On this date in 1983, Duran Duran’s “Girls on Film” was featured on a radio album called “Rolling Stones Continuous History of Rock & Roll”. It was show #85, and it was released by ABC Rock Radio Network on this date. It was meant to be aired on the various stations within the ABC network, and if you look hard enough for it online – you’ll find copies floating around.
The show itself was entitled “The British Rockers”, which seems appropriate, and was an hour-long program. It featured songs from the 1960’s up to 1982. The album was used for license broadcast in the USA on this date, and was even issued with cue cards for presenters. So, if you listened to the broadcast in Los Angeles, for example, your local radio host would be presenting the broadcast in the same format with the same script as the host in New York.
“Girls on Film” was included on this album, and as fans will remember, it did not chart during its initial release. Rolling Stones Continuous History of Rock & Roll: 85, having been released in 1983, took place just as the song, and the band itself, became wildly popular here in the states.
- “Girls on Film” – Duran Duran
- “I Saw Her Standing There” – The Beatles
- “Come Dancin” – The Kinks
- “Get Off My Cloud” – The Rolling Stones
- “The Shape You’re In” – Eric Clapton
- “Eminence Front” – The Who
- “All Right Now” – Free
- “Spirits In The Material World” – The Police
- “Red Skies At Night” – The Fixx