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#BeatlesAtTheBeeb - Day Three!

Duration:
2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 06 November 2013

Chris finds out how you fared with your fireworks and we're enlighted by listeners' last texts once again.

We continue our Beatles At The Beeb search, chatting to Jeff Griffin, a tape engineer who worked on these - and other - amazing sessions for the Saturday Club back in the '60s!

Can you help us find the folk mentioned in our archive clip today? If you can, please e-mail: theoneshow@bbc.co.uk.

Today's names from the Beeb archives are: Ronnie Yates from Lower 5E at the Liverpool Institute, "DeeAnn" and Jenny in Bedford, and Gwendoline Hopkin from the Lenton Abbey Estate in Nottingham

Today's Mystery Guest, the BBC's Business Editor Robert Peston, helps de-mystify the economy with an Arsenal analogy. Our fanfare star, Guy, fills us on a record breaking ocarina performance. And our Pause for Thoughter is the Rt Rev'd Nick Baines, Bishop of Bradford.

Music Played

25 items
  • Image for KISS

    KISS Crazy Crazy Nights

    Now 10, Part 1 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Go Gentle

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Sharon Shannon

    Sharon Shannon and Steve Earle The Galway Girl

    (CD Single), The Daisy Label, 1

  • Image for The Verve

    The Verve Lucky Man

    Now 39 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Train

    Train Hey, Soul Sister

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for INXS

    INXS New Sensation

    INXS - Kick, Mercury

  • Image for Roger Taylor

    Roger Taylor Sunny Day

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Aerosmith

    Aerosmith Dude Looks Like A Lady

    Aerosmith - Big Ones, Geffen

  • Image for Cee Lo Green

    Cee Lo Green It's OK

    The Lady Killer, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for The Move

    The Move Blackberry Way

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Voyeur

    The Diving Board, Mercury, 001

  • Image for Yes

    Yes Owner Of A Lonely Heart

    Top Gear 2 - Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for The Faces

    The Faces Stay With Me

    Glam Crazee - Various Artists, Virgin

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Let's Dance

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Gary Barlow

    Gary Barlow Let Me Go

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Brandon Flowers

    Brandon Flowers Crossfire

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Tumbling Dice

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco, 1

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Dreaming

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • Image for Boyzone

    Boyzone Love Will Save The Day

    (CD Single), Warner Music, 1

  • Image for Joe Cocker

    Joe Cocker Fire It Up

    Fire It Up, Sony Music

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks All Day & All Of The Night

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv, 23

  • Image for Secret Affair

    Secret Affair My World

    Camden

  • Image for Goo Goo Dolls

    Goo Goo Dolls Iris

    (CD Single), Hollywood Records

  • Image for One Direction

    One Direction Story Of My Life

    (CD Single), Syco Music

  • Image for The Blow Monkeys

    The Blow Monkeys Digging Your Scene

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Pause for Thought

    Nick Baines

    From the Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Bradford:

     

    Listening to all this Beatles stuff reminds me of a rather weird surprise I once had in the mountains of southern Kazakhstan. Having finished some meetings with world religious leaders in the city of Almaty, we were driven up into the Alatau Mountains for a posh dinner to recover. As we turned a corner and emerged from the forest into the restaurant car park we were confronted by a bronze statue of ... er ... the Beatles. I've got a photo of it somewhere. I wouldn't have been surprised to find Ghengiz Khan, but Ringo Starr was a bit of a shock.

     

    What I think is remarkable about this is that the Beatles made the ordinary extraordinary. I grew up near Penny Lane - just an ordinary area where I went to get my hair cut or to see the doctor. But, wherever you go in the world now people know about Penny Lane and the blue suburban skies.

     

    The trouble with the ordinary becoming extraordinary is that we build up an image that ceases to relate to reality - as if there is some golden aura of sacred specialness hovering around the bus shelter in the middle of the roundabout. But, it is never like that - despite the exclamations of tourists staring at the barber shop whenever I take people there.

     

    The 'ordinary' is where most of us actually live. Life carries on and all the regular routines of daily business just grind on... without us ever thinking that the familiar lamppost down the road might become famous.

     

    And, given that surveys keep telling us how young people in Britain dream of being famous - for the sake of being famous, presumably - a reminder that life is lived in the ordinary things might not be out of order. Jesus spoke of being faithful in the little things, if we want to be trusted with the big stuff - and he should know, cos the whole point of him being here was for God to become ordinary right where we are.

     

    Imagine that! Or, should I say, "Amen to that!"? (Which, of course, means "Let it be".)

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