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!