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"04.12.2016 09:01:01" Timeline Photos Just hanging around? Listen to Beatles Brunch from 10am - Two hours of delightful Beatles tracks with Geoff Lloyd
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"29.11.2016 19:07:00" Absolute Classic Rock We sadly lost George Harrison fifteen years ago. The quiet Beatle, who was responsible for some truly great songs.
"27.11.2016 09:14:02" Timeline Photos Oh Paul, it's freezing out, you could cut glass on them!
2 glorious hours of Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd starts at 10am (also repeated at 10pm tonight)
"22.11.2016 17:43:07" Timeline Photos On this day in 1965, Bob Dylan married Sara Lowndes in a secret ceremony during a break in his tour.
"20.11.2016 09:10:02" Timeline Photos Two glorious hours of Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd starts at 10am. As a precaution against fog, here are the boys in fog masks
(Anyone know where we can get one, we hear fog is very dangerous?!?)
"19.11.2016 10:04:01" Timeline Photos On this day in 1964, The Supremes became the first all girl group to have a UK No.1 single when 'Baby Love' went to the top of the charts. Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland.
"15.11.2016 13:08:01" Timeline Photos Today would have been Clyde McPhatter, founder of The Drifters birthday. He passed away in 1972 at the age of 39
"13.11.2016 09:13:02" Timeline Photos From 10am, join Geoff Lloyd for 2 hours of Beatles Brunch on www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s or via the app.
Here are the boys enjoying a dip...until Paul thought a bubble bath would be more fun:
"11.11.2016 15:23:19" Timeline Photos On this day in 1969, The FBI in Phoenix, Arizona arrested Jim Morrison for drunk and disorderly conduct aboard a plane. The Doors singer who was on his way to a Rolling Stones concert with actor Tom Baker had been drinking and annoying the stewardesses.
"11.11.2016 06:43:27" Absolute 80s And every breath we drew was Hallelujah...
R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
"06.11.2016 10:59:33" absoluteradio.co.uk Absolute Radio 60s Home of The Beatles, Stones and Motown. There is still one more hour of Beatles Brunch.
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"04.11.2016 11:00:33" Ray Davies Congratulations to Ray who won the Q magazine 'Classic Songwriter' award last night
"01.11.2016 10:26:01" absrad.io Draft of John Lennon's protest letter to Queen Elizabeth found in record sleeve The letter, which experts have concluded is a draft of the actual note he sent, was written to return the MBE in protest against Britain's foreign affairs A draft of a protest letter from John Lennon to Queen Elizabeth found in the sleeve of a record:
"31.10.2016 08:24:02" Timeline Photos Happy Halloween from these guys - In particular 'Keef' with his, quite frankly, fabulous pose:
"30.10.2016 09:22:02" Timeline Photos Join our resident Beatles expert Geoff Lloyd from 10am for two hours of Beatles Brunch today. (Also repeated at 10pm)
Here is Paul in his sexy cat Halloween outfit to whet your appetite:
"29.10.2016 11:31:02" Timeline Photos Happy Birthday to Denny Laine from The Moody Blues who turns 72 today
"28.10.2016 16:29:55" Timeline Photos Happy 75th Birthday to Hank Marvin of The Shadows (...and err... starvin' fame *cough*)
"26.10.2016 09:59:06" Timeline Photos It's almost Halloween. We are up to our eyeballs in pumpkin innards and seeds trying to re-create this:
(Pumpkin carved by Adam Smith: http://absrad.io/2eKPp9L)
"24.10.2016 16:21:20" Timeline Photos RIP 'Take Good Care Of My Baby' singer Bobby Vee who passed away today at the age of 73. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011.
"21.10.2016 22:24:17" The Beach Boys This week in 1964, the band's first #1 album in the US 'The Beach Boys Concert' album was released! Listen here: https://UMe.lnk.to/BBConcert
"19.10.2016 11:35:13" Timeline Photos Today in 1966, The Yardbirds arrived in New York for their first US tour with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on lead guitars. After two dates of the tour, Beck developed acute tonsillitis and quit the group. He would go on to form The Jeff Beck Group, that gave
"17.10.2016 09:29:02" www.youtube.com The Beatles' LEGO Yellow Submarine vs. the Sea Monster All together now! When a sea monster and a fisherman tangle, it is up to John, Paul, George and Ringo to come to the rescue. In their iconic LEGO Yellow Subm... Lego are releasing a Beatles Yellow Submarine set and have made a little video about it:
"13.10.2016 11:23:32" Timeline Photos The Times They Are a-Changin'. Bob Dylan has won a Nobel Literature Prize.
"09.10.2016 14:57:40" Timeline Photos Happy birthday John
"09.10.2016 08:07:03" Timeline Photos Hello goodbye, hello goodbye. It's almost time for Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd.
Join him at 10am for two hours of nothing but the Beatles.
"07.10.2016 17:04:48" Timeline Photos On this day in 1967, Cass Elliot from The Mamas And The Papas spent the night in a prison in London after being accused of stealing 2 blankets from a hotel.
Upon being released Cass stated to the press: "Your policemen were wonderful, but I don't think
"06.10.2016 11:37:49" www.ew.com 'That Thing You Do!': The Wonders Look Back, 20 Years Later Released in 1996, That Thing You Do! chronicled the meteoric rise and fall of the Wonders, a fictional rock band in the early '60s who are... 20 years ago, the film 'That Thing You Do!' chronicled the meteoric rise and fall of the Wonders, a fictional rock band in the early '60s who are catapulted to fame on the success of their one hit song, which shares the film's title.
Here is a little
"02.10.2016 20:08:02" Timeline Photos Join Geoff Lloyd for 2 hours of Beatles Brunch from 10am. It's also repeated at 10pm tonight and we intend to stay in our PJ's all day to celebrate:
"30.09.2016 08:54:02" Timeline Photos Happy 83rd Birthday to soul singer Cissy Houston
She was a member of the Sweet Inspirations (pictured below, far left), The Drinkard Singers (with Dionne Warwick) and a back-up singer with Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and Luther Vandross -
"26.09.2016 09:28:02" Timeline Photos The Who's were playing two shows in Denmark at the end of their European tour on this day in 1965, when an argument broke out between all four members of the band. Roger Daltrey knocked out Keith Moon and the singer was sacked.
Daltrey was reinstated the
"25.09.2016 08:12:02" Timeline Photos The Beatles were still filming the 'Magical Mystery Tour' today back in 1967 - Make history yourself and listen to 2 hours of Geoff Lloyd's Beatles Brunch from 10am, because one day people will ask you where you were when you first heard this amazing
"22.09.2016 14:03:22" Timeline Photos Today in 1964, Herman's Hermits got their only No.1 in the UK with the Carole King & Gerry Goffin song 'I'm Into Something Good'.
"21.09.2016 14:37:45" Timeline Photos Today is the International Day Of Peace
"14.09.2016 09:20:21" www.theguardian.com Eight Days A Week: how Ron Howard brought the Beatles back to life Howard's new film captures the sweat, screams and cultural significance of the band's touring years. He explains why the Fab Four still fascinates him In case you missed it, the New Beatles film directed by Ron Howard 'Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years' is out tomorrow in the cinema.
Along with some charming and fascinating restored band footage, various celebrity fans make an appearance, including
"13.09.2016 09:12:39" www.avclub.com See the beginnings of The Monkees in these utterly charming screen tests When it debuted on NBC exactly 50 years ago today, The Monkees was something very new in prime time television. Fan of the #Monkees? Have a look at their brilliant audition tapes and screen tests. We particular love Davy Jones' one: "Tall girls are kinda groovy"
"08.09.2016 12:27:57" Timeline Photos It's Star Trek's 50th anniversary today – The Original Series started on this day in 1966.
"04.09.2016 20:55:02" Timeline Photos Waheyyy! You can listen to the repeat of Geoff Lloyd's Beatles Brunch at 10pm: http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"04.09.2016 09:00:11" Timeline Photos Smarten up! Geoff Lloyd is here for 2 hours of Beatles music. It's time for Beatles Brunch: http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"03.09.2016 12:00:09" Timeline Photos Today in 1966, Donovan went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Sunshine Superman', a No.2 hit in the UK. The song featured then Yardbird and future Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page
"03.09.2016 08:00:05" Timeline Photos In 1968, After a two week absence, Ringo Starr rejoined The Beatles. Upon Ringo's return to the studio, he found his drum kit covered with flowers to welcome him back
"02.09.2016 08:01:02" Timeline Photos HAPPY FRIDAY HIP-CATS!
"01.09.2016 07:30:03" Timeline Photos On this day in 1966, The Who claimed their second No.2 hit single in the UK with 'I'm A Boy'
"31.08.2016 08:00:04" Timeline Photos On this day in 1968, Decca Records released The Rolling Stones most political song, 'Street Fighting Man'
"30.08.2016 18:35:35" Timeline Photos Today in 1962, The Beatles played The Cavern Club at lunchtime & the Riverpark Ballroom in Chester that same night
"29.08.2016 12:59:02" Timeline Photos Happy Bank Holiday!
"28.08.2016 17:57:02" Timeline Photos There's no work tomorrow because it's Bank Holiday and so we're dancing like we're Jane Mansfield:
"28.08.2016 15:10:03" Timeline Photos Beatles Brunch is repeated tonight at 10pm if you missed it this morning. We hope you're day is going something like this:
"28.08.2016 07:03:01" www.bbc.co.uk The Beatles in Bangor in 1967 On this day in 1967, The Beatles held a press conference at University College in Bangor, North Wales with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. (Footage attached)
What will you be doing? Listening to Beatles Brunch at 10am with Geoff Lloyd!
"26.08.2016 10:40:29" Timeline Photos Rather than being at work today, in 1967 we could have been listening to Small Faces, Move, The Gass, Tomorrow, Denny Laine, Jeff Beck, Eric Burdon and Marmalade all playing the first day of the 3-day non-stop happening 'Festival of the Flower Children'
"22.08.2016 11:19:42" www.youtube.com the supremes where did our love go those were the days On this day in 1964, The Supremes started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Where Did Our Love Go' the girl group's first No.1. Holland–Dozier–Holland had originally composed the song for The Marvelettes to record it who rejected the
"21.08.2016 08:24:26" Timeline Photos Join Geoff Lloyd for 2 hours of Beatles Brunch from 10am here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"19.08.2016 10:38:51" Absolute Radio Jason Manford got a very angry voicemail from Bruce Forsyth.
After all it was an "emergency". Every Sunday from 9am we welcome comedian Jason Manford to the station. Expect to hear things like this:
"14.08.2016 07:45:02" Timeline Photos Join Geoff Lloyd for 2 hours of Beatles Brunch from 10am.
It's such a good show... we don't want to blow our own trumpet, so we got these guys to do it:
"13.08.2016 11:22:01" www.youtube.com The Supremes - Baby Love On this day in 1964, The Supremes recorded 'Baby Love', written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland
"10.08.2016 13:42:31" Timeline Photos Naughty Mick Jagger was fined £32 in Liverpool for driving without insurance and breaking the speed limit today in 1964.
His excuse: He was driving in an act of mercy to visit two injured fans.
"09.08.2016 15:18:46" Timeline Photos On this day in 1967, The Small Faces entered the singles chart with 'Itchycoo Park'. It's all too beautiful...
"08.08.2016 10:25:52" Timeline Photos Maybe the US need to revive the the 'Ringo For President' campaign they launched on this day in 1964.
The single by The Young World Singers called 'Ringo For President' was released in the US today, and the appeal of Ringo was so great that fans
"03.08.2016 06:50:39" youtube.com Rolling Stones - Rice Krispies jingle When we woke up this morning and there was a snap around the place...must be that long lost cereal jingle by the The Rolling Stones. Rockin'!
"31.07.2016 07:50:01" Timeline Photos At 10am it's Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd. Get the tea and toast on and join the boys for 2 hours.
"28.07.2016 10:13:51" Timeline Photos On this day 56 years ago in 1960, Roy Orbison entered the UK chart with 'Only The Lonely', which went on to give Roy his first of 3 UK chart toppers. The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley, so Orbison decided to record the song
"24.07.2016 08:00:04" Timeline Photos Join Geoff Lloyd for 2 hours of #BeatlesBrunch from 10am here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"17.07.2016 07:58:02" Timeline Photos Join Geoff Lloyd for 2 hours of Beatles Brunch from 10am. (also repeated at 10pm tonight)
On this day in 1968, The animated film Yellow Submarine, premiered at The London Pavilion. The Beatles made a cameo appearance in the film but didn't supply their
"16.07.2016 11:20:13" Timeline Photos Today would have been the birthday of Tony Jackson of The Searchers. Tony passed away on died 18th August 2003.
