Capital Radio, 9-19: The Queen & California

On the day that Queen Elizabeth II was buried with considerable fanfare, watched by millions, we consider the monarchy not with commentary or corgis, but song from the Smiths and Primal Scream to The Beatles and Chuck Berry.

Lest we forget the birthdays of David McCallum (89), David Bromberg (77), Bill Medley (82), Daniel Lanois (71), Nile Rodgers (70) and Paul Williams (82) the songwriter whose tunes are represented by Aretha Franklin, R.E.M., David Bowie and Cracker.

Ended with aural memory of a lovely trip up the West Coast last week along California and Oregon coasts from San Francisco to Portland, with tunes from The Replacements, Frank Sinatra, Wilco and Woody Guthrie.

Here’s the link to what I played today on the internet radio show; the setlist follows. 

Capital Radio, Sept. 19, 2003, 1 – 4:49 p.m. 

  • “Capital Radio One,” The Clash
  • “Purcell: Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, The Hollywood Symphony 
  • “The Queen is Dead,” The Smiths
  • “God Save the Queen,” Neil Young & Crazy Horse
  • “Killer Queen,” Queen 
  • “Queen Jane Approximately,” Bob Dylan 
  • “Queen’s Tattoos,” Aztec Camera 
  • “Victoria,” The Kinks 
  • “Ballad of a Teenage Queen,” Johnny Cash 
  • “Queenie Eye,” Paul McCartney
  • “Dreaming of the Queen,” Pet Shop Boys 
  • “The Queen and Me,” Cleaners from Venus 
  • “Elizabeth My Dear,” The Stone Roses 
  • “Insect Royalty,” Primal Scream 
  • “Her Majesty,” The Beatles 
  • “Little Queenie,” Chuck Berry 
  • “Queen of the Hop,” Bobby Darin 
  • “Queen of the Beach,” Carole King
  • “Queen of the Supermarket,” Bruce Springsteen
  • “Anarchy in the UK / God Save the Queen / Pretty Vacant / No One is Innocent (medley),” Black Arabs 
  • “The Queen’s Approach/ The Queen’s Rebuke,” The Decemberists 
  • “Queen of Hearts,” Dave Edmunds
  • “Sixty Minute Man,” Billy Ward & the Dominoes
  • “A House is Not a Home,” Brook Benton 
  • “New World Coming,” Cass Elliott  
  • “Batman Theme,” David McCallum 
  • “The Joke’s on Me,” David Bromberg 
  • “Freedom for the Stallion,” Bill Medley
  • “The Messenger,” Daniel Lanois
  • “Give Life Back to the Music,” Daft Punk, featuring Nile Rodgers 
  • “Bridge Over Troubled Water / We’ve Only Just Begun [live],” Aretha Franklin 
  • “Out in the Country,” R.E.M. 
  • “Fill Your Heart,” David Bowie 
  • “Rainy Days and Mondays,” Cracker 
  • “California,” Jay Farrar 
  • “California,” Frank Sinatra
  • “California [demo],” Joni Mitchell 
  • “California,” Phantom Planet 
  • “California,” Tom Petty 
  • “California Stars,” Wilco
  • “California Saga,” The Beach Boys 
  • “Pacific Coast Highway,” The Beach Boys
  • “California Soul,” Fifth Dimension
  • “California Sun,” The Ramones 
  • “Redwood Tree,” Van Morrison 
  • “Let’s Go to San Francisco (Part 1),” The Flower Pot Men
  • “San Franciscan Nights,” Eric Burdon & the Animals
  • “San Francisco,” Jesse Malin 
  • “San Francisco Bay Blues [live],” Paul McCartney
  • “Emperor Norton in the last Year of His Life (1880),” Chuck Prophet
  • “Mendocino,” The Sir Douglas Quintet 
  • “(Talk to Me of) Mendocino,” Kate & Anna McGarrigle 
  • “Portland, Oregon,” Loretta Lynn & Jack White 
  • “Portland,” The Replacements
  • “Dream of the 90s,” Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen
  • “Light Rail Coyote,” Sleater-Kinney
  • “Talking Columbia,” Woody Guthrie 
  • “The In Crowd,” The Ramsey Lewis Trio

Capital Radio returns live Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. EDT at, and the free app, available on iTunes and GooglePlay.