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This week on Sunday Breakfast with Moloney having considered the possible outcome of a challenge from the advertising standards agency and having promised it in the ad I felt we had to play Nissun Dorma in essential classics at 07.30.


It’s by


Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini  who was an Italian Composer (December 22 1858 to November 29 1924)


Other essential facts


Giacomo Puccini was the fifth of seven children. But although his father died when he was only five years old, he was able to follow in his family's long musical tradition by studying first with his uncle, and then with Carlo Angeloni. His father had been a teacher, church organist, and composer. At ten years of age he joined the choir in his father's old church of San Martino, and by 1873 was playing the organ there, and elsewhere. His first compositions were organ pieces written from his eighteenth year onwards.His operas include La Boheme, Tosca and Madame Butterfly and are amongst the most frequently performed. Some of his arias such as Che gelida from La Boheme and Nessun Dorma from Turadot have become part of modern culture.


My feature across the three hours was cheese on toast or cheesy songs ……………. These included


Leif Garret                     I was made for dancing

Guys & Dolls                 You Don’t Have to say I love you

Jem                              Wish I

And a request for Rick Astley and Never Gonna Give you Up


The last straw was Peter Andre and all that entails !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


At 8.30 as ever we did What’s That Year ??????



The Clues included


March 9th saw massive demonstrations against Slobodan Milosevic in Belgrade. Two people were killed and tanks took to the streets. Meanwhile voters in Lithuania ,Latvia and Estonia voted for Independence from the Soviet Union

November 5 The body of publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell is found floating in the Atlantic Ocean.

Michael Schumacher made his Formula 1 debut in the Belgian Grand Prix.

December 22  One Month after Freddie Mercury’s daeth Queens re-release of Bohemian Rhapsody returns to the top of the British Singles Chart 16 years after the original version.

The tunes were

EMF                             Unbelievable

Chesney                       Hawkes The One and Only

Queen                           Bohemian Rhapsody


I also did the local and national papers and Musical Changing Rooms at 9. If yov’ve any suggestions for the MDF feature e-mail


See U Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!



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