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Brian Matthew opens up this week's box of 60s sounds. The Chronicles recalls the launch of Border TV, the conquest of the north face of the Eiger and when Libya became a republic.

Tracks this week include The Brook Brothers, The Orlons, The Humblebums, The Poets, The McCoys, Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas, Matt Monro, Nero and the Gladiators, The Doors and two cuts from Elvis. The Double-A-Side USA comes from Brenda Lee and the Three-in-a-Row marks a Searchers' birthday.

The Chronicles looks back to the opening of Border TV in 1961; the conquest of the north face of the Eiger; the BBC's first experimental stereo radio broadcasting; Percy Harrison's record pools win; the death of Brian Epstein; the controversy of Basil D'Oliveira's proposed cricket tour and also Gary Sobers' six off six; and Libya becomes a republic. A packed programme!

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • The Brook Brothers

    Ain't Gonna Wash For A Week

    • 200 Fab Sixties Favourites.
    • Castle Pulse.
    • PBXCD900X.
  • The Orlons

    Don't Hang Up

    • The Best Of.
    • ABKCO Records.
    • 18771-92272.
  • Manfred Mann

    If You Gotta Go, Go Now

    • Down The Road Apiece.
    • EMI.
    • 120713.
  • The Humblebums

    Coconut Tree

    • Best of The Humbblebums.
    • Kaz Records.
    • PDS CD 542.
  • Double 'A' Side U.S.A.

    • Brenda Lee

      Fool Number One

      • The Best Of.
      • MCA Records.
      • 19518.
  • Brenda Lee

    Anybody But Me

    • Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
    • Ace Records.
    • CDCHD 1222.
  • The Poets

    That's The Way It's Got To Be

    • Wooden Spoon – The Singles Anthology 1964 - 1967.
    • Grapefruit Records.
    • CRSEG020.
  • Rudy Mills

    John Jones

    • Tighten Up – Volumes One & Two.
    • Trojan Records.
    • CDTRL 306.
  • The Honeycombs

    Have I The Right?

    • Have I The Right – The Very Best Of.
    • EMI.
    • 7243 5 38312 2 6.
  • The Kinks

    See My Friend

    • The Ultimate Collection.
    • Sanctuary Records.
    • SANDD 109.
  • T. Rex

    One Inch Rock

    • Prophets, Seers & Sages, The Angels of the Ages.
    • Straight Ahead Productions.
    • 982 251-0.
  • Bobbie Gentry

    Ode To Billie Joe

    • The Best Of The Capitol Years.
    • EMI Records.
    • 0946 3 77338 0.
  • The McCoys

    Hang On Sloopy

    • Immediate Pleasure.
    • Sanctuary Records.
    • CMDDD 425.
  • Matt Monro

    Just Yesterday (Your Love Was Mine)

    • The Complete Singles Collection.
    • Parlophone.
    • 50999 606774 2 6.
  • Playing Hard To Get

    • Nero and the Gladiators

      Czardas

      • Stylus Presents Caravan.
      • Stylus Music.
      • 10 PTING 2.
  • Stevie Wonder

    Uptight (Everything's Alright)

    • The Definitive Collection.
    • Universal.
    • 066 502-2.
  • The Doors

    Touch Me

    • The Soft Parade.
    • Elektra Records.
    • 8122797626.
  • Deena Webster

    You're Losing

    • You’re Losing 7” Single.
    • Parlophone.
    • FO 121.
  • Marmalade

    Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

    • Reflections of The Marmalade – The Anthology.
    • Castle Music.
    • CMEDD 281.
  • I Write The Songs

    • Mark James

      Suspicious Minds

      • You Heard It Here First.
      • Ace Records.
      • CDCHD 1204.
  • Elvis Presley - She's Not You

  • Elvis Presley - Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello

  • Bobby Paris

    Pers-O-Nally

    • The Golden Torch Story.
    • Goldmine Soul Supply.
    • GSCD 61.
  • Cilla Black

    Abyssinian Secret

    • 1963-1973 The Abbey Road Decade.
    • EMI Records.
    • 7243 8 57053 2 8.
  • The Move

    I Can Hear The Grass Grow

    • The Move.
    • Repertoire Records.
    • REP 4690-WY.
  • Three In A Row

    • The Searchers

      Each Time

      • The Pye Anthology.
      • Sequeal Records.
      • NEECD 381.
  • The Searchers

    I Pretend I'm With You

    • The Pye Anthology.
    • Sequeal Records.
    • NEECD 381.
  • The Searchers

    He's Got No Love

    • The Very Best Of.
    • Union Square Music Ltd..
    • METRCD185.
  • Nancy Sinatra

    How Does That Grab You Darlin'

    • The Greatest Hits Of.
    • Traditional Line.
    • TL 1395.
  • Ricky Nelson

    Mad Mad World

    • Album Seven By Rick.
    • Magic Records.
    • 3930583.
  • Joe Dolan

    You'll Never Know What You're Missing Till You Try

    • Make Me An Island – The Pye Anthology.
    • Sanctuary Records.
    • CMDDD 1018.
  • The Four Seasons

    Candy Girl

    • The Definitive Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
    • Warner Strategy Marketing.
    • 812273555-2.
  • Sonny & Cher

    Baby Don't Go

    • The Best of Sonny & Cher – The Beat Goes On.
    • Warner Platinum.
    • 7567-91796-2.
  • The Shadows - Foot Tapper

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