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Lullabies and reveilles. Something for the late nighters and early risers.

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Options October 8, 2011: London Calling

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
The Jimi Hendrix Experience  Voodoo Child   Options   0:00:00 ()
Velvet Underground  Who Loves the Sun   Options   0:10:27 ()
John Rowles  If I Only Had Time   Options   0:10:40 ()
Engelbert Humperdinck  Am I That Easy To Forget   Options   0:11:16 ()
The Four Tops  If I Were a Carpenter   Options   0:13:11 ()
The Casuals  Jesamine   Options   0:16:03 ()
Manfred Mann  My Name is Jack   Options   0:19:04 ()
Andy Williams  Can't take My Eyes Off of You   Options   0:21:48 ()
The Tremeloes  Suddenly You Love Me   Options   0:25:07 ()
The Move  Fire Brigade   Options   0:27:43 ()
Bruce Channel  Keep On   Options   0:30:00 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Hugo Montenegro 
  Mr Groovy  0:32:12 ()
Georgie Fame  Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde   Options   0:41:24 ()
Dusty Springfield  I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten   Options   0:43:45 ()
O.C. Smith  The Son of Hickory Hollers Tramp   Options   0:46:48 ()
The Hollies  Jennifer Eccles   Options   0:50:37 ()
Amen Corner  Bend Me, Shape Me   Options   0:53:48 ()
Don Partridge  Blue Eyes   Options   0:55:54 ()
Status Quo  Pictures of Matchstick Men   Options   0:58:14 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Hugo Montenegro 
  Mr Groovy  1:01:32 ()
Bobby Goldsboro  Honey   Options   1:09:16 ()
Leapy Lee  Little Arrows   Options   1:13:28 ()
Johnny Nash  Hold Me Tight   Options   1:15:17 ()
Brenton Wood  Gimme Little Sign   Options   1:18:26 ()
Isley Brothers  This Old Heart of Mine   Options   1:20:30 ()
Scott Walker  Joanna   Options   1:23:04 ()
Honeybus  I Can't Let Maggie Go   Options   1:26:47 ()
Dave Dee Dozy Mick & Tich  The Legend of Xanadu   Options   1:29:36 ()
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown  Fire   Options   1:33:39 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Hugo Montenegro 
  Mr Groovy  1:43:11 ()
Showstoppers  Ain't Nothing But a House Party   Options   1:45:59 ()
Bandwagon  Breakin Down the Walls of Heartache   Options   1:48:04 ()
Hermans Hermits  Sunshine Girl   Options   1:50:35 ()
Love Affair  Rainbow Valley   Options   1:53:12 ()
John Fred and His Playboy Band  Judy in Disguise   Options   1:57:04 ()
Ohio Express  Yummy Yummy Yummy   Options   2:00:44 ()
Beach Boys  Do It Again   Options   2:02:07 ()
The Beatles  Lady Madonna   Options   2:04:37 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Hugo Montenegro 
  Mr Groovy  2:07:43 ()
Nina Simone  Ain't Got No Life   Options   2:15:01 ()
Lulu  I'm A Tiger   Options   2:17:27 ()
Barry Ryan   Eloise   Options   2:20:32 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Hugo Montenegro 
  Mr Groovy  2:28:51 ()
Tom Jones  Delilah   Options   2:29:09 ()
Esther & Abi Ofarim  Cinderella Rockafella   Options   2:31:24 ()
Scaffold  Lily the Pink   Options   2:33:47 ()
The Equals  Baby Come Back   Options   2:38:10 ()
Tommy James and the Shondells  Mony Mony   Options   2:40:32 ()
Union Gap  Young Girl   Options   2:43:22 ()
Des O'Connor  I Pretend   Options   2:46:56 ()
Mary Hopkin  Those Were the Days   Options   2:50:09 ()
Louis Armstrong  Cabaret   Options   2:56:17 ()

Listener comments!

