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The Pretty Things: Live At The BBC, 1964-2018 (Repertoire)

Tony Burke, Morning Star, 11 November 2021

DURING THE 1960s British R&B boom the Pretty Things were the band the UK press loved to hate.  Lead singer Phil May's shoulder-length locks were the subject of public debate. Appearing on the BBC's Saturday Club in 1964, the cosy, cardigan-clad presenter Brian Matthew tackles May about his hair and fashionable threads – before they launch into their coming hit 'Don't Bring Me Down'.

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