This might seem an odd thing to point out but, looking at the search records, it’s not immediately obvious to everyone: the first record on The Chain was… The Chain by Fleetwood Mac.
The Radcliffe & Maconie Show, including The Chain, was on Radio 2 until 23rd March 2011 before starting again on BBC 6 Music on 4th April 2011. On 23rd August 2012, the BBC stopped maintenance of their own Chain archive and started linking to this site instead. If I’ve done anyone at the Beeb out of a job, I can only apologise. I love the Beeb and happily pay my bargainous licence fee without a grumble.
If you’re a fellow Chainee but I haven’t yet put your name up in lights, please post a comment with your name and location on the relevant page or pages. I am indebted to David Newland for helping to fill some of the gaps by providing his own records.
A couple of disclaimers:
- Please don’t expect this site to always be bang up to date. Sometimes there’s a lag of a day or two, maybe more. Usually I manage to catch up within 24 hours of the last link, though.
- The dates assigned to the earlier tracks in The Chain are wrong. I’m not exactly sure when it went wonky but probably from about link 1000 back. Sorry about that. I’ll correct the dates as soon as I’ve fixed my Tardis.
‘Me’ being Kenneth Ken Yau, the creator and caretaker of this site.
I’m a content and communications consultant, helping people and companies with their digital content and communications needs, be it digital content strategy, web content, marketing copy, blogging, application help – anything wordy and wordy-and-designy, really. (If the brilliance of the wordcraft in that last clause hasn’t dazzled you, you’re not worth dazzling.)
If you prefer Twitter, then I’m @logorrhoea. If you do follow me, please @mention me and let me know you found me via this site. It’s not essential but always nice to know why people are following and it’ll mean that I’ll definitely follow back. Unless you’re abusive but I know that 6 Music listeners aren’t like that.
In case you’re wondering, I’m 1186. De La Soul – Eye Know, 1899. The Temptations – My Girl, 2867. Kenickie – Punka, 3049. Noah & The Whale – Shape of My Heart, 3175. She & Him – In The Sun, 3439. Kaiser Chiefs – The Angry Mob and 4196. Kaiser Chiefs – You Can Have It All.
Kenneth Ken Yau