  Sat. 10/8/11 3:19am Brian in UK:

Hello Bill, there I've done it again. Spread the wealth!!
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:22am Bill Mac:

Hey Brian.... Hear Ye Here Ye!!!! Thanks for showing up brother!
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:26am Bill Mac:

Where were you in 1968? If you were like most kids on the planet during that point in time you were glued to your transistor cutting your teeth on TOP 40 RADIO!!! England top 40 wasn’t much different, influenced by the new ideal of the 60’s while desperately holding on to the final whimpers of Music Hall and Cabaret. In short, 1968 was a weird year.
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:29am T-Zero:

Morning, Bill.
Let's see... in 1968 I was 12, living in a small rural town of about 1200 people and my listening music was mostly influenced by my maternal grandmother with Big Band and traditional classical... Brahms, Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky...
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:29am Brian in UK:

This was a wonderful year.
Eating apricot doughnuts on Biarritz beach.
First Saturday job.
Seeing The Byrds with Gram Parsons and buying Sweetheart of the Rodeo and everything that went with that direction.
Buying my first motorbike BSA 650cc with sidecar.
Cash to buy records LPs that is, never was big on singles you could hear them on the radio.
Chairman Maos little red book!!
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:30am Andrew:

Hi Bill & Brian!!

in 1968 I was -12....
I love this Tremeloes song, a lot different to Silence Is Golden
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:31am Brian in UK:

Hey T-Zero & Andrew, this is stirring things up.
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:33am Bill Mac:

I was 10 years old myself, and just discovering the magic of AM radio in the US.... they were probably the best years in top 40 radio
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:35am Andrew:

Hi T-Zero, didn't see you ^_^

good set there.
it's funny though, because most of these songs & style was what I listened to on the radio, at night when they'd play the 60s hour on the local radio. They'd play some real good stuff then...
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:38am Brian in UK:

Was this the year that the first Apple started?
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:39am T-Zero:

Hey, Brian.
As an afterthought, I suppose my youngest aunt (dad's side) also influenced me with her 45s: Skeeter Davis, Elvis, The Drifers, Chuck Berry, the Coasters, Fabian, Little Peggy March, Ricky Nelson... I didn't listen to the radio much as the radio was mostly Nashville country.

Howdy, Andrew.
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:39am Brian in UK:

The Beatles, Mary Hopkin, Jackie Lomax, Black Dyke Mills Band, first releases from memory. Refuse to use internet!!
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:45am Bill Mac:

Not bad, Brian.... that's what I'm here for anyway.... ask me, I'll look it up
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:45am Brian in UK:

That's not a bad mix T-Zero. I was so naive on country that The Byrds/Parsons take meant that I had no baggage, Always have space for a sad song.
Bill, I'm not saying I know every word but pretty close. If only I'd worked at skool.
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:46am Brian in UK:

Dusty
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:47am Bill Mac:

We just had a re-release of the girl group she was in prior to her going solo.... the name escapes me at the moment.
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:49am Brian in UK:

Got Rainbow Chaser by the original Nirvana on Island? lots of phasing.
Do you mean The Springfields? With her brother Tom & Mike Hurst who produced Cat Stevens first LP.
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:50am T-Zero:

The Lana Sisters?
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:52am Bill Mac:

Thanks T.... I was just gonna look that up
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:52am T-Zero:

I only knew that because after Dusty left they became the Chantelles
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:53am Bill Mac:

Have to check out that Nirvana album... maybe you guys can help me with some pysch stuff for a hopefully upcoming special
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:54am Andrew:

hehe, all the guitar just went into my left ear...
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:55am Bill Mac:

It's always interesting to me how incestuous the music bizniz is, no matter what era you're talking about
  Sat. 10/8/11 3:57am Andrew:

It's weird for me, being that i wasn't even born in 68, that these songs are ones i grew up listening to? both on the radio & my parents liked the TV show Heartbeat, which plays this music all the time & they got the soundtrack CDs for it.

