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Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

A selection of songs these days rarely played on other radio stations - if ever.

The lost, the forgotten, the misplaced, and those that never made it to radio in the first place.

The Buried Treasure of the popular music World.

We leave the big hits at the door and turn our attention to the lesser known hits and near misses of mostly well known artists that mainstream radio stations generally ignore plus some album tracks, 'B' sides and rarities.

Requests are welcome. If you have a song that you haven't heard in a long time, or a track not normally played on the mainstream radio stations and you think it should be shared please send email requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include "Buried Treasure" in the subject box and I will seek it out and play it for you.

Future Specials in the Pipeline: -

"The Liverpool Lot" All Liverpool born and bred artists, and there are a lot of them.

Billy J. Kramer, A Flock Of Seagulls, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Ken Dodd, Searchers, Lightning Seeds,

OMD and many many more.

"Classic Movie Themes" Tracks by the great movie theme composers like, Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer,

Vangelis, John Williams, Henry mancini, John Barry and many more.

Check out my videos on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/Threadbone

or my original songs on MySpace http://www.myspace.com/Threadbone
 

Some of my past "Special Programs": -

"The Whistle Special" pop and rock songs that featured whistling......................................................2 hours

"Banjos in Rock"Rock and Pop songs that featured the banjo sometime in the song...................... 4 hours

"Extended Mixes" Extended mixes of well known tracks by well known artists..................................6 hours

"Beatles By Others" 64 cover versions of Beatle songs by various artists..........................................4 hours

"Accordions In Rock" Rock and Pop songs that feature the piano accordion......................................4 hours

"Goodbye Piccadilly" (A Beatles double album made up from their Beatle sounding solo works..2.5 hours

"Two Smoothies Please" 30 songs by Matt Monroe and Frank Sinatra pitted against each other.....2 hours

"Dylanesque" 75 Bob Dylan songs as performed by other artists including the Best 50....................6 hours

"The 27 Club" Songs by artists who died in their prime and joined this exclusive club......................6 hours

"The Birmingham Special" Songs by successful and not so successful artists from Birmingham UK....2 hours

"We Got Soul" Some of the best soul songs from some of the best soul music performers...............4 hours

"Genesis - The Peter Gabriel Years" From 1969 to 1974...........................................................................2 hours

"Pre-Zep" Jimmy Page's session work in the sixties. Dave Berry, Them, Donovan, Joe Cocker.........2 hours 

"Unplugged and Acoustic" Performances by artists without the studio equipment behind them........2 hours

"Tearjerkers - Songs That Make You Cry"...................................................................................................4 hours

"Ben Liebrand ReMix" Extended tracks by various artists remixed by the master mixer......................4 hours

About The Program: -

The "Buried Treasure” programme is an opportunity to share some of the hundreds of songs I have collected that don’t get airplay on other radio stations because they have been forgotten, lost, filed, misplaced, buried or just don't suit the ratings game on commercial stations.

Some never made to radio in the first place, some just don't get any airplay anymore. Plus some near misses, ‘B’ sides and album tracks, some recorded before the acts had their successful hits or recorded after they had faded from the bright lights, but are equally worthy of airtime and mostly by familiar and well known artists.

The programme is full of surprises, plenty of variety of styles and era’s and something for everyone. Rare gems and songs not heard for years to stimulate the memories and some that will feel new if never heard before. Informative as well as I like to pass on background information about the artist’s or songwriters backgrounds with some personal experiences thrown in.

You won't hear Doo Wah Diddy Diddy but you might hear Come Tomorrow or If You've Gotta Go, Go Now by Manfred Mann.
You won't hear Unchained Melody but you might hear Ebb Tide or See That Girl by The Righteous Brothers.
You won't hear Come On Eileen but you might hear Geno or The Celtic Soul Brothers by Dexy's Midnight Runners.
You won't hear Penny Lane or Day Tripper but you might hear I'm Only Sleeping or Martha My Dear by The Beatles.

Same artists, just lesser known songs.

About Tony: -

Born in Edgware, Harrow, London 1949 and emigrated to New Zealand in 1970. Married 45 years to Lorraine and with three daughters. Currently employed as Temperzone Product Manager for Temperzone Limited manufacturer and distributor of Air Conditioning equipment (44 years with company).

A semi-pro Singer/Musician (guitar/keyboard)/Songwriter 1966 – 2014 with bands such as "Life's Possessions" (UK) "King B" (UK), "Tramp", "Hobson’s Choice", "Silent Partners", "Starlite Express" and the duos "Jokers Wild" and "The Right Stuff".

"Hobson’s Choice" were well known in Maraetai and Beachlands for quite a few years in the late seventies/early eighties. Likewise "Jokers Wild" were well known in Howick/Whitford just a few years ago and played outside the Howick Information Centre a few times at Saturday Fairs.

When young and stupid, initially turned down an offer from Manfred Mann to record one of own songs “Floating On A Rainbow” in 1968 and when finally convinced the error of his ways it was then too late. Recorded once with Albert Hammond, was on the demo of "Make Me An Island" eventually a hit for Joe Dolan.

Wrote a song “Don’t Believe” that was released as a single in 1972 by Tramp that was performed by Tramp on Studio One New Faces same year as Steve Gilpin (Misex) won and Shona Laing appeared. Wrote a song “Looking For Trouble Tonight” that appeared on the Radio Hauraki Homegrown album and performed solo on the TV programme “Threshold Promotion Company” circa 1980 with the song "Tonight You're Gonna Break My Heart" another original.

Wrote a song “Foolish Heart” that was one of seven finalists in the TV programme “Song For The Pacific” circa 1980 to select a song to enter in the Pacific Song Contest. Came a disappointing sixth.

A vast musical knowledge especially of the sixties, seventies and eighties rock/pop music scene.
Attended the last ever Beatles UK concert (not counting the rooftop performance) at Wembley in May 1966 and bought Sgt Peppers the day it came out on Friday June 1st 1967.

Attended the Rolling Stones free Hyde Park concert and the Royal Albert Hall performance of Tommy by the Who all on the same day.

Walked over Brian Jones’ grave in Cheltenham UK (by accident).

Great fan of artists such as The Beatles, Who, Rolling Stones, Genesis/Phil Collins/Peter Gabriel/Tony Banks et al, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Marillion & Fish, Shadows, Queen & Zucchero.

Also great fan of the Goons and Jasper Carrott.

With wife Lorraine managed local Howick/Pakuranga band Plane Jane for two years in the mid to late ninties.