 259/192m
Pink Fairies - I Wish I Was A Girl
Alice Cooper - Elected
SAHB - Delilah (live)
Caravan - Waterloo Lily
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Gypsy Lights
Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4
Deke Leonard - Broken Ovation
Jethro Tull - Nothing to Say
Steeleye Span - Sir James the Rose
Rolling Stones - Star Star
LA Band - Jarold
Animals - House of the Rising Sun
Pink Floyd - One of These Days
Angel - Pressure Point
Deep Purple - My Woman from Tokyo
Hawkwind - Space is Deep

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