Pilot Of The Airwaves

Album: Where to Now? (1979)
Charted: 66 13

Songfacts®:

  • Released in 1979, this ode to an unnamed DJ was a monster hit for London born singer-songwriter Charlie Dore in 1980 reaching #13 on the US Billboard chart; unsurprisingly it also received heavy airplay in the UK, although it didn't do nearly as well.
  • "Pilot Of The Airwaves" runs to 3 minutes 53 seconds, but a radio edit minus the extended guitar solo and running to 3 minutes 15 seconds was also pressed.
  • The B Side of the radio edit was "Sleepless," but the B Side of the extended version was "Falling." The song was produced for Island Records by Alan Tarney and former Shadows guitarist Bruce Welch.
  • "Pilot Of The Airwaves" was the last song to be played on Radio Caroline when it closed forever on Bonfire Night, 1990. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for all above

Comments: 2

  • Nick Stavrakis from Cape TownLove this song, the lyrics and especially the guitar solo. Does anybody know who the guitarist is and where he plays today?
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyCharlie Dore's only Top 100 record, could be peaking at #13 was an omen!!!
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