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Sir Tim Rice Sits In

1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 15 October 2011

Sir Tim Rice plays this week's selection of Sixties hits and rarities including tracks from Billie Davis, The Beatles, Nina & Frederick, The Chance, Len Barry, Val Doonican, The Who, Cream, the Everlys and Gary U.S. Bonds. For Sounds Of The Sixties dance fans it's the Mashed Potato.

The Chronicles look back to the launch of Britain's first nuclear sub (but what was its name?), a new prime minister - Sir Alex Douglas Home, the opening of a modern day Romeo and Juliet which was to change the face of the musicals, the first power from Dounreay, the start of The Magic Roundabout, the protest at the Mexico Olympics and who set the record for the most number of curtain calls - an astonishing 89?

Tim asks if anyone knows what happened to Johnny De Little? If you do please tell us - email SOTS@bbc.co.uk.

Music Played

32 items
  • Image for Len Barry

    Len Barry Like A Baby

    Len Barry Sings His Greatest Hits, Castle, CCD-1009

  • Image for The Chants

    The Chants Come Go With Me

    Pop Inside The Sixties Vol.3 1963-1969, See For Miles Records Ltd, SEECD 400

  • Image for The Who

    The Who Substitute

    Then And Now, Polydor, 1732918

  • 60's Dance Crazes

    • Image for Dee Dee Sharp

      Dee Dee Sharp Mashed Potato Time

      The Best Of Dee Dee Sharp, abkco Records, 18771-92332

  • Image for Cream

    Cream White Room

    I Feel Free – Ultimate Cream, Polydor, 987 136-2

  • Image for Ann Mason

    Ann Mason You Can't Love Me (In The Midnight Hour)

    You Can’t Love Me (In The Midnight Hour) 7” Single, Atlantic, 2309

  • Image for Four Tops

    Four Tops Reach Out I'll Be There

    Reach Out I’ll Be There, Tamla Motown, 530 791-2

  • Image for The Spotnicks

    The Spotnicks The Rocket Man

    The Spotnicks, President, PRC 306

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Day Tripper

    The Beatles / 1962-1966, Apple Corps Ltd/EMI, 509990675225

  • Image for Bobbie Gentry

    Bobbie Gentry I'll Never Love Again

    The Best Of The Capitol Years, Capitol, 0946 3 77338 2 0

  • Image for Sandie Shaw

    Sandie Shaw Nothing Comes Easy

    64/67 Complete, Sequel Records, ned cd 230

  • Playing Hard To Get

    • Image for Mark Wynter

      Mark Wynter A Girl Every Day

      The Warmth of Wynter, Vocalion, CDLK 4191

  • Image for The Turtles

    The Turtles She'd Rather Be With Me

    Happy Together – The Very Best Of, Shout! Factory, SHO 519134 2

  • Image for Nina & Frederik

    Nina & Frederik Long Time Boy

    Listen To The Ocean – The Nina & Frederick Collection, Jasmine Records, JASCD 373

  • Image for Billy Joe & The Checkmates

    Billy Joe & The Checkmates Percolator

    The Dore Story, Ace Records, CDTOP 1293

  • Image for Billie Davis

    Billie Davis Tell Him

    Tell Him – The Decca Years, Spectrum Music, 981 817-1

  • Image for Jackie Wilson & Linda Hopkins

    Jackie Wilson & Linda Hopkins Shake A Hand

    Forgotten Duo’s of Rock & Roll Vol.1, Holy Cow, 2008

  • Image for Johnny De Little

    Johnny De Little The Wind And The Rain

    John Barry – The Hits & The Misses, Play It Again, PLAY 007

  • Image for The Everly Brothers

    The Everly Brothers Crying In The Rain

    Where The Boys Are – The Songs of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield, Ace Records, CDCHD 1311

  • Pop Answers and Sequels

    • Image for Gary

      Gary "U.S." Bonds Take Me Back to New Orleans

      The Very Best Of Gary U.S. Bonds, Varese Vintage, VSD-5938

  • Image for Val Doonican

    Val Doonican What Would I Be

    The Very Best Of Val Doonican, Universal Music TV, 5312558

  • Image for The Open Mind

    The Open Mind Magic Potion

    The Open Mind, Sunbeam Records, SBRCD5019

  • Image for Kyu Sakamoto

    Kyu Sakamoto China Nights

    Memorial Best, EMI, 25439

  • Three In A Row

    • Image for Pigmeat Markham

      Pigmeat Markham Here Comes The Judge

      Chess Pieces – The Very Best of Chess, Chess, CHESS 9831719

  • Image for The Master Singers

    The Master Singers The Highway Code

    Produce By George Martin – 50 Years In Recording, Parlophone, 07243 532631 2 6

  • Image for The Ran-Dells

    The Ran-Dells The Martian Hop

    The Golden Age Of American Rock ‘N’ Roll – Special Novelty Edition, Ace Records, CDCHD 980

  • Image for Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations

    Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

    Motown Chartbusters Vol.3, Spectrum Music, 554 1462

  • Image for José Feliciano

    José Feliciano Marley Purt Drive

    Light My Fire – The Very Best Of Jose Feliciano, RCA/Legacy, 88697 04541 2

  • Image for Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Zabadak

    The Very Best Of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, Spectrum Music, 551 823-2

  • Image for Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan One Of Us Must Know

    Blonde on Blonde, Columbia, COL 512352 2

  • Image for The Osmonds

    The Osmonds Mr Sandman

    Hey! Look What I Found Vol.12, Mavis, MSCD-4512

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows The Shadows - Foot Tapper

    More Hits!, EMI, 744744

  • 1968


    Picture courtesy of The Radio Times.


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