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    Anyone else feeling a bit pissed off with Blackburn presenting this now. Heard some of it this morning and it was poor to say the least. More like a standard Radio 2 weekday prog with him playing a lot of HIS choices, so basically middle of the road soul. The timing of 6-8 am is appalling too. Another good programme hits the buffers. As Trumety Trump may say. Shame!
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  • #2
    My Dad's favourite show and I have many a fond memory of listening to it on a Saturday morning. It would never be the usual 'best of the sixties' compilation fare and was just a good old fashioned music show that would play things you wouldn't hear on the radio anywhere else certainly on a Saturday morning. I have nothing against Tony Blackburn but they could not have picked a worst person to replace Brian.
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    • #3
      So what happened with Brian Matthews? Was he just ousted? I heard it wasn't his idea. Is Phil Swern still co-pilot.
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      • #4
        He was too ill seemingly. Though he seems to have been pushed before he resigned. Yes Phil is still there, but in the last sign off Blackburn said he was adding his two-pennies worth too.
        Jazz ain't dead!

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        • #5
          I'll miss BM, but i might give TB a go, out of curiosity more than anything. I used to listen every week if I wasn't working, but they didn't play too much that I was interested in really. I ended up not listening and scanning through the online playlists for anything unusual.
          Everyone tear down your own little wall
          That keeps you from being a part of it all
          Because you've got to be one with the one and all
          You've just got to be close to it all

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          • #6
            From the horses mouth
            http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...dest-dj-brian/
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            That keeps you from being a part of it all
            Because you've got to be one with the one and all
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            • #7
              I've never heard of this show but read this Telegraph corrective in the popbitch mailout, so here it is:

              >> Mailing health <<
              Poor excuse for BBC bashing

              Never ones to miss a chance to
              clobber the BBC, the Mail and
              the Telegraph have been quick
              to condemn Radio 2 for dropping
              Brian Matthew from the Sound
              Of The Sixties – citing it as
              yet more proof of the Beeb's
              endemic ageism.

              The truth, however, appears to
              be slightly more sad. The "ill
              health" discussed in the BBC's
              statement is most likely not
              a reference to the fall that
              Matthew suffered last year,
              but a slightly more discreet
              way of referring to some of
              the other difficulties that
              might start to get in the way
              of an 88 year-old doing a
              regular radio show.

              Yet, in attempting to quietly
              protect his dignity, the BBC
              has left itself open to further
              thrashing from the right-wing
              press.

              Journalists are aware of this,
              of course, but the opportunity
              to land a hit on the BBC was
              too good to pass up.
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              • #8
                It was always Phil Swern's show, anyway.

                If Blackburn is going to have input into the programming, the legend will be ruined.

                I won't be listening anymore due to the earlier slot. I hope Dermot is satisfied.
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                • #9
                  Didn't know it was on earlier too! That's that then.
                  Sorry Ken, didn't take note of the time slot in your original post
                  Everyone tear down your own little wall
                  That keeps you from being a part of it all
                  Because you've got to be one with the one and all
                  You've just got to be close to it all

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                  • #10
                    I don't mind O'Leary as a TV presenter, but jesus, his saturday afternoon show is a hard listen. Really finds the sweet spot between dull and bland, and stays there.

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                    • #11
                      With Blackburn doing the Golden Hour live 7-8pm on Friday, then Sounds of the Sixties live Saturday 6-8am, I presume he's sleeping over in the Radio 2 bunk beds?

                      I'd much rather have him back on Pick Of The Pops, where his style works well.

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