Radio 1 launch day playlist

On 30th September 1967 Radio 1 was launched in the UK as a vehicle for 16-24 year olds to enjoy the burgeoning pop scene of the day.

Tony Blackburn

Here are the details of what was played:

Date; Saturday 30.09.67
Time; 07:00 – 08:30
Programme; Daily Disc Delivery
Producer; Johnny Beerling
Presenter; Tony Blackburn.

Transmission; Radio 1 – 247 metres 1214Khz;
Tx; Brighton, Brookmans Park, Burghead, Droitwich, Fareham, Hull, Lisnagarvey, Londonderry, Moorside Edge, Newcastle, Plymouth, Postwick, Redmoss, Redruth, Washford, Westerglen.

1 Beefeaters; John Dankworth (Programme’s theme)
2 Flowers In The Rain; The Move
3 Massachusetts; The Bee Gees
4 Even The Bad Times Are Good; The Tremeloes
5 Fakin’ It; Simon & Garfunkel
6 The Day I Met Marie; Cliff Richard
7 You Can’t Hurry Love; The Supremes
8 The Last Waltz; Engelbert Humperdink
9 Baby Now That I’ve Found You; The Foundations
10 Good Times; Eric Burdon and the Animals
11 A Banda; Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
12 I Feel Love Comin’ On; Felice Taylor
13 How Can I Be Sure; Young Rascals
14 Major To Minor; The Settlers
15 Homburg; Procol Harum
16 You Keep Running Away; The Four Tops
17 Let’s Go To San Francisco; The Flower Pot Men
18 Handy Man; Jimmy Jones
19 You Know What I Mean; The Turtles
20 The House That Jack Built; The Alan Price Set
21 Excerpt From A Teenage Opera; Keith West
22 Reflections; Diana Ross and the Supremes
23 King Midas In Reverse; The Hollies
24 Ode To Billie Joe; Bobbie Gentry
25 Then He Kissed Me; The Crystals
26 Anything Goes; Harpers Bizarre
27 The Letter; The Box Tops
28 Beefeaters; John Dankworth

I have this as a playlist on Spotify.

Before this radio was a completely different beast. This was a big step for the BBC into the future.

As a 9 year old I had some of these singles, including Flowers In The Rain. I still have it in the archive. I have only owned that single for 45 years.


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