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1960s & The Introduction of Pirate Radio
1960s & The Introduction of Pirate Radio
Radio Luxembourg and the pirate stations fed the musical appetites of teenagers in the mid 60s. The BBC had done an appalling job with pop on the radio, and these new…...
1960s Record Producer-Joe Meek
1960s Record Producer-Joe Meek
He was arguably Britain's greatest and most adventurous producer in the first half of the 1960s. So why are so few people familiar with the name Joe Meek?...
Bands in Hamburg
Bands in Hamburg
Hamburg clubs like the Kaiserkeller and the Star Club were the hothouses where many British bands of the 1960s honed their craft. But how did they end up there, and…...
British Blues
British Blues
Without blues, there'd be no rock'n'roll, and without blues we'd have few guitar heroes. Blues enjoyed a brief time in the sun in Britain - this is the story....
Early Psychedelia
Early Psychedelia
Even before the middle of 1967, psychedelic music was raising its head. This is the story of how it developed....
Female Pop Stars
Female Pop Stars
The 1950s belonged to the boys, but in the 1960s plenty of female pop stars began to emerge....
Freakbeat, The Garage Rock Era
Freakbeat, The Garage Rock Era
Freakbeat? It was that small, wild window of time when raw music had all the possibilities to make the charts and push forward from the beat groups towards psychedelia....
How Radio One Began
How Radio One Began
Radio 1 was meant to replace the pirate stations and give British youth what they wanted - more pop music. But it took a while to really find its feet....
Pop Music of the 60s
Pop Music of the 60s
Pop music took over from rock'n'roll as the main chart form in the late 1950s. It created its own stars. A few endured, but many were little more than one-hit wonders....
Record Labels
Record Labels
The change in music from 1967 heralded a new age for record labels, with new names taking the lion's share of the young, progressive market....
The Beatles
The Beatles
Even today, the Beatles remain the biggest group to emerge from Britain. They legacy and influence still towers over rock’n’roll....
The Impact of Rock on TV in the 1960s
The Impact of Rock on TV in the 1960s
There were really three pop programmes that defined music on TV in the 1960s. These are their stories....
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
Even after more than 40 years, the Rolling Stones are the world's biggest rock band. This is how they got there....
The Summer of Love
The Summer of Love
1967 brought the Summer of Love, when the music of the hippies washed over Britain, changing everything. This is the story of how it all altered....
Tin Pan Alley
Tin Pan Alley
Denmark Street was Britain’s Tin Pan Alley, the centre of the music business. This is how it grew – and faded....
Tommy Steele
Tommy Steele
Tommy Steele made Britain's first proper rock'n'roll record. This is how a Cockney lad found fame as a rock star....
What Was Merseybeat?
What Was Merseybeat?
The Beatles were just one of many bands playing the sound known as Merseybeat. It was a localised, but thriving scene with over 300 bands....
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