Various Artists

Top Of The Pops 22.06.1968 / The Gun, The Who, Lulu etc.

BBC Transcription Service : 160


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  • Artist: Various Artists
  • A Side: Top Of The Pops 22.06.1968
  • B Side: The Gun, The Who, Lulu etc.
  • Label: BBC Transcription Service
  • Format: LPs



  • Vinyl Condition: E+
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

Key: View



Brian Matthew presents No. 160 from Saturday 22.6.1968 - a session for fabulous people with groovy sounds

Includes The Who, The Gun, Lulu, Troggs & Gene Pitney.

Obviously this is a unicorn-rare collectors-piece for "WHO" fans but it is also a crucial platter for 60's hard rock scholars; as the album includes two killer sessions from "GUN" neither of which achieve release during the last century.

The Gun - described by Brian Matthews as a fantastic new group... with a "Big Fat Hairy Sound" of The Gun! - Hold On -

Now considered a late 60's hard rock lost gems, that were kept away from release until 2007 as The Gun climbed the charts "Race With The Devil". "Hold On" was shelved as was their dreamy Prog / Psyche recording "A Most Peculiar Man" - the British public had to wait until 2007; until a well researched LP/CD was released by Top Sounds Records. It was nearly 40 years before these two impressive recordings made it to vinyl.

Making this original 1968 platter a most important album indeed.

For the WHO fans there are 3 Pete Townsend compositions "Can't Reach You" + " Our Love Was" those two had no 45 release, but both of which made it onto the Who's 1968 "SELL OUT" lp. as did the 3rd. track is "I Can See For Miles *"

Along with these 5 important tracks there are 3 tracks from LULU 1. To Sir With Love 2. Love Love To Love Love to Love Love To Love - with Lulu interviews in-between + her unissued take on Jackie Wilson's "Higher And Higher"

The Troggs - deliver "Love Is All Around"+ "When Will The Rain Come"

Brian Matthews interviews Gene Pitney with 3 tracks 1. Something Gotta Hold Of My Heart 2. A Town Without Pity 3. The Man Who shot Liberty Vallance in-between

An historical LP that was only used for Radio Transcription. Giving up some important Hard Rock tracks; 3 strong WHO recordings, and interviews and songs from Lulu, Gene Pitney not forgetting The Troggs contribution.

The album speaks for itself especially with those original vinyl takes of the up and coming GUN that took nearly 4 decades to get a vinyl release.

We have recorded snippets of this Brian Matthews session, listening to the entirety of the LP is of course quite a nostalgic experience.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, vinyl that reveal only a few faint surface hairlines. All house in it's original BBC poly-lined "BBC Progamme" logo'd thick brown card sleebr

A Side

  • Title: Top Of The Pops 22.06.1968

    B Side

  • Title: The Gun, The Who, Lulu etc.
  • Year: 1968
  • City: London, UK