On the radio: Croydon Rocks! With Procol Harum’s Matthew Fisher

This month I talk to the man behind the Hammond organ in iconic 60’s band Procol Harum, about Croydon’s music scene, making it big and fuzz boxes.

I will also be focusing on some of the venues in Croydon in the 60’s and the bands that played in them

Here is my ‘Croydon in the 60’s’ playlist.. ALL of these artists played croydon! I’m not going to get through all of them sadly…

Yardbirds – for your love (1964 The Star)
Cream – a mothers lament (1967 The Star)
Fleetwood mac – need your love so bad (1968 The Star)
Jimi Hendrix – castle made of sand (1967 The Star)
Beatles – all my loving (fairfield 1963)
jerry lee Lewis – great balls of fire (fairfield 1963)
Martha and the vandellas – nowhere to run (1969 Fairfield)
“Let’s Dance” by Chris Montez (1963)
“You Can’t Sit Down” by the Phil Upchurch Combo
“Green Onions” by Booker T & The MGs (1967)
Procol harum – whiter shade of pale
John mayalls bluesbreakers – all your love (1966 The Star)
the ronettes – be my baby (1968 Fairfield)
screaming lord such – good golly miss molly
brian auger – come back home to croydon (1965, The Star)The show airs today at 4pm on Croydon Radio

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