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
"Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve samples an obscure orchestral arrangement of the 1965 Rolling Stones song "The Last Time." The Verve had to sign away most of the royalties before they could release the song.
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."