Play list of Sounds of the Sixties April 21st 2012
Brian Matthew presents the programme for all fans of the music of the 1960s on BBC Radio 2. Sounds Of The Sixties began in 1983 and Brian Matthews has been at the helm since 1990, bringing to the programme his distinctive voice and unmatchable experience of sixties music. This is a playlist of records for this particular week, with a tick link to the 7 inch vinyl records I may still have for sale in my collection. The underlined link of the records Title will take you to Amazon where you can usually purchase a vinyl record, cassette, Audio CD, video, book, MP3 Download or video of the selection.
Including this week Wichita Lineman and how Glen Campbell achieved the famous low register guitar break for his first UK hit. There is also the background to how The Beatles' song I Feel Fine came about - it was influenced by a blues recording by Bobby Parker and the opening guitar note was achieved using feedback for the first time on a hit single. Listen in for a movie-lnked Loose Connections with tracks from Ricky Nelson, Fabian and Frankie Avalon and also there is a Fortunes track which links back to those three. For fans of the Animals - how many takes did it need to record House Of The Rising Sun? The track holds a record for a chart topper too. And Brian relates a fascinating tale behind a Rolling Stones recording session - but was it just an urban myth? To close the show a recording by a group from Beckenham who started on Parlophone but only had hits after moving to Fontana - The Herd. Search our website and the web for the Vinyl Record you are looking for: Treat Her Right by Roy Head
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