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What’s your most memorable song?

Is it by the Arctic Monkeys, Bon Jovi, The Clash or Donovan? Pop, Punk, Rock or Reggae? Whatever music you like we want to know- what’s your most memorable song – and why? Comedian and music aficionado, Mr Drayton is hosting the world’s first ever, Human Jukebox. You can join in online or in person.
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Steve: The Tubes- White Punks On Dope
It was Thatcher’s Britain and I hated it. I was coming to the end of education and hated it. I entered the world of work and hated it. I had no idea what I really wanted to do, who I wanted to be.
But I loved my music, mainly heavy rock but would happily turn to other styles. I discovered soul, flirted with disco, was seduced by reggae but fell in love with musicality in the form of Frank Zappa and the Mother’s of Invention. I started to mix with “muso’s” and my immersion continued with me helping out on hospital radio and eventually joining some mates to jam and write music.
There are so many memories especially around the emergence of punk, where bands would play anywhere just to get a chance. And live music is proper music, you feel it, you are part of it just by being there. And wow, there have were some shows – AC/DC, The Stiff tour, The Jam, Steve Hillage, Eddie & The Hot Rods, The Members, Radio Stars, The Stones at St.James. But nothing, and I mean NOTHING, topped The Tubes at the City Hall – not just a gig, but an event, a show and gobsmacking happening.
Brilliant musicians, excellent riffs, (rude) lyrics and the outrageous stage antics of lead singer Fee Waybill only partially distracting me and my mate Tony, from the prime views of the dancing girls getting changed between numbers! Luckily we lived in Newcastle and not Brighton (where they got banned) and even luckier to meet the band after the show for a chat and a snifter. I will never forget that night, especially as Waybill fell off stage in his platform shoes during their next tour and the Newcastle show was cancelled – gutted.
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Steve: The Tubes- White Punks On Dope
It was Thatcher’s Britain and I hated it. I was coming to the end of education and hated it. I entered the world of work and hated it. I had no idea what I really wanted to do, who I wanted to be.
But I loved my music, mainly heavy rock but would happily turn to other styles. I discovered soul, flirted with disco, was seduced by reggae but fell in love with musicality in the form of Frank Zappa and the Mother’s of Invention. I started to mix with “muso’s” and my immersion continued with me helping out on hospital radio and eventually joining some mates to jam and write music.
There are so many memories especially around the emergence of punk, where bands would play anywhere just to get a chance. And live music is proper music, you feel it, you are part of it just by being there. And wow, there have were some shows – AC/DC, The Stiff tour, The Jam, Steve Hillage, Eddie & The Hot Rods, The Members, Radio Stars, The Stones at St.James. But nothing, and I mean NOTHING, topped The Tubes at the City Hall – not just a gig, but an event, a show and gobsmacking happening.
Brilliant musicians, excellent riffs, (rude) lyrics and the outrageous stage antics of lead singer Fee Waybill only partially distracting me and my mate Tony, from the prime views of the dancing girls getting changed between numbers! Luckily we lived in Newcastle and not Brighton (where they got banned) and even luckier to meet the band after the show for a chat and a snifter. I will never forget that night, especially as Waybill fell off stage in his platform shoes during their next tour and the Newcastle show was cancelled – gutted.

Congratulations to Mr Drayton (and Helen) for keeping 'good order' throughout the night. Brilliant compère and fantastic idea in the first place. Well done to both of you. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Mr Drayton (and Helen) for keeping good order throughout the night. Brilliant compère and fantastic idea in the first place. Well done to both of you.

Paul Callaghan added a new photo to Mr Draytons Human Jukebox's Timeline — at Hylton Castle Club.

Alfie Joey and his Las Vegas dancers bring the night to a magnificent finale with a Sinatra classic
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Alfie Joey and his Las Vegas dancers bring the night to a magnificent finale with a Sinatra classic