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Further Off The Chart 26

Further Off The Chart 26: Demis’s Unravelling Kaftan

A mere three weeks after the close of the dexy – it’s been a busy month, sorry about that – we’re finally back with a bumper fifth birthday Further Off The Chart, our regular round up of tracks we spoke about but couldn’t play in the past ten regular editions of Off The Chart. As a Patreon or Mixcloud Select subscriber you get to hear Demis Roussos trampling over an old mate’s hit, Ronnie Corbett warbling a song written by a pre-fame B.A. Robertson, and the song that made us want to form a Van Halen tribute band. If you’re not backing us, what are you waiting for? Support us on Patreon or Mixcloud Select for all this and much much more!


Off The Chart: 15 December 1983

Off The Chart: 15 December 1983

We’re going back to this day in 1983 on Off The Chart for two hours of the day’s hits, some of them vaguely festive, some of them not. There’s also the usual look at the day’s goings-on, three of the … read more

Off The Chart: 31 December 1983

Off The Chart: 31 December 1983

Live from Sandy MacPherson’s New Year party at the Village Hall, Strathpeffer, join us for two hours of hits, headlines and Hogmanay hijinks on the final Off The Chart of the decade! We’re looking at the last singles chart of … read more

1983 Christmas Top 40

The Flying Pickets

As we hit the mid-80s, 1983 was the year the decade really started to establish a distinguishable style. In the face of the grim reality of a second term of Thatcher government, pop went flamboyant with Culture Club, Spandau Ballet … read more