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The Way We Were in the 60s

The Way We Were in the 60s

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20 tracks 52 min
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Our favourite tunes and songs

Memories of Twiggy and the mini recalled by a wonderfully nostalgic selection of favourite hits from the crazy decade of fun and new-found freedoms. Famous artists from The Supremes to Gerry and the Pacemakers in a programme of light-hearted fun.

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The Way We Were in the 60s
Our favourite tunes and songs

Memories of Twiggy and the mini recalled by a wonderfully nostalgic selection of favourite hits from the crazy decade of fun and new-found freedoms. Famous artists from The Supremes to Gerry and the Pacemakers in a programme of light-hearted fun.

1 Do you want to know a secret? Billy J.Kramer & The Dakotas
2 You've got your troubles The Fortunes
3 Little things Dave Berry
4 I'm into something good Herman's Hermits
5 Tell him Billie Davis
6 Midnight in Moscow Kenny Ball
7 Tell me when The Applejacks
8 The pied piper Crispian St. Peters
9 Are you sure? The Allisons
10 Twist and shout Brian Poole of The Tremeloes
11 Don't treat me like a child Helen Shapiro
12 Good Timin' Jimmy Jones
13 Winchester Cathedral New Vaudeville Band
14 Bobby's Girl Susan Maughan
15 Diamonds Jet Harris
16 Baby love The Supremes
17 I'm the one Gerry and The Pacemakers
18 My guy Mary Wells
19 The Legend of Xanadu Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick &
Titch
20 Everlasting love Love Affair


CCL CDG1176
Cover image: Mix'n'match gingham outfits, worn by Marie-Lise Gres, Moyra Swann, Paulene Stone, photo John French (1907-1966) for The Daily Mail, London 1965
This compilation P & C 2007 Classical Communications Ltd
Made in Great Britain

The Way We Were in the 60s
Our favourite tunes and songs

Cast your mind back to the 60s, when, somehow, life seemed more fun and pop music was fresh and alive. And what music it was - a colourful and heady mixture of wonderful songs and exciting rhythms: from those early, heady days with rock 'n' roll giving way to new and revolutionary sounds emanating from Liverpool to its closing chapters and to music which had evolved into something more complex and angry. There were such generic styles as Motown, Merseybeat, Flower Power, Psychedelia, Surf Sound, Bubblegum to name just a few.

And then in 1964, the offshore pirate radio stations arrived. Noisy and irreverent, they mirrored the excitement and recklessness of what would be known as 'The Swinging 60s'. The rather less than sympathetic Government decided, that apart from depriving record companies, artists and publishers of revenue, they were a risk to shipping and so, in 1967, they were, unceremoniously, removed. However, in their wake, it made the BBC realise that their rather staid and dated way of delivering pop music needed a drastic overhaul and Radio 1 emerged. One-time renegade DJs such as Tony Blackburn, Kenny Everett and John Peel became part of the new station's line-up.

TV had already realised the potential of this all- pervasive, radical, new music. 'Top of The Pops' and 'Ready, Steady, Go!' had both brought to millions the glamour, buzz, the new bands and the new sounds well in advance of radio. Of course, they were shown in black-and-white but a series like "Ready, Steady, Go!" was able to generate a lot of hysteria and genuine excitement.

The Hit Parade was now well established and each weekly chart would reflect both a proliferation of new stars and groups as well as long-standing names who were offering what we now refer to in an all-embracing way as easy-listening. It was by no means strange, in those innocent times, to find the hirsute and contemporary-sounding group, The Pretty Things. closely followed by a svelte and more sensibly coiffured Shirley Bassey on 'Top of the Pops'!

We invite you all to enjoy this delightful programme of 60s musical souvenirs.


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