"15.07.2016 19:09:01" Timeline Photos This weeks top 5 albums in the UK in 1967 were:
5: Fiddler On The Roof, Original Soundtrack
4: Are You Experienced, The Jimi Hendrix Experience
3: Sound Of Music, Soundtrack
2: Headquarters, The Monkees
1: The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club
"10.07.2016 07:46:02" Timeline Photos 2 hours of Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd kicks off at 10am and on this day in 1964, 200,000 Liverpudlians took to the streets to celebrate The Beatles return to Liverpool for the northern premiere of the group's first film 'A Hard Day's Night.'
"07.07.2016 11:17:01" www.youtube.com The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon It's 50 years to the DAY that The Kinks 'Sunny Afternoon' went to #1 in the UK charts. It was released at the height of England's fabled World-Cup-winning summer.
On Absolute Radio at 9pm, we'll be giving away tickets to The Kinks musical. In the mean
"05.07.2016 12:30:56" Timeline Photos It was today in 1966 that on the recommendation of Rolling Stone Keith Richards' girlfriend, Chas Chandler from The Animals went to see Jimi Hendrix play at The Cafe Wha in New York City. Chandler suggested that Hendrix should come to England, which he
"03.07.2016 08:04:03" Timeline Photos It's Beatles Brunch day! See you at 10am for 2 hours of the Fab Four here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
(Also repeated tonight at 10pm)
"26.06.2016 20:30:03" Timeline Photos Take a break from the Euros and listen to the repeat of Geoff Lloyd's Beatles Brunch at 10pm www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"26.06.2016 08:30:03" Timeline Photos Get yourself comfortable, Geoff Lloyd will be here at 10am for 2 hours of Beatles Brunch: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"25.06.2016 08:24:02" Timeline Photos On this day in 1964, Roy Orbison was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'It's Over', his second UK No.1
"21.06.2016 15:12:01" Timeline Photos Happy Birthday to Ray Davies of The Kinks. He's 72 today and is looking pretty dapper for the occasion:
"21.06.2016 14:03:37" Timeline Photos On this day in 1966, After a North American tour The Rolling Stones sued 14 hotels over a booking ban in New York, claiming that the ban was violating civil rights laws.
"19.06.2016 07:36:02" Timeline Photos Join Geoff Lloyd at 10am for 2 hours of Beatles Brunch here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s.
It's absolutely fine to have popcorn for brunch:
"18.06.2016 12:14:12" Timeline Photos Happy Birthday Paul McCartney, 74 today! Here he is celebrating his 21st Birthday:
"18.06.2016 09:13:01" Timeline Photos The UK's top 5 singles on this day in 1966 were:
5 - Percy Sledge - When A Man Love's A Woman
4 - The Mersey's - Sorrow
3 - The Mama's and the Papa's - Monday Monday
2 - The Beatles - Paperback Writer
1 - Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
"07.06.2016 09:49:07" Timeline Photos The Who are playing at this years Isle Of Wight festival. Over on Twitter we have x2 pairs of tickets to give away, head over to https://twitter.com/AbsoluteRadio60 to find details of how you can be in with a chance to see them and many more artists this
"05.06.2016 07:39:01" Timeline Photos Woke up without a spring in your step? Geoff Lloyd will sort you out at 10am with 2 hours of these guys on Beatles Brunch:
"04.06.2016 07:44:47" Timeline Photos Very sad to hear that Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74.
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
"31.05.2016 09:43:21" media.giphy.com media.giphy.com On this day in 1966, filming began on The Monkees' first TV series!
"24.05.2016 14:19:22" Timeline Photos Burt Kwouk, the actor best known for playing Cato Fong (Spelled Kato in the 1964 film 'A Shot In The Dark') in the Pink Panther films opposite Peter Sellers, has passed away aged 85.
"22.05.2016 08:11:02" Timeline Photos It's almost time for 2 hours of Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd. Get the tea on and join him at 10am here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"20.05.2016 11:11:26" Timeline Photos On this day in 1966, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who grew tired of waiting for John Entwistle and Keith Moon to arrive for their gig at the Ricky Tick Club in Windsor and so they took to the stage with the bass player and drummer of the local
"19.05.2016 11:55:43" http://bit.ly/BoBAbsoluteRadio60sfacebook MOJO – Limited Bob Dylan Vinyl Edition Bob Dylan's 75th Birthday is coming up and our friends over at MOJO are marking the occasion with the launch of a 2 LP vinyl issue, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Blonde On Blonde.
"15.05.2016 14:32:02" Timeline Photos If you missed today's Beatles Brunch, it's also repeated tonight at 10pm for all of you night owls. Peace and Love.
"15.05.2016 08:08:02" Timeline Photos "Golden Slumbers fill your eyes, smiles await you when you rise"
Join Geoff Lloyd for two hours of Beatles Brunch at 10am here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"08.05.2016 14:00:10" Timeline Photos If you missed Beatles Brunch this morning, follow Paul's pictorial instructions and tune in tonight at 10pm:
"08.05.2016 07:50:02" Timeline Photos It's almost time for Beatles Brunch with Geoff. Join him at 10am for 2 hours of The Beatles fueled by this:
"29.04.2016 12:18:57" Absolute Radio On Tuesday, Ten Weeks of Tickets is back.
Win your tickets to the Official Isle of Wight Festival with The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show and the Magnificent Zoltar... If you'd like to see The Who and more at Isle of Wight Festival, then listen to The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show from Tuesday and Zoltar may grant your wish...
"27.04.2016 13:33:01" Timeline Photos Little Peggy March started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart today in 1963 with 'I Will Follow Him'.
At 15 years, Little Peggy March became the youngest female singer to have a US No.1 record.
"22.04.2016 11:00:21" Absolute Classic Rock A stunning example of Prince's mastery of the guitar. Such an amazing solo. Although obviously Prince is not a 60s artist we could not go without posting this incredible guitar solo performance he added to 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' by The Beatles.
Eric Clapton was once asked what it was like to be the greatest guitar player
"20.04.2016 15:34:09" Timeline Photos On this day in 1969, Session drummer Benny Benjamin died. He was on of the famous 'The Funk Brothers' and played on many Tamla Motown hits including, "My Girl", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Baby Love", "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", "Papa
"17.04.2016 08:13:02" Timeline Photos At 10am join Geoff Lloyd for 2 hours of Beatles Brunch. Why not have a boiled egg...man:
(also repeated tonight at 10pm. Tune in here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s)
"12.04.2016 13:32:54" Timeline Photos On this day in 1967, Mick Jagger was punched in the face by an airport official during a row at Le Bourget Airport in France.
Jagger lost his temper after The Stones were being searched for drugs resulting in them missing their flight.
"11.04.2016 10:36:39" Tom Jones Sir Tom Jones' wife of 59 years, Lady Melinda Rose Woodward, passed away Sunday morning, April 10, after a short but fierce battle with cancer. Surrounded by her husband and loved ones, she passed away peacefully at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. R.I.P.
"10.04.2016 07:29:02" Timeline Photos Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd is on at 10am today. You can listen here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
On this day in 1962, The Beatles original bass player Stuart Sutcliffe died aged 22 of a brain haemorrhage on the way to hospital.
"09.04.2016 12:33:02" Timeline Photos On this day in 1966, The Righteous Brothers started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You're My Soul And Inspiration'. It was a No.15 hit in the UK.
"03.04.2016 07:25:02" Timeline Photos Geoff is back with Beatles Brunch at 10am.
On this day in 1963 in Beatles History: The Beatles played the last show on a UK tour supporting Helen Shapiro at The Gaumont Cinema in Hanley, Stoke.
Listen here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"02.04.2016 08:06:03" Timeline Photos After completing his national service and flying back to America, Elvis Presley stepped on British soil for the first and only time in his life when the plane carrying him stopped for refueling at Prestwick Airport in Scotland, today in 1960.
"01.04.2016 12:14:27" Absolute Classic Rock On this day 50 years ago, The Troggs recorded their iconic version of 'Wild Thing'!
"31.03.2016 11:15:45" Absolute Radio 70s RIP Ronnie Corbett, who has died aged 85. Some sad news. RIP Ronnie
"30.03.2016 16:43:04" Timeline Photos On this day in 1967, During an appearance by Jimi Hendrix on Top Of The Pops, a technician put on the backing track of Alan Price's 'Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear', to which Hendrix responded 'I don't know the words to this one man.'
"28.03.2016 09:24:01" March 1964: The British invasion continued around the world with The Beatles scoring the top six positions on the Australian chart.
"27.03.2016 15:20:01" www.absoluteradio.co.uk Absolute Radio Where real music matters. If you missed #BeatlesBrunch, it's repeated tonight at 10pm. You can listen here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"27.03.2016 11:01:02" Timeline Photos Happy Easter egg eating from the 60s.
"27.03.2016 07:17:00" At 10am it's Geoff Lloyd's Beatles Brunch. As it's the Easter weekend, we'll be eating these for our brunch:
"24.03.2016 18:04:39" www.youtube.com Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound On this day in 1966, Simon and Garfunkel made their UK singles chart debut with 'Homeward Bound.' Simon is said to have written the song at Farnworth railway station, Widnes, while stranded overnight waiting for a train. A plaque is displayed in the
"15.03.2016 16:29:54" Timeline Photos On this day in 1968, The Stones started daily recording sessions at Olympic Studios in London for Beggars Banquet. They worked from 7pm to 8am each day without a break.
"13.03.2016 08:18:02" Timeline Photos Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd is back at 10am. It's a 2 hour special George Martin tribute.
Listen here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"10.03.2016 11:58:44" Absolute Radio You can now listen again to the hour-long musical tribute to George Martin from Geoff Lloyd with Annabel Port. This is a marvellous listen - Geoff's tribute to George Martin.
"09.03.2016 10:29:49" Timeline Photos As tribute to Sir George Martin, we will be playing a track by The Beatles every hour today
"09.03.2016 06:20:11" news.sky.com 'Fifth Beatle' Sir George Martin Dies Aged 90 R.I.P. Sir George Martin
"08.03.2016 13:37:16" mashable.com The fake lunar surface where Apollo 11 trained for the moon landing That one small step took months of practice. One small step for man... Photos from 1969 of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins practicing on a fake moon surface.
"07.03.2016 08:34:03" Timeline Photos We're trying to find the nations favourite album & there's quite a few 60s ones that made the list, a few are in the picture below.
Let's show the new bands exactly who they are up against! Cast you're vote here: http://absrad.io/1WZelIv
"06.03.2016 08:18:02" Timeline Photos It's Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd at 10am and if you miss it, it's repeated tonight at 10pm.
Listen here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"05.03.2016 12:05:01" Timeline Photos The Mannish Boys released their second single 'I Pity The Fool' on this day in '65
It featured a young David Bowie and was produced by Shel Talmy, (who was also producing the early singles and albums by The Who and The Kinks). Also, Jimmy Page was
"04.03.2016 08:59:01" Timeline Photos The Rolling Stones went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ruby Tuesday' today in '67. It was the group's fourth US No.1 single.
'Lets Spend The Night Together' was the original A side but after radio stations banned the song 'Tuesday' became the A
"02.03.2016 10:35:03" Timeline Photos Beatles Flasback!
The Beatles began filming what would become their first feature film 'A Hard Day's Night' at Marylebone train station in London on this day in '64
"01.03.2016 07:26:05" Timeline Photos On this day in 1966, Gene Clark of The Byrds announced he was leaving the group due to his fear of flying.
If you haven't yet seen it; 'The Byrd Who Flew Alone' tracks Clark's extraordinary gifts and tragic war with limelight.
"28.02.2016 08:33:02" Timeline Photos 2 hours of Beatles Brunch starts at 10am with Geoff.
Today in '66, fans barricaded themselves inside the Cavern Club to protest its closure after it ran up thousands in debt... Thankfully, it's still open, so you can stay in bed.
"27.02.2016 10:25:01" Timeline Photos 21 year-old former hairdresser and cloakroom attendant at The Cavern Club, Cilla Black was at No.1 on the UK singles chart today in 1964 with 'Anyone Who Had A Heart.'
It was written by Bacharach and David it was Black's first UK No.1.
Also this week's
"26.02.2016 12:23:01" www.youtube.com Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made for Walkin' "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" is a pop song musically composed by Lee Hazlewood and first written and recorded by Nancy Sinatra. It was released in Febr... Nancy Sinatra went to No.1 today in '66 with 'These Boots Are Made For Walking'
"25.02.2016 18:19:18" Timeline Photos Today we've been remembering the late great George Harrison who would have been 73 today.
"25.02.2016 08:13:07" www.youtube.com KIDS REACT TO THE BEATLES A little something to give you hope that in a world of Justin Bieber, it's possible to train children to have good taste in music.
Kids react to seeing the Beatles...
"24.02.2016 11:04:02" Timeline Photos The Rolling Stones started a Sunday night residency at The Station Hotel, Richmond, Surrey on this day in 1963.
They were paid £24 for the gig and played on the first night to a total of 66 people.
