Welcome to Tay Bridges Radio

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 12th of July

On the 12th July 1954 a 19 year old Elvis Presley signed a recording contract with Sun Records. He also gave in his notice at his day job at The Crown Electric Company

On the 12th July 1962 Ray Charles was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with "I Can't Stop Loving You", his only Uk chart topper.

On the 12th July 1962 The Rolling Stones made their live debut at the Marquee Jazz Club in London

On the 12th July 1964 The Beatles appeared at the Hippodrome Theatre in Brighton with The Fourmost and the Shubdubs whose drummer, Jimmy Nicol, would later fill in for an ill Ringo Starr on The Beatles' world tour.

On the 12th July 1968 Mickey Dolenz from The Monkees married Samantha Juste who he met when working in the UK on the BBC TV show Top Of The Pops.

On the 12th July 1969 Zager and Evans started a 6 week run at No.1 on the USA singles chart with "In The Year 2525 (Exordium And Terminus)" which also topped the charts in the UK.

On the 12th July 1979  American singer songwriter Minnie Riperton died of cancer aged 31. The Stevie Wonder produced "Loving You" gave Minnie a USA No.1 single in 1975.

On the 12th July 1980 Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra had the UK No.1 single with "Xanadu", taken from the film of the same name.

On the 12th July 1983 Former Traffic member Chris Wood died of liver failure after a lengthy illness.

On the 12th July 1986 Boy George and singer Marilyn were arrested in London for possession of drugs.

On the 12th July 1986 Simply Red scored their first USA No.1 single with "Holding Back The Years". 

On the 12th July 1988 Michael Jackson arrived in the UK for his first ever solo appearances.

On the 12th July 1991 Take That released their debut single "Do What U Like" which was a commercial failure, peaking at No. 82 on the UK Singles Chart.

On the 12th July 1996 Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin was charged with drug possession after the death of the bands keyboard player Jonathan Melvoin in his New York Hotel room.

On the 12th July 2000 A statue erected in the memory of John Lennon was unveiled in London's Trafalgar Square.

On the 12th July 2003 Saxophonist, composer and arranger Benny Carter died aged 95. He worked with Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles amongst others.

On the 12th July 2008 Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood left his wife of 23 years and moved in with an 18-year-old Russian cocktail waitress.

On the 12th July 2008 American singer Earl Nelson (Earl Lee Nelson) died in Louisiana, USA. One half of the duo, Bob And Earl, they recorded "Harlem Shuffle" in 1963.

Born On This Day

12th July 1937 Saxophonist Howie Casey who was a member of Derry and the Seniors, the first rock and roll band from Liverpool to play clubs in Germany and later, as leader of the renamed Howie Casey and the Seniors, the first Liverpool group to record an album. He later featured on several albums by Paul McCartney and played with many other artists.

12th July 1943 Christine McVie, keyboard player and vocalist with Chicken Shack then Fleetwood Mac.

12th July 1947 English singer, guitarist and songwriter Wilko Johnson of Dr Feelgood.

12th July 1950 Eric Carr, drummer with American rock band Kiss.

12th July 1952  Philip Taylor Kramer, bass guitarist with Iron Butterfly. His disappearance on February 12, 1995 caused a mystery lasting four years. On May 29, 1999, Kramer's Ford Aerostar minivan and skeletal remains were found by photographers looking for old car wrecks to shoot at the bottom of Decker Canyon near Malibu, California. Based on forensic evidence his death was ruled as a probable suicide.

12th July 1952 Liz Mitchell, singer, from German vocal group Boney M.

12th July 1953 Billy and Bobby Alessi, identical twin brothers, known as the Alessi Brothers

12th July 1960 Ray Gillen, one time member of Black Sabbath who died 1st December 1993.

12th July 1962 American musician Dan Murphy, guitarist with American rock band Soul Asylum

12th July 1964  Tim Gane, guitarist and keyboard player with British indie group Stereolab.

12th July 1967 American guitarist John Petrucci, best known as a founding member of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater.

12th July 1977 Dominic Howard, drummer from English rock band Muse.

12th July 1983 Kimberly Perry, singer with American country music group The Band Perry.

12th July 1984 Gareth Gates, singer and TV's Pop Idol runner up.