Monday, 30 September 2013

It's A Merry-Go-Round of Musical Fun...

46 years ago today - 30th September 1967 -Tony Blackburn launched the BBC's new pop music service, Radio 1 at 7.00am.

The Breakfast Show originally ran 7.00-8.30 Monday-Saturday but after a few months it changed to become Monday-Friday and gained an extra 30 minutes.

The first record played (in full - i.e. not counting Tony's theme tune) on the station- and sometimes the second - is a regular trivia question, but what was the third? Or even the last?

Here's the full running order for that first historic show.

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 James
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 Billy Joe; Bobby Gentry
25        Then He Kissed Me; The Crystals
26        Anything Goes; Harpers Bizarre
27        The Letter; The Box Tops
28        Beefeaters; John Dankworth


  1. Paul I would have thought 9am too, but it actually only ran until 8.30 to start with, then we had to put up with Jimmy Young :-(

  2. You're right, Len. I did actually mean to put 7.00-8.30 (honest!) but well-spotted. It's now been corrected.

    JY didn't start until 10.00 - 'Family Choice' (nee 'Housewives' Choice') filled the gap with a variety of presenters, including 'Diddy' David Hamilton and David Jacobs.

    (Thanks to Radio Rewind for the schedules -

  3. ... and for a further 10 points, that is the name of the dog, dubbed on top of Beefeaters?!