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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 16th of July

On the 16th July 1955 Elvis Presley made his first appearance on the national charts when 'Baby, Let's Play House' entered the Cash Box country charts at No.15.

On the 16th July 1962 The Beach Boys signed to Capitol Records in the USA, their first hit was in September of this year with "Surfin' Safari."

On the 16th July 1966  Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton formed Cream. The three piece group only lasted two years.

On the 16th July 1967 Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Janis Ian, David Blue, Mike Settle, Tom Paxton and Eric Andersen all appeared at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

On the 16th July 1969 During recordings for their Abbey Road album, The Beatles worked on two new George Harrison songs, "Here Comes The Sun" and "Something". 

On the 16th July 1970 Pink Floyd recorded a show at the Paris Cinema in London for broadcast on the John Peel Sunday Concert.

On the 16th July 1977 Shaun Cassidy went to No.1 on the USA singles chart with "Da Doo Ron Ron", his only USA No.1. Shaun is the half brother of David Cassidy.

On the 16th July 1981 USA singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, who had success in the 1970's with "W-O-L-D" and a No. 1  with "Cat’s In The Cradle", was killed aged 38 suffering a cardiac arrest while driving on a New York expressway. His car was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer causing the gas tank to explode.

On the 16th July 1993 The first day of the three day Phoenix festival in England started, featuring Sonic Youth, Faith No More, The Black Crowes, Julian Cope, Pop Will Eat Itself, Radiohead, Living Colour, Manic Street Preachers & Pulp, with tickets costing £49.

On the 16th July 1995 Rap singer Queen Latifah was the victim of a car-jacking attempt that went wrong, leaving her bodyguard shot and wounded.

On the 16th July 1995 Wayne Osmond from The Osmonds underwent a brain tumour operation at Duke University Medical Centre in North Carolina, USA.

On the 16th July 2000 Coldplay went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release "Parachutes".

On the 16th July 2000 Matchbox Twenty went to No.1 on the USA singles chart with "Bent". The single was taken from their second album "Mad Season".

On the 16th July 2001 Robbie Williams started a 2 week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with "Eternity / The Road To Mandalay" his 4th No.1 single.

On the 16th July 2007 The White Stripes played their shortest live show ever at George Street, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Jack White played a single C# note accompanied by a bass drum and crash cymbal hit from Meg. At the end of the show, Jack announced, "We have now officially played in every province and territory in Canada." They then left the stage and performed a full show later that night in St John's.

On the 16th July 2007 Three masked men, carrying sledgehammers and crowbars, broke into the home of former Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona and escaped with goods including the singers BMW M5 sports car, two laptops, two gaming machines and two televisions. The robbers held a knife to the neck of the former pop star during the raid on her home in Cheshire.

On the 16th July 2009 A stage being built in France for a concert by Madonna collapsed, killing two workers and injuring six others. Technicians had been setting up the stage at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille when the partially-built roof fell in, bringing down a crane. Madonna was performing on her "Sticky and Sweet" tour in Udine, Italy, when she received news of the incident and was said to be "devastated" by the news.

On the 16th July 2012 Jon Lord, the former keyboard player with Deep Purple, died aged 71. Lord was a co-founder of Deep Purple in 1968 and co-wrote many of the group's songs including "Smoke On The Water". He also played with bands including Whitesnake.

On the 16th July 2012 Hungarian-American bassist, Bob Babbitt died aged 74, from brain cancer. He is most famous for his work as a member of Motown Records' studio band, the Funk Brothers, from 1966 to 1972. Babbitt's most notable bass performances include "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" by Stevie Wonder, "War" by Edwin Starr, "The Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" and "Inner City Blues" by Marvin Gaye, "Band Of Gold" by Freda Payne, "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)", and "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" by The Temptations.

On the 16th July 2012 American country music singer Kitty Wells died in Madison, Tennessee, USA from complications of a stroke. She was 92.

On the 16th July 2012 Queen's 1975 classic "Bohemian Rhapsody" was voted as the UK's "Favorite No. 1 Single", narrowly beating out Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" for the top spot. The poll conducted by the Official Charts Company had The Beatles "Hey Jude" at No.5, with Adele's hit "Someone Like You" at No.3.

On the 16th July 2014 Blues guitarist Johnny Winter died at the age of 70 in Zurich, just days after playing at the Lovely Days Festival in Austria.

On the 16th July 2015 A sports car belonging to USA hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash which contained valuable vintage records was mistakenly given away by a parking attendant. The incident happened in a Manhattan, New York, garage where the musician returned to pick up the vehicle after nearly two hours, the attendant said he had given it to someone else thinking he was the owner.

On the 16th July 2016 American vocalist, punk icon and visual artist Alan Vega died aged 78. Primarily known for his work with the electronic protopunk duo Suicide.

Born On This Day

16th July 1940 Tony Jackson, bassist and vocalist with The Searchers. Jackson on died 18th August 2003.

16th July 1941 Desmond Dekker, Jamaican singer who was also a member of The Aces. He died on May 25th 2006.

16th July 1947 Thomas Boggs, drummer with the The Box Tops.

16th July 1952 American musician, multi-instrumentalist and composer Stewart Copeland best known as the drummer for The Police and for his film music soundtracks.

16th July 1952 Mark McEntee, Australian musician and former guitarist for the Australian rock band The Divinyls. McEntee also worked with Australian band Air Supply.

16th July 1964 Polly Hancock, guitarist and vocalist with the Popinjays.

16th July 1971 Edward Joel Kowalczyk, the singer from American rock band Live.

16th July 1978 TJ, vocalist with 3T

16th July 1990 Nigerian songwriter and performer Wizkid who started his musical career at age 11, releasing a collaborative album with Glorious Five.

16th July 1996 Luke Hemmings, guitarist and lead vocalist for the Australian rock band 5 Seconds of Summer.