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The Birth of the Fan

Twiggy celebrates the 60s, the decade that saw the rise of the pop fan along with the Beatles and TV programmes like Ready Steady Go!

Twiggy celebrates the 60s, meeting skiffle musicians, fans of The Shadows, Liverpudlians who frequented the Cavern Club at the height of Merseybeat, Beatles devotees, Ready Steady Go! dancers, mods, lovers of ska, bluebeat and Millie Small, and fans of The Rolling Stones.

Unearthed pop treasures include a recording of John Lennon's first ever recorded performance with his band The Quarrymen.

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Fri 17 May 2019 23:00

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

  • Al Alberts

    Mister Sandman

  • Lonnie Donegan

    Cumberland Gap

  • Billy Fury

    The Twist Kid

  • Billy Fury

    Halfway To Paradise

  • Mandera Freddie

    Apache

  • The Shadows

    Man of Mystery

  • Paul Anka

    Diana

  • The Contours

    Do You Love Me

  • The Undertakers

    Mashed Potatoes

  • The Big Three

    What'd I Say

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Everything's Alright

    Performer: Alisdair Hogarth. Performer: Jennifer Johnston.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    The "C" Jam Blues

  • The Beatles

    Roll Over Beethoven

  • The Beatles

    Twist and Shout

  • The Beatles

    Till There Was You

  • The Beatles

    Ask Me Why

  • Al Green

    I Want to Hold Your Hand

  • London String Orchestra

    And I Love Her

  • The Animals

    For Miss Caulker

  • The Animals

    Club A Go Go

  • Manfred Mann

    5-4-3-2-1

  • The Orchids

    Gonna Make Him Mine

  • The Zombies

    Summertime

  • Prince Buster

    Al Capone

  • Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames

    Night Train

  • Prince Buster’s All Stars

    Earthquake

  • Prince Buster’s All Stars

    Madness

  • Millie Small

    My Boy Lollypop

  • Millie Small

    Sweet William

  • The Rolling Stones

    Not Fade Away

  • The Rolling Stones

    The Last Time

  • Dusty Springfield

    Live It Up

  • 00:02

    M

    Pop Muzik

  • 00:15

    Bill Haley and His Comets

    Rock Around The Clock

  • 00:16

    Bill Haley

    Razzle Dazzle

  • 00:25

    The Contours

    Do You Love Me

  • 00:31

    The Beatles

    Twist and Shout

  • 00:43

    The Animals

    Club-A-Go-Go (Mono)

  • 00:44

    Manfred Mann

    Five-Four-Three-Two-One

  • 00:44

    Manfred Mann

    5-4-3-2-1

  • 00:51

    Millie

    My Boy Lollipop

  • 00:56

    The Rolling Stones

    Not Fade Away

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Twiggy
Series Producer Zoe Jewell
Executive Producer Steve Condie
Producer James Giles
Director James Giles
Production Company 7 Wonder Productions

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