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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 07 May 2011

Brian Matthew with this week's selection of top sixties tracks - the hits, the rarities, the facts, the trivia and the Sixties Chronicles. This week discs from Otis Redding, Taste, John Leyton, The Newbeats, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Zombies, The Platters, Gene Vincent and Cream. There's a Double-A from Shirley Bassey and two songs from writer John Carter, who was related to which very famous playwright and poet? And another question: who was the guitarist in the Syndicats who went on to be part of the supergroup Yes? The Three-in-a-Row features tracks which illustrate a listener's early romantic notions.

The Sixties Chronicles looks back at Beyond the Fringe, the death of Max Miller, Chuck Berry's first UK tour and what happened when Mick and Keith appeared in court.

Music Played

36 items
  • Image for Manfred Mann

    Manfred Mann Pretty Flamingo

    Down The Road Apiece, EMI, 001-001

  • Image for The Newbeats

    The Newbeats Run Baby Run

    Acuff-Rose Opryland Music: 50th Ann, Acuff-Rose Opryland, AROMG CD-50 03

  • Image for Otis Redding

    Otis Redding Hard To Handle

    History Of Dance Vol 1, CONNOISSEUR, DBOX-001 B

  • Image for The Animals

    The Animals That's All I Am To You

    Don't Bring Me Down The Decca Years, CASTLE, CMRCD-766

  • Double A Side

    • Image for Shirley Bassey

      Shirley Bassey Reach For The Stars

      20 Of The Best, EMI, 7243-85343728

  • Image for Shirley Bassey

    Shirley Bassey Climb Ev'ry Mountain

    Diamonds, EMI, CDP-7904692

  • Image for The Syndicats

    The Syndicats Crawdaddy Simone

    You're Holding Me Down, Castle, CMQCD-1415

  • Image for Taste

    Taste What's Going On

    The Best Of Taste, Polydor, 521-9992

  • Image for The Shirelles

    The Shirelles Soldier Boy

    Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Castle Pie, PIESD-197

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry No Particular Place To Go

    The Pye International Story, SEQUEL, NED CD-239

  • Image for Pink Floyd

    Pink Floyd See Emily Play

    Relics, Starline, SRS-5071

  • Image for The Searchers

    The Searchers Don't Throw Your Love Away

    The Pye Anthology, SEQUEL, NEECD-381

  • Image for The Vee Gees

    The Vee Gees Massachusetts

    Bee Gees Number Ones, Polydor, 986-8840

  • Playing Hard To Get

    • Image for John Leyton

      John Leyton There Must Be

      Remembering John Leyton, Castle, CMDDD-405

  • Image for Brenda Lee

    Brenda Lee So Deep

    Break-A-Way, Ace, CDCDH-1208

  • Image for Iain Gregory

    Iain Gregory Can't You Hear The Beat Of A Broken Heart

    The Joe Meek Story The Pye Years, SEQUEL, NEDCD-171

  • Image for Bruce Johnston Trio

    Bruce Johnston Trio The Pajama Party

    The London American Label, Ace, CDCHD-1302

  • Image for Neil Sedaka

    Neil Sedaka Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

    The Very Best Of Neil Sedaka, UNIVERSAL MUSIC TV, 564-645-2

  • Image for Diana Ross & The Supremes

    Diana Ross & The Supremes The Composer

    Gold, MOTOWN, 060249-8812655#

  • Image for Cliff Richard

    Cliff Richard Thinking Of Our Love

    N/A, COLUMBIA, DB-4506

  • Image for Jerry Lewis

    Jerry Lewis Hello Josephine

    The big Beat - The Dave Bartholomew Songbook, ACE, CDCHD-1303

  • I Write The Songs

    • Image for John Carter

      John Carter John Carter - My Sentimental Friend

      Measure For Measure, RPM, RPMD-268

  • Image for Herman's Hermits

    Herman's Hermits Sunshine Girl

    The Very Best Of..., EMI, 7243-85746628

  • Image for April Stevens

    April Stevens Wanting You

    Hey Baby: Anthology, Ace, CDCHD-1301

  • Image for The Zombies

    The Zombies This Will Be Our Year

    Zombie Heaven, HHB, CDR-74P

  • Image for The Platters

    The Platters With This Ring

    Jukebox Hits CD 1, Disky, BX-889002

  • Three In A Row

  • Image for Michael Cox

    Michael Cox Angela Jones

    25 Years Of Rock N Roll Volume 2, CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION, RRT CD-60

  • Image for The Hollies

    The Hollies Bus Stop

    Original Hits, DISKY, BA-860102

  • Image for Tommy Roe

    Tommy Roe Sheila

    Rock N Roll Heartbeats, TELSTAR, TCD-2628

  • Image for Hawkshaw Hawkins

    Hawkshaw Hawkins Lonesome 7 7203

    The London American Label, CDCHD, 1302

  • Image for Gene Vincent

    Gene Vincent White Lightning

    I'm Back And I'm Proud, DANDELION, S-63754

  • Image for P.J. Proby

    P.J. Proby That Means A Lot

    Rough Velvet, EMI, CDEM-14664

  • Image for Cream

    Cream Sunshine Of Your Love

    The Very Best Of Cream, POLYDOR, 523 7-52 2

  • Image for Robb Storme & The Whispers

    Robb Storme & The Whispers Near You

    That British Sound Volume 3, Blakey, CD-902

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows The Shadows - Foot Tapper

    At Their Very Best, POLYDOR, 841-520-2

  • Picture courtesy of The Radio Times

    Picture courtesy of The Radio Times



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