£24 from 1963 would be worth around £392 now.
"23.02.2016 11:51:02" On this day in 1965, Filming began on The Beatles follow up to 'A Hard Day's Night' on location in the Bahamas with the working title of 'Eight Arms To Hold You.'
"14.02.2016 08:43:03" Timeline Photos Geoff is back at 10am with 2 hours of Beatles Brunch. If you're awake now, there is time for one of these:
"31.01.2016 08:39:03" Timeline Photos At 10am join Geoff Lloyd for 2 hours of Beatles Brunch - If you want, you can even stay in your Pajamas.
"29.01.2016 18:43:21" Timeline Photos On this day in 1967, Jimi Hendrix and The Who appeared at The Saville Theatre, in London. 20 year-old future Queen guitarist Brian May was in the audience.
"26.01.2016 13:35:06" imgur.com Let's be honest Ringo is a bad ass. Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet. Ringo Starr did a 'Which Beatle are you?' quiz and got John Lennon. Click the link to see the response he put on FB:
"24.01.2016 08:36:02" Timeline Photos Beatles Brunch with Geoff is on at 10am here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
On this day in 1958, The Quarry Men performed at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, (this was the band's only performance at the club). It was three years later when they appeared
"20.01.2016 10:32:15" Timeline Photos On this day in 1967, The Monkees TV show was shown for the first time in the UK.
"17.01.2016 08:49:03" Timeline Photos It's Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd at 10am .
Today in 1967, The Daily Mail ran the story about a local council survey finding 4,000 holes in the road in Lancashire inspiring John Lennon's contribution to The Beatles song 'A Day In The Life'.
"16.01.2016 13:02:02" Timeline Photos Is it snowing where you are this weekend? I hope you are wearing the latest snow trends:
"15.01.2016 11:14:55" Timeline Photos Today something great happened in 1961: The Supremes signed a world wide recording contract with Motown Records. Originally founded as the Primettes, they became the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most succe
"11.01.2016 17:30:55" Timeline Photos Yoko Ono tweeted a moment ago about John and David's friendship and we thought we would share it:
"11.01.2016 07:28:07" Timeline Photos Very sad to hear that the Thin White Duke, Sir David Bowie has passed away after an 18 month battle with cancer. RIP
"08.01.2016 15:12:53" www.nme.com 'Yellow Submarine' animator Robert Balser dies aged 88 | NME.COM 1968 Beatles movie featured Blue Meanies and songs from the Fab Four's back catalogue 'Yellow Submarine' animator Robert Balser has passed away aged 88:
"07.01.2016 15:05:16" Timeline Photos
"04.01.2016 16:28:16" Timeline Photos On this day in 1968, The University of California announced that students taking music degrees would have to study the music of The Rolling Stones saying they had made such an important contribution to modern music.
"01.01.2016 11:25:02" Timeline Photos The morning after the night before...
"31.12.2015 23:59:03" Timeline Photos Happy New Year!
"29.12.2015 10:13:03" Timeline Photos Today in 1966, The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their debut on the UK TV show Top Of The Pops performing 'Hey Joe'.
"27.12.2015 09:11:02" Timeline Photos Happy Birthday to Les Maguire from Gerry And The Pacemakers, Mike Pinder from The Moody Blues and Pete Quaife, bass player for The Kinks
"26.12.2015 10:31:02" Timeline Photos On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a Beach Boys Christmas album that filled me with glee
"25.12.2015 08:55:03" Timeline Photos It's CHRISTMAS! Join Geoff for a festive Beatles Brunch at 10am while you get the turkey on.
Listen here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"24.12.2015 14:28:02" Timeline Photos Have yourself a James Brown Christmas!
"22.12.2015 09:58:02" Timeline Photos On this day in 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, The Who, Eric Burdon & The Animals and many more all appeared at The Olympia, London at an all night festival 'Christmas On Earth Continued'. The DJ was John Peel and tickets cost just £1.
"21.12.2015 12:16:02" youtube.com Dave Davies - You Really Got Me Dave Davies with special guest brother Ray on vocals at Islington Assembly Hall in London on 18th December 2015. The Kinks brothers Ray and Dave Davies have reunited on stage for the first time in around 20 years. Is there a Kinks reunion on the cards?
"18.12.2015 15:32:41" Mark Feel free to share this video.
John Lennon's Happy Christmas War is over
with a Star Wars theme
"13.12.2015 08:54:01" Beatles Brunch is on at 10am with Geoff and on this day in 1961, The Beatles performed at the The Cavern Club Liverpool playing two shows at lunchtime and then again at night. Decca Records' Mike Smith attended the night performance with a view to of
"11.12.2015 17:22:10" www.youtube.com The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman (1961) Writers: Georgia Dobbins, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, Freddie Gorman, William Garrett Releasing date: August 21, 1961 Format: 7" single Label: Tamla Motow... On The Marvelettes track 'Please Mr Postman' one of the session musicians was none other than a 22 year old Marvin Gaye. He was on drums.
"08.12.2015 15:11:12" Timeline Photos On this day in 1961, The Beach Boys first single 'Surfin' was released on Candix Records, a small label based in Los Angeles. On the strength of the song’s performance in the Southern California market, Capitol Records signed the group. Other surfing
"06.12.2015 08:34:03" Timeline Photos It's Beatles Brunch at 10am with Geoff Lloyd and it's also our favourite Beatles fact ever.
Yesterday in 1960, Paul McCartney and Pete Best were arrested for pinning a condom to a brick wall and then igniting it.
Listen here: www.absoluteradio.co.u
"03.12.2015 17:17:04" Timeline Photos On this day in 1964 - The Rolling Stones had their second UK No.1 single with their version of 'Little Red Rooster'.
The Stones recorded the song at Chess Studios in Chicago, the same studios where Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Little Walter had r
"30.11.2015 15:56:00" www.youtube.com Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman On this day in 1968, Glen Campbell started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Wichita Lineman.'
"22.11.2015 08:51:02" Timeline Photos It's almost time for #BeatlesBrunch with Geoff Lloyd. It's starts at 10am so you can push snooze a few more times!
"19.11.2015 09:22:01" www.youtube.com The Supremes Baby Love Today in 1964, The Supremes became the first all girl group to have a UK No.1 single when 'Baby Love' went to the top of the charts. It was written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland.
"18.11.2015 15:21:41" Timeline Photos On this day in '63 The Beatles received silver LP discs for 'Please, Please Me' and 'With The Beatles'. They also received a silver EP disco for 'Twist and Shout' and a silver single for 'She Loves You'.
"11.11.2015 21:06:18" Timeline Photos On this day in 1965, the final recording session for The Beatles 'Rubber Soul' album took place, at Abbey Road. They recorded two new songs from start to finish - Paul's ‘You Won't See Me’ and John's ‘Girl’, the basic tracks for both songs being comp
"09.11.2015 17:53:58" Absolute Radio Just announced: The Who will continue their 50th anniversary celebrations with a one-off show at The SSE Arena, Wembley on February 13th 2016!
Tickets go on sale in our store at 9am on Friday 20th November: http://absrad.io/fA8jPb
"08.11.2015 11:00:07" Timeline Photos Today in 1967, The Foundations were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Baby, Now That I've Found You'
"07.11.2015 13:00:08" Timeline Photos Today in 1969, The Rolling Stones kicked off their 6th North American tour at Fort Collins State University, Colorado. Also on the bill was Ike and Tina Turner, Chuck Berry and BB King
"07.11.2015 08:00:02" Timeline Photos Today in 1963, The Beatles played the first of two nights at the Adelphi, Dublin - Their only appearances in Ireland
"06.11.2015 08:00:06" Timeline Photos Today in 1965, The Beatles' Yesterday was knocked off the No.1 spot in the US singles chart by The Rolling Stones' Get Off Of My Cloud
"01.11.2015 10:41:22" You're late for a very important date! It's Beatles O'Clock right now! (You earned that lie-in though so don't worry, you can catch up tonight at 10pm)
Listen here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"27.10.2015 16:21:33" Timeline Photos On this day in 1966, The Four Tops were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Reach Out I'll Be There.' The group's only UK No.1
"19.10.2015 14:28:14" Timeline Photos Today in 1968, 18 year old Peter Frampton meet Steve Marriott at a Small Faces show in London. After striking up a friendship, the two started planning a new group which emerged as Humble Pie next April.
"12.10.2015 16:01:50" Today in 1969, the biggest Beatles rumour started when a DJ on Detroit's WKNR radio station received a phone call telling him that if you play The Beatles 'Strawberry Fields Forever' backwards, you hear John Lennon say the words "I buried Paul." This
"12.10.2015 11:25:06" The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show 70 celebrities called, but only 1 can be crowned winner! Here's a megamix of the top 5.
Go to our website to hear the full calls and cast your vote: http://absrad.io/1Um3U54 Voting closes at 7:30am Tuesday morning for your favourite celebrity on Who's Calling Christian, so head to our website to decide which charity gets up to £20,000!
"05.10.2015 08:07:03" Timeline Photos Are you experienced? On this fateful day in 1966, Having moved to London, Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding played together for the first time and thus The Jimi Hendrix Experience were formed.
"04.10.2015 07:57:02" Timeline Photos "Woke up, fell out of bed,
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup,
And looking up I noticed I was late"
Don't worry, you're not late yet. Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd is at 10am. You can listen to it here: www.absol
"01.10.2015 18:01:27" Timeline Photos On this day in 1967, Thieves broke into Mick Jagger's London flat and stole jewellery and furs belonging to his then girlfriend Marianne Faithfull.
"30.09.2015 09:06:02" Timeline Photos On this day in 1967, The UK's first National pop radio station, BBC Radio 1, was launched in the UK to take over from the very successful pirate radio stations, which had been forced off-air by the Government.
Former pirate DJ Tony Blackburn, from R
"27.09.2015 07:50:02" Timeline Photos Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd is at 10am and yesterday in 1969, The Beatles released 'Abbey Road' in the UK.
The final studio recordings from the group featured two George Harrison songs 'Something' (Harrison's first A-side single), and 'Here Com
"26.09.2015 10:56:01" Timeline Photos On this day in 1965: At the end of a European tour Roger Daltry knocked out Keith Moon and the singer was sacked from The Who. The band were playing two shows in one night in Denmark, when an argument broke about between all four band members. Daltre
"25.09.2015 10:35:12" Timeline Photos Absolute Radio's Andy Bush did this drawing of Keef:
"22.09.2015 14:43:59" Timeline Photos On this day in 1964, Herman's Hermits were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Carole King & Gerry Goffin song 'I'm Into Something Good', the group's only UK No.1.
"18.09.2015 20:19:32" Absolute Classic Rock Jimi Hendrix died 45 years ago today...too short a life, but very sweet. R.I.P.
"17.09.2015 11:08:02" Timeline Photos Police arrived at a Rolling Stones gig at the ABC Theatre in Carlisle today in '64 after a trouble broke out with the 4,000 fans at the concert.
"15.09.2015 10:06:01" Timeline Photos The Small Faces were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All Or Nothing' today in 1966. It was their only No.1 hit.
According to Kay Marriott, Steve Marriott's mother, Steve wrote the song about his split with ex-fiancee Sue Oliver, though first
"13.09.2015 07:38:01" www.youtube.com The Beatles Through The Years - YouTube How each of the fab Four changed in physical appearance from Year to Year. Beatles Brunch is on at 10am with Geoff Lloyd. Check out this parody video of the Beatles through the years:
"12.09.2015 09:04:01" Timeline Photos On this day in 1966, N.B.C. aired the 1st episode of The Monkees TV show in the US. It ran for a total of 58 episodes
"08.09.2015 13:51:24" Timeline Photos Absolute Radio's very own Andy Bush did this brilliant little Beatles illustration which is too good not to share with you:
"06.09.2015 07:58:02" Timeline Photos Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd is back today at 10am
Do as Ringo does and enjoy a bacon sarnie whilst we play you 2 hours of nothing but the Beatles.
www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s (also repeated tonight at 10pm)
"05.09.2015 09:39:01" www.rollingstone.com 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time From Brill Building tunesmiths to punk poets, from Woody Guthrie to Max Martin, the visionaries who defined music history Rolling Stone magazine have released a list of 100 greatest ever songwriters and naturally there are lots of 60s artists featured including Smokey, Lennon, Jagger & Richards, Davies and many many more:
"04.09.2015 13:49:31" Timeline Photos We could watch them for hours....
"03.09.2015 15:22:21" Timeline Photos When the Beatles were interviewed they came out with some brilliant answers, here are a few:
"31.08.2015 10:56:01" www.youtube.com The Mamas And The Papas - California Dreamin'. Audio Gold Song ful HD.mp4 It's our last Bank Holiday as we welcome in Autumn. Only one song for it:
"30.08.2015 07:44:04" Beatles Brunch is at 10am. Today in 1962 in their lives, this happened: The Beatles played at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, at lunchtime and at the Riverpark Ballroom in Chester at night with Gerry & the Pacemakers.
