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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 12 May 2012

Prime ministers have always taken a drubbing over income tax and Harold Wilson was George Harrison's target for introducing a 90% supertax - but what was the song, and on which album did it feature? Ramsey Lewis and his trio made an album of Beatles' covers - 'Mother Nature's Son' - you can hear one of the tracks.

Three-In-A-Row features three tracks that were early versions of songs which went on to become hits for other artists: Hush, Sealed With A Kiss and I'm Your Puppet. And there is the story of The Joystrings, tasked with bringing a more modern musical approach to Christian music - but what happened when they appeared on Tonight?

What was the follow up to Procol Harum's 10 million-selling A Whiter Shade Of Pale and how many did the follow-up sell?

These questions and more will be answered in this week's edition of SOTS.

Music Played

36 items
  • Image for Paul Jones

    Paul Jones I've Been A Bad, Bad Boy

    The Paul Jones Collection, RPM, RPM 168

  • Image for Ernie Maresca

    Ernie Maresca Mary Jane

    Shout! Shout! Knock Yourself Out, Seville, SELCD 3

  • Request

    • Image for Freddie & The Dreamers

      Freddie & The Dreamers You Were Made For Me

      Freddie & The Dreamers A’s B’s & EP’s, EMI, 7243 5 96812 2 1

  • Image for Kiki Dee

    Kiki Dee Why Don't I Run Away From You

    The Fontana Years 1963- 1968, RPM, Retro 886

  • The BBC Sessions

    • Image for Roy Orbison

      Roy Orbison Walk On

      Live At The BBC, Mastertone, 8224

  • Image for Donovan

    Donovan Sunshine Superman

    Sunshine Superman, EMI, 743 8 73566 2 7

  • Request

    • Image for Neil Young

      Neil Young Cinnamon Girl

      Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Reprise, 7599-27242-2

  • Image for Skeeter Davis

    Skeeter Davis The End Of The World

    The Essential Skeeter Davis, RCA, 07863 66536 2

  • Loose Connections

    • Image for Mike Sheridan’s Lot

      Mike Sheridan’s Lot Take My Hand

      Brumbeat, Castle Pulse, CMEDD 1146

    • Image for The Move

      The Move Night Of Fear

      The Very Best Of The Move, Metro, METRCD031

    • Image for The Idle Race

      The Idle Race Days Of Broken Arrows

      Back To The Story, EMI, 0946 3 85304 2 8

  • Image for Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Ok!

    The Very Best Of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, Spectrum, 551 823-2

  • Playing Hard To Get

    • Image for The Settlers

      The Settlers Major To Minor

      Call Me: The Songs Of Tony hatch, Castle Music, CMDDD 536

  • Image for Anthony Newley

    Anthony Newley If She Should Come To You

    Greatest Hits, Deram, 820 694-2

  • Image for Linda Carr

    Linda Carr Everytime

    Home Of The Muscle Shoals Sound, Kent Soul, KENTBOX 12

  • Request

    • Image for The Beatles

      The Beatles Taxman

      Revolver, Apple, 0946 3 82417 2 0

  • Image for The Ramsey Lewis Trio

    The Ramsey Lewis Trio Day Tripper

    The In Crowd Anthology, Chess, 983 866-3

  • Image for Jimmy Justice

    Jimmy Justice Ain't That Funny

    The Best Of Jimmy Justice, Sequel Records, NEX CD 241

  • Image for Long John Baldry

    Long John Baldry Only A Fool Breaks His Own Heart

    Looking At Long John Baldry, EMI, 0946 3 50899 2 9

  • Request

  • Image for Johnny Nash

    Johnny Nash I'm Leaving

    Bubbling Under, Rare Rockin’ Records, RRR 1029

  • Answers & Sequels

    • Image for Valli

      Valli Hurry Home To Me (Soldier Boy)

      Baby It’s You / The Shirelles & King Curtis Give A Twist Party, Ace, CDCHD 1199

  • Image for Cream

    Cream I Feel Free

    Fresh Cream, Polydor, 531 810 2

  • Image for The Flirtations

    The Flirtations Keep On Searchin'

    Sounds Like The Flirtations, RPM, Retro 839

  • Request

    • Image for Oliver

      Oliver Jean

      Good Morning Starshine, Taragon, TARCD-1104

  • Image for The Zombies

    The Zombies She's Not There

    The Best Of The 60’s: Zombies, Disky, SI 990762

  • Three In A Row

    • Image for The Four Voices

      The Four Voices Sealed With A Kiss

      You Heard It Here First! Volume 2, Ace Records, CDCHD 1250

    • Image for Billy Joe Royal

      Billy Joe Royal Hush

      The Very Best Of Billy Joe South, Taragon Records, TARCD-1094

    • Image for Dan Penn

      Dan Penn I'm Your Puppet

      You Hear It Here First! Voume 2, Ace, CDCHD 1250

  • Image for The Joystrings

    The Joystrings It's An Open Secret

    Restrung, MCPS, SPS 254 CD

  • Image for Bobby Goldsboro

    Bobby Goldsboro The Straight Life

    The Best Of Bobby Goldsboro: Honey, Collectables, CEMA S21-18723

  • Image for Jerry Lee Lewis

    Jerry Lee Lewis I'M On Fire

    A Whole Lotta Jerry Lee Lewis, Salvo, SALVOBX T15

  • Request

    • Image for Procol Harum

      Procol Harum Homburg

      Halycon Daze: The Best Of Procol Harem, Music Club, MCCD 315

  • Image for The O'Jays

    The O'Jays Stand Tall

    We’ll Never Forget You: The Imperial Years 1963-66, Shout, Shout 77

  • Image for Cilla Black

    Cilla Black You'd Be So Nice To Come Home

    Cilla / Cilla Sings A Rainbow, EMI, 7243 5 38848 2 6

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows The Shadows - Foot Tapper

    More Hits!, EMI, 744 744

  • 1967


    Courtesy of Radio Times


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