Lately I have been getting into 60s psych/punk/garage
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:00am T-Zero:

Andrew, you're only in your 30s? For some reason I thought we were about the same age.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:01am Brian in UK:

Bill you might like this link on the same time as you, the disc jockey was there at the time interviewingThe Beatles etc.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:01am Andrew:

woohoo I love this song ^_^
so different to their later stuff
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:02am Andrew:

I am 31. I just like older music, well I like music from all eras & genres.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:02am Bill Mac:

I just downloaded a bunch of "dark" prog.... we'll see.... I would think that a lot of this stuff might've been lopped into classic rock.... yeah, gotta tell you, I'm a closet Quo fanatic... they didn't get overexposed over here
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:02am Brian in UK:

Oops
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wqlv
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:03am T-Zero:

Andrew, I'm kind of partial to 50-70's style roots rock myself. Love, love, love rockabilly
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:04am T-Zero:

yeah. Liken' today's show a lot Bill.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:04am Brian in UK:

It's amazing how groups changed their shape and grew their hair from pop to psych in the mid sixties.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:07am Brian in UK:

Oh Bill I forgot The Idle Race, early Jeff Lynne. The Skelton & the Roundabout.
Blue was the keyboard player?
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:09am Andrew:

maybe Clive Powell was too similar to Cozy Powell?
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:12am Bill Mac:

Blue was the keyboard player... actually I've been stuck on the Strawbs lately... gotta check out their acoustic show some time.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:13am Bill Mac:

I like how Cozy Powell played with Emerson and Lake for an album or two.... they didn't even have to change their logo...
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:13am Brian in UK:

Bill, this is so tough got ton of things to do & listening on the archive is not the same as the spark of surprise when a new toon hits the air. You know whats coming from the playlist.
Now Honey is one exception!!!!!
Sounds like a bowed saw in the background.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:14am T-Zero:

Ok. Bobby Goldsboro was played a lot in my little town. I remember this. Haven't heard it in ages.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:15am Brian in UK:

Leapy Lee
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:16am Bill Mac:

I prepared the show and I'm still a bit surprised what comes out.... like this Little Arrows tune... hadn't heard this since I was 10.... Leapy effin' Lee!!!
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:16am Brian in UK:

Bill, it's classic one hit.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:18am Bill Mac:

When I heard it this week I almost fell out of my chair.... it remined me how good listening to a transistor radio was
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:19am Stanley:

Morning Bill, morning everyone: the current selection sounds like what we listened to on Sunday mornings in the 60s while mum was cooking the roast dinner. Happy childhood memories
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:19am T-Zero:

Heh, I guess I did hear a lot of this in my little town at the time. Things like Little Arrow just didn't come to mind until you played it. But once the song comes on it's like... Right! I did listen to this stuff back in the day. But it wasn't a conscious seeking it out as much as it was just there all the time in the background.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:19am Brian in UK:

That reminds me, Desmond Dekker's lesser known Get Up, Edina. Beaut.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:21am T-Zero:

Exactly, Stanley!
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:22am Andrew:

it's different listening on here, back then (even 20 years ago) they didn't have many video shows on TV & on the radio you'd hear a song & you'd have to wait til they maybe told you at the end who it was.
wow, haven't heard this version...
some aussie guy did a cover of this...peter andre? yeh it was i just checked...I am glad i have this one to slot into my head now ^_^
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:22am Stanley:

All we need is a blast of Shirley Bassey
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:23am Brian in UK:

On the button, Stanley & T-Zero. Totally embedded in the bonce.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:23am Andrew:

hi Stanley

Oh I like this one. They did some good songs.
There were a lot of 'brothers' groups back then...
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:25am Brian in UK:

(Reach Out) I'll Be There reminds me of going to play football (soccer). First taste of Juicy Fruit gum.
Scott took the fork in the road.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:27am T-Zero:

What now my love... I was partial to that, Stanley

Scott Walker, I don't recall.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:27am Bill Mac:

I'm so glad you guys are diggin' this. I can certainly relate to this.... you Stan! Shirley would definitely fit. Does anybody know whether Shirley Bassey did a cover of "The Look of Love"? Johnny Nash was probably the first Jamaican music I ever heard.... and I didn't know Scott Walker had any hits!!!!
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:29am Brian in UK:

Jackie, Mathida. Seem to be names. From memory.
The Honeybus
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:29am Stanley:

anyone remember 'Nimble Bread'?
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:30am Brian in UK:

