Who's on when this Christmas?

Playing the Greatest festive fun for all the family to enjoy.

Take a look at what's on Classic Oldies over the Christmas and New Year period.

We've got Christmas all wrapped up with the greatest Christmas music; good clean family fun; and everything you need to make your Christmas and New Year go with a bang.

Check out our special festive shows plus we are joined by the legendary Wolfman Jack joining the team. On New Years Day Classic Oldies will take you back to a unique time with a revealing documentary - 'Elvis The Las Vegas Years'.

Santa listening to music

Christmas Highlights for 2016 on Classic Oldies

Friday December 23rd

07:00 - 09:00 - Peter Marsham
09:00 - 10:00 - Hall Of Fame
10:00 - 14:00 - Tim Disney
14:00 - 17:00 - Paul Denton
17:00 - 18:00 - Music Marathon
18:00 - 19:00 - Sixties At Six
19:00 - 21:00 - Evening Express
21:00 - 23:00 - Backseat Memories

Christmas Eve

09:00 - 13:00 - Paul Denton
13:00 - 16:00 - Peter Marsham
16:00 - 19:00 - Music Marathon
19:00 - 23:00 - Christmas Collection

Christmas Day

08:00 - 10:00 - Christmas Collection Side 1
10:00 - 12:00 - A Traditional Christmas with Peter Marsham
12:00 - 15:00 - Christmas Collection Side 2
15:00 - 17:00 - Wolfman Jack's Christmas Show
17:00 - 19:00 - Christmas Soul Shack
19:00 - 23:00 - Christmas Collection Side 3

Boxing Day (December 26th)

08:00 - 10:00 - Christmas Collection Side 1
10:00 - 12:00 - A Traditional Christmas with Peter Marsham
12:00 - 15:00 - Christmas Collection Side 2
15:00 - 17:00 - Wolfman Jack's Christmas Show
17:00 - 19:00 - Christmas Soul Shack
19:00 - 23:00 - Christmas Collection Side 3

Rest of Christmas Week

09:00 - 10:00 - Hall Of Fame
10:00 - 14:00 - Tim Disney
14:00 - 18:00 - Music Marathon
18:00 - 19:00 - Sixties At Six
19:00 - 22:00 - Evening Express
22:00 - 23:00 - Backseat Memories

New Years Eve

09:00 - 13:00 - Paul Denton
13:00 - 16:00 - Peter Marsham
16:00 - 19:00 - Music Marathon
19:00 - 03:00 - Non-Stop New Years Eve Party

New Years Day

09:00 - 10:00 - Happy New Year from Classic Oldies!
10:00 - 12:00 - Peter Marsham
12:00 - 16:00 - Music Marathon
18:00 - 20:00 - New Year Soul Shack
20:00 - 21:00 - Elvis - The Las Vegas Years
21:00 - 22:00 - Motown Megamix
22:00 - 23:00 - Backseat Memories

Classic Oldies' Non-Stop New Year's Eve Party 2016 : New Year's Eve (7pm-3am)

Ring in the New Year and enjoy the non-stop party songs on Classic Oldies this New Year's Eve and New Year's Day from 7pm to 3am.

Elvis The Las Vegas Years

ELVIS - The Vegas Years

Presented by Classic Oldies' John Spencer : New Year's Day (8-9pm)

Classic Oldies is delighted to offer you 'Elvis, The Las Vegas Years' confirmation for an hour that Elvis, has not left the building!

As we hear, Presley's manager, Col. Tom Parker, was planning The King's return to live concerts with a series of shows at the International Hotel in Las Vegas in the summer of 1969. We join the rehearsals with comments from lead guitarist James Burton and legendary Presley road manager Joe Espisito. Elvis assembled a new live band for his first Las Vegas concerts. Key group members talk us through the set and the mood within the Presley camp with comments from vocal singers Myra Smith and Estelle Brown.

Presley completed his four week stint on 28th August 1969, when Elvis returned, January 1970 for his winter season, his entourage made a considerable impact, on life at the Hilton International Hotel. Valet Lonnie Pope and bell boy Dan Hakata relive their experiences of serving the king. They explain the routine in his 30th floor suite, Elvis would sit at the piano sing the ol' gospel songs of his childhood. Tony Brown played piano in Vegas on stage but at night would be in the suite singing with the King. Jerry Schilling one of Presley's inner circle and Memphis Mafia talks us through the events surrounding Presley's Las Vegas life style.

Of course the programme explores Presley's use of prescription drugs and his escalating weight. Group members talk about Elvis's personal problems and how it affected life on stage and off. Grappling with his weight and personal problems it was while preparing to play yet another series of concerts in August 1977, the Presley heart gave up in the bathroom of Graceland. Over thirty years later Elvis is an iconic figure, but his presence can still be felt on the streets of Las Vegas, in the bars and in the showrooms. It would be fair to say the King Of Rock N Roll changed the way we see the city.

Classic Oldies will take you back to a unique time with this revealing documentary - 'Elvis The Las Vegas Years'.


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