"29.08.2015 10:23:01" Today in 1961, Tamla Records released the Marvelettes first single, 'Please Mr. Postman'. The song went on to sell over a million copies and become the group's biggest hit
"28.08.2015 14:47:09" Today would have been Stirling Morrison of Velvet Underground's birthday. He died of cancer on 30th August 1995.
"25.08.2015 14:52:19" Two extremely 'devoted' fans hired a helicopter to fly over the house the Beatles were renting in Beverly Hills. They jumped out of it and into the swimming pool on this day in 1965.
"23.08.2015 07:40:02" Beatles Brunch is with Geoff Lloyd at 10am. Today in '62 John Lennon married Cynthia Powell at Liverpool's Mount Pleasant register office.
Listen here: http://absoluteradio.co.uk/60s (also repeated tonight at 10pm)
"22.08.2015 15:16:03" Ringo quit the Beatles after tensions came to a head while recording The White Album on this day in 1968
"22.08.2015 10:11:01" www.youtube.com the supremes where did our love go The Supremes started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart today in 1964 with 'Where Did Our Love Go' the girl group's first No.1.
Holland–Dozier–Holland had originally composed the song for The Marvelettes to record it who rejected the
"21.08.2015 17:43:07" On this day in 1967, The Doors started recording their second album at Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood.
"18.08.2015 19:40:41" The Beatles first record contract is at auction for $150,000 in September! Signed in Hamburg with Pete Best on drums
"18.08.2015 15:18:38" It was 53 years ago today that Ringo Starr made his debut as part of The Beatles at a horticultural society dance after having had just a two-hour rehearsal in preparation.
(Photo credit Dezo Hoffmann)
"16.08.2015 08:02:05" Join Geoff Lloyd for 2 hours of Beatles Brunch from 10am this morning here: http://absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
(Also repeated tonight at 10pm)
"15.08.2015 10:04:05" On this day in 1960, Elvis Presley started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'It's Now Or Never', also No.1 in the UK. The song which was based on the Italian song, 'O Sole Mio', gave Presley his first post-army No.1.
"11.08.2015 14:22:25" On this day in 1964, The High Numbers, (later to become The Who), played at The Railway Hotel in Harrow. Just before the band were due on stage, Roger Daltry's father-in law came into the venue and dragged the singer outside and hit him. The band sta
"09.08.2015 07:29:04" On this day in 1966: In response to John Lennon's remark about The Beatles being bigger than Jesus, The South African Broadcasting Corporation banned all Beatles records.
Beatles Brunch is at 10am with Geoff this morning (and repeated tonight at 1
"08.08.2015 11:11:04" On this day in 1969, The photo session for the cover of The Beatles 'Abbey Road' album took place on the crossing outside Abbey Road studios.
"05.08.2015 15:01:20" On this day in 1966: The Beatles Revolver was released in the UK. The bands seventh album featured: ‘Taxman’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’, ‘I'm Only Sleeping’, ‘Here, There and Everywhere’, ‘She Said She Said’, ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ and ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’
"03.08.2015 10:13:32" We're saddened to hear of the passing of one of the 60s most successful female artists, Cilla Black. She was part of the Liverpool scene that Beatles' manager Brian Epstein helped foster, going on to entertain the nation with singles such as 'Alfie'
"03.08.2015 07:37:04" www.lettersofnote.com Letters of Note: I want us to break up the act Fascinating letters. Interesting correspondence. Had Morecambe not replied with "I've never heard such rubbish in all my life" to this letter from Eric, the history of Morecambe and Wise could have been very different:...
"02.08.2015 07:48:04" Today in 1964, The Beatles appeared at the Gaumont Cinema in Bournemouth. One of the supporting acts, billed as a 'new and unknown London group', was The Kinks.
It's Beatles Brunch at 10am with Geoff Lloyd. (Also repeated at 10pm)
"01.08.2015 10:20:04" On this day in 1965, During a UK tour, The Rolling Stones appeared at the London Palladium supported by The Walker Brothers, The Fourmost, Steampacket featuring Rod Stewart and Sugar Pie Desanto with The Shevelles.
"31.07.2015 10:02:05" One can only imagine the parties that occurred on the fifth floor at 231 East 47th Street during the 60s, for this was Andy Warhol's Factory, with that in mind, it's hard not to sympathise with Warhol's landlord at the time...
(Via Letters Of note)
"29.07.2015 13:54:27" On this day in 1966: Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker made their live debut at Cream at The Twisted Wheel in Manchester.
Their 3rd album 'Wheels Of Fire' was the first ever platinum-selling double album.
"27.07.2015 14:42:57" www.youtube.com Mama Cass Eliot - Dream a little dream of me Today in 1968, Cass Elliot released her first solo single following the break up of The Mamas and Papas. ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’ had been around since 1931 and had been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Frankie Laine and many others. Cass' version woul
"26.07.2015 07:26:02" Join Geoff Lloyd for 2 hours of Beatles Brunch at 10am and take heed of these words of wisdom from Yoko Ono (Try it and let us know how you get on!) :
"25.07.2015 11:50:02" SOUL TIME: Tonight at 6pm Pete Mitchell is joined by Viola Billups of The Flirtations.
(Also repeated at 6pm tomorrow)
"23.07.2015 14:23:14" Today in 1969, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 in the UK with 'Honky Tonk Women,' the group's 8th and last UK No.
"19.07.2015 07:33:05" Beatles Brunch is on at 10am with Geoff Lloyd. On this day in 1967, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All You Need Is Love' the group's 12th UK No.1 single.
"18.07.2015 12:50:02" SOUL TIME:
Tonight at 6pm Pete Mitchell is joined by record label owner, musician, manager, Mr Alan McGee. (Also repeated tomorrow at 6pm)
"17.07.2015 18:04:02" www.dailymotion.com Yellow Submarine (1968) George Dunning with Beatles (John, Paul, George and Ringo) Today in 1968, The animated film Yellow Submarine, premiered at The London Pavilion. The Beatles made a cameo appearance in the film but didn't supply their own voices for the characters.
"16.07.2015 14:43:33" On this day in 1962, The Beach Boys signed to Capitol Records in the US, their first hit was in Sept this year with 'Surfin' Safari.'
"12.07.2015 12:02:02" If you missed Soul Time yesterday, it's repeated tonight at 6pm. Pete Mitchell was joined by Tainted Love singer and Motown songwriter Gloria Jones.
"12.07.2015 07:15:01" www.mirror.co.uk 7 completely legit signs that Paul McCartney died in 1966 One of the most famous conspiracy theories of the 1960s is back, but that doesn't mean it's any more believable Beatles Brunch is on at 10am this morning with Geoff Lloyd. Here is a handy guide to the reasons why Paul McCartney definitely is not the real Paul McCartney:
"11.07.2015 12:07:01" SOUL TIME: Tonight at 6pm Pete Mitchell is joined by Gloria Jones who had a hit record with 'Tainted Love' in '64 and was the girlfriend of Marc Bolan until his death in '77. She also was a songwriter for Motown and wrote songs for The Four Tops, Mar
"10.07.2015 09:50:48" www.avclub.com Johnny Depp dons his producer mustache for Muscle Shoals drama series In a move that unfortunately—or thankfully, depending on your thoughts on Mortdecai—will not require the respected thespian-turned-mustache aficionado to put on his best Alabama accent, Johnny Depp has reportedly signed on as one of the producers of Johnny Depp has signed up as a producer of the forthcoming drama series based on the documentary 'Muscle Shoals'. We loved the doc, so we're really hoping this is a success.
"07.07.2015 13:44:13" Don't pass him by...Sending 'peace and love' to the amazing Ringo Starr on his 75th birthday. You're a true legend!
"06.07.2015 14:18:56" It was 58 years ago today that John met Paul
"03.07.2015 09:47:36" Today we are thinking of Brian Jones who passed away on this day at the age of 27 in 1969
"01.07.2015 14:04:24" www.youtube.com The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon A day like today calls for The Kinks and Sunny Afternoon:
"29.06.2015 09:58:53" The Who Last night's set list at Glastonbury from the best rock'n'roll band in the world.
Who Are You
The Kids Are Alright
I Can See for Miles
Pictures of Lily
Behind Blue Eyes
You Better You Bet
"23.06.2015 12:10:47" Our friends at MOJO have revived MOJO '60s- a magazine dedicated entirely to the 60s!
Featuring a 20 page Dylan special, Hendrix, The Beatles at home and two frameable art prints!
Out now: http://bit.ly/1SFZqSx
"21.06.2015 11:39:02" Happy 71st Birthday to a dedicated follower of fashion, Ray Davies of The Kinks
"21.06.2015 07:53:03" Beatles Brunch is on at 10am (repeated at 10pm)
On this day in 1966, Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded from start to finish, a new John Lennon song ‘She Said She Said’. The song was reportedly based on a bizarre conversa
"20.06.2015 11:58:04" SOUL TIME! Join Pete Mitchell and his guest Pauline Black of The Selector at 6pm tonight (also repeated tomorrow at 6pm). They'll bring the funk, you just need to turn up and tune in.
"19.06.2015 09:45:25" On this day in 1968, The Rolling Stones scored their seventh UK No.1 single when 'Jumpin Jack Flash' hit the top of the charts. Keith Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards' country house, where they were aw
"18.06.2015 09:00:06" We're glad it's your birthday. Happy birthday to you, Sir Paul McCartney!
"14.06.2015 07:54:02" www.youtube.com Dave Grohl, Chad Smith and more on Ringo's drumming From Ringo Starr's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame presentation on HBO. Beatles Brunch is on at 10am. Join Geoff for 2 hours of loveliness.
In the meantime, watch this - A load of great drummers talking about why Ringo was great:
"12.06.2015 12:00:07" SOUL TIME! Tonight at 6pm Pete Mitchell is joined by David McAlmont - formally of McAlmont and Butler - for 2 hours of funk and soul. (Also repeated tomorrow at 6pm)
"12.06.2015 07:57:05" The Isle of Wight Festival kicks off today. It started in 1968 but '69 was most notable because Bob Dylan played and it was his first paid gig since his motorcycle crash some 3 years earlier.
"12.06.2015 00:54:02" Today it would have been Reg Presley of The Troggs' birthday. Happy Birthday 'Wild Thing'
"11.06.2015 08:52:01" www.youtube.com Rolling Stones - Paint It Black Today the Rolling Stones started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Paint It, Black', the group's third US No.1 single. It was Also a No.1 in the UK and it was the first No.1 single to feature a sitar on the recording.
"10.06.2015 20:42:35" On this day in 1966, Steve Marriott of The Small Faces collapsed while performing on Ready Steady Go! The group were forced to cancel the following weeks gigs.
"05.06.2015 09:00:01" www.youtube.com David Bowie 1966 Marquee Club The Showboat Interview In 1966 between the dates of April 10th and June 12th the famous Marquee Club hosted a lunchtime show called 'The Bowie Showboat' with David Bowie. It was billed as 'three hours of music and mime'. Admission was 3 shillings
Here is an interview of
"04.06.2015 10:43:02" Happy Birthday to Michelle Gilliam of The Mamas and The Papas.
"03.06.2015 09:38:02" Today it would have be Allen Ginsberg's Birthday. Allen passed away in 1997 at the age of 70.
"02.06.2015 16:29:26" Today in 1963, The Rolling Stones played two gigs in one day. The first at Studio 51, Ken Colyer Club in Soho. (The Stones played a regular afternoon gig at the club from 4 until 6.30 and were billed as Rhythm and Blues with The Rolling Stones) and
"31.05.2015 13:00:02" If you missed Soul Time yesterday, it's repeated tonight at 6pm. @PeteMitchellDJ was joined by Ady Croasdell of Ace Records.
you can listen here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"31.05.2015 07:52:02" It's Beatles O'Clock at 10am. Have a snooze and set the alarm and then Join Geoff for 2 hours of happiness here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
(Also repeated at 10pm this evening)
"30.05.2015 10:00:03" SOUL TIME! Tonight at 6pm Pete Mitchell is joined by regular to the show Ady Croasdell of Ace Records and his amazing record collection.
"28.05.2015 15:55:30" www.youtube.com PAUL MCCARTNEY & DAVE GROHL 'I SAW HER STANDING THERE' @ 02 LONDON 2015 PAUL MCCARTNEY & DAVE GROHL 'I SAW HER STANDING THERE' @ 02 LONDON 2015 Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters joins Sir Paul McCartney on stage at London's O2 to perform 'I Saw Her Standing There'
"26.05.2015 10:11:02" www.mojo4music.com The Beatles' 101 Greatest Songs | MOJO MOJO presents The Beatles' 101 Greatest Songs, as picked by a top panel of musicians and writers. Find out who picked what and listen now to our selections. Paul Weller, Brian Wilson, Elvis Costello and The Edge helped compile MOJO's 101 Greatest Beatles Songs. How right did they get it?
