THE FIRST TIME WITH... NODDY HOLDER (320kbs-m4a/130mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 8th February 2018
Noddy Holder, the former frontman of Slade and king of the Christmas single, shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.
Slade formed from various groups in Wolverhampton and Walsall in 1965. It took them until 1971 to have their first hit. This started a consistent run that would include six UK No. 1 singles and three UK No. 1 albums. Noddy quit the band in 1992. Oasis, KISS, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, the Clash and Paul Weller have all paid their respects, even Kurt Cobain was a fan.
Noddy tells the stories behind some of Slade's biggest records, yes, including Merry Xmas Everybody.
Slade - Mama Weer All Crazee Now [Polydor]
Slade - Gudbuy T'Jane [Universal]
The Beverley Sisters - Vaya Con Dios [Philips]
Frankie Laine - I Believe [Pickwick]
Little Richard - The Girl Can't Help It [Ace]
Django Reinhardt - Nuages [Le Chant Du Monde]
The N'Betweens - Security [Cherry Red]
Little Richard - Get Down With It [Kent]
Slade - Get Down And Get With It [Polydor]
Aretha Franklin - The House That Jack Built [BMG]
Slade - Cum On Feel The Noise [Polydor]
Slade - Coz I Love You [Polydor]
Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody [Polygram]
Slade - How Does It Feel [Universal Polydor]
Slade - Far Far Away [Universal Polydor]