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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 02 March 2013

Brian Matthew delves in to his record collection to play the music that defined an era and reveal some of the stories behind the songs.

This week's Loose Connection is a little tricky than it first appears. So don't be fooled by the fact Day Tripper by the Vontastics, Good Day Sunshine by Claudine Longet and Fats Dominos' Lady Madonna are all Lennon/McCartney songs. Dig a little deeper and discover what ties these songs together.

Music Played

36 items
  • Image for Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson Fools Rush In

    Greatest Hits, Capitol, 09463 49802 2 7

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Mother's Little Helper

    Lady Jane, ABKCO, CD MFP 6018

  • Request

    • Image for Mike Sarne

      Mike Sarne Code Of Love

      Come Outside With Mike Sarne, RPM, 239

  • Image for The Peppermint Rainbow

    The Peppermint Rainbow Will You be Staying After Sunday

    Will You Be Staying After Sunday, Rev-Ola, CRREV263

  • Both Sides Of The Record

    • Image for P.J. Proby

      P.J. Proby I Can't Make It Alone

      The Very Best Of P.J Proby, EMI Gold, 7243 4 96179 2 6

    • Image for P.J. Proby

      P.J. Proby Sweet Summer Wine

      The Legendary P.J Proby At His Very Best, SEE CD 82

  • Image for Pink Floyd

    Pink Floyd Apple and Oranges

    An Introduction To, Harvest, 50999 9 07736 2 4

  • Request

    • Image for The Gonks

      The Gonks That's Alright Mama

      The Sixties Explosion 1961 – 1967 Volume One, See For Mile Records, SEE CD233

  • Image for The Casuals

    The Casuals Jesamine

    The Very Best Of The Casuals, Spectrum, 552 088 2

  • Loose Connections

    • Image for The Vontastics

      The Vontastics Day Tripper

      Day Tripper, Chess, CRS 8043

    • Image for Claudine Longet

      Claudine Longet Good Day Sunshine

      The Colour Of Love, A&M Records, LP 129

    • Image for Fats Domino

      Fats Domino Lady Madonna

      Buried Treasure Lost Gems From Deep In The 60’s Vaults, CCM 222 2

  • Image for Craig Douglas

    Craig Douglas Town Crier

    Singles Compilation, Vocalion, 4359

  • Playing Hard To Get

    • Image for Arthur Conley

      Arthur Conley A Star Review

      Sweet Soul Music / The Best Of Arthur Conley, Ichiban/Soul Classics, SCL 2105-2

  • Request

    • Image for Jeff Beck

      Jeff Beck Hi-Ho Silver Lining

      The Best Of, 50999 227254 2 4

  • Image for José Feliciano

    José Feliciano Rain

    The Best Of Jose Feliciano, ND 89561

  • Image for Eivets Rednow

    Eivets Rednow Alfie

    Alfie, Gordy, G 7076

  • Image for Tommy Bruce

    Tommy Bruce Ain't Misbehavin'

    Hits Of 1960, MFP, cd mfp 6018

  • Image for The Easybeats

    The Easybeats Sorry

    The Singles A’s & B’s, Repertoire, REP 5039

  • Request

    • Image for Gene Vincent

      Gene Vincent She She Little Sheila

      Dance To The Bop, EMI, 7243 595767 2 5

  • Image for The Showmen

    The Showmen It Will Stand

    The Golden Age Of American Rock n Roll Volume 5, Ace, CDCHD 600

  • They Sang It First

    • Image for Tina Mason

      Tina Mason Any Way That You Want Me

      Tina Mason Is Something Wonderful, Now Sounds, CRNOW 2

  • Image for The Troggs

    The Troggs I Can't Control Myself

    The Singles, BR Music, BX 538 2

  • Image for The Velvets

    The Velvets Tonight (Could Be The Night)

    The Complete Velvets, Ace, CDCHD 625

  • Request

    • Image for Christine Quaite

      Christine Quaite In The Middle Of The Floor

      25 Popcorn Rarities Of The 60’s, Paradiso, PA 608-2

  • Image for Johnny Nash

    Johnny Nash You Got Soul

    I Can See Clearly Now, Epic, 465306 2

  • Three In A Row

    • Image for Moses & Joshua Dillard

      Moses & Joshua Dillard My Elusive Dreams

      The Northern Soul Story Volume 1: The Twisted Wheel, Sony BMG, 88697106822

    • Image for The Fantastic Johnny C

      The Fantastic Johnny C Boogaloo Down Roadway

      The Phil-La Of Soul Singles Collection, Jamie, 3915

    • Image for James & Bobby Purify

      James & Bobby Purify Let Love Come Between Us

      The Best Of James & Bobby Purify, Sundazed, SC 11096

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry Memphis Tennessee

    The Best Of…, MCA, MCBD 19510

  • Image for Barbara Lewis

    Barbara Lewis Hello Stranger

    Hello Stranger: The best of Barbara Lewis, Rhino, 8122 716192

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash A Boy Named Sue

    The Essential Johnny Cash, Columbia / Legacy, COL 506345 9

  • Request

  • Image for The Mindbenders

    The Mindbenders Don't Cry No More

    The Mindbenders / With Woman In Mind, BGO Records, BGOCD389

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. Falling In Love Again

    The Ultimate Sammy Davis Jnr Collection, WSM, 8122764442

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows Foot Tapper

    More Hits!, Elstree, 744 744

  • 1960


    Courtesy of Radio Times


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