"25.05.2015 14:00:48" www.youtube.com A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum Today in 1967, Procol Harum's 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale', entered the UK chart for the first time, where it went on to become a No.1 hit.
"25.05.2015 10:00:04" Happy Bank Holiday! Here's hoping we get a bit of sunshine and can Twist and Shout on the beaches like these guys:
"24.05.2015 19:00:15" If you've had a nice lazy Sunday and missed Beatles Brunch this morning. Don't worry, it's repeated tonight at 10pm so you can have a nice glass of wine instead of beans on toast with it.
"24.05.2015 13:00:01" If you missed Soul Time yesterday it's repeated tonight at 6pm. Pete was joined by The Jam's Rick Buckler.
"24.05.2015 07:50:03" We have a little show every Sunday Morning at 10am called Beatles Brunch and it is all because of this...
On May 9th of 1962, after many weeks of trying, Brian Epstein met with the A & R man at Parlophone — George Martin — for a second time, and pla
"23.05.2015 13:02:03" SOUL TIME! Tonight at 6pm Pete Mitchell is joined by Rick Buckler of The Jam and as usual he's brought his record box and a stack of 45s.
Tune in here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"22.05.2015 13:15:47" Happy Friday everyone.
"21.05.2015 09:35:02" On this day in 1966 Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of the Who grew tired of waiting for John Entwistle and Keith Moon to arrive for their gig at the Ricky Tick Club in Windsor, so they took to the stage with the bass player and drummer of the loca
"20.05.2015 17:00:31" Happy Birthday to Cher who is 69 today!
"20.05.2015 14:17:50" Today we're thinking of Joe Cocker as it would have been his birthday today.
"19.05.2015 12:27:58" What if the most influential rock icons in history met the new acts that were inspired by them? Do you think they support their own legacy?
Check the gallery on this page for more reversed fan pictures:
"18.05.2015 10:11:02" This is the same couple that are on the cover of the Woodstock soundtrack. Their names are Nick and Bobbi Ercoline and they are still together to this day.
"17.05.2015 07:30:03" Join Geoff Lloyd for 2 hours of Beatles Brunch from 10am. Make sure you are in your Sunday best and looking smart else you can't get in.
"16.05.2015 12:59:03" SOUL TIME! Tonight at 6pm Pete Mitchell is joined by Adam Duritz from Counting Crows and they'll play a stack of 45s.
You can listen here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s (Soul Time is also repeated tomorrow at 6pm)
"15.05.2015 11:01:05" On this day in 1967, Paul McCartney met American photographer Linda Eastman for the first time, during a Georgie Fame concert at the Bag O'Nails nightclub in London. They married on March 12, 1969.
"15.05.2015 07:34:04" www.theguardian.com BB King, blues legend R.I.P. Self-deprecating but with a magisterial stage presence, King developed a style that was both innovative and rooted in blues history.
"11.05.2015 07:02:02" On this day in 1964, Chuck Berry began his first ever UK tour at The Astoria Theatre, London, supported by The Animals, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Karl Denver and the Nashville Teens
"10.05.2015 19:36:02" Geoff is back for Beatles Brunch this morning at 10am. What album outfit do you prefer?
(Also repeated tonight at 10pm)
"09.05.2015 12:36:02" SOUL TIME: Tonight from 6pm Pete Mitchell is joined by Sheila E an American singer, drummer, and percussionist who has collaborated with Prince, Lionel Richie and Ringo Starr, to name a few.
You can listen here www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"08.05.2015 16:04:29" vimeo.com Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues - HQ "Subterranean Homesick Blues" is a song by Bob Dylan, originally released in 1965 as a single on Columbia Records. It appeared 19 days later as the lead… On this day in 1965, The filming of the promotional film for Bob Dylan’s 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' took place at the side of the Savoy Hotel in London. Actors in the background were Allen Ginsberg and Bob Neuwirth. This became one of the first 'm
"03.05.2015 07:39:03" Geoff is on holiday and so Chris Martin is in for him on #BeatlesBrunch at10am. (Also repeated at 10pm tonight)
He's dressed for the occasion in one of these:
"02.05.2015 12:04:03" SOUL TIME: Tonight at 6pm Pete Mitchell is joined by his old pal Noddy Holder and they have a stack of soul and funk tunes to play you.
You can listen here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s (also repeated tomorrow at 6pm)
"01.05.2015 13:35:03" RIP Ben E King who passed away today at the age of 76
"29.04.2015 10:08:18" Our thoughts and best wishes are going out to Joni Mitchell, who is currently in hospital - thankfully, she's expected to make a full recovery.
"29.04.2015 05:00:01" www.bbc.co.uk Louie Louie singer Jack Ely dies aged 71 - BBC News Jack Ely, the lead singer of the Kingsmen best known for 1960s hit Louie Louie, dies aged 71 Sad news this morning, Jack Ely of The Kingsmen has died aged 71.
"27.04.2015 07:05:03" The future looks terrible!!
"26.04.2015 08:04:02" Beatles Brunch with Geoff is at 10am here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s. (Also repeated tonight at 10pm)
You can only listen if you're wearing these shoes:
"25.04.2015 10:00:07" SOUL TIME! Pete Mitchell is joined by Mary Wilson of The Supremes. Yes, an actual Supreme is on the show.
(Also repeated at 6pm tomorrow)
Tune in at 6pm here www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"20.04.2015 16:06:51" Soul Time with George Clinton & Steve Cropper Soul Time with George Clinton & Steve Cropper Pete's joined by funk legend George Clinton of Parliament/Funkadelic and Steve Cropper of Booker T and The MGs.
You can now listen on Absolute Radio 70s Saturday nights at 10 and Sundays at 8, online, on mobile, on Digital Radio in London and on S SOUL TIME: George Clinton and Steve Cropper of Booker T & The MGs join Pete for the finest in funk and soul.
Listen again here:
"20.04.2015 12:21:35" R.I.P. one of the finest frontmen of all time, Steve Marriott of Small Faces & Humble Pie who left us today in 1991.
"19.04.2015 07:46:02" Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd is on at 10am. We are busy trying to recreate this costume ready for it...this kid is a legend.
You can listen here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s - It's also repeated at 10pm tonight.
"18.04.2015 11:32:05" SOUL TIME: Tonight at 6pm Pete is joined by George Clinton of Parliament and Funkadelic, as well as guitarist & songwriter Steve Cropper.
Listen here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s (Also repeated 6pm tomorrow)
"17.04.2015 11:07:36" We have a good but very random fact for you today...On this day in 1965 - Paul McCartney spent the day shopping for furniture at Portobello Market disguised in a cloth cap, overcoat, glasses and a fake moustache
"15.04.2015 14:26:00" On this day in 1967, Jimi Hendrix, The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdink all appeared at the The Odeon, Blackpool. Tickets cost 5 and 10 shillings
"14.04.2015 14:54:05" Very sad to hear the news that Percy Sledge has passed away at the age of 73.
We just played 'When A Man Loves a Woman' right before we heard a minute ago and it still sounded amazing. Very talented man.
"14.04.2015 14:07:29" Absolute Radio is doing a vote for the 'Greatest Movie Song of All Time'. What's yours? Ours is probably something from this naughty number "Mrs Robinson, you're trying to seduce me"
Vote on the site for your chance to win a digital radio:
"12.04.2015 07:51:01" At 10am we have 2 hours of Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd. Also repeated tonight at 10pm.
We think it's perfectly acceptable at any age to eat your brunch out of this:
"11.04.2015 13:00:04" It's SOUL TIME! Tonight at 6pm Pete Mitchell is joined by legendary soul and funk vocalist NF Porter.
(Also repeated Sunday at 6pm)
"10.04.2015 17:51:16" www.youtube.com Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine (Live at Montreux) On this day in 1967, Marvin Gaye recorded his version of 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine'. The song was first recorded by The Miracles and had also been a million seller in 1967 for Gladys Knight and the Pips.
"08.04.2015 17:18:03" On this day in 1964, The Supremes recorded 'Where Did Our Love Go' at Motown Studios in Detroit. The song would become their first US No.1 single.
"06.04.2015 09:44:02" Happy Easter Monday, hope you are wearing you easter bonnets today.
"05.04.2015 13:00:14" Beatles Brunch is repeated tonight at 10pm for those of you who enjoyed a lie-in to day
On this day in 1962, The Beatles performed at the Cavern Club in Liverpool as part of a special night presented by the Beatles' fan club. The Beatles wear their
"05.04.2015 07:50:02" Beatles Brunch with Geoff is on at 10am and then repeated tonight at 10pm here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
It might be Easter Sunday but these are the only eggs we want for brunch:
"04.04.2015 13:00:07" SOUL TIME tonight at 6pm. Tonight Pete Mitchell is joined by Gwen Dickie who is the lead singer of Rose Royce and a whole stack of 45s.
Listen at www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s or via the app.
(Also repeated tomorrow at 6pm)
"03.04.2015 10:00:02" On this day in 1966, Pink Floyd appeared at The Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London. During the early 1960s a new generation of British rhythm and blues bands such as The Rolling Stones forged a new era in rock music at the Marquee.
"01.04.2015 16:34:25" Sad to hear that John Lennon's 1st wife Cynthia Lennon passed away today aged 75
"01.04.2015 15:50:25" Today in 1965, The Who recorded an appearance for Top Of The Pops at the Manchester television studio. The band then played a gig supporting Donovan at The Town Hall, Wembley, with Rod Stewart & the Soul Agents appearing at the bottom of the bill.
"30.03.2015 15:39:52" Smokey Robinson joins Pete Mitchell to talk about his career and his current album Smokey and Friends.
Listen on-demand here: http://absrad.io/1DkVPFv
"29.03.2015 19:34:02" Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd is on at 10am today and repeated at 10pm tonight. We spent 9 hours getting this in prep for the show...
You can listen via the app or here: http://absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"28.03.2015 13:08:03" Soul Time! Join Pete Mitchell tonight at 6pm as he chats to Grammy winning singer, songwriter and actor John Legend. (Also repeated tomorrow at 6pm)
Turn on, Tune in, Drop out here: http://absoluteradio.co.uk/60s or via the app.
"27.03.2015 13:06:02" Soul Time with Pete Mitchell has a new time slot, it's now on every Saturday from 6pm and then repeated Sundays at the same time.
Tomorrow he is joined by none other than John Legend.
"26.03.2015 20:00:05" absrad.io Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Live On this day in 1969, Marvin Gaye was at No.1 on the UK singles chart, with 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine'
"26.03.2015 16:12:35" On this day in 1965, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman all received electric shocks from a faulty microphone on stage during a Rolling Stones show in Denmark. Bill Wyman was knocked unconscious for several minutes.
"22.03.2015 14:15:02" If you missed Soul Time yesterday catch it again tonight as it's repeated at 6pm. Pete Mitchell was joined by Motown legend Smokey Robinson.
"22.03.2015 08:45:02" Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd is on at 10am. Instead of a normal brunch why not have a Beatle Bar instead? It looks nutritious...
Tune in here: absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"21.03.2015 13:00:15" Tonight at 6pm join Pete Mitchell and the legendary singer songwriter and producer Smokey Robinson. They will be talking about his career and his current album Smokey and Friends.
Tune in here: absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"20.03.2015 13:56:02" SOUL TIME has a new time slot. It's now on every Saturday from 6pm and then repeated on Sunday at the same time. This week legendary singer songwriter and producer Smokey Robinson talks about his career and his current album Smokey and Friends will j
"19.03.2015 15:06:52" Today would have been Paul Atkinson 69th Birthday. After being the guitarist in The Zombies he wen't into A&R for Columbia Records and signed Abba & Judas Priest!
(He is the one in the middle)
"18.03.2015 15:26:34" Today in 1965, The Rolling Stones were each fined £5 for urinating in a public place.
"15.03.2015 11:30:02" Happy Mothers day!
"15.03.2015 08:45:02" It's Beatles Brunch O'Clock at 10am. Do join us for some toast and tea and some amazing tunes from the Fab Four.
(Believe it or not, this is a mosaic of John made of toast!)
"14.03.2015 12:41:02" Soul Time has a new time slot. Join Pete Mitchell and Candi Staton tonight at 6pm (or catch the repeat tomorrow at 6pm)
Pete will also play some funk, soul and squeeze in some disco just for Candi!
"13.03.2015 10:27:02" SOUL TIME HAS MOVED - Soul time will now be on Saturdays 6pm-8pm and repeated Sunday at the same time.
