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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 14 April 2012

Including the story of Pinkerton's Assorted Colours and their various name changes which only produced one hit (but a big one - Mirror Mirror) until they reformed at the end of the decade. There is the Beach Boys track banned in parts of America because it had 'God' in the title - this was at the same time John Lennon got into deep water over his comment about being bigger than Jesus Christ. However, Paul said the track was possibly one of the greatest pop songs ever written.

Listener Tony Hopkins picks the loose connections which relate to a classic 1963 film. There's a sublime track from The Velvet Underground - Venus In Furs and the re-release of three albums by Peter & Gordon including the oddly named 'Hot Cold And Custard'.

All round a show not to be missed by music lovers of the Sixties.

Music Played

35 items
  • Image for Helen Shapiro

    Helen Shapiro Tell Me What He Said

    The Essential Collection, MFP, 7243 8 59928 2 7

  • Image for Brian Hyland

    Brian Hyland Poor Little Fool

    The Bashful Blond / Let Me Belong To You, BGO, BGOCD607

  • Request

    • Image for Love Affair

      Love Affair Everlasting Love

      The Best Of The Good Times, Columbia, 5044192

  • Image for Paul Kelly

    Paul Kelly Paul Kelly - If This Old House Could Talk

    Hot Runnin’ Soul, Kent Soul, CDKEND 367

  • The BBC Sessions

  • Image for Pinkerton's Assorted Colours

    Pinkerton's Assorted Colours Mirror Mirror

    The Solid Gold Silver 60’s Greatest Hits, Universal

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash Daddy Sang Bass

    The Essential Johhny Cash, Columbia/Legacy, COL 506345

  • Request

  • Image for The Chants

    The Chants Dick Tracy

    Law, Disorder and the Pursuit of Vinyl Justice, Ace, CDCHD 1319

  • Loose Connections

    • Image for Tom Jones

      Tom Jones Thunderball

      The Best Of Tom Jones, Deram, 844 823-2

    • Image for Des O'Connor

      Des O'Connor Dick-A-Dum-Dum

      The Des O’ Connor Collection, HMV Easy, 7243 5 33840 2 9

    • Image for Harry J. All Stars

      Harry J. All Stars The Liquidator

      Trojan Instrumentals Box Set, Trojan, TRBCD 007

  • Image for Matt Monro

    Matt Monro Softly As I Leave You

    The Very Best Of Matt Monro, MFP, 0777 7 98440 2 9

  • Playing Hard To Get

    • Image for Diane Ferraz and Nicky Scott

      Diane Ferraz and Nicky Scott Me and You

      White Label Release, Columbia, Unknown

  • Image for Clodagh Rodgers

    Clodagh Rodgers Madeline Off His Mind

    Come Back and Shake Me: The Kenny Young Years 1969 – 71, RETRO, Retro 905

  • Request

    • Image for Gene Pitney

      Gene Pitney Looking Through The Eyes Of Love

      I’m Gonna Be Strong & Looking Through The Eyes Of Love, Sequel Records, NEM CD 891

  • Image for Mood Mosaic

    Mood Mosaic A Touch Of Velvet – A Sting Of Brass

    Composer: Fredy J

    Repertoire, REP 4330-WZ

  • Image for The Sir Douglas Quintet

    The Sir Douglas Quintet She's About A Mover

    The Prime Of Sir Douglas Quintet, Westside, WESD 241

  • Image for Nancy Sinatra

    Nancy Sinatra The Last Of The Secret Agents

    How Does That Grab You?, Sundazed, SC 6053

  • Request

    • Image for Otis Redding

      Otis Redding My Girl

      The Definitive Collection, Atlantic, 9548-31709-

  • Image for Peter & Gordon

    Peter & Gordon I Feel Like Going Out

    Peter & Gordon, BGO, BGOCD103

  • Answers & Sequels

    • Image for Esther Phillips

      Esther Phillips When A Man Loves A Woman

      The Answer To Everything: Girl Answer Songs of the 60’s, Ace Records, CDCHD 1166

  • Image for Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen

    Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen So Do I

    Greatest Hits, Pulse, PLS CD 255

  • Image for The Velvet Underground

    The Velvet Underground Venus In Furs

    John Cale: Conflict &Catalysts, BIG BERT, CDWIKD 299

  • Request

    • Image for The Allisons

      The Allisons Are You Sure

      Composer: John Allison

      Rock N Roll 1961, Connoisseur Collection, YRNR CD61

  • Image for Fats Domino

    Fats Domino My Real Name

    The Imperial Singles Vol 5, Ace Records, CDCHD 1323

  • Image for Dickie Valentine

    Dickie Valentine Wanted

    The Ultimate Collection: Dickie Valentine Sings His Favourites., Spectrum, unknown

  • Three In A Row

    • Image for Elvis Presley

      Elvis Presley Elvis Presley - Indescribably Blue

      Elvis by the Presleys, RCA, unknown

    • Image for P.J. Proby

      P.J. Proby I Can't Make It Alone

      The Best Of P.J Proby: The EMI Years 1961-1972, EMI, 550999 216849 2 0

    • Image for The Paper Dolls

      The Paper Dolls Something Here In My Heart (Keeps A-Tellin' Me No)

      200 Fab Sixties Favourites: All Original Hits, Castle Pulse, PBXCD900X/4

  • Image for L. Cooke

    L. Cooke Let's Do It Over

    Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios, Ace Records, CDCHD 1330

  • Image for The Cuff Links

    The Cuff Links Tracy

    Poker Records: The Real Deck, Poker, DECKCD 103

  • Request

    • Image for John D. Loudermilk

      John D. Loudermilk Blue Train (Of The Heartbreak Line)

      Blue Train, Bear Family, BCD 15 421

  • Image for Bobby Darin

    Bobby Darin Lazy River

    Greatest Hits, Atlantic, 9548336102

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows The Shadows - Foot Tapper

    More Hits!, EMI, 744 744

  • 1964


    Courtesy of Radio Times


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