He never got an Oscar either, but Steve Lawrence had a No. 1 hit and a long career with his wife Eydie Gormé before he died last week at 88. A trio of his songs kicked off Capital Radio today.

We had a few new things from The Black Keys, Pernice Brothers and Cedric Burnside before we surveyed the guitar career of Harvey Mandel on his 79th birthday, and his work with bands like Canned Heat, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and The Rolling Stones. Later came the birthdays of Nina Hagen, turning 69, and Cheryl Lynn, 67.

In between, there was a long musing about memory and remembrance, from George Jones and Elvis Costello to Elliott Smith, Dean Martin and Bloc Party, among others.

Closed with a foreshadowing of St. Patrick’s Day approaching this Sunday, with tunes from the Dirty Knobs to Van Morrison with a special emphasis on The Pogues.

Here’s a link to the whole show; the setlist follows:

Capital Radio. March 11, 2024 1 – 4:30 p.m. www.cygnusradio.com

  • “Capital Radio Two,” The Clash 
  • “Go Away Little Girl,” Steve Lawrence 
  • “Night and Day,” Steve Lawrence
  • “Black Hole Sun,” Steve Lawrence & Eddie Gormé
  • “Beautiful People (Stay High),” The Black Keys
  • “Juke Joint,” Cedric Burnside
  • “I Don’t Need That Anymore” Pernice Brothers 
  • “Sell Your Hair,” Pernice Brothers 
  • “Going Up the Country [live],” Canned Heat 
  • “Television Eye,” John Mayall 
  • “Hot Stuff,” The Rolling Stones 
  • “Memory Motel,” The Rolling Stones
  • “Memory Lane,” Elliott Lane 
  • “Painted from Memory,” Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach 
  • “If Drinkin’ Don’t Kill me (Her Memory Will),” George Jones 
  • “Only a Memory,” The Smithereens 
  • “Like a Vague Memory,” Marshall Crenshaw 
  • “Just a Memory,” Elvis Costello & the Attractions 
  • “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory,” Ronnie Spector 
  • “Memories Can’t Wait,” Talking Heads
  • “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  • “Memories are Made of This,” Dean Martin 
  • “Come and Get These Memories,” Martha Reeves and the Vandellas 
  • “Memories,” Elvis Presley
  • “Remember the Mountain Bed,” Wilco 
  • “Remember Me,” The Zutons 
  • “I Still Remember,” Bloc Party 
  • “Remember,” Air 
  • “Do It Again,” The Beach Boys
  • “We Meet, We Part, We Remember,” The Holmes Brothers
  • “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are),” The Temptations 
  • “Remember (Walking in the Sand),” The Shangri-La’s 
  • “I Remember You,” The Ramones
  • “Zarah,” Nina Hagen 
  • “TV-Glotzer (White Punks on Dope),” Nina Hagen Band
  • “African Reggae,” Nina Hagen Band 
  • “It’s St. Patrick’s Day,” NRBQ
  • “Give Ireland Back to the Irish,” Wings 
  • “Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra (That’s an Irish Lullaby),” Bing Crosby 
  • “Irish Girl,” The Dirty Knobs 
  • “Just Because I’m Irish,” Jonathan Richman 
  • “The Luck of the Irish [live],” John Lennon 
  • “The Irish Rover,” The Pogues and The Dubliners 
  • “One Irish Rover,” Van Morrison 
  • “Irish Heartbeat,” Neil Finn 
  • “Wild Cats of Kilkenny,” The Pogues
  • “Got to Be Real,” Cheryl Lynn 

Capital Radio returns live March 18 at 1 p.m. ET on www.cygnusradio.com, where this and past shows are archived. Also available on the free cygnusradio.com app, available at iTunes or GooglePlay.