This week Pete Mitchell is joined by disco queen Candi Staton
You can listen via the app or here: http://absoluteradio.co.uk/60s/
"11.03.2015 12:35:01" mashable.com 10 iconic rock stars straight chillin' with their parents Rock stars — they're just like us. Now go clean your room, Elton John. We love this gallery of rock stars with their parents:
"08.03.2015 08:28:01" www.youtube.com The Beatles - BBC Radio "Teenager's Turn / Here We Go" 1) "Memphis, Tennessee" 2) "Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)" 3) "Please Mister Postman" Beatles Brunch with Geoff is at 10am and repeated at 10pm.
Today in 1962, The Beatles made their radio debut on the BBC's 'Teenagers Turn', (Here We Go). They played 3 tracks including Roy Orbison's 'Dream Baby'. It was reportedly also the first
"07.03.2015 10:50:02" On this day in 1965, During a Rolling Stones gig at The Palace Theatre in Manchester, a female fan fell from the circle during the show but luckily the crowd below broke her fall and the girl escaped with just a few broken teeth.
"07.03.2015 08:04:46" Supremes Wishing a Happy Birthday to Mary Wilson, who was born in Greenville, Mississippi! http://smarturl.it/Supremes-stream
"06.03.2015 12:02:47" SOUL TIME tonight at 8pm - This week Pete is joined by Speech from Arrested Development who plays his favourite soul and funk tunes and Shaun Escoffery is in session.
(Also repeated at 6pm tomorrow)
"05.03.2015 18:26:18" Today in 1965, The Mannish Boys released their debut single 'I Pity The Fool', featuring a young David Bowie
"02.03.2015 15:29:24" Today in 1964, The Beatles began filming what would become their first feature film 'A Hard Day's Night' at Marylebone train station in London.
"01.03.2015 08:44:02" Beatles Brunch is on at 10am with Geoff Lloyd.
On this day in 1967, The Beatles started recording a new John Lennon song 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' at Abbey Road Studios.
The song was inspired by a drawing his 3 year-old son Julian returned h
"28.02.2015 11:00:03" Da na da na da na da na da na da na da na BATMAN!
"27.02.2015 17:28:59" Very sad to hear that Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock has passed away today at the age of 83.
"27.02.2015 15:00:53" SOUL TIME: Slight change of plan to earlier adverting that has since been sneakily deleted! At 8pm tonight Pete Mitchell is joined by punk poet John Cooper Clarke
(Also repeated tomorrow at 6pm)
"26.02.2015 15:45:19" Today in 1966, Nancy Sinatra went to No.1 in the US and UK singles chart with 'These Boots Are Made or Walking'
"25.02.2015 13:11:12" George Harrison would have been 72 today. Happy Birthday brother.
"24.02.2015 14:56:06" Today in 1969, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last ever-British performance when they appeared at the Royal Albert Hall
"22.02.2015 08:35:02" Join Geoff Lloyd at 10am for Beatles Brunch, get comfy and settle in with a box of this stuff:
(Beatles Brunch is also repeated at 10pm tonight and you can listen here: http://absoluteradio.co.uk/60s)
"21.02.2015 11:05:02" This amazing rare photo of Jimi Hendrix is up for sale, fancy chipping in? You can have it every other weekend:
"20.02.2015 15:26:29" SOUL TIME: Tonight from 8pm Pete Mitchell is joined by Valerie Holiday of The Three Degrees. You can listen here: http://absoluteradio.co.uk/60s/
It's also repeated at 6pm tomorrow.
"18.02.2015 14:37:09" Lesley Gore who sadly passed away this week will always be remembered for this classic and many more
"16.02.2015 12:40:22" 1988: Is this James Brown's strangest interview ever?! - For more funk videos go to brotherstrut.com/videos
like our page Brother Strut
"15.02.2015 08:46:02" Here is a lovely diagram of the Beatles hair cuts throughout the years. Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd is on at 10am and repeated at 10pm.
Listen here: http://absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"14.02.2015 10:11:03" On this day in 1961, The Beatles played a special Valentine's Day show at the Cassanova Club and also at Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool.
Paul McCartney sang Elvis Presley's "Wooden Heart", wearing wooden heart pinned to his coat, covered with sat
"13.02.2015 17:00:37" SOUL TIME: Tonight at 8pm, Pete Mitchell is joined by Earth Wind and Fire who have brought a stack on 45s with them of funk and soul
(Also repeated on Saturday at 6pm)
"11.02.2015 15:49:32" The Beach Boys are touring in May in the UK and we have a bunch of tickets to give away on Twitter. You need to Re-tweet us (Link below) and follow us to be in with a chance to win.
We will pick a handful of winners who will win a pair of tickets f
"08.02.2015 08:27:02" We are looking at the floor and we see it needs sweeping but we don't do it we prefer to just write a song about it or listen to #BeatlesBrunch at 10am with Geoff Lloyd
(Repeated tonight at 10pm)
"07.02.2015 11:35:02" It would have been US sax player King Curtis Birthday today. The King was was stabbed to death by a vagrant on the front steps of his New York home on 13th August 1971. Curtis worked with John Lennon, Aretha Franklin, Buddy Holly, Stevie Wonder and h
"06.02.2015 12:16:02" Soul Time at 8pm tonight: Pete Mitchell is joined by the legendary O'Jays to talk about their amazing career and play a stack of funk and soul.
(Also repeated Saturday at 6pm)
"05.02.2015 16:02:31" Today in 1967, The News Of The World reported that Mick Jagger had taken LSD at the Moody Blues' home in the UK. Jagger sued the paper for libel in an on-going feud between the News Of The World and The Stones.
"04.02.2015 16:54:21" Happy belated Birthday to the one and only @davedavieskinks. (3rd Feb)
"02.02.2015 14:06:09" the kinks all day and all of the night live, Shiding 1965. very old...But the kinks are cool The Kinks: All Day and All Of The Night -
You might notice some similarities between this song and the 1968 Doors song "Hello I Love You." According to Ray Davies, his publisher wanted to sue the Doors over it, but Ray refused to take legal action.
"01.02.2015 09:00:05" Not sure what hair to put on today? Don't worry, we have you covered. Beatles Brunch at 10am with Geoff here: absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
(Also repeated at 10pm)
"30.01.2015 15:51:05" Tonight at 8pm, Pete Mitchell is joined by @GrahamGouldman from @10ccWorld for Soul Time. (Also repeated tomorrow at 6pm)
Join them for some brilliant tunes here: www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"28.01.2015 17:10:50" On this day in 1968, Jim Morrison of The Doors was arrested and charged with public drunkenness after harassing a security guard at a Las Vegas adult movie theatre
"25.01.2015 09:00:03" Wake up, get out of bed, it's almost time for Beatles Brunch. Spend your Sunday morning with 2 hours of Geoff and the Fab Four from 10am (also repeated at 10pm)
You can listen on your phone via the app, or here www.absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"23.01.2015 12:09:36" The beautiful and talented Valerie Holiday of the Three Degrees joins Pete Mitchell for Soul Time at 8pm tonight to talk about her career and play some funk and soul.
(Also repeated tomorrow at 6pm)
"19.01.2015 14:51:40" On this day in 1963, The Beatles made their first national TV appearance in the UK on 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' performing 'Please Please Me'.
"16.01.2015 12:49:02" Tonight at 8pm on Soul Time, Pete Mitchell is joined by Grammy Award winning Gregory Porter. He just ooze's cool. Tune in or drop out.
(Also repeated Saturday at 6pm)
"16.01.2015 09:02:02" Role up, role up. We have Beach Boy's tickets on sale here NOW: http://absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"15.01.2015 16:15:12" The Beach Boys are touring in the UK from May and tickets are on sale here tomorrow at 9am: http://absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets/
"14.01.2015 13:17:24" On this day in 1966, David Jones changed his name to David Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones from the Monkees, just in time for the release of his single, 'Can't Help Thinking About Me'.
He would later say that he chose "Bowie" because he lik
"05.01.2015 19:26:55" “I can give you a moment. Not a song...” When thinking about ‘The Kinks’ a variety of things may spring to mind for each individual person.
Hear Ray Davies’ personal recollection of what comes to mind for him.
"03.01.2015 09:02:00" Today in 1964, The Rolling Stones appeared at Glenlyn Ballroom in Forest Hill, England, supported by The Detours (later to become The Who).
"01.01.2015 10:00:05" Happy New Year!
We've built a time machine and we are now in 2015. People have funny clothes in the future!
"31.12.2014 19:00:08" Happy New Years Eve! We hope you are dancing the night away like us?
"28.12.2014 13:00:06" Tonight at 6pm Pete Mitchell chats with Jimmy Page about the early days of his career - from being a session guitarist, to the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.
"27.12.2014 09:01:00" Today in 1963, The music critics from the UK newspaper The Times, named John Lennon and Paul McCartney as The Outstanding Composers of 1963.
"25.12.2014 21:21:04" A repeat of last weeks Christmassy Beatles Brunch is on today at 10am with Geoff Lloyd.
"25.12.2014 14:00:33" Darlene Love ... "Marshmallow World" We hope you are having a lovely Christmas! At 4pm you can catch a repeat of Pete Mitchell's Soul Time. This week he was joined by Earth Wind Fire's Verdine White & also Darlene Love who sang this amazing Christmas song
"25.12.2014 07:00:05" Have a very merry Beach Boys Christmas!
"23.12.2014 08:59:00" Today in 1962, During his first visit to the UK Bob Dylan performed at the King and Queen pub in London’s West End -his third UK gig.
"22.12.2014 19:40:19" www.dailymail.co.uk Singer Joe Cocker dies at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer. Very sad news. RIP Joe Cocker. http://absrad.io/1zcz4eR
"21.12.2014 08:20:02" A special Christmas Beatles Brunch is on at 10am today. Join Geoff Lloyd and these guys:
"19.12.2014 11:55:01" DARLENE LOVE - It's a Marshmallow World (1963) Soul Time tonight 8pm: Pete Mitchell is joined by Earth Wind Fires's Verdine White & also Darlene Love who sang this amazing Christmas song
"15.12.2014 12:22:26" absoluteradio.co.uk Absolute Radio 60s Home of The Beatles, Stones and Motown. We're making some changes to how you can hear Absolute Radio 60s. From Monday 5 January, Absolute Radio 60s will be no longer available on DAB, but don't worry! We'll still be bringing you stacks of Beatles, Stones and Motown via our free apps for mo
"14.12.2014 12:37:03" HERE COME THE GIRLS: SOUL MUSIC IN THE SIXTIES
Pete Mitchell’s documentary on the history of 60s girl groups is on tonight at 6pm
"14.12.2014 09:20:04" The alarm is ringing! Wake up and tune into Geoff Lloyd's Beatles Brunch at 10am (Also repeated tonight at 10pm)
"12.12.2014 13:08:01" Pete Mitchell is back with another Soul Time tonight at 8pm, celebrating the life of Sam Cooke who died 50 years ago yesterday aged 33.
"08.12.2014 13:06:52" Ever wanted to see the likes of Jimi Hendrix and James Brown painted on a peanut? Well now you can: http://stevecasino.com/
"07.12.2014 08:26:05" Beatles Brunch is graced by the presence of Paul McCartney today. He joins Geoff at 10am to do his version of the Queens speech and also spills the beans on which Beatle did the smelliest farts.
(Also repeated at 10pm)
"05.12.2014 10:00:03" Soul Time: Pete Mitchell is joined by Brenda Holloway. She was with Motown for 22 years & was huge on the Northern Soul scene. Tonight at 8pm.
"04.12.2014 13:11:41" www.avclub.com R.I.P. Ian McLagan, keyboardist of Small Faces and the Rolling Stones In what is proving to be a sad day for Rolling Stones sidemen, Paste is reporting the death of Ian McLagan, a keyboardist whose whirling electric piano and moody organ held together bluesy, boozy songs by Small Faces and its latter incarnation as Fac RIP Ian McLagan.
"01.12.2014 08:30:02" On this day in 1964, Ringo Starr booked into University College Hospital to have his tonsils removed.
"30.11.2014 12:12:03" 50 YEARS OF THE WHO!
One of rock’s defining bands, celebrate 50 Years with a world tour kicking off in the UK in November. Pete Mitchell tells their story, with contributions from rock legends Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, amongst others, tonight
"30.11.2014 08:48:03" Geoff is off on this hols so Chris Martin is keeping his seat warm for Beatles Brunch at 10am.
To prove he loves the Beatles at much as Geoff, he made this out of sand, with his eyes closed.
"29.11.2014 11:00:13" On this day in 1965, Colorado Governor John A. Love declared a Rolling Stones day throughout the State as The Stones appeared at The Denver Coliseum in Colorado during a North American tour...why, oh why don't we live there!
"28.11.2014 11:08:47" Tonight at 8pm on Soul Time, Pete Mitchell is joined by the O'Jays. Don't be a 'Backstabber' and switch to another station.
