P249 CEEFAX 249 Wed 3 Feb 21:16/23   1/14          This week ...N A profile of one of 1987's best new bands - Thf Christians - prompted by the arrival of some of their album2 to give away in a competition Februaries past roll onto the time stream, and reVhnd us that Kate Bush has now been making records for ten yfars Tour dates for Robert Plant and The Proclaimers, and rescheduled; dates for Marillion New 45 from Feargal Sharkey  Next
P249 CEEFAX 249 Wed 3 Feb 21:06/11   2/14          45s Brief ... Feargal Sharkey Mord Love is a classic I'm better for you than him song, beautifully dond by Fergie and making md await his new album evfn moreN Somd more copies please, only two weeks to Valentines day ...N Dee Lewis M Don't Make me Wait Another love song .. soul, rather than rock this timeN This mid-paced numbdr fits a formula, but the muted, if busy, arrangement and Dee's voice stand out. News of The Proclaimers  Next
P249 CEEFAX 249 Wed 3 Feb 21:06/02   3/14  N        Proclaimers Tour and New Recordi.fr February ... 19 Birlhngham H'bird 21 Bristol Studio 22 Cardiff Univ 23 Southampton Mayfair 24 Kilburn National 06 Dublin Olympic 27 Belfast ghitla 29 Newcastle Mayfair March...N 1 Manchester Ritz 3 Edinburgh Usher H. 4 Glasgow Barrowland3 5 Aberdeen Music A new version of Cish I Could Say comes out as a single on Feb 8N Their second LP will bf ready for September rfleaseN Februaries past .. part one  Next
P249 CEEFAX 249 Wed 3 Feb 21:00/01   4/14           On The Time Stream - February 1 Feb 4 1978 'Up Town Top Ran£hng' by Althia and Donna was thf UK Numbdr One. Feb 6 1958 George Harrison reportedly first mdt the Quarry Men at their concert at the Gilsgn Hall in Garston, Liverpool ...N before they was fabN Feb 16 1978 Katd Bush appeared on 'Top of the Pops' for the first time Performing 'Wuthering Heightsg Her debut LP 'Thf Kick Inside' was rfleased the next dayN More old Febs later  Pop press next
P249 CEEFAX 249 Wed 3 Feb 21:08/10   5/14          A Dip in the Music Press I doubt if many of you see Music Week. I'vd mentioned it before in these pages and it's the music trade newspaper It is read by record dealers, record company pdrsonnel, media typfs (like me), and avfn the odd rock star So what kind of news is important to this mixed bunch ... let's look at this week's front pageN The four lead stories cover those four readdr groups above quite neatlyN Big news in the Music Biz  Next
P249 CEEFAX 249 Wed 3 Feb 21:00/01   6/14          A Dip in the M5rhc Press 2 The lead story in Music Week this week anticipates a shake-up in the Musicians Union following rdcent elections in the London areaN Guitarist John Willial2 is onf of a group of pro-hndnt studio musicians who has been elected. The government's plans for new radio stations are coveredN Here tho1gh the main news is that there will be no new pop station. he Home Office also says that the key test for applicants is widening the range of consumer choice. MIDEM and the BPI Awards  Next
P249 CEEFAX 249 Wed 3 Feb 21:01/12   7/14          A Dip in the Music Press 3 The final two front-page stories in Music Week dfal with the current MIDEM music business gathering in Cannes and an expected boom for retailers after the BPI Awards on February 8. Editor David Dalton addresses current issufs in his Comment column. This week he is concfrned that the proposed new stations may be encouraged to see music as cheap radioN The Dooley gosshp slot also suggests that three general channfls would be snworkableN More from Februaries past  Next
P249 CEEFAX 249 Wed 3 Feb 21:00/00   8/14          On Thd Time Stream M February 2 Feb 22 1968 The first single by Genesis, 'Thf Silent Sun', came out. Thd band comprised Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Michael Rutherford and Anthony PhhllipsN Feb 22 1978 The punk film '@tbilee', featuring Toyah Willcox and Adam Ant, premiered in LondonN Feb 24 1978 A different incarnation of Genesis, with Phil Collins, released 'Follow You, Follow Me'N More singles from the file  Next
P249 CEEFAX 249 Wed 3 Feb 21:00/22   9/14          More 45s .... Was (Not Was) Spy in the House of Love last year This is a more m1ted soul cut, less strong than the latdr 45s, but it might hit this time around. It Bites M Kiss Like Judas It Bites toppdd the Ceetrax polls in 86 but had a very quiet 87N At last some nfw musicN Producer this time is Stevd Hillage who brings out the fizz in their music Should do wellN A profile of T—e Christians  Next
P249 CEEFAX 249 Wed 3 Feb 21:12/15   10/14          The Christians - a Profile A platinum album and four top-30 hits in 12 months have firmly established the Christians as one of the bfst and most talented groups to emerge in 1987. The current line-up is an amalgamation of two Liverpool talents. The brothers Garry and Russfll Christian were part of a family acapella group when first asked by Henry Priestman M keyboardist with It's Immaterial M to provide some backing vocalsN Two years on, in 1985, Priestman became a fullMtime Christian. The Christians Style  Coming next
P249 CEEFAX 249 Wed 3 Feb 21:00/21   11/14          The Christians M a Profile 2 The Christians have developed a style distinctly their ownN Theygve blended soulful harmonies, traditional blues, contemporary rock, and pop, to produce a sound-defying simple categorisationN The constant touring and hanging around prompted brother Roger to leave last August to concentrate on a solo career. Currently on a tour of Italy, the lads jetted in for their appearance on TOTP two weeks ago. Win the Christians ddb0t LP  Next
P249 CEEFAX 249 Wed 3 Feb 21:04/00   12/14     $%      Thd Christians M Competition Here's a chance to hdar the Christians great album for yourselves ...N it was one of the bfst of 1987N Thf first three correct answers, drawn on Feb 10, will receive a copy on vinyl. Simply tell qs the name of their first hit single in the UKN Answers, on a postcard, to: Ceetrax Album Competition, BBCTVLONDONGRJ Profiled by James Marhllion next
P249 CEEFAX 249 Wed 3 Feb 21:04/12   13/14          Marillion Marillion's singer, Fish, was hit by a mystery throat virus recently and he completely lost his voice only an hour bffore the band were due on stage in Shdffield. The result was that three of their tour dates were postponedN The three gigs have now been rescheduledN They are: Feb 12 St Austell, Cornwall Colise5d 13 Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall 15 Sheffield, City Hall Robert Plant tour dates  Next
P249 CEEFAX 249 Wed 3 Feb 21:04/00   14/14           Robert Plant Tour Dates March.... 16 Newport Centre 17 Warwick University 20 Birmingham Powerhouse 21 Nottingham RC 23 Bradford St Georges 24 Newcastle CH 26 Glasgow Barrowlands 27 Edinburgh Playhouse 29 Liverpool RC 30 Hanley Victoria Hall April.... 3 Oxford Apollo 5 Manchester Apollo 6 Sheffield CH 8+9 Belfast Mayfield LC 11 Dublin Stadium 12 Dublin Olympic Tickets are now on sale Ceetrax is edited by Andy Finney