Capital Radio 8-8-22: Tunes of 50 Years Back

Awash in nostalgia while preparing for a 50th high school reunion this weekend, the music of 1972 dominated the show — songs from the first half of the year mostly, and some of the previous year, reflecting the 1971-’72 school year. (Music from late ’72 changed significantly, or more probably, I did). 

The first part of the show celebrated the birthdays of those with us, Connie Stevens ( turning 84), Keith Carradine (73) The Edge (61), Anton Fig (70) and drummer Willie Hall (72), and those born this day who have passed, from Johnny Dodds and Joe Tex to Webb Pierce, Karen Black and Glen Campbell.

We marked the death last week of Judith Durham, the distinctive vocalist of The Seekers, who died at 79. And a death reported during the show, of Olivia Newton-John at 73, with a song that also fit the show timeline. 

Here’s the playlist:

Capital Radio, Aug. 8, 2022, 1 – 4:35 p.m., cygnusradio.com

  • “Capital Radio Two,” The Clash
  • “A World of Our Own,” The Seekers
  • “Georgy Girl,” The Seekers
  • “I’ll Never Find Another You,” The Seekers
  • “Dipperworth Blues,” King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band 
  • “Show Me,” Joe Tex
  • “Hold What You’ve Got,” Joe Tex 
  • “Skip a Rope,” Joe Tex
  • “My Rough and Rowdy Ways,” Webb Pierce
  • “Teenage Boogie,” Webb Pierce
  • “Sixteen Reasons,” Connie Stevens
  • “It Don’t Worry Me,” Keith Carradine 
  • “Memphis,” Karen Black
  • “Rolling Stone,” Karen Black with Vassar Clements 
  • “Brighter!,” Cass McCombs, featuring Karen Black B
  • “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” U2
  • “Galveston,” Glen Campbell 
  • “Guess I’m Dumb,” Glen Campbell 
  • “Hold on Hope,” Glen Campbell 
  • “Hit Somebody!” Warren Zevon 
  • “Me Myself I,” Joan Armatrading. 
  • “Theme from ‘Shaft,’” Isaac Hayes
  • “I’ll Take You There,” The Staple Singers 
  • “Back Stabbers,” The O’Jays 
  • “Happy,” The Rolling Stones 
  • “Doctor My Eyes,” Jackson Browne
  • “Smiling Faces Sometimes,” Undisputed Truth
  • “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves,” Cher 
  • “Blue Sky,” Allman Brothers Band 
  • “Iko Iko” Dr. John 
  • “Popcorn,” Hot Butter
  • “Tumbling Dice,” The Rolling Stones 
  • “Old Man,” Neil Young 
  • “Funky Nassau,” The Beginning of the End
  • “Wild Night,” Van Morrison 
  • “Treat Her Like a Lady,” Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
  • “Have You Seen Her?” The Chi-Lites
  • “Twentieth Century Man,” The Kinks 
  • “Stay With Me,” Faces
  • “Reason to Believe,” Rod Stewart 
  • “Jealous Guy,” John Lennon
  • “Pink Moon,” Nick Drake 
  • “Never Ending Song of Love,” Delaney & Bonnie & Friends 
  • “Life is a Carnival [live]” The Band 
  • “Rock Me on the Water,” Linda Ronstadt 
  • “Let’s Stay Together,” Al Green
  • “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology),” Marvin Gaye  
  • “Duncan,” Paul Simon 
  • “Watching the River Flow,” Bob Dylan 
  • “Metal Guru,” T. Rex 
  • “Life on Mars?” David Bowie 
  • “Love is Strange,” Paul McCartney & Wings 
  • “Outa-Space,” Billy Preston 
  • “Get on the Good Foot, part 1,” James Brown 
  • “If Not for You,” Olivia Newton-John 

Capital Radio returns live Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. EDT at cygnusradio.com, where recent past shows are also archived.