"23.11.2014 12:38:02" 'The Art of Paul McCartney' - A documentary narrated by Bill Nighy about the making of a new album of McCartney songs, covered by some of the world's greatest is on at 6pm tonight.
"22.11.2014 11:49:01" On this day in 1965, Bob Dylan married Sara Lowndes in a secret ceremony during a break in his tour. The marriage took place under an oak tree on a judge's lawn on Mineola, Long Island, New York. Sara who is the mother of singer Jakob Dylan filed for
"21.11.2014 10:53:03" SOUL TIME: Tonight at 8pm, Pete Mitchell is joined by Adam Duritz from Counting Crows who will be playing a stack of funk and soul.
(Also repeated at 6pm tomorrow)
"20.11.2014 16:16:05" The Graduate Director Mike Nichols has sadly passed away today.
"19.11.2014 13:46:56" The Supremes Baby Love On this day in 1964, The Supremes became the first all girl group to have a UK No.1 single when 'Baby Love' went to the top of the charts. Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, it was also the second of five Su
"16.11.2014 13:00:07" SMOKEY ROBINSON SPECIAL: Tonight at 6pm.
We're giving you another chance to hear Pete Mitchell going deep with the legend and Motown architect Smokey, talking about his amazing 60 year career from The Miracles to Motown.
Listen here: http://absol
"16.11.2014 08:44:02" Us: "Beatles fans! Are you as dedicated as this chap?"
You: "Yes but I don't want a tattoo."
Us: "Well, sorry, you can't be in our gang."
You: "No, wait! We want to prove we love them! How, oh great and amazing Absolute Radio 60s, how can we do this?
"15.11.2014 10:10:03" On this day in 1966, The Doors officially signed with Elektra Records in a deal for the band to produce seven albums. The band also reluctantly agreed to release ‘Break On Through’ as their first single. The lyric "She gets high/she gets high/she get
"14.11.2014 10:13:27" Joining Pete Mitchell at 8pm tonight on Soul Time are The Brand New Heavies. They are coming with lots of tracks to make your feet want to move! Listen here: http://absoluteradio.co.uk/60s
"13.11.2014 16:06:28" On this day in 1968, Rolling Stone Brian Jones bought 'Cotchford Farm' in Sussex. The author AA Milne who wrote Winnie The Pooh had owned the house. It's also the place that Brian died.
"12.11.2014 14:18:48" Happy Birthday to Booker T of Booker T and the MG's.
"11.11.2014 14:09:33" absrad.io 'Vintage' Rock & Roll Record Advertising Pt. 1 Below is a collection of various print advertisements for for a handful of early rock & roll (& soul) bands and performers. How many of these, especially the 45s, did you have? (Click on im... Here is a collection of various print advertisements for a handful of early rock & roll (& soul) bands and performers. Did you have any?
"10.11.2014 13:52:05" Today in 1963, The Yardbirds (with Eric Clapton on guitar) appeared at The Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, Surrey.
"06.11.2014 11:00:02" On this day, 1967: During a three hour session Bob Dylan recorded ‘All Along The Watchtower’ & ‘John Wesley Harding’
"05.11.2014 10:07:15" absrad.io Retronaut - 1960s: HMV, Oxford Street, London HMV in the 60s looked amazing *sheds a tear it is pretty much no more*
"04.11.2014 10:01:01" The Beach Boys - God only knows The Beatles' "Here, There And Everywhere" was inspired by "God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys. John Lennon and Paul McCartney heard Pet Sounds at a party and went back to Lennon's house to write it.
Paul McCartney once called "God Only Knows" "The g
"03.11.2014 10:45:02" On this day in 1964, During a Rolling Stones US tour a 17 year-old Rolling Stones fan fell from the balcony during a gig in Cleveland, Ohio. The Mayor of Ohio banned all future pop concerts, saying; "Such group's do not add to the community's culture
"02.11.2014 14:00:05" GET READY: THE STORY OF THE TEMPTATIONS
Pete Mitchell chats to the remaining original member of Motown’s biggest-selling all-male act of all time, Otis Williams of The Temptations about their stunning career. Tonight at 6pm
"02.11.2014 08:39:03" Join us for 2 hours of Beatles Brunch at 10am and enjoy this fact as a starter: On this day in 1967, The Beatles finished recording ‘Hello Goodbye’ at Abbey Road studios with a second Paul McCartney bass line. The McCartney song had been selected for
"01.11.2014 10:32:01" Small Faces - Itchycoo Park (1967) 0815007 A little fact about "Itchycoo Park" by the Small Faces: "Itchycoo Park" is the nickname of Little Ilford Park in London. An "Itchycoo" is slang for a flower found in the park called a "Stinging Nettle,"
"31.10.2014 11:53:03" Soul Time tonight at 8pm: Pete talks to Mick Gallagher of Ian Dury and the Blockheads and plays a stack of funk and soul tunes. (Also repeated tomorrow at 6pm)
"30.10.2014 10:13:02" Happy Birthday to Otis Williams of The Temptations and Eddie Holland of Motown writer and producer team Holland/Dozier/Holland who wrote hits for Supremes, Four Tops and Marvin Gaye
"29.10.2014 07:58:02" www.retronaut.com Retronaut - 1900s to 1970s: Women in photobooths 1900s-1910s Click the link so see photobooth snaps through the ages. We love the 60s beehives:
"28.10.2014 08:33:02" A little fact about James Brown's "It's a man's man's man's world" - It was originally called "It's A Man's World', but James Brown added the extra words to the title as a reference to the 1963 hit comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
"27.10.2014 09:57:00" Get your Northern Soul band name using your Gran's name + town you were born + first car plural. For Example: "Gladys Brighton & The Escorts".
List them below
"26.10.2014 09:03:01" Wake up, get out of bed, it's #BeatlesBrunch time again. Give yourself a chance to make a nice brew and some eggs and tune in at 10am
"25.10.2014 16:49:06" absrad.io Jack Bruce, the singer and bassist for Cream, has passed away at 71. Very sad news to share: RIP Jack Bruce. http://absrad.io/1w4GGSJ
"25.10.2014 09:17:02" On this day in 1968, Led Zeppelin played a gig at Surrey University. Although there are unconfirmed reports of earlier shows, this appears to be the band's first gig with their new name after initially performing as The New Yardbirds. In 2003 a poste
"24.10.2014 09:23:50" Northern Soul Dancing - by Jud Northern Soul Dancing at Kings Hall, Stoke on 20.7.13 Steve Hinds doin' his stuff, See "Juds Soul Photos" on Face Book Join Pete Mitchell tonight for Soul Time at 8pm tonight. He'll be bringing in the record player and playing a heap of tunes that will make you do this:
"23.10.2014 14:31:53" On this day in 1962, 12 year old Stevie Wonder recorded his first single for Motown Records, 'Thank You For Loving Me All The Way' backed by the Funk Brothers.
"19.10.2014 19:37:01" It's Beatles O'Clock at 10am. Get a cuppa and sing along to 2 hours of Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd.
"19.10.2014 12:46:02" 50 YEARS OF THE KINKS:
We are commemorating 50 years since their iconic debut single ‘You Really Got Me’ was released.
Pete Mitchell examines The Kinks legacy, with contributions from both Ray and Dave Davies. Listen here tonight at 6pm: http://absra
"18.10.2014 09:42:01" On this day in 1966, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their first gig as a band supporting French pop star Johnny Hallyday at the Paris Olympia
"17.10.2014 16:30:19" Soul Time at 8pm: as the Northern Soul Film is released Pete talks to writer and director Elaine Constantine and stars of the film Lisa Stansfield and Josh Whitehouse. Plus Gregory Porter talks about his forthcoming tour and picks a selection of his
"16.10.2014 07:03:03" absrad.io Soul Time with David McAlmont on Absolute Radio 60s This episode Pete is joined by David McAlmont who picks his favourite soul and funk recordings. Listen Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 6pm on Absolute Radio 60s. On Digital Radio in parts of the UK, on our free app and at absoluteradio60s.co.uk Listen again to Soul Time: Pete’s joined by David McAlmont who picks some of his favourite soul and funk recordings.
"15.10.2014 14:34:51" Substitute by The Who - Pete Townshend made the demo for this song after hearing "19th Nervous Breakdown" by the Rolling Stones. Even Townshend admits that he ripped off Keith Richards' riff. The Stones were a major influence on Townshend, who even g
"14.10.2014 13:42:13" Today in 1967, The second series of The Monkees TV show started on BBC TV in the UK. Plans for the shows to be screened in colour were dropped, so it was aired in black & white
"13.10.2014 14:59:18" David Gilmour talks about new Pink Floyd album The Endless River Subscribe to our channel at http://www.youtube.com/absoluteradio David Gilmour explains why he felt now was the time to release new Pink Floyd material, the ... PINK FLOYD: David Gilmour explains why he felt now was the time to release the new album 'The Endless River'.
"12.10.2014 08:04:01" Its Beatles Brunch at 10am, here is the first hour of the show in Geoff Lloyd's own hand. (Also repeated at 10pm)
"10.10.2014 11:01:03" Soul Time, tonight at 8pm: Pete is joined by writer and director of 'Northern Soul', Elaine Constantine and one of its stars Lisa Stansfield. (Also repeated tomorrow at 6pm)
"09.10.2014 11:40:02" John Lennon would have been 74 today.
"06.10.2014 13:51:38" absrad.io Retronaut - 1960s: London Streetstyle Have a peek at this gallery of 60s London street style. Can anyone tell tell us where we can buy some Genie Trousers and broken glasses that are way too small for our face please? Desperate to rock that look at the weekend.
"05.10.2014 12:11:02" SMOKEY ROBINSON SPECIAL ALERT:
Pete Mitchell talks to one of soul music’s biggest stars, Smokey Robinson, about a life in music, which began when he founded Motown vocal group The Miracles in 1955. Tonight at 6pm
Listen here: http://absrad.io/1elGBjv
"05.10.2014 07:44:02" Brand new Beatles Brunch is on at 10am today. To fill some time, how many songs can you guess in this picture?
"04.10.2014 10:00:06" On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin was found dead at the Landmark Hotel Hollywood after an accidental heroin overdose.
"03.10.2014 11:06:01" SOUL TIME: Pete Mitchell is back with another 60s Soul & Funk session with Ady Croasdell from Ace/Kent Records talking about his latest releases and British funk group Cymande back together again for the first time in 30 years.
Tonight at 8pm and rep
"01.10.2014 13:14:03" On this day in 1967, Thieves broke into Mick Jagger's London flat and stole jewellery and furs belonging to his then girlfriend Marianne Faithfull.
"30.09.2014 12:14:55" Listen again to Soul Time. Pete Mitchel met NF Porter of "keep on keeping on" fame and played a heap of funk & soul: http://www.mixcloud.com/soultime/soul-time-on-absolute-radio-60s-with-nf-porter/
"28.09.2014 07:39:03" There is a brand new Beatles Brunch with Geoff at 10am this morning and if you miss it, it's repeated this evening at 10pm.
We know, don't thank us...
Really, it's embarrassing now. Get up.
Listen here: http://absrad.io/1elGBjv
"27.09.2014 21:39:02" Today in 1963, The Rolling Stones appeared at the Floral Hall Ballroom in Morecambe, Lancashire with The Merseybeats, Dave Beery & the Cruisers and The Doogle-bugs.
"26.09.2014 11:32:03" Soul Time tonight at 8pm - Pete Mitchell is back with another 60s Soul & Funk session with British soul singer Shaun Escoffery chatting and picking tracks and DJ John Morales talking about his Club Motown album.
(Also repeated tomorrow at 6pm)
"25.09.2014 14:45:35" www.lettersofnote.com Letters of Note: My real name is David Jones Fascinating letters. Interesting correspondence. On this day in 1967, 20-year-old David Bowie replied to his first piece of American fan mail...
"24.09.2014 12:54:04" On this day in 1966, Jimi Hendrix arrived in London with manager Chas Chandler on a flight from New York City with only the clothes he was wearing. Hendrix had sold his other belongings to pay a hotel bill in New York. One of the first things he did
"23.09.2014 14:14:42" It may be Tuesday but we're getting on our dancin' shoes.
"22.09.2014 06:43:02" absrad.io The £1,000 Mix Tape Play the Absolute Radio Mix Tape every weekday at 8am to win free cash. Listen to the Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show and you could win free money, thanks to the £1,000 Mix Tape. Yes, that's correct, FREE MONEY! We'll be giving you chances to win every weekday from today until 17 October. More details here: http://abs
"21.09.2014 12:59:03" A while back Geoff Lloyd interviewed Sir Paul McCartney about the release of his 2013 album ‘New' and we're giving it another spin tonight at 6pm. Listen here: http://absrad.io/1elGBjv
"21.09.2014 07:29:02" You might be feeling tired but our resident Beatles boffin Geoff Lloyd is back from his Pepperland cruise and dragged himself out of bed to play a mix of Beatles hits, covers, solo stuff and rarities. If he can do it, so can you.
