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

Brian Matthew presents another eclectic mix of music, facts and stories from pop's golden era.

Among the requests this week there's a track from the often cited one hit wonder" Ricky Valence, who still managed to achieve the coveted number one spot despite being hit with a ban by the BBC.

The BBC Sessions this week are from those 60s British rock stalwarts, The Move; and a there's a Soul Meeting between Solomon Burke, Arthur Conley, Don Covay, Ben E King and Joe Tex.

And can you guess The Loose Connection which ties The Honeycombs, The Carpenters and The Velvet Underground together?

Music Played

34 items
  • Image for The Hollies

    The Hollies Yes I Will

    The Air That I Breathe: The Best Of The Hollies, EMI, 0777 7 8906 9 2 6

  • Image for Fats Domino

    Fats Domino Three Nights A Week

    The Imperial Singles Volume 4 1959 – 1961, Ace Records, CDCHD 1306

  • Request

    • Image for The Dixie Cups

      The Dixie Cups People Say

      The Complete Red Bird Recordings, Varese Sarabande, 302 066 375 2

  • The BBC Sessions

    • Image for The Move

      The Move Walk Upon The Water

      The BBC Sessions, Band Of Joy, BOJCD011

  • Image for Johnny Preston

    Johnny Preston Running Bear

    Music Of The Year 1960, Spectrum, 544 155-2

  • Image for Free

    Free I'll Be Creepin'

    I’ll Be Creepin’, Island, WIP 6062

  • Request

    • Image for Ricky Valance

      Ricky Valance Tell Laura I Love Her

      Tell Laura I Love Her, Diamond Recordings, GEMCD 006

  • Loose Connections

    • Image for The Honeycombs

      The Honeycombs Have I The Right

      Have I The Right: The Very Best of…, EMI, 7243 5 38312 2 6

    • Image for Carpenters

      Carpenters Ticket To Ride

      Ticket To Ride, A&M Records, CARCD1

    • Image for The Velvet Underground

      The Velvet Underground Pale Blue Eyes

      Words and Music Of Lou Reed, Verve, 841 164 2

  • Image for Harmony Grass

    Harmony Grass Move In A Little Closer

    The Complete Studio Recordings 1968 – 1970, RPM, RPM 194

  • Playing Hard To Get

    • Image for Stevie Wonder

      Stevie Wonder Hey Harmonica Man

      Hey Harmonica Man, Tamla, T 54096

  • Image for Pat Boone

    Pat Boone Sleep

    Moody River & Great! Great! Great!, Sepia, Sepia 1186

  • Request

    • Image for Amen Corner

      Amen Corner Good Times

      Round Amen Corner: The Complete Deram Recordings, RPM, Retro 910

  • Image for Roy Orbison

    Roy Orbison Falling

    The Best Of The Soul of Rock and Roll, Legacy

  • Image for The Hollywood Persuaders

    The Hollywood Persuaders Drums A Go-Go

    Teen Beat 4, Ace, CDCHD 655

  • Image for The Spencer Davis Group

    The Spencer Davis Group Somebody Help Me

    The Best Of…, Island, IMC 151

  • Image for Conway Twitty

    Conway Twitty Can't We Go Steady

    Lonely Blue Boy, Righteous, unknown

  • Request

    • Image for Susan Maughan

      Susan Maughan Bobby's Girl

      The Best Of…, Spectrum, 554 752-2

  • Image for The Critters

    The Critters Don't Let The Rain Fall Down On Me

    The Complete Kapp & Musicor Recordings, Now Sounds, CRNOW 33

  • Answers & Sequels

    • Image for Bobby Freeman

      Bobby Freeman She Said She Wants To Dance

      Rock and Roll Sequels, Concert Products, CP 1818

  • Image for Craig Douglas

    Craig Douglas A Hundred Pounds Of Clay

    Only 16, See For Miles, SEE CD 34

  • Image for Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66

    Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66 Day Tripper

    The Collection, Spectrum, 5312095

  • Request

    • Image for Gene Vincent

      Gene Vincent High Blood Pressure

      High Blood Pressure, Capitol, unknown

  • Three In A Row

    • Image for Dean Martin

      Dean Martin Everybody Loves Somebody

      The Very Best Of Dean Martin, EMI, 7243 4 96721 2 3

    • Image for Jefferson Airplane

      Jefferson Airplane Somebody To Love

      The Best Of…, Camden, 74321 841022

  • Image for Janis Joplin

    Janis Joplin To Love Somebody

    I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!, Columbia/Legacy, 492864 2

  • Image for Michael Holliday

    Michael Holliday Starry Eyed

    The Michael Holliday, HMV Easy, 7243 5 29443 2 3

  • Image for France Gall

    France Gall Nefertiti

    Nefertiti, RPM, RETRO 909

  • Image for The Merseybeats

    The Merseybeats Don't Turn Around

    The Very Best Of…, Spectrum, 552 102-2

  • Request

  • Image for Paul Anka

    Paul Anka Puppy Love

    30th Anniversary Collection, Rhino, R2 71489

  • Image for Georgie Fame

    Georgie Fame Exactly Like You

    The Third Face of Fame, Rock In Beat, RB 351

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows Foot Tapper

    More Hits!, EMI, 744 744

  • 1964


    Courtesy of Radio Times


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