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Martin guides us through his favourite music from the 1960s in the first of a new series. With tracks from Nina Simone, Small Faces, Prince Buster and James Brown.

Martin guides us through his favourite music from the 1960s in the first of a new series. With tracks from Nina Simone, Small Faces, Prince Buster and James Brown.

Martin returns to 6 Music to present a series of six three hour-long programmes between Christmas and New Year. As we head towards 2020, Martin will spend each day focussing on a different decade from the 1960’s to now, playing you some of the music that he loves from each era.

From 1pm each afternoon, he begins with the Sixties (26th December), with the Seventies (27th Dec), the Eighties (28th Dec), the Nineties (29th Dec), Noughties (30th Dec) and finally the Tens on New Year’s Eve.

A self-confessed music obsessive, Martin has dug deep into his record collection to bring listeners the tracks that mean something to him. He’ll also be taking a look back at the stories and cultural moments from each decade, picking a soundtrack from one of his favourite films each day, and selecting an album from each decade that he thinks deserves an extra bit of light. There’ll also be some interview and session highlights from the BBC archive to enjoy as he moves through the years.

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Boxing Day 2019 13:00

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Music Played

  • The Rolling Stones

    Sympathy For The Devil

    • London.
  • The Move

    Fire Brigade

    • Regal Zonophone.
  • Lulu

    Love Loves to Love Love

    • The Best Of Sampled (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
  • David Bowie

    Space Oddity

    • EMI.
  • Miriam Makeba

    Pata Pata

    • Buried Treasure: Lost Gems From Deep In The '60s Vaults CD2.
    • Reprise Records.
    • 8.
  • Blind Faith

    Can't Find My Way Home

    • Polydor.
  • B.J. Thomas

    Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

    • The Love Songs Of Burt Bacharach.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Nina Simone

    I'm Gonna Leave You

    • Wild Is The Wind / High Priestess Of Soul.
    • Universal Music (UK) Limited.
  • The Beatles

    Eleanor Rigby

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 016.
  • Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

    A Night In Tunisia

  • The Band

    Rag Mama Rag

    • EMI.
  • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

    The Tears Of A Clown

    • Dancing In The Street (Various Artis.
    • Universal Music Tv.
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    Burning Of The Midnight Lamp

    • Polydor.
  • Fairport Convention

    Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

    • Island.
  • Kenny Burrell

    Midnight Blue

  • Billy Fury

    Wondrous Place

    • Best TV Ads... Ever! (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
    • 20.
  • Dusty Springfield

    Little By Little

    • Dusty- The Silver Collection.
    • Philips.
  • The Kinks


  • Barbara Acklin

    Seven Days Of Night

  • Procol Harum

    A Whiter Shade Of Pale

    • Procol Harum.
    • Esoteric Recordings.
    • 011.
  • Tim Hardin

    If I Were A Carpenter

  • Georgie Fame

    Sweet Thing

  • George Benson

    My Woman's Good to Me

  • Taj Mahal


    • The Natch'l Blues.
    • Columbia.
    • 3.
  • Pentangle

    Light Flight

    • Basket Of Light.
    • Transatlantic.
  • Prince Buster


  • Desmond Dekker & the Aces

    It Mek

    • Trojan.
  • The Band

    Whispering Pines

  • The Four Seasons

    Let's Hang On!

    • Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve.
    • Polygram Tv.
    • 5.
  • Dee Edwards

    Why Cant There Be Love

  • Laura Nyro


    • Eli And The Thirteenth Confession.
    • CBS.
  • Simon & Garfunkel

    I Am A Rock

    • The Definitive Simon & Garfunkel.
    • Columbia.
  • Traffic

    Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring

  • The Mohawks

    The Champ

    • PAMA.
  • Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield

    Man's Temptation

  • James Brown & The Famous Flames

    Prisoner Of Love

  • Donovan

    Barabajagal (Love Is Hot)

  • Nick Drake

    Saturday Sun

  • The Beach Boys

    God Only Knows

    • Metro.
  • Sonny Rollins

    Alfie's Theme Differently

  • Joni Mitchell

    Both Sides Now

  • Brian Auger

    Let The Sunshine In (feat. Julie Driscoll)

    • Let The Sunshine In.
    • Marmalade.
    • 1.
  • Ike & Tina Turner

    River Deep - Mountain High

    • The Best Of The Rock'n'Roll Years Vo.
    • BBC.


  • Boxing Day 2019 13:00