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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 28 May 2011

Brian Matthew with this week's selection of 60s tracks including: The Paper Dolls, Del Shannon, Peter and Gordon, Bill Wyman, Sandy Posey, The Thymes, Amen Corner, The Dells, The Searchers and Love. Featured songwriter is PF Sloan and the Double A-Side comes from Buddy Holly. The Sixties Chronicles looks back at Sophia Loren losing her diamonds, when South Africa became a republic, Britain's first casino, the opening of the M2, and the release of Sgt Pepper.

Music Played

35 items
  • Image for The Paper Dolls

    The Paper Dolls Something Here In My Heart

    Sounds Of The 60 S, SEQUEL, NEMCD-693

  • Image for Chuck Wood

    Chuck Wood Seven Days Too Long

    Out On The Floor, Goldmine, GSCD-58

  • Image for Del Shannon

    Del Shannon The House Where Nobody Lives

    The Further Adventures Of Charles Westover, BGO Records, BGOCD-402

  • Image for Dave Berry

    Dave Berry My Baby Left Me

    Berry's Best, DERAM, 820-633 2

  • Double A Side

    • Image for Buddy Holly

      Buddy Holly Valley Of Tears

      The Legendary Buddy Holly, PICKWICK, PWKS-523

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly You're So Square (Baby I Don't Care)

    Gold, Decca, 06022498814000

  • Image for Peter & Gordon

    Peter & Gordon True Love Ways

    Hits Of 1965, MFP, CDMFP-6062

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones In Another Land

    Their Satanic Majesties Request, Decca, TXS-103

  • Outtake

    • Image for Elvis Presley

      Elvis Presley Elvis Presley - Surrender

      The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA, PD-90100-2

  • Image for Henry Mancini

    Henry Mancini Moon River

    100 Years Of Cinema, EMI/PREMIER, PRDFCD-1

  • Image for The Move

    The Move Flowers In The Rain

    The Best Of The Move, MUSIC CLUB, MCCD-009

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Get Back

    No. 1 Hits, APPLE, LC-0299

  • Image for Sandy Posey

    Sandy Posey Single Girl

    Hit Girls Of The Sixties, PICKWICK, PWK-121

  • Image for Mal Ryder & The Spirits

    Mal Ryder & The Spirits Cry Baby

    N/A, DECCA, F-11669

  • Image for Ricky Valance

    Ricky Valance Tell Laura I Love Her

    The Greatest Hits Of 1960, EMI, CDGH-1960

  • Image for The Tymes

    The Tymes Here She Comes

    The Best Of The Tymes, Abkco, P-7032

  • Playing Hard To get

  • Image for Amen Corner

    Amen Corner Bend Me Shape Me

    As Years Go By (Various Artists), PICKWICK, PWKS-577

  • Image for The Dixie Cups

    The Dixie Cups Chapel Of Love

    The Dixie Cups/The Shangri Las, CHARLY RECORDS, CD CHARLY-38

  • Image for Wayne Fontana

    Wayne Fontana 24 Sycamore

    Wayne One & Bonus Tracks, BGO, BGOCD-663

  • Image for The Dells

    The Dells Wear It On Our Face

    The Best Of The Dells, SPECTRUM, 544-4962

  • I Write The Songs

    • Image for Phil Sloan

      Phil Sloan Take Me For What I'm Worth

      California Dreaming 30 Folk Rock Classics, MCA, MCLD-662

  • Image for The Searchers

    The Searchers Someday We're Gonna Love Again

    Best Of The Searchers, PICKWICK, PWKS-4076

  • Image for Jimmy Ruffin

    Jimmy Ruffin He Who Picks A Rose

    Soul Boy, Universal, 5328-443

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Can't Help Thinking About Me

    Where The Action Is!, SANCTUARY, DQFDD-005

  • Image for PaPas

    PaPas Dedicated To The One I Love

    The Mamas And The Papas Golden Greats, MCA, MCLD-19125

  • Three In A Row

    • Image for Marvin Rainwater

      Marvin Rainwater Boo Hoo

      Missing Links Volume 1 Hillbilly Wolf, Norton, CED-210

  • Image for The Olympics

    The Olympics Dance By The Light Of The Moon

    The Olympics Meet The Marathons, Collectables, COL-5081

  • Image for Roy Hamilton

    Roy Hamilton You Can Have Her

    N/A, CHARLY, CRB-1200

  • Image for Pat Boone

    Pat Boone Johnny Will

    No Particular Place To Go, PICKWICK, PWKS-574

  • Image for Love

    Love Alone Again Or

    Forever Changes, ELEKTRA, 9606562-NA

  • Image for Love Affair

    Love Affair Bringing On Back The Good Times

    The Best Of The Good Times, COLUMBIA, 504419-2

  • Image for Ray Charles

    Ray Charles Smack Dab In The Middle

    The Best Of Ray Charles, EUREKA, EUKCD-903

  • Image for Paul Revere and The Raiders

    Paul Revere and The Raiders The Great Airplane Strike

    Hungry For Kicks Singles & Choice Cuts 1965-69, Rev Ola, CR REV-284

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows The Shadows - Foot Tapper

    Platinum Collection, EMI, 334-9382


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