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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 9th of July


On the 9th July 1954 Elvis Presley recorded "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" the B-side of "That's Alright Mama" recorded days earlier.

On the 9th July 1955 the rock 'n' roll classic "Rock Around The Clock" went to No1 on the USA charts for Bill Haley & His Comets staying at the top for 8 weeks.

On the 9th July 1962 during an afternoon session at recording studios in New York, Bob Dylan recorded the classic "Blowin' In The Wind".

On the 9th July 1969 The Beatles recorded "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" at Abbey Road studios with John Lennon who returned after a car crash in Scotland with a bed installed in the studio for a pregnant Yoko Ono.

On the 9th July 1971 David Bowie started recording sessions in London that would lead to the concept album "The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars".

On the 9th July 1972 In a small French town Paul McCartney played his very first show with Wings which at the time featured Denny Laine, Denny Seiwell, Henry McCullough and Paul's wife, Linda.

On the 9th July 1983 The single "Every Breath You Take" by The Police started an 8 week run at No1 in the USA charts also reaching No1 in the UK from the album "Synchronicity".

On the 9th July 1983 The album "Fantastic" by Wham! went to No1 on the album chart and had a 116 week run in the charts.

On the 9th July 1988 The single "The Flame" by Cheap Trick was the band's only USA No1.

On the 9th July 1988 the 18 year old Glenn Medeiros reached No1 with the single "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You" on the UK chart.

On the 9th July 1995 At Chicago's Soldier Field, The Grateful Dead gave their last concert.

On the 9th July 1999 Elton John was forced to cancel concerts due to ill health after going into hospital in London to have a pacemaker fitted.

On the 9th July 2004 David Bowie was forced to cancel shows and have an operation in Germany where he was on tour to treat an acutely blocked artery. It was originally reported as a shoulder injury.

On the 9th July 2006 Lily Allen scored her first UK No.1 single with "Smile".

On the 9th July 2006 the fifth album "Black Holes & Revelations" by The Muse started a 2 week run at No1 on the album chart in the UK.


Born On This Day

9th July 1925 USA singer, Alan Dale

9th July 1929 USA male singer, Lee Hazlewood

9th July 1941 singer with American soul group Main Ingredient, Don McPherson.

9th July 1946 Bon Scott (Ronald Belford Scott) the lead singer with Australian rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980 was born in Forfar, Scotland.

9th July 1946 Joe Micelli, from John Fred and His Playboy Band.

9th July 1947 Mitch Mitchell, drummer with The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

9th July 1950 Gwen Guthrie, the American singer-songwriter.

9th July 1953 Kate Garner, vocalist with Haysi Fantayzee.

9th July 1954 Debbie Sledge, singer with the group Sister Sledge.

9th July 1959 Jim Kerr, the singer and songwriter with Scottish rock band, Simple Minds.

9th July 1959 English singer and songwriter Marc Almond, who had hits with Soft Cell.

9th July 1965 American singer, songwriter and actress Courtney Love.

9th July 1965 Frankie Bello, bassist with Anthrax.

9th July 1965 Tom Hingley, from British band Inspiral Carpets.

9th July 1971 Kelvin Grant, vocalist with Musical Youth.

9th July 1975 Isaac Brock, singer and guitarist with Modest Mouse.

9th July 1975 Jack White, (John Gillis), guitarist and vocalist with The White Stripes.

9th July 1976 Dan Estrin, guitarist with Hoobastank.