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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 28 April 2012

Hits from The Small Faces, The Turtles, Smokey Robinson, The Drifters, Wayne Fontana, Brian Hyland and Little Eva. From the film Breakfast At Tiffany's Brian plays Audrey Hepburn's version of Moon River which, although it was in the film, was not actually included on the 'music from the film' album - but her vocal is the original version.

And there is a number one hit based on the Russian song 'Dorogoj Dlinnoyu' - but who sang the hit version? From the British folk catalogue is a track from Fairport Convention's 'Unhalfbricking' album - much discussed as it was a French translation of Bob Dylan's song - almost! It was Fairport's only chart single.

Listen out for a BBC session from Skip Bifferty recorded in 1968 - you may need reminding who they were...

Music Played

36 items
  • Image for Small Faces

    Small Faces Lazy Sunday

    The Very Best of The Small Faces, Metro, METRCD163

  • Image for Don Fardon

    Don Fardon It's Been Nice Loving You

    I’m Alive, RPM, RPM 269

  • Request

    • Image for The Turtles

      The Turtles Happy Together

      Happy Together: The Very Best Of The Turtles, Shout, SHO 5191342

  • Image for Otis Redding

    Otis Redding Rock Me Baby

    Fender: The Golden Age 1950 – 1970, Ace, CDCHD 1315

  • The BBC Sessions

    • Image for Skip Bifferty

      Skip Bifferty The Man In Black

      White Label Release, Castle Music, CMXBX1239

  • Image for Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry

    Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry All I Have To Do Is Dream

    Rhinestone Cowboy: The Best Of Glen Campbell, EMI, 7243 580723 2 7

  • Image for The Purple Gang

    The Purple Gang Kiss Me Goodnight Sally Green

    The Purple Gang Strikes, Castle Communications, ESM CD 636

  • Request

    • Image for Brook Benton

      Brook Benton The Ties That Bind

      Forty Greatest Hits, Mercury Records, 836755-2

  • Image for Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

    Smokey Robinson & The Miracles The Miracles - I Second That Emotion

    The Tracks Of My Tears, Spectrum, 530 794-2

  • Loose Connections

    • Image for Craig Douglas

      Craig Douglas The Heart Of A Teenage Girl

      The Very Best Of…, EMI Gold, 7243 8 66258 2 3

    • Image for Jet Harris

      Jet Harris Some People

      The Best of Jet Harris & Tony Meehan, Spectrum, 544 268-2

    • Image for Adam Faith

      Adam Faith Baby Take A Bow

      The Adam Faith Collection, HMV Easy, 7243 5 33832 2 0

  • Image for Fairport Convention

    Fairport Convention Si Tu Doir Partir

    The History Of Fairport Convention, Island, IMCD 128 846 083-2

  • Playing Hard To Get

    • Image for Miriam Makeba

      Miriam Makeba Pata Pata

      White Label Release, Reprise Records, RS.20606

  • Image for Bandwagon '85

    Bandwagon '85 Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache

    Breakin’ Down The Walls Of Heartache, Kent Soul, CDKEND 307

  • Request

    • Image for Tony Bennett

      Tony Bennett Once Upon A Time

      The Essential Tony Bennett, RPM, 510782 2

  • Image for Buddy Rich

    Buddy Rich B.R Blues

    Playtime / Blues Caravan, EL Records, ACMEM228CD

  • Image for The Drifters

    The Drifters Dance With Me

    ThE Drifters’ Golden Hits, Atlantic, 7567-81440-2

  • Image for The Byrds

    The Byrds Wild Mountain Thyme

    Fifth Dimension, Legacy, 483707 2

  • Request

  • Image for Wayne Fontana

    Wayne Fontana Pamela, Pamela

    The Very Best Of Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, Universal, 5317239

  • Answers & Sequels

  • Image for Me & Them

    Me & Them Show You Mean It Too

    Mop Top Volume 3, Castle Music, CMDD 517

  • Image for Brian Hyland

    Brian Hyland Ginny Come Lately

    Brians 21 Big Ones, Connoisseur Collection, VSOPCD 354

  • Request

    • Image for Sandie Shaw

      Sandie Shaw Your Time Is Gonna Come

      Nothing Less Than Brilliant, Virgin, CDVIP 183

  • Image for The Concords

    The Concords Should I Cry

    Break-a-way, Ace Records, CDCHD 1208

  • Three In A Row

  • Image for Mary Hopkin

    Mary Hopkin Those Were The Days

    Those Were The Days, Apple, 7243 8 30197 2 4

  • Image for George Smith & The Chicago Blues Band

    George Smith & The Chicago Blues Band You Better Watch Yourself

    Blues With A Feeling, BGO Records, BGOCD1035

  • Image for Audrey Hepburn

    Audrey Hepburn Moon River

    Henry Mancini: Moon River and Me, Cherry Red Records, AMEM227CD

  • Request

    • Image for Marv Johnson

      Marv Johnson You've Got What It Takes

      Marvellous Marv Johnson / More Marv Johnson, Collectables, COL CD 2770

  • Image for Focus Three

    Focus Three 10,000 Years Behind My Mind

    Nightmares In Wonderland, Columbia, DB 8279

  • Image for Little Eva

    Little Eva Let's Turkey Trot

    The Best Of Little Eva, Collectables, COL-CD-5407

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows The Shadows - Foot Tapper

    More Hits!, EMI, 744 744

  • 1962


    Courtesy of Radio Times


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