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Brian Matthew selects classics and rarities. Requests this week include tracks from the Baron Knights, the Downliners Sect, Neil Sedaka, Herman's Hermits and Pat Powdrill.

There's a gentle nod towards the London 2012 Games this week, as we mark the beginning of this spectacular event with a listener request for the 1968 comedy song An Olympic Record by The Baron Knights.

Other requests this week include tracks from The Downliners Sect, Neil Sedaka, Herman's Hermits and Pat Powdrill.

There's an American theme to this week's Loose Connection as we reveal what links Dusty Springfield's Wishin' & Hopin', The Dave Clarke Five's I Like It Like That and Love Potion Number 9 by The Searchers.

Alongside all of this, Brian Matthew will be hosting a feast of musical facts and figures for you to digest, and jogging your memory about a little band called Fluff.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Long John Baldry

    Mexico

    • 200 Fab Sixites Favourites Disc 4.
    • Castle Pulse.
    • PBXCD900X/4.
  • Del Shannon

    Cry Myself To Sleep

    • The Best Of….
    • Repertoire.
    • REP 4828 – WG.
  • Request

    • The Kinks

      Wait Till The Summer Comes Along

      • Kwyet.
      • Essential Records.
      • ESFCD 667/3.
  • The Ronettes

    Baby, I Love You

    • The Best of The Ronettes.
    • Phil Spector Records.
    • 72122.
  • The BBC Sessions

    • Grapefruit

      Breaking Up A Dream

      • Around The BBC.
      • RPM.
      • Retro 817.
  • The Serenaders

    Two Lovers Make One Fool

    • The Cleethorpes Northern Soul Weekender.
    • Kent Dance.
    • CDKEND 374.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Paint It Black

    • Paint It Black.
    • ABKCO.
    • 0602498209905.
  • Request

    • Pat Powdrill

      Do It

      • Northern Soul’s Classiest Rarities.
      • Kent Dance.
      • CDKEND 192.
  • Thunderclap Newman

    Something In The Air

    • Music Of The Year 1969.
    • Spectrum.
    • 545 059-2.
  • Loose Connections

    • Dusty Springfield

      Wishin' and Hopin'

      • A Girl Called Dusty.
      • Mercury.
      • 534 520-2.
    • The Dave Clark Five

      I Like It Like That

      • The Hits.
      • Universal.
      • 1781774.
    • The Searchers

      Love Potion Number 9

      • Meet The Searchers.
      • Castle Music.
      • CMRCD 155.
  • Billy Joe Royal

    Down In The Boondocks

    • The Very Best of The Columbia Years.
    • Taragon Records.
    • TARCD-1094.
  • The Wheels

    Road Block

    • Road Block.
    • Big Beat.
    • CDWIKM 305.
  • Request

    • Herman’s Hermits

      I'm Into Something Good

      • The Very Best Of….
      • EMI.
      • unknown.
  • Jack Hammer

    What Greater Love

    • British Soul Volume 2.
    • Goldmine Soul Supply.
    • GSCD 79.
  • Playing Hard To Get

    • The Cliff Adams Orchestra

      The Lonely Man Theme

      • 1960 British Hit Parade.
      • Fantastic Voyage.
      • FVSD090.
  • Alan Price Set

    Hi Lili Hi Lo

    • I Put A Spell On You.
    • Connoisseur.
    • CD 316.
  • The Jarmels

    A Little Bit Of Soap

    • Jarmels.
    • Collectables.
  • Neil Sedaka

    Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen

    • The Best Of….
    • Camden.
    • 82876 52766 2.
  • Answers & Sequels/Request

    • Skeeter Davis

      I Can't Help You I'm Falling Too

      • The Answer To Everything: Girl Answer Songs of the Sixties.
      • Ace.
      • CDCHD 1166.
  • The Electric Flag

    Groovin' Is Easy

    • Greatest Hits of the Sixties.
    • Sony.
    • A2 25225.
  • The Rooftop Singers

    Walk Right In

    • The Best Of The Vanguard Years.
    • Vanguard.
    • VCD 79749.
  • Request

    • The Barron Knights

      An Olympic Record

      • Best Of The Barron Knights.
      • Pegasus.
      • PEG CD 348.
  • The Isley Brothers

    This Old Heart Of Mine

    • Early Classics.
    • Spectrum.
    • 552122-2.
  • Three In A Row

    • The Move

      Something

      • Brum Beat.
      • EMI.
      • unknown.
    • Sandie Shaw

      Don't Make Me Cry

      • Don’t Make Me Cry.
      • Pye.
      • 7N 17378.
    • The Scaffold

      Buttons Of Your Mind

      • Thank U Very Much.
      • EMI.
      • 7243 5 38474 2 5.
  • Peter & Gordon

    To Know You Is To Love You

    • The Best Of….
    • Rhino.
    • 70748.
  • Fluff

    Holly Go Lightly

    • Fairy Cakes For Tea.
    • Psychic Circle.
    • PCCD7015.
  • Johnny Tillotson

    Poetry In Motion

    • 25 All Time Greatest Hits.
    • Varese Sarabande.
    • 302 066 210 2.
  • Request

    • Downliners Sect

      Glendora

      • The Definitive Downliners Sect Singles A’s & B’s.
      • See For Miles Records.
      • SEECD 398.
  • James Brown

    Prisoner Of Love

    • The London American Label Year By Year: 1963.
    • Ace.
    • CDCHD 1 302.
  • Alma Cogan

    Let's Fall In Love

    • Celebration – The Ultimate Collection.
    • EMI.
    • 0946 3 63779 2 6.
  • The Shadows

    Foot Tapper

    • More Hits!.
    • EMI.
    • 744 744.

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