Tag Archives: Music

The Vinyl Countdown – Rappers Delight

The Vinyl Countdown celebrates its first anniversary with a brand new episode in a brand new series. We look at rap music and hear from The SugarHill Gang, Gary Byrd and M C Hammer. Join us for all the fun on vinyl.

Classic Tracks – Vinyl Countdown Episode 13

We go from the sublime to what some say is the ridiculous in the latest edition of The Vinyl Countdown. There’s a number one smash hit from Althea & Donna, as well as the story of how a Beach Boys hit  was inspired by classical music. Join us for all of that and more as we play and discuss some great music on vinyl. A quarter of an hour of fun.


Blondie adds sparkle to Episode 12 of The Vinyl Countdown

Blondie’s Parallel Lines is widely regarded as one of the best albums of the 1970s. We hear about how Debbie Harry and producer Mike Chapman got, as we play a hit single from it. Also, there are tracks from Exile and Smokie. Join us for Episode 12 of The Vinyl Countdown. A quarter of an hour of music and chat on vinyl.

Series 3 of The Vinyl Countdown is here!

The Vinyl Countdown is back for a new series and in this episode we feature tracks from two of the best-selling albums of all time: The Eagles’ Hotel California and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. We explore what they have in common. Also, there is UB40’s finest single. Join us for 20 minutes of fun and facts on vinyl!

Freak Out with Episode 10 of The Vinyl Countdown

Join us for a very special episode of The Vinyl Countdown. We feature the man behind disco sensation Chic who went on to be a superstar producer. What was his link to one of David Bowie’s finest albums? We’ll also be hearing from a lost classic of the 1970’s. There’s music, facts and fun – all on vinyl. Give us 15 minutes, we’ll give you a lot of entertainment!

The Vinyl Countdown Episode 4

What links ABBA to a pop record with a hidden political message? How did ABBA’s chauffeur have a big part in one of their hits? And a lost disco classic. All that and more in episode 4 of The Vinyl Countdown. Former BBC Presenter and Foreign Correspondent, Jonathan Charles, shares his love of vinyl with you and his son, Max. 15 minutes of fun, facts and music.

Vinyl Countdown Podcast Episode 3

Why did Bob Marley work in a car factory even after having his first number one single? Also, a lost disco classic from Rose Royce. All that and more in episode three of the Vinyl Countdown Podcast as I share some great music with you and my son, Max. Join us for 15 minutes of fun and music on vinyl.

The Vinyl Countdown is here

Welcome to the Vinyl Countdown. I am Jonathan Charles, a former BBC presenter and foreign correspondent. I love music and especially vinyl. I want to share my collection with you and my son, Max. We’ll play some great records, talk about them and have a lot of fun. 15 minutes of entertainment. In Season 1, Episode 1, we chat about the links between Billy Joel and Elton John, and we also have a special surprise artist. Join us to find out more.