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Welcome to Tay Bridges Radio broadcasting across the internet from the banks of the River Tay.

We aim to give you the biggest and best variety of music from right across the decades along with many genres.

A big welcome also to new and old listeners we hope you enjoy the music and station.

Playing the hits and forgotten classics from the charts of yesteryear and today.

Music History On This Day the 11th of July

On the 11th July 1955 the single "Dreamboat" was at No1 in the UK by Alma Cogan who went on to have 20 UK Top 40 singles.

On the 11th July 1964 The Beatles appeared live on the ABC television programme "Lucky Stars" and to avoid waiting fans arrived at the studios by boat travelling down the River Thames.

On the 11th July 1969 David Bowie's "Space Oddity" was released in the UK for the first time to coincide with the Apollo moon landing. It was re-released later in the year in the UK before becoming a hit.

On the 11th July 1970 "Self Portrait" gave Bob Dylan his 5th UK No1 album. It was his 10th studio album.

On the 11th July 1970 Three Dog Night started a 2 week stint at No.1 in the USA with their version of the Randy Newman song "Mama Told Me Not To Come", which was also a No.3 hit in the UK.

On the 11th July 1971 the Bruce Springsteen Band supported Humble Pie at their gig in Asbury, New Jersey USA. An impressed Peter Frampton asked the band to support them nationally and get them an audition for his record label which Springsteen's manager for no reason turned down.

On the 11th July 1977 it was the opening night of a new punk venue The Vortex Club in London, with Siouxise, Adam And The Ants, The Slits and Sham 69 on the bill.

On the 11th July 1981 the single "Ghost Town" was the second and final UK No1 for The Specials.

On the 11th July 1982  Phil Collen, former guitarist with the glam rock band Girl, replaced Pete Willis in Def Leppard who was fired due to his excessive drinking of alcohol on the job.

On the 11th July 1987 Heart started a 3 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Alone', it made No.3 in the UK.

On the 11th July 1996 Jonathan Melvoin keyboard player with the Smashing Pumpkins died from a drug overdose in New York City aged 34.

On the 11th July 1998 Billie Piper became the second youngest artist at 15 years old to have a UK No1 with "Because We Want To". The youngest was Helen Shapiro at 14 in 1961.

On the 11th July 1999 Ricky Martin started a 3 week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Livin' La Vida Loca'. It was a USA No.1 for 5 weeks.

On the 11th July 2002 The funeral of The Who's bass player John Entwistle took place at a church in The Cotswolds, UK.

On the 11th July 2004 The Darkness replaced David Bowie at this years T In The Park Scottish festival following his heart operation.

On the 11th July 2004 UK band McFly went to No.1 on the UK album chart with "Room On The 3rd Floor." They broke the record set by The Beatles as the youngest group ever to debut at No.1 on the album charts.

On the 11th July 2009 The Black Eyes Peas "I Gotta Feeling" started a 14 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart ending the 12 week run of the band’s previous single "Boom Boom Pow".

On the 11th July 2013 Pearl Jam released their tenth studio album "Lightning Bolt" which went to No.1 on the US album chart.

On the 11th July 2014 Producer and drummer Tommy Ramone (Thomas Erdelyi), from the influential punk rock band the Ramones died aged 65 following unsuccessful treatment for bile duct cancer.

Born On This Day

11th July 1946 British guitarist Peter Pye from pop group The Honeycombs.

11th July 1947 John Holt, reggae singer and songwriter who first found fame as a member of the Paragons. He died on 20th October 2014.

11th July 1949 Jeff Hana, from the American country rock band, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

11th July 1951 Bonnie Pointer, singer with the group The Pointer Sisters.

11th July 1954 Benny DeFranco, from USA family pop group The DeFranco Family.

11th July 1957 Pete Murphy, singer songwriter from English post-punk band Bauhaus.

11th July 1958 Kirk Whalum, American jazz saxophonist and songwriter, who toured and recorded with Whitney Houston, and featured on many Luther Vandross albums.

11th July 1959 Richie Sambora, guitarist with Bon Jovi.

11th July 1959 Suzanne Vega, USA singer and songwriter.

11th July 1966 Melanie Appleby, of Mel and Kim. She died from cancer on 18th January 1990 at the age of 23.

11th July 1969 John Kiffmeyer, known professionally as Al Sobrante, best known as a former drummer for the punk rock band Green Day.

11th July 1975 Samer El Nahhal, the bassist from band Lordi, who became Finland's first ever Eurovision Song Contest winner.

11th July 1975 Lil' Kim, USA singer, (born Kimberly Jones).

11th July 1975 Rick McMurray, the drummer from Northern Irish alternative rock band Ash.

11th July 1984 Canadian musician, Tobias Jesso Jr. who was a member of The Sessions. He also worked with Adele on her album "25".