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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 16 May 2009

Brian Matthew presents the programme for all fans of the music of the 1960s. This week Brian asks if The Tip Of My Tongue is the worst song Lennon & McCartney ever wrote. Performed by Tommy Quickly it sank without trace.

With facts, figures and trivia as well as the classic hits, rarities, B sides, obscurities, instrumentals and album tracks, the selection sweeps right across the most important decade for popular music from beginning to end. Including requests, dedications and regular features: The A-Z of The Beatles works its way through their entire catalogue; Stuck On Two replays hits from across the Atlantic which didn't quite make it to the top of the charts; The Song Swap features two hit covers from well-known artists; and Playing Hard To Get is for listeners who have a favourite song but who have lost the original record. Brian

Sounds Of The Sixties began in 1983 and Brian has been at helm since 1990, bringing to the programme his distinctive voice and unmatchable experience of Sixties pop shows.

Music Played

35 items
  • Image for Herman's Hermits

    Herman's Hermits Something's Happening

    25 Years Rock N Roll, 1969

  • Image for Marianne Faithfull

    Marianne Faithfull Come And Stay With Me

    And The Beat Goes On Vol.3, DEBUTANTE/POLYGRAM

  • Image for Tommy Quickly

    Tommy Quickly Tip Of My Tongue

    What About Us? More Merseybeat Nuggets, SEQUEL

  • Image for Cliff Richard

    Cliff Richard Words

    Lost & Found (From The Archives), EMI


    • Image for Aretha Franklin

      Aretha Franklin Chain Of Fools

      Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • Image for John Fred & His Playboy Band

    John Fred & His Playboy Band Judy In Disguise

  • Image for Laura Nyro

    Laura Nyro Stoned Soul Picnic

    Eli And The 13th Confession, Columbia/Legacy

  • Image for The Myddle Class

    The Myddle Class I Happen To Love You

    Honey & Wine, Ace

  • Image for Billy Fury

    Billy Fury Halfway To Paradise

  • Image for Don Fardon

    Don Fardon Back In The USSR

    Coventry Boy - The Anthology, Sanctuary


  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Elvis Presley - The Girl Of My Best Friend

    The All Time Greatest Hits (2 Cds), RCA


  • Image for Paul Jones

    Paul Jones Baby Tomorrow

    Heartbeat Greatest Love Songs, EMI Gold

  • Image for Dean Martin

    Dean Martin The Birds And The Bees

    The Door Is Still Open To My Heart, EMI Capitol

  • Image for Duane Eddy

    Duane Eddy Ring Of Fire

    Guitar Man 20 Classic Tracks, PERFORMANCE

  • 0900 NEWS

  • Image for Skeeter Davis

    Skeeter Davis I Can't Stay Mad At You

    Girl Group Greats, PICKWICK

  • Image for Sam Cooke

    Sam Cooke Send Me Some Lovin'

    Single, RCA

  • Image for Brian Hyland

    Brian Hyland Ginny Come Lately

    Ebony Eyes Jukebox 60's Hits, OLD GOLD

  • Image for Helen Shapiro

    Helen Shapiro Beyond The Sea (La Mer)

    The Ep Collection, SEE FOR MILES

  • Image for Bobby Darin

    Bobby Darin Rhythm Of The Rain

    The Capitol Years, Capitol

  • Image for The Amboy Dukes

    The Amboy Dukes Journey To The Centre Of The Mind

    Rhino, RHINO

  • Image for Don Covay

    Don Covay The Boomerang

    The Platinum Collection, Atlantic

  • Image for Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

    Brian Poole & The Tremeloes Someone Someone

    Western House Wonders Vol 34, PICKWICK


    • Image for The Kinks

      The Kinks Long Tall Sally

      1964 The Soundtrack, SANCTUARY

  • Image for The Hollies

    The Hollies Searchin'

    All The Hits And More, EMI

  • Image for The Yardbirds

    The Yardbirds I Wish You Would

    1964 The Soundtrack, SANCTUARY

  • Image for The Paper Dolls

    The Paper Dolls Something Here In My Heart

    In The Summertime-Sound Of 70's, Pa, Old Gold

  • Image for P.F. Sloan

    P.F. Sloan Melody For You

    Anthology, One Way Records

  • Image for The Grass Roots

    The Grass Roots Midnight Confessions

    Anthology 1965-1975, Rhino

  • Image for Vanity Fare

    Vanity Fare Early In The Morning

    Sunny Afternoons, POLYGRAM

  • Image for Ray Smith

    Ray Smith Rockin' Little Angel

  • Image for The Gants

    The Gants Road Runner

    Chart Busters Usa Vol. 2, ACE

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows The Shadows - Foot Tapper

    At Their Very Best, POLYDOR


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