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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 22 December 2012

Brian Matthew kicks off your weekend with more sounds from this distinctive era in pop music.

This week we're Playing Hard To Get with a track by Scottish tenor Kenneth McKeller, who represented Great Britain in the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest. We'll let you decide whether it's a time honoured classic, or a nil point humdinger.

There are only a few days left until Christmas, so a couple of festive tracks from Roger Lavern & The Microns and Elvis Presley have slipped on to the playlist.

On a similar festive theme, amongst the requests we'll be playing the requested track All I Want for Christmas is a Beatle by Dora Bryan.

Tune in and join your old pal Brian Matthew for more fun, facts and stories behind the songs.

Music Played

38 items
  • Image for Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising

    The Best Of Creedance Clearwater Revival, Ace, CDFE 500

  • Image for Bobby Womack

    Bobby Womack Tried and Convicted

    They Call It Crossover, BackBeats, Back027

  • Request

    • Image for Mary Wells

      Mary Wells My Guy

      The Magic Of Motown, Tamla Motown, 982 327-1

  • Image for The Tremeloes

    The Tremeloes The Three Bells

    The Very Best Of, Spectrum, 551-321-2

  • Image for The Floor

    The Floor Hey Mr Flowerman

    1st Floor, RPM, Retro 918

  • Both Sides Of The Record

    • Image for Roy Orbison

      Roy Orbison Pretty Paper

      Golden Days, Monument, 471555 2

    • Image for Roy Orbison

      Roy Orbison Summersong

      Lonely & Blue / Crying, Monument, 474956 2

  • Request

    • Image for Dora Bryan

      Dora Bryan All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle

      All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle, Fontana, TF427

  • Image for The Box Tops

    The Box Tops The Letter

    Soul Deep: The Best Of The Box Tops, Camden, 74321 674522

  • Loose Connections

  • Image for Wayne Fontana

    Wayne Fontana Come On Home

    The Very Best Of, Spectrum

  • Playing Hard To Get

  • Image for Felice Taylor

    Felice Taylor I Feel Love Comin' On

    North Of Watford Volume 1: Various Artists, KRL, KRLCD 1

  • Request

  • Image for Jimmy Clanton

    Jimmy Clanton Another Sleepless Night

    Radio Gold, Ace, CDCHD 1171

  • Request

    • Image for Roger Lavern & The Microns

      Roger Lavern & The Microns Christmas Stocking

      The Very Best Of Joe Meek’s Instrumentals, Castle Music, CMEDD1456

  • Image for Cupid's Inspiration

    Cupid's Inspiration Yesterday Has Gone

    Yesterday Has Gone, Won Sin, WS 885 667 – 2

  • Image for Hank Ballard and The Midnighters

    Hank Ballard and The Midnighters Finger Poppin' Time

    Dancin’ and Twistin’, Ace, CDCHD 779

  • Request

    • Image for Del Shannon

      Del Shannon Break Up

      The Essential Collection 1961 – 1991, Music Club, MCDLX176

  • Image for Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

    Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - The Onion Song

    Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrell, Motown, 530 882-2

  • They Sang It First

    • Image for The Clovers

      The Clovers Bossa Nova Baby

      Elvis Heard Them Here First, Ace, CDCHD 1332

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley If Everyday Was Like Christmas

    The Classic Christmas Album, RCA/ Legacy, 88725455382

  • Image for Jeanne and the Darlings

    Jeanne and the Darlings How Can You Mistreat The One You Love

    We’re The Soul Girls, Stax, CDLUX 009

  • Request

    • Image for Cliff Richard

      Cliff Richard I Love You

      Nine Time Out Of Ten / The Rock N Roll Years 1958 – 60, MCPS, GVC 2029

  • Image for Jackie DeShannon

    Jackie DeShannon Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown

    The Complete Imperial & Liberty Singles Volume 3, Ace, CDCDH 1350

  • Three In A Row

    • Image for Nirvana

      Nirvana Rainbow Chaser

      All Of Us, Island Remasters, IMCD 302 / 980 001- 1

    • Image for Small Faces

      Small Faces Itchycoo Park

      Immediate Pleasure, Castle Music, CMDD 425

  • Request

    • Image for Grapefruit

      Grapefruit Dear Delilah

      Around Grapefruit, Repertoire, REP 4363 – WP

  • Image for The Righteous Brothers

    The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody

    The Very Best Of The Righteous Brothers, Verve, 847 248-2

  • Image for Adam Wade

    Adam Wade The Writing On The Wall

    The Very Best Of…, Collectables, COL-CD-7587

  • Image for Bobby Wisdom

    Bobby Wisdom Handwriting On The Wall

    Best Of Northern 1982-2012, Kent Dance, CDKEND 384

  • Request

    • Image for The Bachelors

      The Bachelors I Wouldn't Trade You For The World

      The Very Best Of…, Spectrum, 554 177 – 2

  • Image for Johnny Preston

    Johnny Preston (I Want A) New Baby For Christmas

    The Mercury Recordings 1959 – 1962, Castle Music, CMEDD 605

  • Image for Bing Crosby

    Bing Crosby Winter Wonderland

    Christmas Crooners & Divas, EMI, 7243 8 66189 2 4

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows Foot Tapper

    More Hits!, EMI, 744 744

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Livin' On A Prayer

    Music Of The Millennium (Various), Universal Music Tv, 1

  • 1965


    Courtesy of Radio Times


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