The Honeybus did an advert for Nimble bread
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:30am Bill Mac:

This one is new to me...
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:31am Brian in UK:

Sad history with this band if I remember.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:32am Andrew:

I like this song...it reminds me of another song though
I've never heard of Honeybus

Legend of Xanadu!!! ^_^
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:33am T-Zero:

Yes, she did Bill, but I don't know when.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:34am Stanley:

This is a brilliant set, Bill, thank you. I love the Mariachi sound of the Dave Dee track something that passed me by as a kid
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:34am Jeff In Hawaii:

Checking in late tonight - hi Bill. Looks like another great show! I'll be here listening and learning.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:34am Brian in UK:

Cancel that last message. Wrong group.

I believe that DDDBM&T did a track of silence on one LP in the style of John Cale perhaps.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:35am Bill Mac:

I heard a cover of that tune about 10 years ago and I was never able to track it down... Thanks Stan!
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:36am Marmalade Kitty:

me too! I'm listening..
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:36am Brian in UK:

This was always dangerous live when Arthur wore a flaming headset for want of a better word.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:37am Bill Mac:

Hi Kitty!!!
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:37am Andrew:

hehe, Crazy World of Arthur Brown. I like this song. I've also heard Spontaneous Apple Creation. They don't make songs like this anymore.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:37am hamburger:

guten morgan, freeman
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:37am Bill Mac:

Burger man!
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:37am abby in france:

me too.
great show bill.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:38am T-Zero:

Ah. Ok. Bill, the Shirley Bassey was on I Capricorn, 1972
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:38am Andrew:

Hi hamburger, Jeff & Kitty ^_^
great show tonight Bill
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:38am Brian in UK:

I know Bill cannot speak so if I may be so bold. There is a pledge option at the top of the page.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:39am T-Zero:

And don't forget Red Skelton and Carol Burnett. lol That was also my exposure to a lot of things. lol
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:40am Jeff In Hawaii:

aloha Andrew
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:40am Andrew:

I like the Pretty Things. Rosalyn is a good rockin song.

also, hi abby ^_^
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:44am Andrew:

I remember I can see clearly now by Johnny Nash.

being in Australia, we seemed to get a lot of UK hits, a bit more than the US ones?
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:45am abby in france:

hi andrew,
happy summer.
oh yeah i saw leapy lee on some reality show.
he's very tan.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:48am Andrew:

top 40 here had a lot of John/Johnny Farnham, (60s-00s) Sherbet/Daryl Braithwaite (70s-90s) Russell Morris - The Real Thing (60s)
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:49am Bill Mac:

Red Skelton...... hah.... I remember seeing Red vampin' it up with Iron Butterfly on his show.... he wanted to join the band... on zither....
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:49am T-Zero:

Tears on My Pillow was the one for me, Andrew
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:49am Andrew:

oh yeh, and for some reason, in the 60s mainly, I think it cost a lot to play US or UK singles & so they'd just get a local artist to cover it & release it at the same time as the one overseas.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:51am Bill Mac:

Leapy Lee... sounds like he got a good return on his investment
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:53am Brian in UK:

BBc ruled in UK with charts in the Sixties. Then there were the Pirate stations based on boats in the North Sea. Radio London & Caroline were the biggest. Laws changed in '67 and they were illegal. Many of these jocks went to BBC who started Radio 1 in Aug '67 ish. Pirates were important to bring vitality to music presentation then. BBC was old fashioned and staid. It took a change in the law to make that happen. Like anything you need competition to raise standards.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:54am abby in france:

http://branchum.perso.neuf.fr/chanson.htm
1968
Brigitte Fontaine - Brigitte Fontaine est folle
Brigitte Bardot - Harley Davidson
Jacques Dutronc - Il est 5 heures, Paris s'éveille
Jacqueline Taïeb - 7 heures du matin
Serge Gainsbourg - Bonnie and Clyde [Initials B.B.]
Michel Polnareff - Le bal des Laze
Françoise Hardy - Comment te dire adieu [Comment te dire adieu]
Zanini - Tu veux ou tu veux pas
Robert Charlebois et Louise Forestier - Lindbergh
Jacques Dutronc - L'opportuniste
Claude Nougaro - Quatre boules de cuir
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:54am Andrew:

ah, I saw a documentary on the Hermits, it was a bit sad, seemed like they wanted to break out of the really poppy sound but the management wouldnt let them...
haven't heard this song before though ^_^
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:54am Bill Mac:

I was interested in doing a pirate radio show, but I don't know that it would faze anybody these days
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:56am T-Zero:

I didn't recognize this Hermits song either, Andrew.

