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Brian Matthew, the voice of sixties popular music, presents the programme for all fans of the 1960s. With facts, figures and trivia as well as the classic hits and rarities.

Brian Matthew presents the programme for all fans of the music of the 1960s.
With facts, figures and trivia as well as the classic hits, rarities, instrumentals and album tracks, the selection sweeps right across the most important decade for popular music from beginning to end. The A-Z of The Beatles reaches 'Words Of Love' as we work through their entire catalogue playing every one of their recordings. 'The EP Collection' - looks at a Francoise Hardy release and the three-in-a-row takes nostalgia as a theme. Tracks also included by The Barron Knights (celebrating 50 years as an act), Carl Perkins, David Thorne, Quicksilver Messenger Service and you can find out why Bill Haley and the Comets were huge in Mexico!

Sounds Of The Sixties began in 1983 and Brian has been at helm since 1990, bringing to the programme his distinctive voice and unmatchable experience of sixties pop shows.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Elvis Presley - (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame

  • Carl Perkins

    Soul Beat

    • Whole Lotta Shakin'.
    • T-Bird.
  • The Searchers

    Needles and pins

    • 40 Years of top ten hits.
    • Sanctuary Records.
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie

    I'm Gonna Be A Country Girl Again

    • Buffy Sainte Marie.
  • Tony Orlando

    Bless You

    • Here Comes Summer.
    • OLD GOLD.
  • The One Before The Hit

    • Mark Wirtz Orchestra

      The Mulberry Bush

      • The Dave Clark Five.
      • Bits And Pieces Records.
  • Mark Wirtz Orchestra

    Do You Love Me

    • Glad All Over Again.
    • EMI.
  • The Barron Knights

    Come To The Dance

    • Best of Barron Knights.
    • Pegasus Music.
  • Mirriam Johnson

    Lonesome Road

    • The London American Label.
    • Ace.
  • Joe Cocker

    I'll Cry Instead

    • And You Bird Can Sing.
  • A-Z Of The Beatles

    • The Beatles

      Words Of Love

      • Beatles.
      • Beatles For Sale.
  • Ken Dodd

    Love Is Like A Violin

  • The Velvelettes

    He Was Really Saying Something

    • The Complete Introduction To Northern So Island.
  • Playing Hard To Get

    • Chris Sandford

      Not Too Little Not Too Much

      • Twenty One Hit Wonders.
      • C5 RECORDS.
  • Barry Ryan


    • N/A.
    • OLD GOLD.
  • The Band

    The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

    • The Last Waltz.
    • RHINO.
  • Juke Boy Bonner

    Texas Turnpike

    • Things Ain't Right.
    • Sequel.
  • News

    • The Crystals

      Then He Kissed Me

      • Phil Spector, Back To Mono (1956 69).
      • EMI.
  • The Brooks

    Once In A While

    • The Beat Scene.
    • Deram.
  • David Thorne

    The Alley Cat Song

    • Single Dubbed To Cd.
  • Dan Penn

    I'm Your Puppet

    • You Heard It Here First! Vol 2.
    • Ace.
  • EP Collection

    • Fran├žoise Hardy

      Ton Meilleur Ami

      • Francoise Hardy.
      • Lamejor Musica.
  • Stevie Wonder


    • The Best Sixties Album In The World.
  • Bill Haley and His Comets

    Spanish Twist

    • The London American Label Year By Year 1 Ace.
  • Quicksilver Messenger Service

    Dino's Song

    • Quicksilver Messenger Service.
    • CAPITOL.
  • Neil Sedaka

    Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen

    • The Best Of Neil Sedaka.
    • BMG.
  • Three In A Row

    • Gullivers People

      Splendour In The Grass

      • Dream Babes Vol.2 Reflections.
      • RPM.
  • Clouds


    • Watercolour Days.
    • BGO Records.
  • Dusty Springfield

    Goin' Back

    • Dusty Springfield Dusty.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Esther & Abi Ofarim

    Cinderella Rockafella

    • Spirit Of The 60's 1968.
    • TIME LIFE.
  • Thane Russal


    • English Freakbeat.
    • AIP.
  • Screaming Lord Sutch

    'Til The Following Night

    • Joe Meek - The Alchemist Of Pop.
    • Castle.
  • Marty Robbins

    El Paso

    • 20 Big Country Classics Vol. 6.
    • TRAX.
  • The Mindbenders

    We'll Talk About It Tomorrow

    • A Groovy Kind Of Love.
    • RPM.
  • The Shadows - Foot Tapper


Leading Ladies of the 60s

Leading Ladies of the 60s

Lulu, Marianne, Cilla - listen to Brian Matthew speak to them all!