Listen here: http:
"20.09.2014 13:06:01" Yesterday's Soul Time is repeated tonight at 6pm. Pete was joined by Motown architect Smokey Robinson.
Listen here: http://absrad.io/1elGBjv
"20.09.2014 09:09:02" Today in 1968, Led Zeppelin (recording under the name of The Yardbirds) started recording their debut album at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London.
The album took only about 36 hours of studio time to complete at a cost of around £1,782, with most of th
"19.09.2014 09:23:02" LEGEND KLAXON: Pete Mitchell is back with another Soul Time at 8pm tonight. This week he is joined by Motown legend Smokey Robinson. Be there or be square.
"17.09.2014 08:32:02" It's 50 years today since Bewitched was 1st broadcast. Who else used to wiggle their nose to try to work some magic?
"14.09.2014 07:36:02" Good Morning Sunshine! Beatles Brunch is on at 10am with Geoff. Our brunch looks like this, who wants some?:
"13.09.2014 10:00:07" Today in 1964, 24 rugby players were hired as 'a human crash barrier' at a Rolling Stones gig at the Liverpool Empire. The 'human chain' disappeared under a wave of 5,000 fans as the Stones took to the stage.
"12.09.2014 13:45:24" Soul Time: Pete Mitchell is joined by Dave Formula of Magazine & Visage playing a stack of soul and funk at 8pm.
"12.09.2014 10:33:54" Can't decide how to do your hair for tonight's shuffle on the dance floor? Pick from these stunning designs:
"11.09.2014 09:22:42" Today in 1967: Filming began for The Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour’. There was no script, nor a very clear idea of exactly what was to be accomplished, not even a clear direction about where the bus was supposed to go. However, it all came together a
"10.09.2014 07:52:01" the kinks- you really got me the kinks- you really got me Today in 1964 - The Kinks third single 'You Really Got Me', was at No.1 on the UK singles chart.
Future Led Zeppelin founder and guitarist Jimmy Page played tambourine on the track.
"09.09.2014 08:42:01" On this day in 1965, US newspaper 'The Hollywood Reporter' ran the following advertisement;
"Madness folk & roll musicians, singers wanted for acting roles in new TV show. Parts for 4 insane boys" - These ‘4 insane boys’ would become The Monkees.
"08.09.2014 08:20:01" Flashback to the 60s...it's Norman Bates!
"07.09.2014 12:00:04" Tonight at 6pm - The story of the Four Tops.
Pete Mitchell looks at the career of Motown's most successful all-male act.
Starting in Detroit in 1953, they went on to sell over 50 million records worldwide.
"07.09.2014 07:43:02" www.telegraph.co.uk John Lennon's toilet sells for £9,500 - Telegraph A lavatory once used by John Lennon has sold at auction for £9,500, nearly 10 times its guide price. Last week we brought John Lennon's tooth, now we are trying to haggle for his loo. The current owner paid £9,500 for it, but we think he'll take £50 for it as it doesn't look like it works.
Brand new Beatles Brunch is at 10am.
"06.09.2014 10:39:01" On this day in 1963: Cilla White signed a management contract with Beatles manager Brian Epstein. Cilla changed her name to Black after a misprint in the music paper 'Mersey Beat'.
"05.09.2014 11:28:57" Pete Mitchell is back with another Soul Time session with singer/songwriter David McAlmont picking his favourite Soul tracks. Tonight at 8
"04.09.2014 14:13:09" You don't get bigger than Smokey Robinson and we met him yesterday. A little sneak peek of whats to come very soon.
"01.09.2014 14:44:18" www.listsofnote.com Lists of Note The following fantastic list of advice comes courtesy of legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, a musical genius who died on February 17th of 1982. The list was transcribed by saxophonist Steve Lacy in 1960. Click below to see it in full (and more c
"31.08.2014 07:33:01" This tooth belonged to John Lennon & is up for auction and we are highest bidder! Brand new Beatles Brunch at 10am
"30.08.2014 10:00:06" On this day in 1969, Two weeks after the Woodstock festival, the second Isle of Wight festival took place. Over 150,000 turned up over the two days to see Bob Dylan, The Band, Blodwyn Pig, Blonde On Blonde, Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, Joe Cocker, Aynsle
"29.08.2014 12:20:01" Pete Mitchell is back with another 60s Soul Time session with British Bluesman James Hunter picking his favourite Soul & R&B tracks at 8pm
"27.08.2014 11:53:35" The Beach Boys - God only knows beach boys god only knows Today in 1966, The Beach Boys 'God Only Knows' peaked at No.2 on the UK singles chart. The song broke new ground in many ways. It was one of the first commercial songs to use the word 'God' in its title and as producer for the song, Brian Wilson used
"26.08.2014 15:32:13" We have no reason to post this other than that she is an amazing icon of the 60s and she still takes our breath away.
"24.08.2014 13:00:04" PLAY WITH FIRE: THE DEATH OF BRIAN JONES tonight at 6pm.
The death of Jones is shrouded in mystery, corruption and murder. He died in suspicious circumstances one summers night at his rock star mansion in Sussex, he was 27.
Pete Mitchell tries to un
"24.08.2014 08:00:02" The Beatles - In The End Beatles fans, watch this amazing video of The End in in preperation for a brand new Beatles Brunch at 10am
"23.08.2014 14:00:12" Missed last nights Soul Time? Cal Gil from the Velvelettes on! It's repeated tonight at 6pm. Don't be a square.
"23.08.2014 09:43:01" the supremes where did our love go those were the days Today in 1964, The Supremes started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Where Did Our Love Go' the girl group's first No.1. Holland–Dozier–Holland had originally composed the song for The Marvelettes to record it who rejected the son
"22.08.2014 11:43:44" Tonight at 8pm join Pete Mitchell for Soul Time! He is joined by the lead singer of The Velvelettes, Cal Gil! #legend
"20.08.2014 11:57:01" Today in 1965, The Rolling Stones' manager Andrew Loog Oldham and his partner Tony Calder launched Immediate records. The label became the home of The Small Faces, Nice, Amen Corner and Chris Farlowe and a young producer - guitarist Jimmy Page.
"17.08.2014 07:59:02" Today in 1960, The Beatles began their first Hamburg engagement at the Indra Club. Over the course of 48 shows John Lennon once appeared wearing only his underwear (see pic!) and on another occasion, wearing a toilet seat around his neck.
"16.08.2014 10:00:03" On this day in 1968, The Jackson Five made their formal debut with Diana Ross and The Supremes at the Great Western Forum, California
"15.08.2014 14:47:23" Pete Mitchell is back tonight at 8pm for Soul Time with the legendary Northern Soul artist, Nolan Porter of 'Keep on Keepin' on' fame.
"12.08.2014 13:26:41" On this day in 1960, Pete Best auditioned to become The Silver Beatles' drummer and was asked to travel to Hamburg in Germany for the bands next set of dates. Before leaving for Hamburg, The Silver Beatles changed their name to simply, "The Beatles".
"10.08.2014 13:06:02" 2014 sees The Who, one of rock’s defining bands, celebrate 50 Years with a world tour kicking off in the UK in November. The band have sold over 100 million records since
they exploded on to the scene in 1964. Pete Mitchell tells their story, with co
"10.08.2014 08:20:02" There's a new Beatles Brunch at 10am this morning. Made you all one of these, I've left it by the radio. Love you xx
"09.08.2014 10:36:02" One can only imagine the parties that occurred on the fifth floor at 231 East 47th Street during the 60s, for this was Andy Warhol's 'Factory', his studio and a place that welcomed Jagger, Dylan, Capote, Ginsberg, Dali, Morrison, and Burroughs.
"08.08.2014 13:31:09" Tonight at 8pm Neil Jones of Stone Foundation joins Pete for Soul Time! Tune in at absoluteradio60s.co.uk
"08.08.2014 12:35:54" Today in 1969, the photo session for The Beatles 'Abbey Road' album sleeve took place.
"06.08.2014 08:49:03" Small Faces - What'cha Gonna Do About It 1966 On this day in 1965: Decca records released The Small Faces debut single 'Whatcha Gonna Do About It.' It reached No.14 in the UK Chart.
"05.08.2014 09:40:02" www.lettersofnote.com Letters of Note: Regarding your Hampton Wick Cynthia Plaster Caster - a well know groupie who famously cast Jimi Hendrix's penis in plaster in '68 - wrote this to Keith Richards. It was ignored!
"03.08.2014 08:28:01" www.lettersofnote.com Letters of Note: Do not hand over any tapes to Paul McCartney Beatles Brunch is on at 10am.
Below are two letters that perfectly illustrate the rift that ultimately tore The Beatles apart following the death of manager Brian Epstein and Apple Corps' subsequent failings...
"02.08.2014 11:01:01" The Beach Boys - Surfer Girl ('64) Today in 1963, The Beach Boys released 'Surfer Girl', the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote & the first he produced. http://absrad.io/1AHjoEc
"01.08.2014 12:11:26" Tonight at 8pm on Soul Time, Pete is joined by @SineadOconnorHQ who will be picking her favourite Blues tracks.
"29.07.2014 13:32:54" Today in 1968, Gram Parsons left The Byrds on the eve of a tour of South Africa, refusing to play to segregated audiences. Right On.
"27.07.2014 13:00:02" The Kinks- You Really Got Me It has been 50 years since the groundbreaking ‘You a Really Got Me’ was released. Pete Mitchell talks to two of the most influential musicians of all time Ray and Dave Davies about their career and how they came to write and record a song that some s
"27.07.2014 08:25:02" There's a brand new Beatles Brunch with Geoff at 10am. If only they still sold these so I could pretend I was Ringo & not some stupid radio station! #RadioProblems
"26.07.2014 14:00:02" Happy Birthday to Sir Mick Jagger. 71 and still got it.
"26.07.2014 10:13:02" We adore this letter from Monty Python's Graham 'Filthy' Chapman to a pub in Highgate, London, called the Angel Inn. "The genital exposure was regrettable' - Truly Glorious, do read.
(Pic via Letters Of Note)
"25.07.2014 13:54:36" Tonight on Soul Time, Pete is joined by P.P. Arnold who worked with Ike & Tina Turner as an Ikette and also toured with the Rolling Stones. Tonight at 8pm
"24.07.2014 13:41:19" Today in 1964, A riot broke out during a Rolling Stones gig at The Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, Lancashire, after Keith Richards aims a kick at a yob who was spitting at the group.
Two policemen and 30 fans were injured and the damage is estimated
"23.07.2014 14:21:55" www.spin.com George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed by Actual Beetles A humble Los Angeles landmark meets a bizarrely fitting end George Harrison's memorial tree has been killed by ACTUAL beetles.
"20.07.2014 08:00:02" Beatles "For No One" - studio performance - Our resident Beatles boffin Geoff Lloyd is back from his intensive French horn class – having learned the solo to ‘For No One’ – for two hours of Beatles hits, covers, solo stuff and rarities at 10am this morning.
"19.07.2014 10:00:03" Today in 1967, Elvis Presley was working on his latest movie Speedway co-starring Nancy Sinatra at the MGM Soundstage, Hollywood, California. (It was Presley's twenty-seventh film)
"18.07.2014 11:16:02" Tonight at 8pm, Pete Mitchell is back with another Soul Time session with Eddie Pillar from Acid Jazz records picking some of this favourites.
"16.07.2014 10:58:02" BEATLES FACT: We always thought that the 'Devil horns' rock hand sign was first coined by a heavy metal rock band but actually the first time it was ever seen in music was when John Lennon did it.
On the cover of The Beatles' Yellow Submarine album
"15.07.2014 07:32:03" This week's Top 5 UK albums in 1967 were:
#5 - Fiddler On The Roof, Original Soundtrack
#4 - Are You Experienced, Jimi Hendrix
#3 - Sound Of Music, Soundtrack
#2 - Headquarters, The Monkees
#1 - The Beatles, Sgt Pepper's
"13.07.2014 12:00:03" Pete Mitchell chats to the remaining original member of Motown’s biggest-selling all-male act of all time, Otis Williams of The Temptations, tonight at 6pm
"13.07.2014 08:44:01" It's a quarter to Beatles. Brand new Beatles Brunch at 10am with Geoff Lloyd this morning. 2hrs of hits, covers, solo stuff & rarities.
"12.07.2014 09:22:02" On this day in 1962, The Rolling Stones made their live debut at the Marquee Jazz Club in London, with Dick Taylor on bass (later of The Pretty Things) and Mick Avory on drums, (later of The Kinks).
Billed as 'Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones', th
"11.07.2014 14:04:43" Tonight on Soul Time at 8pm, Pete Mitchell is joined by Grammy nominated Sheila E. Who will be playing her favourite soul and funk Tracks.