Flashback Gold with Kevin Russell

All about Flashback Gold.

Flashback Gold airs each Tuesday at 7 PM in the UK for two hours and will be familiar to some of you, but could be a whole new experience for those listening to me for the first time. The name of my show is a bit of an anomaly, but let me assure you that I'm happy to play all kinds of music from different eras and genres, including current music.

The show has a number of regular features each week and your contributions and suggestions are extremely welcome.

  • The Beatles - On the first Tuesday in April, August and December, I'll be presenting the Flashback Gold Beatles Spectacular.

    The Beatles had a huge influence on popular music and were trend setters in the way records were recorded, produced and promoted, so I'll be featuring their music three times a year

    I'll be playing tracks from the Fab Four and tracks from their vast body of work as solo artists, plus a number of features, focusing on their albums, rare mixes and music by artists who influenced the band.

  • The Motown Triple Play - This feature happened purely by accident, but has become a regular part of the show. To put it simply, I play three classic Motown tracks in a row. Do you have three favourite Motown tracks? Then why not let me know and I'll play them for you on the show.
  • The Miss Hit - Have you often thought that a record that you really like really should have been a massive hit, only to have failed miserably and never to be heard again on the radio? Well, here's your chance to suggest one of those songs that really should have made the dizzy heights of the top ten.

    It doesn't matter where you are in the world, if the song didn't make the top 40 in your country, then it wasn't a hit and I'll certainly play it for you if I can find that great song for you.

  • The Long Track - This is your opportunity to select that long song - you know the one I mean - that album track that is just too long to be played on mainstream radio. If it's longer than five minutes, then it definitely counts.
  • The Occasional Featured Album - Every so often, I'll feature three or four tracks from a particular album. Again, your suggestions for this occasional feature are very welcome. Why did you choose that particular album? Why is it special to you?

For the remainder of the show, I'll be playing some of those not so frequently heard tracks that get ignored by all those other stations with tight formats and very limited playlists. In addition, I want to play those wonderful album tracks that just don't get played any more, either because they're too long or the group or artist has simply been forgotten.

Contacting Me

It goes without saying that your requests, comments, suggestions and interaction are very welcome, so please feel free to contact me at any time either before, during or after the show.

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