Sounds Of The '60s

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20100102

20100102

Brian Matthew presents the programme for all fans of the music of the 1960s. With facts, figures and trivia as well as the classic hits, rarities, instrumentals and album tracks, the selection sweeps right across the most important decade for popular music from beginning to end.

Weekly features include: The A-Z of The Beatles, which works its way through their entire catalogue playing every one of their recordings - this week we reach 'Wait'. The One Before The Hit plays two tracks from Sandi Shaw; and The EP Collection, which looks at a four-track vinyl release from Billy J.Kramer and the Dakotas.

Other artists include Wayne Gibson, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Troggs, The Browns and who was Dick Jordan (aka Don Duke)?

Sounds Of The 60s began in 1983 and Brian has been at helm since 1990, bringing to the programme his distinctive voice and unmatchable experience of 60s pop shows.

20100109

20100109

Brian Matthew presents the programme for all fans of the music of the 1960s. With facts, figures and trivia as well as the classic hits, rarities, instrumentals and album tracks, the selection sweeps right across the most important decade for popular music from beginning to end.

Weekly features include: The A-Z of The Beatles which works its way through their entire catalogue playing every one of their recordings - this week 'We Can Work It Out' (who was it that could work it out?); The One Before The Hit and also The EP Collection - looking vinyl 4-track vinyl releases which featured in the dedicated EP charts.

Records featured include: Irma Thomas, Leroy Van Dyke, The Zombies, Walter Brennan, Fresh Air, The Casuals and Traffic.

Sounds Of The 60s began in 1983 and Brian has been at helm since 1990, bringing to the programme his distinctive voice and unmatchable experience of 60s pop shows.

20100116

20100116

Brian Matthew presents the programme for all fans of the music of the 1960s.

With facts, figures and trivia as well as the classic hits, rarities, instrumentals and album tracks, the selection sweeps right across the most important decade for popular music from beginning to end. Weekly features include: The A-Z of The Beatles which works its way through their entire catalogue playing every one of their recordings and reaches 'What Goes On'; 'The One Before The Hit' and 'The EP Collection' looking at the 4-track vinyl releases which featured in the dedicated EP charts - this week Billy Fury. Including records by The Temptations, The Animals, Gene Pitney, Freddie Cannon, Lonnie Mack, Bob Dylan and a tribute to the late Clinton Ford.

Sounds Of The Sixties began in 1983 and Brian has been at helm since 1990, bringing to the programme his distinctive voice and unmatchable experience of sixties pop shows.

20100123

20100123

Brian Matthew presents the programme for all fans of the music of the 1960s.

With facts, figures and trivia as well as the classic hits, rarities, instrumentals and album tracks, the selection sweeps right across the most important decade for popular music from beginning to end. The A-Z of The Beatles, which works its way through their entire catalogue playing every one of their recordings, reaches the bizarre recording 'What's The New Mary Jane' and The EP Collection - looking at some of the 4-track vinyl releases from the dedicated EP charts, picks Dusty Springfield. There is a 'Brumbeat' three-in-a-row and records by Zoot Money's Big Roll Band. The Searchers, Lee Dorsey, Bobby darin, The Outsiders, Bobby Vee and Elvis.

Sounds Of The Sixties began in 1983 and Brian has been at helm since 1990, bringing to the programme his distinctive voice and unmatchable experience of sixties pop shows.

20100130

20100130

Brian Matthew presents the programme for all fans of the music of the 1960s.

With facts, figures and trivia as well as the classic hits, rarities, instrumentals and album tracks, the selection sweeps right across the most important decade for popular music from beginning to end. Weekly features include: The A-Z of The Beatles which works its way through their entire catalogue playing every one of their 200 plus recordings. This week we reach 'What You're Doing'. There's 'The One Before The Hit' and also 'The EP Collection' - looking at a Marianne Faithful 4-track vinyl releases which featured in the dedicated EP charts. The Three-In-A-Row looks at cover versions. Requests and records include Alma Cogan, Savoy Brown, Procol Harum, Jackie Wilson, Millie, The Nashville Teens, Vicki Carr and Mister Murray.

Sounds Of The Sixties began in 1983 and Brian has been at helm since 1990, bringing to the programme his distinctive voice and unmatchable experience of sixties pop shows.

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20130126

20130907

20130907

Cilla Black gets a double play in Both Sides of the Record as Brian spins her 1969 track, 'Conversations'.

Also on the show, Brian and the SOTS detectives have tracked down another rare track for one lucky listener, and this week it's 'Denver' by Jonathan Kelly; which was the Irish singers first release for Parlophone back in 1969.

20130914

Music this week is brought to you by the talents of 60s stalwarts such as: The Everly Brothers, Helen Shapiro, Billy Fury, The Turtles, The Isley Brothers, Bobby Rydell, Roy Orbison and a special track by Spike Milligan.

20130921

This week's 'hard to find track' is 'I'm Gonna Teach My Heart To Bend' by Roger Miller, which was originally released in 1969 on his self titled album.

Brian will also be digging out some classic music by Stevie Wonder, Sonny & Cher, The Sundowners, The Byrds, Danny Williams, Me And Them, Sandie Shaw and a plethora of other 60s stars.

