1960s British Psychedelia, recorded in conversation with Dave Roberts on his Music for Grown Ups, (9 March, 8.20 pm (UK) on Meridian FM Dave and Derek were joined on the telephone by Tomorrow’s lead singer Keith West.
The mid 1960s was a time of innovation, when bands such as Pink Floyd and Soft machine added movies and light shows to their stage performances. The was rock’n’roll’s latest development, psychedelic rock, which emerged in the mid-1960s. The music sought to emulate the mind-expanding experience of hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD. The songs played on the show have been edited out for copyright reasons.
Most of the information for this show is taken from my book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. If you would like more background to these stories – they’re in the book!
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