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A list of the puzzles and their solutions for this year.

JanuaryEdit

  1. Nico: 'All That Is My Own' (LP-Desertshore)
  2. John Cale: 'Heartbreak Hotel' (LP-Slow Dazzle)
  3. Lou Reed: 'Rock n Roll' (LP-Rock and Roll Animal)
Connection: Velvet Underground
  1. Steve Hackett: 'Racing In A' (LP-Please Don't Touch)
  2. ELO: 'Illusions In G Major' (LP-Eldorado)
  3. Brand X: 'And So To F' (LP-Product)
Connection: musical keys.
  1. Peter Gabriel: 'On The Air (LP-Peter Gabriel 2 (Scratch))' (Charisma)
  2. Steve Hillage: 'Radio (LP-Motivation Radio)' (Virgin)
  3. Montrose: 'Space Station No. 5 (LP-Montrose)' (Warner Bros.) [1]
Connection: radio
  1. Scorpions: 'Loving You Sunday Morning (LP-Lovedrive)' (Harvest)
  2. Genesis: 'Dusk (LP-Trespass)' (Charisma)
  3. Led Zeppelin: 'In The Evening (LP-In Through The Out Door)' (Swan Song)
Connection: times of day

FebruaryEdit

  1. Nils Lofgren: 'Keith Don't Go (Ode To The Glimmer Twin) (LP-Nils Lofgren)' (A&M)
  2. Pink Floyd: 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond (LP-Wish You Were Here)' (Harvest)
  3. John Lennon: 'How Do You Sleep? (LP-Imagine)' (Apple)
Connection: other people in the music business (Keith Richard, Syd Barrett, Paul McCartney)
  1. Janis Joplin: 'Me And Bobby McGee (LP-Pearl)' (CBS)
  2. Canned Heat: 'On The Road Again (LP-Boogie With Canned Heat)' (Liberty)
  3. Jimi Hendrix Experience: 'All Along The Watchtower (2xLP-Electric Ladyland)' (Track Record)
Connections: (1) all acts played at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967; and (2) deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Alan Wilson in 1970
  1. Genesis: 'Snowbound' (LP-And Then There Were Three)
  2. Led Zeppelin: 'Immigrant Song' (LP-Led Zeppelin III)
  3. Santana: 'Toussaint L'Overture' (LP-Santana III)
Connection: three
Show not in archive.
  1. Spooky Tooth: 'Better By You Better Than Me'
  2. Gary Wright: 'Dream Weaver'
  3. Only Ones: 'Curtains For You'
Connection: Mike Kelly (drummer for Only Ones) was a member of Spooky Tooth as was Gary Wright

MarchEdit

  1. MC5: 'Kick Out The Jams' (LP-Kick Out The Jams)
  2. Ted Nugent: 'Stormtroopin' (LP-Ted Nugent)
  3. David Bowie: 'Panic In Detroit' (LP-Aladdin Sane)
Connection: Detroit
  1. Joni Mitchell: 'Edith And The King Pin' (LP-Hissing Of Summer Lawns)
  2. Sid Vicious: 'Something Else' (LP-Sid Sings)
  3. Uriah Heep: 'Free and Easy' (LP-Innocent Victim)
Connection: Captain Beaky!! Hissing Sid is Innocent.
  1. Jack Bruce: 'How's Tricks' (LP-How's Tricks)
  2. Baker Gurvitz Army: 'Mad Jack' (LP-Baker Gurvitz Army)
  3. Eric Clapton: 'Cocaine' (LP-Slowhand)
Connection: Cream
  1. Steely Dan: 'Night By Night' (LP-Pretzel Logic)
  2. Bonzo Dog Band: 'My Pink Half Of The Drainpipe' (LP-Doughnut In Granny's Greenhouse)
  3. Jeff Beck: 'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat' (LP-Wired)
Connection: Food

AprilEdit

  1. Manfred Mann's Earth Band: 'Blinded By The Light' (LP-Roaring Silence)
  2. Patti Smith: 'Because The Night' (LP-Easter)
  3. Bruce Springsteen: '4th Of July, Asbury Park' (LP-The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle)
Connection: All three tracks were written by Bruce Springsteen.
  1. Bob Dylan: 'Lay Lady Lay' (LP-Nashville Skyline)
  2. Television: 'Venus' (LP-Marquee Moon)
  3. Rainbow: 'Tarot Woman' (LP-Rainbow Rising)
Connection: ? (Maybe women: Lady, Venus, Woman. Another possibility is performers who share a name with poets: Dylan [Bob Dylan, Dylan Thomas] Verlaine [Tom Verlaine of Television, Paul Verlaine] Blackmore [Richie Blackmore of Rainbow, Richard Blackmore])

MayEdit

No connection this week as show is Flashback 1969.

JuneEdit

  1. Styx: 'Renegade' (LP-Pieces Of Eight)
  2. Genesis: 'Fountain Of Salmacis' (LP-Nursery Cryme)
  3. Cream: 'Tales Of Brave Ulysses' (LP-Disraeli Gears)
Connection: Greek mythology
  1. Blue Oyster Cult: 'ME262' (LP-Secret Treaties)
  2. Neil Young: 'Like A Hurricane' (LP-American Stars And Bars)
  3. Jefferson Starship: 'Big City' (LP-Spitfire)
Connection: war planes
Show not in archive.
  1. Rush: 'Beneath Between and Behind' (LP-Fly By Night)
  2. Van Halen: 'Running With The Devil' (LP-Van Halen)
  3. Uriah Heep: 'Firefly' (LP-Firefly)
Connection: Lee - Geddy Lee, David Lee Roth and Lee Kerslake

JulyEdit

No connection this week as Tommy is going on holiday for a few weeks.
No connection. Genesis live at Lyceum, London.
No connection. Ian Gillan guest DJ.
No connection. Repeat of Roger Waters special about The Wall.

