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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 31 August 2013

Brian Matthew introduces the sounds that defined an era, including music from: The Dave Clark Five, Chuck Berry, The Kingston Trio, Deena Webster, Roy Head, Roy Orbison, Garry Mills & Patsy Cline.

This week's They Sang It First track sees Brian spinning 'Sealed With A Kiss' by The Four Voices - which was later to become a massive hit for Brian Hyland. The Four Voices were signed to Columbia Records in 1955 after winning 'Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts'.

Music Played

36 items
  • Image for Nilsson

    Nilsson Everybody's Talkin'

    Million Sellers Vol.10 - The Sixties, Disky

  • Image for Juanita Nixon

    Juanita Nixon Stop Knockin'

    Northern Girls + Righteous Records, Cherry Red Records, 2

  • Request

    • Image for Karl Denver

      Karl Denver Wimoweh

      The Greatest Hits Of 1962, Premier

  • Both Sides of the Record

    • Image for The Dave Clark Five

      The Dave Clark Five Everybody Knows (We're Through)

      Glad All Over Again, EMI

    • Image for The Dave Clark Five

      The Dave Clark Five Concentration Baby

      5 by 5 / You Got What It Takes / Everybody Knows, Bits & Pieces Records, 29

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry Nadine (Is It You?)

    The Best Of Chuck Berry, Music Club

  • Request

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Satisfaction

    The Rolling Stones - Remastered, Abkco

  • Loose Connections

    • Image for Brenda Lee

      Brenda Lee I Want To Be Wanted

      Anthology 1956 - 1980, MCA

    • Image for Deena Webster

      Deena Webster Your Heart Is Free Just Like The Wind

      Tip Top Songs / BICM, Parlophone, 1

    • Image for Verdelle Smith

      Verdelle Smith Tar And Cement

      Hard To Find 45s, Eric Records, 14

  • Image for Roy Head

    Roy Head Treat Her Right

    Treat Her Right, Ace, 16

  • Playing Hard To Get

  • Image for Roy Orbison

    Roy Orbison Blue Bayou

    Roy Orbison - Golden Days, Monument, 9

  • Request

  • Image for Patsy Cline

    Patsy Cline So Wrong

    The Very Best Of?, Universal, 11

  • Request

  • Image for Keith

    Keith 98.6

    Delilah - Jukebox 60's Hits, Old Gold

  • Image for Etta & Harvey

    Etta & Harvey If I Can't Have You

    Golden Age Of American Rock N Roll Vol. 12, Ace, 13

  • Request

    • Image for The Hollies

      The Hollies We're Through

      The Hits Of 1964 (Various Artists), MFP, 22

  • Outtake

    • Image for The Beach Boys

      The Beach Boys Good Vibrations

      Smiley Smile (Stereo Version), EMI

  • They Sang It First

  • Request

    • Image for Brian Hyland

      Brian Hyland Ginny Come Lately

      Ebony Eyes - Jukebox 60's Hits, Old Gold

  • Image for Tim Andrews & Paul Korda

    Tim Andrews & Paul Korda Smile If You Want To

    Something About Suburbia, RPM Records, 9

  • Request

    • Image for Fever Tree

      Fever Tree San Francisco Girls

      San Francisco Girls, Gear Fab Records, 1

  • Image for Billy J. Kramer

    Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas Trains And Boats And Planes

    Billy J.Kramer & The Dakotas - EP Col, See For Miles

  • Three In A Row

  • Three In A Row

    • Image for The Marvelettes

      The Marvelettes Too Many Fish In The Sea

      Marvelettes-Compact Command Performan, Motown, 5

  • Three In A Row

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees Pleasant Valley Sunday

    The Definitive Monkees, Warner Strategic Market, 1

  • Image for Freddy ?Parrot Face? Davis

    Freddy ?Parrot Face? Davis Sentimental Songs

    45?s on CD Vol 2, Major Minor, 9

  • Request

  • Image for Bobby Vee

    Bobby Vee Sharing You

    The Best Of Bobby Vee, Liberty

  • Image for Kay Starr

    Kay Starr I Love Paris

    For Swingin? Lovers The 50?s & 60?s Vol. 5, Collectors, 8

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows Foot Tapper

    The Shadows - First 20 Years At The T, EMI

  • Image for The Jags

    The Jags Back Of My Hand

    Music Of The Year: 1979 (Various), Spectrum

  • 1963


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