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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 13 April 2013

The Loose Connection this week, ties The Carpenters, Dusty Springfield and Ninette together - but can you guess what it is?

We'll be 'Playing Hard To Get' with Clive Sands and his rare classic 'Marie'. Sands, one of 6 siblings including Peter and Richard Sarstedt, first had a taste of the music world with his brothers and sisters when they toured their local clubs and coffee bars as a skiffle group in 1957. He released 'Marie' under the name Clive Sands, and later scored a hit in 1976 with his version of 'My Resistance Is Low' using his birth name; Clive Sarstedt.

As always, Brian will be honouring listener requests including: David Essex, Freddy Cannon, The Shadows, The Beatles, Shirley Bassey & Neil Diamond.

Don't forget you can always submit your own requests for the show by emailing us at: sots@bbc.co.uk.

Music Played

35 items
  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees I'm A Believer

    The Definitive Monkees, WEA International Inc, 857386691-2

  • Image for Otis Redding

    Otis Redding Shake

    The Very best of Aretha Franklin & Otis Redding, Warner Music UK Limited, 5101102322

  • Request

    • Image for Freddy Cannon

      Freddy Cannon Two Thousand Eighty - Eight

      Tallahassee Lassie, Jasmine Records, JASCD 710

  • Image for Joe Dowell

    Joe Dowell Wooden Heart

    Wooden Heart, Bear Family Records, LC05197

  • Both Sides Of The Record

    • Image for Sandie Shaw

      Sandie Shaw Girl Don't Come

      The Very Best of Sandie Shaw, EMI Music Distribution, 8661102

  • Image for Sandie Shaw

    Sandie Shaw I'd Be Far Better Off Without You

    64/67 Complete, Sequel Records, NED CD 230

  • Image for The Move

    The Move Flowers In The Rain

    Flowers In The Rain EP, Union Square Music Limited, SALVOSCD002

  • Request

    • Image for David Essex

      David Essex So Called Loving

      As Years Go By, Deram, 844 014-2

  • Image for Mel Tormé

    Mel Tormé Comin' Home Baby

    Comin’ Home Baby / Sunday In New York, Warner Jazz, 8122754382

  • Loose Connections

    • Image for Carpenters

      Carpenters All Of My Life

      Ticket To Ride, A & M Records, CARCD 1

    • Image for Dusty Springfield

      Dusty Springfield Losing You

      Hits Collection, Spectrum Music, 537 549-2

    • Image for Ninette

      Ninette Push A Little Button

      Call Me – The SONGS OF Tony Hatch, Sanctuary Records Group Ltd, CMDDD536

  • Image for PaPas

    PaPas I Saw Her Again

    The History of The Mamas & The Papas, MCA Records, MCLDD 19124

  • Playing Hard To Get

    • Image for Clive Sands

      Clive Sands Marie

      Sunday Sunshine: The World of SNB Records, RPM Retrodisc, Retro 842

  • Image for The Animals

    The Animals Boom Boom

    Retrospective, ABKCO, 719325

  • Image for The Tremeloes

    The Tremeloes Hello World

    Tremeloes: The Singles, BR Music, BX 457-2

  • Request

    • Image for The Shadows

      The Shadows Theme For Young Lovers

      More Hits, EMI Records Ltd, 724357819923

  • Image for Scott Walker

    Scott Walker Jackie

    The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore, Rotation Rotation, 542 907-2

  • Image for Brook Benton

    Brook Benton Lie To Me

    Forty Greatest Hits, Polygram Records Inc, LC 0268

  • Request

    • Image for The Beatles

      The Beatles Penny Lane

      1, Apple / EMI Records Ltd, 7243 5 29970 2 2

  • Image for Honey Cone

    Honey Cone While You're Out Looking for Sugar

    Invictus’ Greatest Hits… plus + Hot Wax Greatest Hits… plus, Demon Music Group, EDSD 2049

  • They Sang It First

    • Image for Gary Criss

      Gary Criss Our Favourite Melodies

      Twist and Shout The Stateside Story, One Day Music

  • Image for Craig Douglas

    Craig Douglas Oh Lonesome Me

    Craig Douglas & Doug Sheldon at Decca. Singles Compilation 1958-1963, Vocalion 2007, CDLK 4359

  • Request

    • Image for Neil Diamond

      Neil Diamond Red Red Wine

      The Essential Neil Diamond, Columbia Records, 501066 2

  • Image for Deep Purple

    Deep Purple Kentucky Woman

    A Solitary Man: The Early Songs of Neil Diamond, Ace Records Limited, CDCHD 1235

  • Three In A Row

    • Image for Bobbie Gentry

      Bobbie Gentry Ode to Billie Joe

      The Best of the Capitol Years, Capitol Records, 0946 3 77338 2 0

    • Image for Glen Campbell

      Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman

      His Greatest Hits, Woodford Music, WM 860012

    • Image for Joe South

      Joe South Games People Play

      Classic Masters Joe South, Capitol Records, 72435-37469-2-6

  • Image for Frankie Vaughan

    Frankie Vaughan Loop- De- Loop

    Give Me The Moonlight The Best of Frankie Vaughan, Spectrum Music, 554 317 2

  • Image for Prentice Moreland

    Prentice Moreland Holy Mack'rel

    Hard To Get: The Challenge Story, One Day Music, Day2CD191

  • Image for Marty Balin

    Marty Balin I Specialize In Love

    Hard To Get: The Challenge Story, One Day Music, Day2CD191

  • Request

    • Image for Shirley Bassey

      Shirley Bassey You'll Never Know

      Shirley Bassey Collection, EMI Records Limited, 7243 5 22257 2 9

  • Image for Jenny Wren

    Jenny Wren Chasing My Dreams All Over Town

    The Girls Are At It Again UK Beat Girls 1964 - 1969, Eclipse, 0-06024-9841094-3

  • Image for Georgie Fame

    Georgie Fame Blue Prelude

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

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows Foot Tapper

    More Hits, EMI, 744 744

  • 1962


    Courtesy of Radio Times


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