My Generation of Sun. 30 and Mon. 31 August: Summer of Love 2007, The Others, 21st century Yardbirds [2015-34]
SUMMER OF LOVE 40th ANNIVERSARY ** THE OTHERS **
RADIO 68 Happy To Be Different * My Generation brings you all the sounds and all the voices of the sixties ** Enjoy, Ed.
SPECIAL: THE OTHERS
Formed in the summer of 1963 in the rural riverside south-west London suburb of Hampton, The Others were originally a bunch of rebellious schoolmates. Fired up by the Richmond Sound, spearheaded by the likes of the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds – the South’s answer to the Liverpool Sound – The Others picked up the baton and ran with it, swiftly building a devoted fan-base of their own and a circuit of regular gigs, hot on the heels of the slightly more senior bands who had inspired them before leaving town for international acclaim. (…)
In the summer of 1964, they recorded their one and only record, Bo Diddley’s “Oh Yeah”, on Polydor (TF 501) but by the time of its release, parental pressure had forced two of their number, John Standley (lead guitar) and Nigel Baldwin (drums) to quit the band and return to school to study for their “A”-level exams. They were replaced by Peter Hammerton on guitar and Geoff Coxon on drums, who feature in the promotional shots for the record. The band attained a new excellence, “very much in the same class as the Yardbirds” according to Brian May of Queen, a former schoolmate and the record was a turntable hit on the rock radio programmes of the day and was highly praised by Jimmy Saville in his national press pop column. (…) Pete Hammerton, Geoff Coxon, Bob Freeman (now re-named Rob Tolchard to avoid confusion with the Beatles’ photographer) and Paul Stewart remained in touch and have reformed The Others, in order to perform heavily re-arranged revisitations of the old classic repertoire. What a vintage.
http://www.garagehangover.com/OthersUK/ * Check out The Others on facebook **
RADIO 68 PLAYS their single + tracks fromtheir 2014 cd “Gold” + exclusive Radio 68 interview snippets with Pete Hammerton
SPECIAL: SUMMER OF LOVE 40th ANNIVERSARY
In September 2, 2007 a free concert was held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park celebrating the 40th anniversary of the so-called Summer of Love. This CD/DVD collection is a record of that event. With two CDs and 2 DVDs at a price less than $25 it is a very generous collection. Whether or not it’s worth itss low price will depend on how much the listener/viewer is willing to put up with in order to hear some well played music or perhaps wallow in nostalgia as the case may be. (…) If you like the music of late 60’s San Francisco played loose, free and well, and you don’t much care who is playing it, there’s a lot here to like. You will have to put up with some truly dreadful vocals and abysmal documentation but if it’s all about the music for you, it’s here. If you’re attracted to the collection because of the names of the bands listed on the box, be careful. There’s no telling who these people are and in some cases what you hear will be a major disappointment if you have fond memories of the original band.
RADIO 68 plays disc 2
RADIO 68 TIME
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MY GENERATION: THE SHOW
New show Sundays 12 noon ** Repeated Sundays 16:00 hrs, 20:00 hrs and 24:00 hrs (twelve midnight till 4 in the morning) and Mondays 12 noon.
SPECIAL: SUMMER OF LOVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY, disc 2: CANNED HEAT, LESTER CHAMBERS (Chambers Bros.), DAN HICKS, NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE, TAJ MAHAL, LEIGH STEVENS (Blue Cheer) , etc. +: October in the Railroad Earth *
LONG PLAYER TIME
THE YARDBIRDS (Gypie Mayo, Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja, Alan glen, John Idan ): BIRDLAND (2003) ** SPOOKY TOOTH, incl. CD rerelease bonuses: IT’S ALL ABOUT (1968) ** EDEN ROSE: ON THE WAY TO EDEN (1970) **
New Show Sundays 14:30 hrs ** Repeated Sundays 18:30 hrs, 22:30 and 02:30 a.m. (Monday) and Monday 14:30 hrs.
SPECIAL: THE OTHERS: 1964 single A and B + GOLD, cd, 2014 + snippets from Excluisve Radio 68 interview with Pete Hammerton ** : ALAN CLAYSON: this is episode 14 of The Savage Tree, my show on Radio Sutch www.radiosutch.net , special BRanch Alan Clayson (Alan CLayson & the Argonautes, Dave Berry ** STONE THE CROWS,feat. Maggie Bell, incL cd rerelease bonus tracks ** BEAT GENERATION vol. 2: ROD McKUEN, LENNY BRUCE **
Jim Hightower ** Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen **