GOLDEN GIFT Our thanks to Robbie Paramor for this entertaining montage of "Music and Memories from the Sixties."
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PLAY Robbie Paramor Presents Britain In The Sixties (16:18)

. . . 20 million women wearing Kinky Boots, Kinky Boots . . .

Robbie Paramor (AKA Robbie Mason) worked as a DJ in night clubs and discos in England in the early to mid 70's, followed by 10 years of radio — first as a jock at a cable Radio station in London called UBN (United Biscuits Network) where a lot of the UK's top DJ's got their start. After UBN he moved into production and became the production manager at Mercia Sound in Coventry (about 100 miles north of London) then moved to Chiltern Radio in Bedfordshire.

In 1986, Robbie moved to the U.S. and got into editing for TV. As of 2001, he had worked on "The Amazing Race" for CBS, and "Real TV" for Paramount.

Robbie writes:

" I just missed working on the 60's radio pirates and this montage pays homage to that exciting period of time just before The Beatles' rise to superstardom, through the British Invasion, and the start and demise of the pirate stations (I think there eventually were 12). Following that (in August 1967) things went a little flat when the pirates were forced to close!

Thinking back on this, to me, 60's music seemed to reach its zenith with the release of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in the early summer of 1967! This montage was put together for a High School Reunion I attended in Plymouth, England in November 2001 to jog the memories of my classmates. I hope it jogs yours! "

In January 2014, Robbie updated and expanded this montage to include 1960 - 1962, and 1968 - 1969. You can hear The Sixties: A British Decade here.


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