In praise of Brian Matthew

I remember listening to Brian Matthew in the 60s when he used to do shows like Album Club. He’s been broadcasting for well over 50 years now and is now 84 years old. It’s worth listening to his Sounds of Sixties on Radio Two on Saturday mornings. His producer Phil Swern comes up with some fascinating gems both in terms of records and facts.

The show is available on iPlayer here.

And Brian Matthew ends each show with the words:

And this is your old mate, Brian Matthew saying that’s the lot for this week, see you next week!

Then he ends with varying durations of this track – The Shadows and Foot Tapper:

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