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Character Playlists from Pirate Radio

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Slide 7: The characters of Pirate Radio - Carl, Angus, 'On-The-Hour' John  and Quentin Photo Credit: Alex Bailey(left-right)Tom Sturridge, Rhys Darby, Will Adamsdale and Bill Nighy star in Richard Curtis' rock and roll comedy Pirate Radio, a Focus Features release.

When FilmInFocus interviewed Richard Curtis about the fabulous 60s era music in his new movie Pirate Radio (you can read the entire conversation here) one thing in particular jumped out at us from what he said. He mentioned that during the filming of the movie, he “gave all the main players an iPod with eight playlists with 30 songs that each of the DJs would play.” This got us very intrigued, so we asked whether we could get our hands on those playlists and – lo and behold – they were very generously given to us. So, accordingly, we now can share them with you below.

"Simple" Simon Swafford
Morning DJ - super nice, super friendly, obsessed by the Chart Show he presents.

- (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone - The Monkees
- Matthew and Son  - Cat Stevens
- I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman - Whistling Jack Smith
- Elenore - The Turtles
- Stay With Me Baby - Lorraine Ellison
- The End Of The World  - Skeeter Davis
- Massachusetts – The Bee Gees
- I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - Diana Ross and the Supremes
- Sunshine Superman - Donovan
- You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield
- I Can't Let Maggie Go - Honeybus
- What A Day For A Daydream - John Sebastian and the Lovin' Spoonful
- Excerpt From A Teenage Opera - Keith West
- To Sir, With Love - Lulu
- Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann
- Simon Smith and His Amazing Dance Bear - The Alan Price Set
- San Francisco - Scott Mackenzie
- 98.6 - The Bystanders
- Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
- Love Is All Around - The Troggs
- The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore – The Walker Brothers
- As Tears Go - Marianne Faithfull
- I Should Have Known Better - The Beatles
- It Won't Be Long - The Beatles
- The End Of The World - Skeeter Davis
- Girl Don't Come - Sandie Shaw
- You Didn't Have To Be So Nice – Lovin’ Spoonful
- Semi-Detached Sub-Urban Mr James - Manfred Mann
- Last Train To Clarksville - The Monkees
- I'm A Believer - The Monkees
- Happy Together - The Turtles
- She'd Rather Be With Me - The Turtles

Angus

Angus "The Nut" Nutsford
From New Zealand, has bad taste, thinks he's the funniest man alive. He isn't.

- Bad To Me - Billy J Kramer
- Feelin’ Groovy - Harpers Bizarre
- Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman's Hermits
- Poetry In Motion - Johnny Tillotson
- The Boat That I Row - Lulu
- Don't Sleep In The Subway - Petula Clark
- This Is My Song - Petula Clark
- Here Comes My Baby - The Tremeloes
- Even The Bad Times Are Good - The Tremeloes
- Silence Is Golden - The Tremeloes
- Georgia Girl - The Seekers
- Morning Town Ride - The Seekers
- I'll Never Find Another Girl Like You - The Seekers
- It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
- Silhouettes - Herman's Hermits
- Concrete In Day - Unit 4+2
- Young Girl - Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
- Lovers of The World Unite - Herman's Hermits
- Downtown - Petula Clark
- Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
- England Swings - Roger Miller
- Dedicated Follower Of Fashion - The Kinks
- A Kind Of Hush - Herman's Hermits
- Bend It - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
- Release Me  - Engelbert Humperdink
- I'm Henry The VIII, I Am  - Herman's Hermits

Dr. Dave

Dr. Dave
Ironic, intelligent, well-informed - the Britpop King.

- I Can See For Miles - The Who
- I'm A Man - Spencer Davis Group
- Fire - Arthur Brown
- Gimme A Little Sign - Brenton Wood
- Friday On My Mind – The Easybeats
- (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice - The Amen Corner
- Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
- Autumn Almanac - The Kinks
- As Tears Go By - The Rolling Stones
- With A Girl Like You - The Troggs
- Somebody Help Me – The Spencer Davis Group
- Daydream – The Lovin’ Spoonful
- Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind - Loving Spoonful
- I'm A Boy - The Who
- Substitute - The Who
- Tired Of Waiting - The Kinks
- All Or Nothing - The Small Faces
- Shalalalee - The Small Faces
- Keep On Running – The Spencer Davis Group
- Gimme Some Lovin' – The Spencer Davis Group
- Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
- We Can Work It Out - The Beatles
- High Time - Paul Jones
- Bad, Bad Boy - Paul Jones
- Dead End Street - The Kinks

The Count

The Count
American, magnificent God of the airwaves, loves his music, a lot of it from home.

- Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
- All The Day And All The Night - The Kinks
- I'm Alive - The Hollies
- War - Edwin Starr
- Let's Spend The Night Together - The Rolling Stones
- Dancing In The Street - Martha and the Vandellas
- For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
- The Happening - Diana Ross and the Supremes
- Sloop John B - The Beach Boys
- Do It Again - The Beach Boys
- Don't Worry Baby - The Beach Boys
- California Dreaming - The Mamas and the Papas
- Different Drum - The Stone Poneys
- Crimson And Clover - Tommy Jones and the Shondells
- River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
- Wooly Bully - Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
- You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
- In The Middle Of Nowhere - Dusty Springfield
- Hang On Sloopy – The McCoys
- Do You Believe In Magic? - The Loving Spoonful
- Working My Way Back To You – The Four Seasons
- Lil' Red Riding Hood - Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs
- Cherish - The Association
- Dedicated To The One I Love - The Mamas and the Papas
- The Sound Of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel

Gavin Cavner

Gavin Cavner
The Best DJ in Britain, Sex Idol, Coolest man alive.

- Break On Through - The Doors
- Get Off My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
- Groovin' - The Young Rascals
- A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum
- Out Of Time - Chris Farlowe
- Handbags And Gladrags - Chris Farlowe
- Judy In Disguise - John Fred and the Playboys
- San Franciscan Nights - The Animals
- Canyons of Your Mind - The Bonzo Dog Band
- The Letter - The Box Tops
- From The Underworld - The Herd
- 19th Nervous Breakdown - The Rolling Stones
- You Better Move On - The Rolling Stones
- Eve Of Destruction - Barry MacGuire
- Here Comes The Night - Them
- Bang Bang - Cher
- Sorrow – The Merseys
- Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
- I Can't Explain - The Who
- Yeh Yeh - Georgie Fame
- Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals
- Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
- All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
- For Your Love - The Yardbirds
- She's Not There - The Zombies
- I'm A Man – The Spencer Davis Group
- Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck
- Summer In The City – The Lovin’ Spoonful
- Reach Out, I'll Be There – The Four Tops
- Night of Fear - The Move
- Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones
- No Milk Today - Herman's Hermits

Midnight Mark

Midnight Mark
Enigmatic, handsome - very late night, very cool, very attractive to women.

- Trick or Treat - Otis Redding
- Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville
- Everlasting Love - Robert Knight
- Cold Sweat - James Brown
- 007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker and the Acres
- Trip To Your Heart - Sly and the Family Stone
- I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Nina Simone
- I'm In A Dancing Mood - Delroy Wilson
- Harlem Shuffle - The Traits
- I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You - Aretha Franklin
- 54-46 (Was My Number) - Toots and the Maytals
- The First Cut Is The Deepest - PP Arnold
- Soul Finger - The Bar-Kays
- Evil  - Howlin' Wolf
- Soul Man - Sam and Dave
- Back Up Train - Al Green
- Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King
- I've Got To Go Back Home - Bob Andy
- Memphis Soulstew - King Curtis
- Atmospheric Record - Miles Davis
- The Dark End of the Street - James Carr
- Hey Joe/The Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
- This Old Heart of Mine – The Isley Brothers
- Respect - Aretha Franklin
- Land Of 1000 Dancers - Wilson Pickett
- What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted - Jimmy Ruffin

Harold

Harold
Everyone's assistant - if he could play stuff himself, this would be it….

- The Happening - The Supremes
- The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game – The Marvellettes
- You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
- I Hear A Symphony - The Supremes
- How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - Marvin Gaye
- A Place in The Sun - Stevie Wonder
- It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

 

 

Bob Silver

Bob Silver - The Dawn Treader
Very, very bearded, very, very, late night, alternative man in a kaftan.

- White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
- Strange Brew - Cream
- Fire - Jimi Hendrix
- I'm Waiting For The Man - The Velvet Underground
- The London Boys - David Bowie
- Beck's Bolero - Jeff Beck
- Hey Grandma - Moby Grape
- Electricity - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
- Wear Your Love Like Heaven - Donovan
- Alone Again Or - Love
- All Along The Watchtower - Bob Dylan
- One Too Many Mornings - Bob Dylan
- Girl Of The North Country - Bob Dylan
- Tambourine Man - The Byrds
- Mellow Yellow - Donovan
- I Feel Free - Cream