The Beatles

  • Queen's new reign at the top of our charts

    Queen (Credit: Carl Lender)Radio Clatterbridge listeners have given Queen a double seal of approval.

    They were voted best band while their single, I Want To Break Free, was the most requested song of 2019.

  • Scaffold's Mike McCartney backs Clatterbridge - and invites listeners to hear McGear

    Mike McCartney with his re-released album, McGearEight years ago, Radio Clatterbridge invited musician Mike McCartney to launch our new service broadcasting on AM (medium wave).

    Now the Scaffold singer has repaid the favour by inviting us to the release of his remastered album, self-titled as his stage name McGear.

  • Tributes to Monty Lister, the man who interviewed The Beatles

    Monty ListerListeners and volunteers at Radio Clatterbridge have been saddened to learn of the death of one of the station’s founding members, the broadcaster Monty Lister.

    He was 92.

  • Imagine that! John Lennon tops our chart

    John Lennon (Credit: Roy Kerwood)Nearly half a century after the release of John Lennon's best-selling single, Radio Clatterbridge listeners have voted Imagine their most requested song of the year.

    The former Beatle tops our annual chart compiled from our listeners' requests.

  • Guitarist Mackenzie James Cregan keeps it in the family

    Mackenzie James Cregan plays live in the studioThe son of a musician who’s played with Rod Stewart and Steve Harley has told Radio Clatterbridge how he hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps.

    Mackenzie James Cregan was born in Los Angeles but is currently living on Merseyside after becoming a student at Sir Paul McCartney’s LIPA.

  • Guitar legend Robert Cray praises The Beatles in Radio Clatterbridge interview

    Robert CrayThe legendary American guitarist Robert Cray has told Radio Clatterbridge how he was inspired to play music by listening to The Beatles.

    The US singer-songwriter was speaking in a special interview for Jazz At The Bridge to promote his UK tour which comes to Merseyside next month.

  • John Crane's soaring praise for the NHS

    John with an enamel craneRadio Clatterbridge's art and antiques expert is back behind the microphone after experiencing the good work of the NHS at first hand.

    John Crane revealed he has been recovering from a chest problem.

  • Radio Clatterbridge announces Doddy Day in memory of patron

    Radio Clatterbridge's Patron, the late Sir Ken DoddRadio Clatterbridge has announced it will be giving an affectionate send-off to its patron, Sir Ken Dodd, with a day of happiness in his honour.

    Doddy Day will celebrate the humour and music of the respected comedian with clips from some of his most famous performances and some of the singles that even gave The Beatles a run for their money.

  • Will Paul McCartney listen to what our man said?

    Jake McElvogue's collection of vinyl albums by The BeatlesSir Paul McCartney is being invited to "get back" to Radio Clatterbridge, 55 years after making a debut on the station.

    The Beatle appeared with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in the band's first radio interview back in October 1962.

  • Status Quo top listeners' chart

    Status Quo at Wirral Rocks (Credit: Chris Varnes)Radio Clatterbridge listeners have voted a Status Quo track their most wanted song of 2016.

    The news was revealed just a week after the death of band frontman Rick Parfitt.

  • Paul O'Grady pays tribute to us on our birthday

    Paul O'Grady (Credit: BBC Radio 2)Paul O'Grady has paid tribute to Radio Clatterbridge as we celebrate our 65th birthday.

    The Wirral-born entertainer responded to a message into his BBC Radio 2 programme with warm congratulations to our volunteers.

     

  • Special programmes to mark our 65th birthday

    Monty Lister and Steve LordListeners will be able to hear a series of special programmes as we celebrate our 65th birthday this weekend.

    Radio Clatterbridge began life in 1951 as a service by young volunteers carrying a portable record player around the wards to play music to patients.

  • Revealed: John Lennon's secret visit

    Author Ursula Wilde

    A local author has told Radio Clatterbridge how John Lennon paid her a secret visit to repay an old debt.

    Bromborough-born Ursula Wilde revealed the story during an interview on the Coffee Club about her new autobiography.

     

  • Listeners' Lovely Day With Author

    Author Joyce M Lovely with a gas maskRadio Clatterbridge listeners had a Lovely day when an author returned from America to talk about her new book.

    Joyce M Lovely, a former patient at Clatterbridge, flew over from Maine to recall growing up in Liverpool during the war years.

  • Vinyl Goes Under The Hammer

    John Manship looking through our collectionA selection of rare records is going under the hammer in aid of Radio Clatterbridge.

    The vintage vinyl has been hand-picked from the station's 64 year old music library by an expert. 

  • Millie's Pound Drop

    Millie Courtney and Steve Evans in studioWhen Millie Courtney popped in to Radio Clatterbridge recently, it wasn't enough for the young singer to just perform for patients.

    The 11 year old also left a donation for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity from her own pocket money.

  • Folk Tales

    Anna Shannon on stage at Folk On The CoastFolk music lovers were in heaven when Radio Clatterbridge brought them live tunes from one of Wirral's best festivals.

    Listeners heard exclusive highlights of the four-day Folk On The Coast event in Ellesmere Port.

  • Dancing To The Merseybeat

    Billy Kinsley in studioMerseybeats founder Billy Kinsley has been sharing his memories with listeners to Radio Clatterbridge.

    The Liverpool-born singer told Paul Allt and John Roberts how he first joined a band at the age of 14 and is still gigging today.

  • Mid-Morning Memories

    Dave Adams with Dave WilliamsTwo Radio Clatterbridge stalwarts celebrated key moments in the station's history at the weekend.

    It was 39 years to the day since Dave Williams began broadcasting on the station. He was joined by his successor, mere stripling Dave Adams, who started on the same date in 1990!

  • Bank Holiday Bonanza

    Dave Harvey, Sue Taylor and John Roberts at Port SunlightRadio Clatterbridge hit the road over the bank holiday weekend and managed to spread the word about the station in the process.

    The charity had a presence at two major festivals in the local area.

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