Pop In Translation

During the 1960s many pop artists, from the Beatles to David Bowie, attempted to boost their success with foreign-language versions of their hits. Mark Radcliffe looks at one of pop music's quirkier episodes.

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Mark Radcliffe learns how 1960s singers boosted their sales abroad.

From 'She Loves You' in German, to 'Space Oddity' in Italian - it wasn't unusual in the 1960s to find pop artists from the Beatles to David Bowie, attempting to boost their sales with foreign language versions of their British hits.

Mark Radcliffe looks at one of pop music's quirkier episodes.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.