Rosko presented a new
show scheduled just before 'Pick of the Pops' on Sundays titled 'Rock
and Roll Is Here to Stay'.
The first Radio 1
documentary programme was aired; the Elvis Presley story, narrated by
Wink Martindale. The series was made in the USA and (strangely) was
heard in the middle of 'Pick of the Pops'.
April - Ed Stewart
launched 'Sunday Sport' at 7pm. The show was replaced in the winter with
'Sounds on Sunday'.
May - Pick of the Pops
was split again since Brian Matthew narrated The Beatles Story. This
major 13 part series marked the first Radio 1 produced
documentary. It was produced by Johnny Beerling.
June - Tony Blackburn
presented his first Sunday show, which ran for several weeks - the Top
100 Records, a chart based on listener's requests.
June - Johnnie Walker
was forced to drop his popular daily horoscope feature since the BBC had
decided it was 'sheer hokum' and contributed too much talk to a music
September - 'Pick of
the Pops' was broadcast for the last time in its present 'current chart'
form. Alan Freeman was replaced by Tom Brown with his show 'Solid Gold
Sixty' which was a three hour show from 4pm. The Top 20 was run down
from 6pm to 7pm; the final hour was carried by Radio 2 long wave and
co-presented a one-off show with Tom Browne later in the year entitled
'50 years of Pop', coinciding with the BBC's 50th