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Feature: Bubblegum Music

Feature: Bubblegum Music

Playing tracks by

Tommy James & The Shondells, Tommy Roe, The Rare Breed, The Music Explosion, The Ohio Express and more.

Chart positions

This show was 18th in the global oldies chart and 70th in the global pop chart.

As the 1960s drew to a close, popular music began to fragment. Rock & Roll was coming in to it's own and and had grown into an FM radio format. AM radio had to find a new audience - and with the help of many of the producers and songwriters that grew of the early 1960's Brill Building era, some came up with the idea of appealing to the pre-teen audience with simple lyrics and catchy melodies-thus Bubblegum music was born. During this program we'll peruse a small handful of the genre's best known and obscure gems.


Paul Brown

Listening in the UK - superb show.