Tagged: British Invasion

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Top Of The Pops – Cat Stevens, The Tremeloes, The Fortunes, Paul Jones, Dave Dee etc. – 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Billed as “featuring live London performances of today’s top sounds”, the BBC launched Top Of The Pops in its radio version in 1964. No connection with the TV version of the show (oddly), the radio version featured bands, hit makers of the day, playing live versions of their hits and...

Top Of The Pops 1965 – Unit 4+2 – The Animals – Cliff Bennett – Dave Berry – Susan Maughan – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

– BBC Radio – Top Of The Pops – Week 17 – 1965 – BBC Transcription Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Prior to the emergence of The Beatles, British Pop Music didn’t get nearly the attention it got after The Beatles arrived. Programs like Top Of The Pops,...

The Searchers – In Session For Swedish Radio – 1964 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

The Searchers – In Session For Swedish Radio – 1964 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – The Searchers – In Session at Sveriges Radio – December 1964 – Sveriges Radio Taking a brief detour around the 1960s tonight. A session from The Searchers, one of the more popular of the British Invasion acts...

What Is the Jukebox Saying? Pop Music In 1955 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

What Is the Jukebox Saying? Pop Music In 1955 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Conversation “What Is The Jukebox Saying? – Feb. 15, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. It’s hard to imagine that, 60 years ago, Rock n’ Roll represented the end of society as we knew...

Boys With Long Hair – 1970 – Weekend Pop Chronicles

Boys With Long Hair – 1970 – Weekend Pop Chronicles

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Martha Stuart: Are You Listening? – Boys With Long Hair – July 1970 Anyone reading this who was born after 1970 will have no idea what the deal was. It was all about hair in the 1960s...

Gerry & The Pacemakers

Gerry & The Pacemakers – Live At The 1964 NME Poll Winners Concert – Nights At The Roundtable

If you like what we do and you want to help keep it going . . . .Become a Patron! I have to keep reminding myself the British Invasion (as it was known) was over 50 years ago. The historic significance of The Beatles and Rolling Stones is certainly well...

The Moody Blues – In Session At The Saturday Club 1965 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

The Moody Blues – In Session At The Saturday Club 1965 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – The Moody Blues – Go Now – BBC Saturday Club – April 1965 – BBC Radio 1 Sadly, only one track has survived (so far) from The Moody Blues from this session. This one from the BBC...

The Come Alive Generation

30 Minutes That Shaped A Generation – The Selling Of Youth Culture In The 60s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Something interesting happened around the time of the British Invasion in the early 1960s’; teenagers in America were suddenly discovered to be a massive consumer market. Not that there hasn’t always been a goodly chunk of the population hovering under 30 – it’s just this particular generation, the one that’s...

Mississippi John Hurt And Skip James – In Session – 1964 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – WTBS, Cambridge Mass – Mississippi John Hurt and Skip James In Session – October 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Switching gears again this week – a taste of rural blues by Masters Mississippi John Hurt and Skip James, recorded live...