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How the West Was Won

In the 1960s, arriving British groups were astounded by pizza, skyscrapers and real cowboys while America fell in love with a curious blend of swinging London and ye olde England.

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Sat 18 Jul 2015 02:55

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • The Beatles

    I Want to Hold Your Hand

  • 00:01

    Chuck Berry

    Back in the USA

  • 00:03

    Dion

    Ruby Baby

  • 00:03

    Neil Sedaka

    Calendar Girl

  • 00:05

    The Beach Boys

    Surfin' USA

  • 00:06

    Miles Davis

    All Blues

  • 00:07

    Peggy March

    I Will Follow Him

  • 00:08

    The Beatles

    I Saw Her Standing There

  • 00:10

    Marvin Gaye

    Pride and Joy

  • 00:12

    The Beatles

    All My Loving

  • 00:14

    The Beatles

    Roll Over Beethoven

  • 00:15

    The Beatles

    Twist and Shout

  • 00:16

    The Animals

    House of the Rising Sun

  • 00:17

    The Zombies

    She's Not There

  • 00:18

    Herman’s Hermits

    I'm Into Something Good

  • 00:19

    Frank Sinatra

    New York, New York

  • 00:20

    James Brown

    Do the Mashed Potato Part 1

  • 00:22

    Miles Davis

    All Blues

  • 00:23

    The Dave Clark Five

    Glad All Over

  • 00:24

    Peter & Gordon

    A World Without Love

  • 00:26

    Donovan

    Catch the Wind

  • 00:27

    The Yardbirds

    I'm a Man

  • 00:28

    The Rolling Stones

    Time is On My Side

  • 00:29

    The Searchers

    Needles and Pins

  • 00:29

    Link Wray

    Rumble

  • 00:32

    Little Anthony & The Imperials

    Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop

  • 00:32

    Herman’s Hermits

    Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter

  • Ian Whitcomb

    Stand Up and Be Counted

  • 00:34

    Gerry & The Pacemakers

    Ferry 'Cross the Mersey

  • 00:35

    Jet Harris & Tony Meehan

    Diamonds

  • 00:37

    The Yardbirds

    For Your Love

  • 00:39

    The Knickerbockers

    Lies

  • 00:39

    Sir Douglas Quintet

    She's About A Mover

  • 00:40

    The Byrds

    It's No Use

  • 00:41

    The Monkees

    Last Train to Clarksville

  • 00:41

    The Monkees

    (Theme From) The Monkees

  • 00:42

    Elvis Presley

    Jailhouse Rock

  • 00:42

    Elvis Presley

    Are You Lonesome Tonight?

  • 00:43

    Elvis Presley

    Beach Shack

  • 00:43

    Elvis Presley

    Paradise Hawaiian Style

  • 00:44

    Elvis Presley

    American Trilogy

  • 00:45

    Bob Dylan

    Subterranean Homesick Blues

  • 00:46

    The Beatles

    In My Life

  • 00:47

    The Beatles

    And Your Bird Can Sing

  • 00:48

    The Beatles

    Tomorrow Never Knows

  • 00:49

    The Rolling Stones

    Under My Thumb

  • 00:50

    Herman’s Hermits

    Leaning on a Lamp Post

  • 00:54

    Donovan

    The Hurdy Gurdy Man

  • 00:56

    Crosby, Stills & Nash

    Teach Your Children

  • 00:58

    The Zombies

    Time of the Season

  • 00:59

    Led Zeppelin

    How Many More Times

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Ben Whalley
Executive Producer Mark Cooper

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