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60th Wedding Anniversary!!

March 12, 2016

What a pleasure to be London Party DJ for a 60th Wedding Anniversary celebration.   How many couples make it to that landmark number?  Very few I would suspect.  Family convened from as far away as California for this special night at Eltham Lodge.

 

It was asked that I play significant tunes from the 60s as the guests arrived for

  • pre-dinner drinks

  • dinner

  • party

and then expand the set as the evening went on - see the full playlist below.

 

A special tune, the Anniversary Waltz, was played for Jean and Ted's special dance as well as several other important tracks to mark this once in a lifetime gathering.

 

 

The full playlist for the evening was as follows:

 

Welcoming Music for Drinks Reception

 

Dusty Springfield - The Look Of Love

Dionne Warwick - Walk On By

Dean Martin - Standing On the Corner

Peter Grant - Spooky

Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman - Somethin' Stupid

Ren Harvieu - For You

Caro Emerald - Back It Up

James Hilton - Let's Get High

Indigo Swing - My Baby Just Cares For Me

Nina Simone - Love Me or Leave Me

Bette Midler - In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening

Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife

Jody Bernal - Guantanamera

Jessica Jay - Chilly Cha Cha (Beach Bag Mix)

Johnny Boyd - Comin' Home To You

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee - You Bring Out The Boogie In Me

Michael Buble - Summer Wind

James Taylor - Hound Dog

Lemon - Won't You Join Me for a Drink

Pink Martini - But Now I'm Black

Imelda May - Big Bad Handsome Man

Michelle Wilson - Ay La Bas

Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra - I'm In The Mood For Love (with Jamiroquai)

Willie King - Mamaluchi

Eddie Rabbit - I Love a Rainy Night

Dinah Washington & Brook Benton - Making Whoopie

Lou Rawls & Diane Reeves - Fine Brown Frame

Etta James - Blowing In The Wind

 

Background Music to Dinner

 

Jack Johnson - Better Together

Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine

Dinah Washington - September in the Rain

Pink Martini - Sing

Nina Simone - The More I See You

Tony Bennett with Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life

Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are

Carmen McRae - The Sound Of Silence

James Taylor - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Helen Shapiro - You Don't Know

Etta James - At Last

Nat King Cole - Unforgettable

Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight (Live Edit)

James Hunter - Carina

Julie London - Daddy

Rod Stewart - Maggie May

Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers - Islands in the Stream

Bobby Darin - A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You

Matt Monro - And You Smiled

Catherine Russell - As Long As I Live

Ann Savoy & Her Sleepless Knights - It's Like Reaching for the Moon

Michael Bublé - All I Do Is Dream of You

Peter Grant - You're The First, The Last, My Everything

Jody Bernal - Guantanamera

Natalie Cole - Orange Colored Sky

Bobby Darin - Standing on the Corner

4 to the Bar - All Night Long

Smoma - Summertime

Indigo Sun - You Don't Fool Me (Tango Café M

Spandau Ballet - This Is The Love

Ben E King - Stand By Me

 

Exit Tune: Chas & Dave – Gertcha

 

Party Time

 

Earth, Wind & Fire - Fantasy

Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity

Mary J Blige - Family Affair

TLC - No Scrubbs

Shanice - I Love Your Smile

Diana King - Shy Guy

Michael Jackson - I Want You Back

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - December '63 (Oh What A Night)

Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours

Sam & Dave - Soul Man

Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe

Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman

The Supremes - Baby Love

Elvis Presley - Return To Sender

Four Tops - It's The Same Old Song

Martha Reeves & The Vandella - Dancing In The Streets

Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher

Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual

Chubby Checker - Dancin Party

Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music

Diana Ross & The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love

The Contours - Do You Love Me

The Beatles - Twist and Shout

The Monkees - I'm A Believer

Rod Stewart - This Old Heart Of Mine (with Ronald Isley)

Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

 

Special Waltz for Ted and Jean: Eddie Howard - The Anniversary Waltz

Special Dance for Tony and Julie: Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately

Special Dance from Lauren for Ted & Jean: Dean Martin - That's Amore

Special Dance for Family Reunion: Sister Sledge - We Are Family

 

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

Village People - Y.M.C.A.

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

Pharrell Williams - Happy

Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger

Tony Christie - Avenues & Alleyways

Lulu - Shout

Frank Sinatra - What Now My Love

Aretha Franklin - Respect

Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack

Millie Jackson - My Boy Lollipop

Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)

Abba - Dancing Queen

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive

Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now

The Coasters - Yakety Yak

Frankie Valli - Cant Take My Eyes Off You

Frank Sinatra - Theme From New York New York

Frank Sinatra - My Way

 

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