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Sounds of the Sixties

Original Series

Episode 1: The First Steps

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Rock, pop and R&B from the BBC archives. Looking at the birth of the decade where pop was consigned to Crackerjack and rebellious singers still wore cardigans. Show more

Sounds of the Sixties

Original Series

Episode 6: 1968-69: The Swinging Sixties

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series featuring rock, pop and R'n'B performances from the BBC archives, including Alan Price, Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger and Herman's Hermits. Show more

Sounds of the Sixties

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Episode 3: 1964-66: The Beat Room

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The archive rock show highlights the BBC's pop programme The Beat Room amongst others, with performances from John Lee Hooker, The Pretty Things and Tom Jones. Show more

Sounds of the Sixties

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Episode 4: The Folk Revival

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A trawl through the BBC's archives for 60s music with an acoustic bent. Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Tim Buckley feature.

Sounds of the Sixties

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Episode 5: 1967-68: The Pop Boom

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series featuring rock, pop and R&B performances from the BBC archives, featuring the Bee Gees, the Rolling Stones and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich. Show more

Sounds of the Sixties

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Episode 8: Hip to the Trip

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series featuring rock, pop and R&B performances from the BBC archives. Psychedelia and counter-culture, with The Who, Pink Floyd and The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Show more

Sounds of the Sixties

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Episode 9: In Living Colour

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

1968 brought colour transmission to the BBC and artists such as The Kinks, The Moody Blues and The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band appear in all their polychrome glory. Show more

Sounds of the Sixties

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1968-69: The Progressive Tendency

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The BBC's music archive programme reaches the end of the sixties and features Pink Floyd, Donovan, Fleetwood Mac and Joni Mitchell.

Sounds of the Sixties

Original Series

Episode 7: The Singer and the Song

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series featuring rock, pop and R'n'B performances from the BBC archives, with Sandie Shaw, Dusty Springfield, Long John Baldry, Tom Jones and Cliff Richard. Show more