You just need to get your show to be web only, Bill. That would be the current equivalent I think.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:56am Bill Mac:

That was a pretty awesome tune.... I think he was still touring up to a few years ago... actually I was going to touch on the evils of music management using the Love Affair as an example
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:58am Marmalade Kitty:

we should oppose stupid laws like illegal radio
What do we want when do we want it etc
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:58am Andrew:

I've also thought of pirate radio. It would be a fun thing to do ^_^
I wonder how they did it in the old days before the internet?

I also got this song off a 60s compilation & i was trying to think of their other song...Everlasting Love.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:59am Brian in UK:

Agree withh T-Zero about internet & pirates.
Steve Ellis of Love Affair had a great voice.
Francoise Hardy covered UK Nirvanas Tiny Goddess.
  Sat. 10/8/11 4:59am Bill Mac:

Hey Abby, thanks for the '68 France stuff.... Brigitte Fontaine.... she's like 80 years old and was still putting out amazing stuff up to a few years ago...
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:00am Andrew:

I love the 'with glasses' bit ^_^ that little strings sound.
Then it changes to a deeper sound.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:00am T-Zero:

heh, I don't remember Judy in Disguise sounding like this. Who else did this?
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:01am abby in france:

i've not yet heard claude nougaro on wfmu. i love him so much even tho he did a lot of crap too. dansez sur moi is so beautiful, it's 'girl talk,' which to me is like the world's best song with the worst lyrics ever, and he put these amazing lyrics to it.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:01am Marmalade Kitty:

radio gram sounds for sure!
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:02am Andrew:

hehe, I love this song...I used to think that guitar was so 'heavy' sounding...
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:04am Brian in UK:

Seems like up to '66 LPs were for hit singles & B sides and filler. Come '67 they became legit in the Sgt Pepper era. Then '68 the LP came of age, you had to be able to produce an LPs worth of material for success and singles were not necessarily the only way forward, Floyd/Zeppelin as examples.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:05am Andrew:

ah, I know this song...didn't know it was called Do It Again...and that sound at the start is almost 80s synthesizer sounding?
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:05am Bill Mac:

Hah.... look up Kasenetz-Katz in your spare time Andrew.... they were the brains behind that whole bubblegum thing back then
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:06am Brian in UK:

MK radio gram AAAAH with sliding front doors, spindly legs
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:08am Bill Mac:

Another song that floored me was the Beach Boys tune.... the intro is godhead! This is from someone that generally turns his nose up at Beach Boys material
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:10am Andrew:

I like that Girl Talk song (forget who it's by)

cool effects ^_^
sounds like you're in some great hall...

I heard Pet Sounds only a few months ago & I thought it was pretty amazing.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:11am Martyn:

Hey Mr Groovy ... that was soooo funny!
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:13am Brian in UK:

Bill, I think with Hey Jude is the fact that 7 minutes was bold but not as bold if they had done it 3 years earlier.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:14am Andrew:

hehe, 1910 Fruitgum Co I've heard before.
I just saw before a Mothers album cover that was a parody of the Sgt Peppers cover.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:16am Brian in UK:

Andrew 'We're Only in it for the Money'
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:16am Andrew:

oooh Nina Simone ^_^
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:16am Martyn:

I was listening to that in 1968
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:18am Bill Mac:

ZAPPA!!! I would have done an FZ tribute but I did one in December when he woulda turned 70
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:18am T-Zero:

Wow, this is a different Nina Simone that I'm familiar with
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:19am Andrew:

