Express magazine, June 1970, ran a competition for aspiring
disc jockeys in which they had to come up with a snappy
introduction for Yellow River!
jockeys .. they're the most maligned group of people in
the pop business. We all know we could do their better than
they do! But could you?
The NME wants to find out. And not only that,
we're also offering you the exclusive chance to be a dee-jay
with your own series of broadcasts.
All you have to do is pick five songs from
the 12 songs listed and put them in the order you think
would make a balanced programme.
Then write a dee-jay introduction of no more
than 25 words to one of the records, Yellow
River, which MUST be included in your choice!
We'll pick 30 semi-finalists who will be notified
and asked to submit voice test tapes.
From these we'll select six finalists who will
be invited to take part in an open air disc jamboree at
the Isle of Man, with all fares and accommodation paid to
These are the songs from which you need to
pick five in best playing order:
A) Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha:
B) Grooving with Mr Bloe: Mr
C) Something: Shirley Bassey
D) It's All in the Game: The
E) Yellow River: Christie (MUST)
F) The Wonder of You: Elvis
G) Sally: Gerry Monroe
H) All Kinds of Everything:
I) Daughter of Darkness: Tom
J) My Way: Frank Sinatra
K) Back Home: England World
L) My Marie: Engelbert Humperdinck
What would YOUR
introduction to Yellow River be?