20131005

Listener requests this week include tracks by: Junior Walker & The All Stars, The Idle Race, The Animals, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Eddie Cochran, and Bobby Bare.

Brian's newest feature, With Words Added, looks at songs which hit the charts after originally being released as instrumentals. This week, it's the turn of 'The Exodus Song', which began its musical journey as the main theme to the movie 'Exodus' and peaked at number 8 in the charts. Brian's playing the 1961 version complete with lyrics by Pat Boone.

20131012

Brian's introducing listener's requests this week for The Edsels, Billy Fury, The Gleams, Roy Orbison, Chicken Shack, Ricky Nelson, Brian Hyland and Johnny Tillotson.

Plus, Dusty Springfield gets a double spin as her 1965 release 'In The Middle Of Nowhere' is the focus of the Both Sides of the Record feature.

20131012

Brian's introducing listener's requests this week for The Edsels, Billy Fury, The Gleams, Roy Orbison, Chicken Shack, Ricky Nelson, Brian Hyland and Johnny Tillotson.

Plus, Dusty Springfield gets a double spin as her 1965 release 'In The Middle Of Nowhere' is the focus of the Both Sides of the Record feature.

20131019

Little Eva gets a double spin this week in our Both Sides of the Record feature. Her King and Goffin penned track, 'The Loco-motion' reached number two in the charts when it was released back in 1962. Kylie Minogue would later repeat this success, hitting the number two spot again in 1982.

Brian will also be honouring listener requests from artists such as Nat King Cole, Heinz, Gregory Phillips, Bob Miller, The Walker Brothers, Jackie Lynton and Toni Eden.

20131019

Little Eva gets a double spin this week in our Both Sides of the Record feature. Her King and Goffin penned track, 'The Loco-motion' reached number two in the charts when it was released back in 1962. Kylie Minogue would later repeat this success, hitting the number two spot again in 1982.

Brian will also be honouring listener requests from artists such as Nat King Cole, Heinz, Gregory Phillips, Bob Miller, The Walker Brothers, Jackie Lynton and Toni Eden.

20131026

There's a Loose Connection tying The Association, Dave Davies and The Temperance Seven together this week - but what is it?

Tracks by Wayne Fontana, Sonny, Adam Faith, Jan and Dean, Champion Jack Dupree and Maureen Evans are just some of the listener requests up for a spin and Brian will be Playing Hard To Get with a rare track by The Martels.

20131026

There's a Loose Connection tying The Association, Dave Davies and The Temperance Seven together this week - but what is it?

Tracks by Wayne Fontana, Sonny, Adam Faith, Jan and Dean, Champion Jack Dupree and Maureen Evans are just some of the listener requests up for a spin and Brian will be Playing Hard To Get with a rare track by The Martels.

20131102

Brian's Playing Hard To Get with a 1966 release by Chris Farlowe. The track, Cuttin' In was taken from his third album which featured four songs co written by none other than Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

Listener requests this week include: Joe Walking Stick, The Packabeats, Irma Thomas, Elvis Presley and The Wilde Flowers. Tune in to see if your request made it to air.

20131102

Brian Matthew with more hits, facts and rarities from the 60s.

20131109

Listener requests being honoured this week include: The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Percy Faith & His Orchestra, The Monkees, Brian Hyland & Otis Redding.

Brian will also be revealing the stories behind the songs - and playing a classic Johnny Cash cover of 'Don't Think Twice, It's Alright' by Bob Dylan.

20131109

Brian Matthew with more hits, facts and rarities from the 60s.

20131123

There's a Loose Connection tying tracks by Chad & Jeremy, Lesley Gore & Eartha Kitt together this week - but can you guess what it is?

20140111

Brian and Phil 'The Collector' Swern, have been working hard to track down a rare song by Tony Allen from 1962 called (In The) Fool's Hall Of Fame - luckily for one loyal listener, their determination has paid off & they'll be getting their request played out on air.

Other 'avid' requests being honoured this week include The Crystals, The Small Faces, The Hollies, The Dave Clark Five, The Four Seasons, The King Brothers, The Beatles, The Peppermint Rainbow and Three City Four.

20140125

20140125

The Four Tops are getting a double spin this week as we play their hits 'Standing In The Shadows Of Love' and 'Since You Been Gone'. Listener requests include, Chris Andrews, The Castells, Raymond Froggatt, Bob Dylan, Al Saxon, The Temperance Seven, Billy Fury, Johnny Burnette and Magna Carta.

20140208

Avid requests being honoured this week include tracks from The Mindbenders, Cinton Ford, Cilla Black, Helen Shapiro, Sandie Shaw, Neil Landon, The Second City Sound, Roy Orbison, Pino Donaggio and Cliff Richard.

The lucky band getting a double spin from Brian in our Both Sides of the Record feature is Fleetwood Mac with 'Black Magic Woman' & 'The Sun Is Shining'. Both tracks are taken from their 3rd album 'The Pious Bird Of Good Omen', which was a compilation released in 1969 consisting of their first four UK singles and their B-sides, two other tracks from their previous two albums and two tracks by blues artist Eddie Boyd.