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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 25 February 2012

Brian Matthew brings you another two hours of inside knowledge and great tracks from pop's golden decade.

On the classics side this week are artists such as The Four Tops, Roy Orbison, Elton John, Glen Campbell, Freddy Cannon, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, The Troggs, Cliff and Dusty. While on the rarer side: The Syndicate Of Sound, The Dreamlovers, Bobby Jameson, Mary Saenz, The Takers and The Cowsills.

Find out which song from the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service took its title from the last line of the film. And this week's BBC session track comes from Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich and was a cover of a Robert Parker song. It was recorded for Saturday Club in February 1967. Tune in to hear them both.

Music Played

36 items
  • Image for Four Tops

    Four Tops If I Were A Carpenter

    At Their Very Best, Motown, 583 016-2

  • Image for The Fourmost

    The Fourmost Baby I Need Your Loving

    The Best Of The, EMI, 0946 3 31318 2 8

  • Request

  • Image for Roy Orbison

    Roy Orbison Only The Lonely

    The Best Of The Soul and Rock and Roll, Sony, 88697 40992 2

  • The BBC Sessions

  • Image for The Dreamlovers

    The Dreamlovers You Gave Me Somebody To Love

    Ain’t Nothing But A House Party, Sequel Records, NEM CD 678

  • Image for Lesley Gore

    Lesley Gore Maybe I Know

    The Essential Collection, Spectrum

  • Request

    • Image for Bobby Jameson

      Bobby Jameson All I Want Is My Baby

      7” White Label Release, Decca, F12032

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Lady Samantha

    Rare Masters, DJM Records, 514 305-2

  • Loose Connections

    • Image for The Show Stoppers

      The Show Stoppers Ain't Nothing But A Houseparty

      Northern Soul Essential Floor Fillers, Metro Triples, METRTCD822

    • Image for The McCoys

      The McCoys Hang On Sloopy

      The Immediate Hit Story Vol.1, Classic Rock, CD IMB 504

    • Image for The Everly Brothers

      The Everly Brothers Cathy's Clown

      The Definitive Pop Collection, Rhino, 8122-74109-2

  • Image for Dave Berry

    Dave Berry Little Things

    The Very Best Of, Spectrum Music, 552 019-2

  • Image for Mary Saenz

    Mary Saenz Would She Do That For You

    Nothern Soul’s Guilty Secrets, Kent, CDKEND 349

  • Request

    • Image for Glen Campbell

      Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman

      Simply The Best, Woodford Music, WM 860012

  • Image for The Takers

    The Takers If You Don't Come Back

    Pop Inside The Sixties, See For Miles, SEECD 400

  • Playing Hard To Get

  • Image for Herman's Hermits

    Herman's Hermits A Must To Avoid

    The Very Best Of, EMI, Unknown (promo)

  • Image for The Cowsills

    The Cowsills The Rain, The Park and Other Things

    The Best of the Cowsills, Rebound Records, 314 520 204-2

  • Request

  • Image for The 2 of Clubs

    The 2 of Clubs Walk Tall (Like A Man)

    Nothern Soul’s Guilty Secrets, Kent, CDKEND 349

  • Answers and Sequels

    • Image for Freddy Cannon

      Freddy Cannon Ride, Roller Coaster Ride

      Where The Action Is – The Very Best 1964-1981, Verese Sarabande, 3080663412

  • Image for Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix Hey Joe

    The Ultimate Experience, Polydor, 517 235 2

  • Image for Chubby Checker

    Chubby Checker Back In The U.S.S.R

    Hidden Hits Vol 1, That Philly Sound, TPS 109

  • Request

    • Image for The Beatles

      The Beatles Birthday

      The Beatles, Apple, 094638246626

  • Image for Joe South

    Joe South Games People Play

    Classic Masters, Capitol, 72435-37469-2-6

  • Three In A Row

    • Image for Marianne Faithfull

      Marianne Faithfull What Have They Done To The Rain

      The Very Best Of…, Decca, 820 482-2

    • Image for Pete Seeger

      Pete Seeger The Faucets Are Dripping

      God Bless The Grass, Smithsonian Folkway Recordings, FSS 37232

    • Image for Malvina Reynolds

      Malvina Reynolds Little Boxes

      Ear To The Ground, Smithsonian Folkway Recordings, CD 40124

  • Image for The Big Three

    The Big Three By The Way

    Composer: Murray

    Cavern Stomp, Retro, RETRO 862

  • Image for The Vogues

    The Vogues Five O' Clock World

    Greatest Hits, Rhino Records, R2 70245

  • Image for The Troggs

    The Troggs Hi Hi Hazel

    Greatest Hits, Spectrum, 522 739 2

  • Request

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield Little By Little

    At Her Very Best, Universal, 9840305

  • Image for Dandy Livingstone

    Dandy Livingstone Reggae In Your Jeggae

    20 Reggae Classics, Trojan, CD TRL 224

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows The Shadows - Foot Tapper

    More Hits!, EMI, 744 744

  • 1969


    Courtesy of Radio Times


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