Langspeeltijd * Long-playtime of Monday 04 & Wednesday 06 March: Beat It with The Hollies, The Searchers, Manfred Mann, Q65, Herman’s Hermits [Ed’s Show, 2018-09]
NEW SHOW: Beat It with The Hollies, The Searchers, Manfred Mann, Q65, Herman’s Hermits, Mike Vickers *** REPEATED: Light Psych with The Beau Brummels,The Chambers Brothers, Pearls Before Swine, The Bee Gees *** Monday 04 March, 12:00-24:00 hrs CET Brussels + repeated Wednesday 06 March, 12:00 till 24:00 hrs CET Brussels *** [2019-09, no. 74 = (2018-04)] ***
*** RADIO 68: ALL THE SOUNDS AND ALL THE VOICES OF THE SIXTIES ***
|Monday & Wednesday CET Brussels||Mon.||Wed.|
|Long-playtime new show: Beat It with Manfred Mann, The Hollies, The Searchers, Mike Vickers||12:00
|Long-playtime repeated: show: Light Psych: Chambers Bros., Beau Brummels, Pearls Before Swine, Bee Gees||14:00
|End of show||24:00||20:00|
NEW SHOW Mondays 12:00, 16:00 & 20:00 hrs ; Wednesdays 12:00 & 1600 hrs (Brussels CET) SPECIAL BEAT IT! with THE HOLLIES, Q65, MANFRED MANN, THE SEARCHERS – And More!
THE HOLLIES:THE HOLLIES, 1965: A-side + MANFRED MANN feat. MIKE d’ABO: AS IS, 1966, mono, B-side + Q 65: REVOLUTION, 1966: the R&B tunes + HERMAN’s HERMITS: HERMAN’s HERMITS, 1965 + MIKE VICKERS (flautist, saxophonist, guitarist with Manfred Mann): I WISH I WERE A GROUP AGAIN, 1967, choice tracks: the Mike Vickers originals + Sunshine Superman, Matthew And Son + THE SEARCHERS: SOUNDS LIKE THE SEARCHERS, 1965: choice tracks *** AND ALSO: THE ROYAL GUARDSMEN & THE PRETTY THINGS *** WORD: Siegfried Sassoon + Graham Nash: Oh Camil, The Winter Soldier + Leon Rosselson: Soldier On
REPEATED SHOW Mondays 12:00, 14:00, 18:00 & 22:00 hrs ; Wednesdays 14:00 & 1800 hrs (Brussels CET)
SPECIAL: LIGHT PSYCH:
THE BEAU BRUMMELS: TRIANGLE, 1967: choice tracks **
THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS: THE TIME HAS COME TODAY, 1967, choice tracks
PEARLS BEFORE SWINE: ONE NATION UNDERGROUND, 1967, side A **
THE BEE GEES: FIRST, 1967, side A **
WORD & POETRY: Bruce Kent on the Nuclear Disarmament Movement, The War Game, L’Internationale, Frank Zappa on Fascist Theocracy in the USA *** CATALUNYA LLIBERTAT: Joan Manuel Serrat.
HIGHLIGHT ** IN DE KIJKER
BEAT & MIKE VICKERS
“In 1963, Merseybeat took the pop music world by storm. By mid-1965, that storm had calmed down. The charts were occupied by tougher sounds, with more beat, and more rhythm and blues. The Rolling Stones scored with ‘Satisfaction’, The Animals with ‘We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place’, The Who unleashed ‘Ayway, Anyhow, Anywhere’. Why, some groups would even try a little experiment – think The Beatles and The Byrds.
By the end of 1965, the high days of several typical Merseybeat groups were over, such as The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Merseys, The Merseybeats, Wayne Fontana, Brian Poole…
Groups with more punch had more success or succeeded in continuing it – The Hollies, Manfred Mann (still jazz-inspired) – even the lightweight ones like Herman’s Hermits. In Holland, Q65 was on a level with The Pretty Things “(EB)
Mike Vickers is a man who wears a coat of many colors: original Manfred Mann guitarist, A&R man for EMI, arranger and producer extraordinaire, composer and the beat goes on. He left Manfred Mann in 1966 and by 1967 he had released his debut LP. Long before the likes of The Mike Flowers Pops (remember their 15 minutes in the 90’s?) Mike’s album was, and still is, a kitsch classic. Utilizing a selection of interpretation’s of “easy” versions of then contemporary standards alongside a smattering of his own compositions, “I Wish I Were A Group Again” is slice of 1967 documenting when hip met camp. What is interesting about it is that Vickers was a 25-“year old former member of a pop group, not an old school composer or arranger capitalizing on the “young sound” like Enoch Light or Tony Hatch”.
THE BEE GEES 1st
“ (…) The Bee Gees were one of the biggest bands in pop history thanks to their many disco singles in the seventies; albums like Saturday Night Fever’s soundtrack are filled with cheesy, yet ultra catchy classics, but that success overshadows their earlier work of the sixties and many people will laugh when you tell them that they used to be as important in the psychedelic pop scene as bands like The Zombies or The Beach Boys. “1st” was the first album by the band released worldwide and even if it has some flaws is still an essential record for every psych pop fan.
(…)The band’s international debut isn’t a perfect album; still, the instrumentation is superb and extremely influenced by bands like The Beach Boys (Pet Sounds) with many baroque accompaniments and lyrics that aren’t of this world – even if a couple of songs that show some incredible song-writing (…). Source / All Rights Reserved: JP Patino Izquierdo http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/68562/Bee-Gees-Bee-Gees-1st/
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