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1962

Sounds of the 20th Century Episode 12 of 50
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Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1962. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes - as they were heard at the time - without any commentary, analysis, or hindsight.

This week's programme charts the emergence of a four piece combo from Liverpool and a folk-singer from Minnesota. The world holds its breath as the Cuban missile crisis threatens to boil over into a world nuclear war and the very first communications satellite is celebrated in the pop charts, as the film world mourns Marilyn Monroe.

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57 minutes

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Tue 24 Mar 2015 23:00
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