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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 18 June 2011

Brian Matthew picks out tracks from Del Shannon, Laverne Baker, The Kinks, Jackie Trent, Bobbie Parker, The New Christie Minstrels, Betty Everett, Elvis, The Electric Prunes, Peter Sarstedt and Max Bygraves amongst many others. The Double-A Side selection this week is Sarah Vaughan. The Sixties Chronicles looks back to events this week across the decade and remembers Nan Winton, the first woman TV newsreader, minicabs arriving in London, the Flying Scotsman's centenary run, John Lennon on Juke Box Jury, how Tom Jones got a cut on his head, the two millionth Mini, Sheila Scott's first solo flight around the world and we are introduced to Major Tom.

Music Played

34 items
  • Image for Del Shannon

    Del Shannon Hats Off To Larry

    Runaway Hits, EDSEL RECORDS, EDCD-121

  • Image for LaVern Baker

    LaVern Baker See See Rider

    Atlantic Rhythm And Blues 1947 1974 Vol 5 Various Artists, ATLANTIC, ATLANTIC-781 297 2

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Animal Farm

    The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, ESSENTIAL, ESMCD-481

  • Double 'A' Side

    • Image for Sarah Vaughan

      Sarah Vaughan Serenata

      The Best Of Sarah Vaughan, EMI, 7243-539393 2 8

  • Image for Sarah Vaughan

    Sarah Vaughan Let's

    Columbia : Db 4542, COLUMBIA, DB-4542

  • Image for The Drifters

    The Drifters Saturday Night At The Movies

  • Image for Jackie Trent

    Jackie Trent If You Ever Leave Me

    Where Are You Now The Pye Anthology, SEQUEL, NEG-396

  • Image for Pat Boone

    Pat Boone Moody River

    Pat's 40 Big Ones, Connoisseur, SDVSOPCD-328

  • Image for The Birds

    The Birds Leaving Here

    Where The Action Is, Sanctuary, DQFDD-005

  • Image for Otis Redding

    Otis Redding ole man trouble

    Otis Blue, Atco/Rhino, 8122-799389

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Space Oddity

    Love You Till Tuesday, PICKWICK, PWKS-4131

  • Image for Sandie Shaw

    Sandie Shaw Girl Don't Come

    The Pye Anthology, CASTLE MUSIC, NEECD-350

  • Image for Bobby Parker

    Bobby Parker Watch Your Step

    The London American Legend, LONDON, DREAMR-1

  • Image for The Marvelettes

    The Marvelettes When You're Young And In Love

    The Best Of The Marvelettes, SPECTRUM, 554-8592

  • Image for The New Christy Minstrels
  • Playing Hard To Get

    • Image for Nini Rosso

      Nini Rosso Il Silenzio

      Sleepy Shores Jukebox Collection, OLD GOLD, OG-3703

  • Image for The Fortunes

    The Fortunes Here It Comes Again

    And The Beat Goes On Vol 3, DEBUTANTE, 553-065-2

  • Image for Betty Everett

    Betty Everett You're No Good

    Early Girls Vol. 1 Popsicles & Icicles, ACE, CDCH-608

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hit, RCA, PD-90100*

  • Image for Peter Gordeno

    Peter Gordeno I'll Kiss Your Teardrops Away

    British Teen Rarities, Teensville, TV1004

  • I Write The Songs

    • Image for The Vee Gees

      The Vee Gees To Love Somebody

      Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor, 847 449-2

  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone I Put A Spell On You

    Some Of My Best Friends Ronnie Scott's 40 Th Anniversary, VERVE, 545036-2

  • Image for The Electric Prunes

    The Electric Prunes The Great Banana Hoax

    The Electric Prunes, Reprise, RVEP60110

  • Image for Bob Luman

    Bob Luman Let's Think About Living

    The Nashvile Dream, QUALITY TELEVISION, QTVCD-014

  • Three In A Row

  • Image for Bobby Darin

    Bobby Darin If I Were A Carpenter

    Live At The Desert Inn, NEON RECORDS, NTD-65092

  • Image for Merrilee Rush

    Merrilee Rush Angel Of The Morning

    Wild Thing, ACE, CDCDH-1229

  • Image for Billy Fury

    Billy Fury Last Night Was Made For Love

    Love Songs, DECCA, 882-961 2

  • Image for The Hollies

    The Hollies Pay You Back With Interest

    The Hollies, EMI, CDB-7 52047 2

  • Image for Jerry Lordan

    Jerry Lordan Who Could Be Bluer

    Hits Of 1960, MUSIC FOR PLEASURE, CD MFP-6018

  • Image for Peter Sarstedt

    Peter Sarstedt I Am A Cathedral

    The Very Best Of Peter Sarstedt, The Collection, R-0014

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin People Get Ready

    Queen Of Soul-The Atlantic Recordings, Rhino, Atlantic, 812273575-2

  • Image for Max Bygraves

    Max Bygraves Fings Ain't What They Used To Be

    The World Of Max Bygraves, DECCA, SPA-9

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows The Shadows - Foot tapper

  • 1969


    Picture courtesy of the Radio Times


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