AugustEdit

Show not in archive.
  1. Leon Russell: 'Delta Lady' (LP-Best Of)
  2. UFO: 'Alpha Centauri' (LP-No Place To Run)
  3. Gamma: 'Fight To The Finish' (LP-Gamma)
Connection: Greek letters.
  1. Lone Star: 'Bells Of Berlin' (LP-Firing On All Six)
  2. Mike Oldield: 'Tubular Bells' (LP-Tubular Bells)
  3. Thin Lizzy: 'Whiskey In The Jar' (7” Single)
Connection: Bell - Eric Bell guitarist of Thin Lizzy
  1. King Crimson: '21st Century Schitzoid Man' (LP-In The Court Of The Crimson King)
  2. Deep Purple: 'A200' (LP-Burn)
  3. The Beatles: 'When I'm Sixty Four' (LP-Sgt Pepper)
Connection: 21 + 200 + 64 = 285 - Radio One wavelength
  1. Jimi Hendrix: 'Gypsy Eyes' (LP-Electric Ladyland)
  2. Black Sabbath: 'Planet Caravan' (LP-Paranoid)
  3. Rory Gallagher: 'Souped Up Ford' (LP-Against The Grain)
Connection: All three guitarists are left handed. (Oh no they aren't, Rory is right handed. The mistake is spotted during the week and Tommy sets his own connection next week.)

SeptemberEdit

  1. Boston: 'Smokin' (LP-Boston)
  2. Television: 'Friction' (LP-Marquee Moon)
  3. The Cars: 'Moving In Stereo' (LP-The Cars)
Connection: Each track is from the band's debut album.
  1. Rush: 'Cinderella Man' (LP-A Farewell To Kings)
  2. Motorhead: 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' (LP-Bomber)
  3. Mahogany Rush: 'Broken Heart Blues' (LP-World Anthem)
Connection: All three bands are trios
  1. Beatles: 'All you Need Is Love'
  2. April Wine: 'I Like To Rock'
  3. Blue Oyster Cult: 'Marshal Plan'
Connection: Each song has a little bit of another song in it.
  1. Molly Hatchet: 'Boogie No More' (LP-Flirtin With Disaster)
  2. Alice Cooper: 'Billion Dollar Babies' (LP-Billion Dollar babies)
  3. Thin Lizzy: 'Whiskey In The Jar' (7” Single)
Connection: Girls names.

OctoberEdit

  1. Eric Clapton: 'Bottle Of Wine' (LP-Eric Clapton)
  2. Eagles: 'Tequila Sunrise' (LP-Desperado)
  3. Lynyrd Skynyrd: 'Whiskey Rock-A-Roller' (LP-Nuthin' Fancy)
Connection: Booze.
  1. Pink Floyd: 'Careful With That Axe Eugene' (LP-Ummagumma)
  2. Wishbone Ash: 'Throw Down The Sword' (LP-Live Dates)
  3. Dire Straits: 'Six Blade Knife' (LP-Dire Straits)
Connection: Blades.
No connection this week due to "Flashback 70"

NovemberEdit

  1. Love: 'The Red Telephone (LP-Forever Changes)' (Elektra)
  2. Pink Floyd: 'Young Lust (2xLP-The Wall)' (Harvest)
  3. Jethro Tull: 'Fylingdale Flyer (LP-A)' (Chrysalis)
Connection: telephone (title, end of track, in lyrics)
  1. Roger Daltrey: 'Free Me (LP-McVicar)' (Polydor)
  2. Alan Parsons Project: 'Breakdown (LP-I Robot)' (Arista)
  3. Judas Priest: 'The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) (LP-Unleashed in The East (Live In Japan))' (CBS)
Connection: free, freedom (in the lyrics), unleashed

DecemberEdit

  1. Joe Walsh: 'Turn To Stone (LP-So Far So Good)' (ABC)
  2. Iron Maiden: 'Remember Tomorrow (LP-Iron Maiden)' (EMI)
  3. Manfred Mann's Earth Band: 'Angels At My Gate (LP-Angel Station)' (Bronze)
Connection: Stone Age, Iron Age, Bronze Age (label name)
  1. Van Halen: 'Ice Cream Man (LP-Van Halen)' (Warner Bros.)
  2. Rush: 'By-Tor & The Snow Dog (LP-Fly By Night)' (Mercury)
  3. Johnny Winter: 'Pick Up On My Mojo (LP-John Dawson Winter III)' (Blue Sky)
Connection: ice, snow, winter
  1. Outlaws: 'Green Grass & High Tides (LP-The Outlaws)' (Arista)
  2. Eagles: 'Certain Kind of Fool (LP-Desperado)' (Asylum)
  3. James Gang: 'Walk Away (LP-Thirds)' (ABC)
Connection: bad men of the West
  • 26 December 1980: Boxing Day (no show)
Footnotes
  1. 'Bad Motor Scooter' played by mistake, but correct track announced by TV.

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