Mar 202015
 

This week’s show really is a cracker – and quite unique!

All you have to do is switch on, tune in and then switch off for three hours as we travel back to a time when holidays (if you were lucky enough to go away) were always spent here in Britain, when spending money was used to buy sweets, when you might find a sixpence in your Christmas Pudding and when teachers used the cane to punish naughty children.

Our first hour will be devoted to tracks plucked randomly from my own personal collection and will of course include our ‘Children’s Favourite’. 

Our ‘Year under the Spotlight’ in the second section is 1971. It was in 1971 that we went decimal with our coinage, the year the Morris Marina first appeared on our streets and Britain first entered into negotiations to become members of the EEC.
Back then we were listening to music from the Carpenters, Mathew’s Southern Comfort and Bobby Goldsboro.

And last but not least, we will be checking out the top 20 best-selling UK singles in our ‘Vintage Chart’ from exactly 50 years ago. That’s the 21st. March 1965 to be precise and it’s the UK singles chart that are following every week. With a new No 1 and new entries  from Elvis and Unit Four plus Two, it will be worth waiting for.

Join me – Andy Morris at noon on Saturday, here – and only here on Radio Saltire.