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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 24 November 2012

Brian Matthew honours more avid requests this week from this unmistakable era, by playing tracks from the likes of: Tommy Roe, Kyu Sakamoto, Free, The Mooche, Pete MacLaine & The Clan and The Gonks. The latter being named after a stuffed doll that came in various shapes and sizes but were basically heads with arms and feet that were hugely popular in the 1960s.

We'll also be Playing Hard To Get, where Brian and Phil "The Collector" Swern track down extremely rare tracks suggested by our loyal listeners. This week they've hunted down Still In Town, a Johnny Cash track from 1963.

Music Played

37 items
  • Image for Edwin Starr

    Edwin Starr Stop Her On Sight

    Early Classics, Spectrum, 1389028

  • Image for Dionne Warwick

    Dionne Warwick You'll Never Get To Heaven

    Walk on By: 20 Greatest Hits, Audophile Legends, 102809

  • Request

    • Image for Tommy Roe

      Tommy Roe Hooray For Hazel

      Greatest Hits, MCA, 10884

  • Image for Tommy Zang

    Tommy Zang Hey Good Looking

    Hey Good Looking, Hickory Records, not given

  • Both Sides Of The Record

    • Image for The Seekers

      The Seekers Georgy Girl

      Ultimate Collection, EMI, 594491

    • Image for The Seekers

      The Seekers The Last Thing On My Mind

      Ultimate Collection, EMI Latin, 2671822

  • Image for Watson and the Sherlocks

    Watson and the Sherlocks Standing On The Corner

    Standing On The Corner, Soulville, not given

  • Request

  • Image for The Breakaways

    The Breakaways Here She Comes

    That's How It Goes: The Pye Anthology, Castle Music America, 72161

  • Loose Connections

    • Image for Marmalade

      Marmalade Baby Make It Soon

      Reflections Of The Marmalade: The Anthology, Castle Music Limited, 2223939

    • Image for Desmond Dekker & The Aces

      Desmond Dekker & The Aces It Miek

      It Miek, Pyramid, Pyr 6068

    • Image for Peter Sarstedt

      Peter Sarstedt Frozen Orange Juice

      Best Of Peter Sarstedt, EMI, 1312282

  • Image for Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas

    Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - I'll Keep You Satisfied

    Little Children/I'll Keep You Satisfied, Collectables, 2785

  • Playing Hard To Get

    • Image for Johnny Cash

      Johnny Cash Still In Town

      Man in Black: 1963-1969, Bear Family, 15588

  • Image for Bobby Vee

    Bobby Vee Run To Him

    Take Good Care of My Baby/A Bobby Vee Recording Session, BGO, 438

  • Request

    • Image for Free

      Free The Hunter

      All Right Now, Spectrum, 544167

  • Image for The Temptations

    The Temptations Barbara

    Doo Wop Is Hot, Juju Classics, not given

  • Image for The Magicians

    The Magicians The Liars

    The Liars, Decca, F12374

  • Image for The Yardbirds

    The Yardbirds Shapes Of Things

    Masterworks 1963-1965, Fuel 2000, 061330

  • Image for Freddy Cannon

    Freddy Cannon Action

    Where The Action Is: The Very Best, 1964-1981, Varese Sarabande, 066341

  • Request

    • Image for The Mooche

      The Mooche Hot Smoke & Sasafras

      Hot Smoke & Sassafras: Psychedelic Pstones Vol.1, Castle, not given

  • Image for Young Idea

    Young Idea With A Little Help From My Friends

    With a Little Help from My Friends, Rev-Ola, 278

  • They Sang It First

    • Image for Bessie Banks

      Bessie Banks Go Now

      Red Bird Girls: Very First Time In True Stereo 1964-1966, Real Gone Music, not given

  • Image for The Moody Blues

    The Moody Blues Fly Me High

    Days Of Future Passed, Deram, 898255

  • Image for Buzz Clifford

    Buzz Clifford Baby Sittin' Boogie

    Complete Recordings 1958-1967: More Than Just Babysitting, Sparkletone, 42440

  • Request

    • Image for Pete McLaine & The Clan

      Pete McLaine & The Clan Yes I Do

      Yes I Do, Decca, F11699

  • Image for Scott Walker

    Scott Walker Joanna

    Classics & Collectibles, Universal, 9828473

  • Three In A Row

    • Image for Jess Conrad

      Jess Conrad Every Breath I Take

      Jess Conrad - Walk Away / Every Breath I Take, Decca, F11394

    • Image for Sounds Incorporated

      Sounds Incorporated Spanish Harlem

      Spanish Harlem, Columbia, not given

    • Image for Group X

      Group X There Are Eight Million Cossack Melodies And This Is One Of Them

      There Are Eight Million Cossack Melodies And This Is One Of Them, Fontana, 267274TF

  • Image for Trini Lopez

    Trini Lopez If I Had A Hammer

    Best of Trini Lopez, GNP/ Crescendo, 1066787

  • Image for Donovan

    Donovan Wear Your Love Like Heaven

    Sunshine Superman: The Very Best of Donovan, EMI, 371828

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley In The Ghetto

    Top Ten Hits, RCA, 56383

  • Request

    • Image for The Gonks

      The Gonks The Gonk Song

      The Gonk Song, Decca, F 11984

  • Image for The Seeds

    The Seeds Can't Seem To Make You Mine

    Seeds, Gnp Crescendo Rec, 2023

  • Image for Cilla Black

    Cilla Black You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

    Completely Cilla: 1963-1973, EMI, 6028322

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows Foot Tapper

    More Hits!, EMI, 744 744

  • 1964


    Courtesy of Radio Times


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