I think the first song of Nina's I'd heard was My Baby Just Cares For Me.

hehe, did she sing boobies?
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:20am Bill Mac:

I believe that she did.... twice.... once for each boobie...
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:22am T-Zero:

Heh, I'd've sworn Lulou was saying "tiny girl" lol
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:23am Marmalade Kitty:

Did you ever listen to Brian mathews? He had a prime show in the 60's beeb radio and still has his "sounds of the sixties" show on bbc radio2.. interviewed the beatles so many times
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:24am Bill Mac:

Was that before they became internationally famous?
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:25am Andrew:

I thought it was I'm a Thai Girl ^_^
I liked that song though, i've only heard a couple of hers, To Sir With Love of course (I love that song, she has a good voice)

Also like this Eloise. They did these kind of soft & loud song a lot back then.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:26am Marmalade Kitty:

It was during their break through in Britain and onwards 1963...
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:28am abby in france:

i know someone who saw them live. she was like 4. they were coming home from a birthday party and they drove past where the beatles were playing and the marquee and everything and the kids all said please mom can we so they stopped and saw the beatles. supposedly they attracted a lot of very small kids at the beginning.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:30am Stanley:

Like Brian said, when we were young we only had pirates like Caroline as an alternative to the BBC until Radio Luxemburg started broadcasting rock music. I wasn't allowed to listen to it at home so had to put my ear against this little made in Hong Kong plastic transistor radio, under the pillow so I wouldn't be found out. Secretly listening to subversive sounds by the likes of Zeppelin, Sabbath and other assorted hairy rock. Ah innocent times....
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:30am Brian in UK:

Bill, check 4:01 & 4:02 for a link to sounds of the sixties.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:32am Bill Mac:

Will do Brian.... got it.... I'll be checking... yeah, hear Sabbath on the radio back then was like finding money
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:33am Andrew:

My mum wasn't allowed to go see them when they came to Melbourne. She would've been 14 or 15 at the time.
parents, sheesh...

Well this one was huge.I love the trumpets (bit like in Legend of Xanadu) reminds me of the 60s Spaghetti Westerns
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:33am T-Zero:

Heh, this reminds me of an aunt who *loved* Tom Jones and Humperdink. She was like a teenage girl getting up and dancing in front of the TV.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:34am Marmalade Kitty:

Pop profile with Brian Mathews: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpiJjQkZu7c
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:35am Bill Mac:

I keep hearing these fantastic stories about the Beatles... right place right time....
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:35am Brian in UK:

The Ofarims Were they on Eurovision. Listen to these lyrics. Makes Sonny & Cher seem good.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:36am Stanley:

Girls used to throw their knickers onto the stage when Tom Jones played.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:36am Bill Mac:

This Scaffold tune was in the top 10?!!! Efficacious?!!!
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:36am Andrew:

wow...going from such a well known song as Delilah to these two, that's I've never heard of...
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:37am Marmalade Kitty:

Yes Bill!! I was singing this to myself the other day lol! very odd..
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:37am T-Zero:

Stanley, yep. That was what my aunt was like. Except she was no young girl. She was married with kids.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:37am Andrew:

who bought these? I wonder if it was people who liked the earlier 60s weird hits, like alley oop & purple people eater
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:37am Bill Mac:

Something for the after 5 crowd.... have a drink!
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:38am Brian in UK:

Roger McGough of Scaffold in one of his poems wrote one of my favourite lines about a character.
....'he couldn't punch a hole in a wet echo'
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:38am Stanley:

Oh yes the beginning of the mostly embarrassing tradition of the novelty record, here in Britain?
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:38am Bill Mac:

NO WAY MK!!!!!
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:39am Bill Mac:

Have you folks ever heard that Shaving Cream Song?
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:40am Marmalade Kitty:

sounds mischievous!
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:40am hamburger:

can't say I have
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:40am Brian in UK:

The Equals, multiracial group.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:40am Andrew:

but it's a bit like even earlier stuff, from the 20s & earlier, like those drinking songs from england.

nope, not a shaving cream song.

ooh yeh the Equals version of Baby Come Back! yay ^_^
I first heard the Pato Banton version in the 90s.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:41am Bill Mac:

