This site lists the records chosen for The Chain, a feature of BBC 6 Music’s fabulous Radcliffe & Maconie Show. The first record on The Chain was The Chain by Fleetwood Mac.
The Radcliffe & Maconie Show, including The Chain, was on Radio 2 until 23rd March 2011 before starting again on BBC 6 Music on 4th April 2011. On 23rd August 2012, the BBC stopped maintenance of their own Chain archive and started linking to this site instead. If I’ve done anyone at the Beeb out of a job, I can only apologise.
I am indebted to David Newland for his help in filling in many of the blanks when crediting people for their links. I am equally indebted to Keith in Bristol for helping to correct errors and omissions in recent links. I am doubly equally indebted to Phil Stollery who, out of the goodness of his heart, contacted me to offer help with getting the Full List page working automatically and therefore up to date without any need for me to manually update it. Phil helps people with their big data or Sharepoint problems and can be found at Hebden & Hargreaves.
‘Me’ being Kenneth Ken Yau, keeper of The Chain. I look after things behind the scenes nowadays – the links get added directly by the show.
I’m a content and communications consultant, helping people and companies with their digital content and communications needs, be it digital content strategy, web content, marketing copy, blogging, application help – anything wordy and wordy-and-designy, really. (If the brilliance of the wordcraft in that last clause hasn’t dazzled you, you’re not worth dazzling.)
In case you’re wondering, my links are
- 1186. De La Soul – Eye Know
- 1899. The Temptations – My Girl
- 2867. Kenickie – Punka
- 3049. Noah & The Whale – Shape of My Heart
- 3175. She & Him – In The Sun
- 3439. Kaiser Chiefs – The Angry Mob
- 4196. Kaiser Chiefs – You Can Have It All
- 4539. Anita Ward – Ring My Bell
- 6100. Can – Vitamin C
Love and kisses,
Kenneth Ken Yau