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24/12/2011

There's a sprinkling of Sixties Christmas tracks this week including Adam Faith, Connie Francis, Booker T & The MG's, Roy Castle, Carla Thomas, Big Dee Irwin & Little Eva and The Barron Knights. The Sixties dance is Doing The Uncle Willie (er, no...we don't remember that one either!) - listen carefully for the steps. The 'Answer Song' is the reply to Roger Miller's - King Of The Road.

And this week Brian presents the final edition of The Sixties Chronicles which looks back at events during Christmas week across the decade. Christmas 1962 saw the start of one of the coldest winters on record as it heralded two-months of ice and snow; even the sea froze over. This week also saw the end of the ground-breaking tv show That Was The week That Was - reputedly taken off air for political reasons. Barwell in Leicestershire was hit by a meteorite and Paul McCartney got engaged - something of a blow to his female fans. And why was there no Christmas message from the Queen in 1969?

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Christmas Eve 2011 08:05

Leading Ladies of the 60s

Lulu, Marianne, Cilla - listen to Brian Matthew speak to them all!