I'd play it for you but I'd prefer you continue to listen to the show
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:41am Bill Mac:

Equals multiracial? This was another tune that I have heard in ages....
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:42am Brian in UK:

Got me, Bill.
The Equals on President used to be flogged to death on pirates.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:43am Brian in UK:

Ironically Bill rythmn section was white.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:43am Andrew:

another one I'd heard the cover before the original! (of course Billy Idol's version)
I like this one.
They had another hit didn't they? I forget the name though,...
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:45am Bill Mac:

Tommy James had a ton of hits in the states.... Crimson and Clover, I Think We're Alone Now, Draggin the Line.... they all stayed in the 60s though I'm afraid
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:46am Brian in UK:

One of the few singles I bought. Young Girl I'm back there Bill. you've made an old man happy.
different mix?
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:46am T-Zero:

Andrew: Hanky Panky, Crimson & Clover, Sweet Cherry Wine...
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:47am Marmalade Kitty:

"Young Girl"Union Gap

what year was this?
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:47am Andrew:

I Think We're Alone Now was the one I was thinking of...cos that was another song that was covered & I'd heard the cover before the original..(I think)
Is this Gary Puckett singing? He has a good voice.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:47am abby in france:

crimson and clover was a good song. what about that one, come back when you grow up girl, who was that?
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:47am Bill Mac:

It doesn't sound as AM radio ready.... maybe it's.... gasp... in stereo!!!
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:47am Bill Mac:

Everything supposed to be 1968....
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:48am T-Zero:

1968?, MK
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:48am Marmalade Kitty:

spot on! ..duh!
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:49am Andrew:

Bobby Vee? only one that comes up for come back when you grow up girl
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:50am Brian in UK:

Not Des O'Connor.
This is the other tat we had to put up with. The charts today would never condone this stuff.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:50am Bill Mac:

I thought so!!!!
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:50am Andrew:

what was the difference between AM & FM back then? seems when I was listening 10-15 years ago it was more, AM=older stuff FM=newer & younger (but also older too)
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:52am abby in france:

thanks andrew. this song gives me goosebumps, the bad kind. Back to what somebody else was saying, andrew, fm was more album and am was more single, at least i think that might be it maybe.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:53am Bill Mac:

From what i remember, FM was very experimental by AM radio standards... they made it sound like the DJs weren't allowed out of the studio!
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:53am abby in france:

thanks for the great radio show bill!!
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:53am Andrew:

I love this song! I want to get more of her stuff. I think I've heard another song of Mary's which sound a fair bit different.
(Des O;'Connor is the kind of stuff they play on the old oldies FM stations here)
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:54am T-Zero:

Thanks for the great 60s show, Bill. Really enjoyed this.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:55am Brian in UK:

Well Bill with Cosby last week and '68 this week you set yourself a very high bar.
How about records with bracketed titles?
I better get back on track, my twin daughters are 25 tomorrow so I need to get sorted. Gear. Fab.
Look forward to next week.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:55am Bill Mac:

Thanks Abby! I always thought if this song was half the length I wouldn't feel like I was fidgeting through it... not bad.... has that Apple epic song stamp on it (see comments on Hey Jude earlier in the program....
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:56am Stanley:

Nearly had my hair cut but cancelled to listen to the end. Thanks Bill, great show.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:57am Andrew:

ah yeh, that makes sense, on the AM stations they'd play the hit songs of bands & FM tend to play like the B sides or less popular songs, or different bands.
Great show tonight Bill, thanks! ^_^
Thanks everyone too, you guys are cool ^_^

really? wow
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:58am Brian in UK:

Hey Stanley need my cutting too but my barber has broken his ankle & needs a stent.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:58am Marmalade Kitty:

Fab show Bill, thanks! Have a great weekend everyone!!
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:58am T-Zero:

Take care Andrew... Brian, Bill, and all.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:59am Brian in UK:

Bye y'all.
  Sat. 10/8/11 5:59am Bill Mac:

Thanks for keeping it groovy folks..... come back next week!!!!!
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