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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 21 April 2012

Including this week Wichita Lineman and how Glen Campbell achieved the famous low register guitar break for his first UK hit. There is also the background to how The Beatles' song I Feel Fine came about - it was influenced by a blues recording by Bobby Parker and the opening guitar note was achieved using feedback for the first time on a hit single.

Listen in for a movie-lnked Loose Connections with tracks from Ricky Nelson, Fabian and Frankie Avalon and also there is a Fortunes track which links back to those three.

For fans of the Animals - how many takes did it need to record House Of The Rising Sun? The track holds a record for a chart topper too. And Brian relates a fascinating tale behind a Rolling Stones recording session - but was it just an urban myth? To close the show a recording by a group from Beckenham who started on Parlophone but only had hits after moving to Fontana - The Herd.

Music Played

35 items
  • Image for Roy Head

    Roy Head Treat Her Right

    The Best Of Roy Head, Varese Sarabande, VSD-5618

  • Image for James Darren

    James Darren Pin A Medal On Joey

    The Best of James Darren, Sequel Records, NEM CD 694

  • Request

    • Image for Manfred Mann

      Manfred Mann Pretty Flamingo

      Composer: Mark Barkan

      Down The Road Apiece: Their EMI Recordings 1963-1966, EMI, unknown

  • Image for Marty Wilde

    Marty Wilde Save Your Love For Me

    White Label Release, Columbia, DB 7145

  • The BBC Sessions

    • Image for Lies Incorporated

      Lies Incorporated Night Time Is (The Right Time)

      The BBC Radio Sessions, Music Club, MCCD 179

  • Image for Petula Clark

    Petula Clark I Couldn't Live Without Your Love

    Downtown: The Collection, Sanctuary Records, SPEC2074

  • Image for The Alan Bown!

    The Alan Bown! We Can Help You

    Outward Bown, Grapefruit, CRSEG022D

  • Request

    • Image for Glen Campbell

      Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman

      Glen Campbell: His Greatest Hits, Woodford Music, WM 860012

  • Image for Muddy Waters

    Muddy Waters You Need Love

    You Heard It Here First, Ace Records, CDCHD 1204

  • Loose Connections

    • Image for Ricky Nelson

      Ricky Nelson Teenage Idol

      Greatest Hits, Capitol, 09463 49802 2 7

    • Image for Fabian

      Fabian Hound Dog Man

      Radio Gold Volume 2, Ace Records, CDCHD 446

    • Image for Frankie Avalon

      Frankie Avalon Why

      The Best Of Frankie Avalon, Varese Sarabande, VSD-5594

  • Image for The Isley Brothers

    The Isley Brothers I Guess I'll Always Love You

    The Isley Brothers Story: Volum1 Rockin’ Soul (1959 – 68), Rhino

  • Playing Hard To Get

    • Image for The Fortunes

      The Fortunes The Ballad Of The Alamo

      The Singles, BR Music, BX 517-2

  • Image for The Lloyd Alexander Real Estate

    The Lloyd Alexander Real Estate Whatcha Gonna Do

    Looking Back: 80 Mod, Freakbeat & Swinging London Nuggets, RPM, RPM BX 519

  • Request

    • Image for Mark Wynter

      Mark Wynter Venus In Blue Jeans

      200 Fab Sixties Favourites Disc 5, Castle Pulse, PBXCD900X/5

  • Image for Sir Henry & His Butlers

    Sir Henry & His Butlers Camp

    Instrumental Nuggets Volume 1, Repertoire, REP 4330-WZ

  • Image for The Equals

    The Equals Baby Come Back

    The Best Of The Equals: Baby Come Back, Castle PIE, PIESD 196

  • Image for Irma Thomas

    Irma Thomas Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)

    Bless You California: More Early Songs Of Randy Newman, Ace Records, CDCHD 1240

  • Request

    • Image for The Beatles

      The Beatles I Feel Fine

      1, Apple, 7243 5 29970 2 2

  • Image for The Ikettes

    The Ikettes I'm Blue

    Save The Last Dance For Me, Rhino, Unknown

  • Answers & Sequels

    • Image for Mann Drake

      Mann Drake The Vampire Ball

      White Label Release, Bethlehem Records, 45-3049

  • Image for Bobby Hebb

    Bobby Hebb Sunny

    Chartbusters USA Vol 2, Ace Records, CDCHD 832

  • Image for Taste

    Taste Blister On the Moon

    The Best Of Taste, Polydor, 521 999 2

  • Request

    • Image for The Animals

      The Animals House Of The Rising Sun

      Hits & Rarities, Disky, SI 901609

  • Three In A Row

    • Image for The Swinging Blue Jeans

      The Swinging Blue Jeans You're No Good

      The Swinging Blue Jeans, MFP, 7243 4 95483 2 9

    • Image for The Vee Gees

      The Vee Gees Lemons Never Forget

      Horizontal, Reprise Records, R2 7411

    • Image for The Beach Boys

      The Beach Boys You Still Believe In Me

      Pet Sounds, Capitol, 7243 8 37662 2 2

  • Image for The Box Tops

    The Box Tops Soul Deep

    Best Of…, Camden, 74321 674522

  • Image for The Dixiebelles

    The Dixiebelles Southtown U.S.A

    The Golden Age Of American popular Music Volume 2, Ace Records, CDCHD 1191

  • Request

  • Image for Cleo Laine

    Cleo Laine Let's Slip Away

    1960 British Hit Parade Part 2 CD6, Acrobat, ACQCD7032

  • Image for Jay Traynor

    Jay Traynor Up and Over

    Casino Classics Two, Goldmine Soul Supply, GSCD158

  • Image for The Herd

    The Herd I Don't Want Our Loving To Die

    The Best Of The Herd, Repertoire, REP 5031

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows The Shadows - Foot Tapper

    More Hits!, EMI, 744 744

  • 1966


    Courtesy of Radio Times


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