Friday, April 29, 2016

Springbok Radio - The Cliff Richard Show circa 1962


Thought I'd share a small piece of Springbok Radio nostalgia from circa 1962.

A recent mention of "The Cliff Richard Show" (from the 1960s) on the Springbok Radio Facebook Group prompted me to find a reel-to-reel tape recording (circa 1962) of the programme. The sound quality is not that great (recorded by my late father Arthur Deacon on an old Philips reel to reel tape recorder via a microphone at a distance from the family radio) but worth a listen for those interested. 

"The Cliff Richard Show" was presented by Lowell Johnson and sponsored by Wilson-Rowntree (the makers of Rountrees Smarties). 

Lowell Johnson introduced the program with the popular signature tune of the first few bars of "Shazam" by "The Shadows", continued with his smooth presentation for "the young ones" and included a familiar advertisement for Rountrees Smarties :)

AUDIO (Introduction)


The rest of the programme (just under 13 minutes in length after some minor tape editing) included announcements and Cliff Richard updates by Lowell Johnson - some titles aired for approximately a minute and were faded for additional "Roundtrees Smarties" advertisements before fade-up until the end of the song. 

The Music Selection : 

1) Shazam - The Shadows (Intro)

2) I'm Walkin' - Cliff Richard

3) Shadoogie - The Shadows

4) Mean Woman Blues - Cliff Richard

5) All My Troubles - The Shadows

6) Little Things Mean A Lot - Cliff Richard

7) She's Not You - Elvis Presley

8) Shazam - The Shadows

AUDIO (the full programme with minor tape editing)


Really pleased to have located this particular piece of Springbock Radio history from the early days of Cliff Richard and The Shadows, aired during the time that "Summer Holiday" was still being filmed :)

16 comments:

saki said...


thanks for shared wonderful information of giving best information.its more useful and more helpful. great doing keep sharing
CCNA Training in Chennai

Dhiya L said...

This is a great post. I like this topic.This site has lots of advantage.I found many interesting things from this site. It helps me in many ways.Thanks for posting this again.


SAS Training in Chennai

Aasha said...

Really i am impressed with your article and please keep update like this.

Email Marketing Chennai

Pascale972 said...

Hi, Would you by chance know what happened to the people who animated the radio Radio Antilles from Montserrat carribean island ?? I used to listen, from Martinique, daily to the musical program presented by a pastor, I believe, called George Ben (or a name that sounded like that). I can't find anything on the internet about him, and wonder if you could have access to his whereabouts. Many many thanks in advance.
Pascale Whelan

Abiya Carol said...

Great post!I am actually getting ready to across this information,i am very happy to this commands.Also great blog here with all of the valuable information you have.Well done,its a great knowledge.

digital marketing course in chennai

Joël said...

Congratulations on your blog.
And good DX to you.

stepherd said...

Really nice information you had posted. Its very informative and definitely it will be useful for many people

Manpower Consultancy in Chennai

Akshaysri said...

Great Article… I love to read your articles because your writing style is too good, its is very very helpful for all of us and I never get bored while reading your article because, they are becomes a more and more interesting from the starting lines until the end.
SAT Coaching Chennai

Sathya G said...

Really its a amazing article that I had ever read. I hope it will help a lot for all. Thank you so much for this amazing posts and please keep update like this excellent article. Thank you for sharing such a great blog with us. Expecting for your update.
Dotnet Training in Chennai

Swethapriya said...


This content creates a new hope and inspiration with in me. Thanks for sharing article like this. The way you have stated everything above is quite awesome

Best Dental Clinic in Anna Nagar | Best Dental Clinic in Ashok Nagar

amala amala said...

This is an awesome post.Really very informative and creative contents. These concept is a good way to enhance the knowledge.I like it and help me to development very well.Thank you for this brief explanation and very nice information.Well, got a good knowledge.
Fresher Jobs
Fresher Openings

Akshaysri said...

It's interesting that many of the bloggers to helped clarify a few things for me as well as giving.Most of ideas can be nice content.The people to give them a good shake to get your point and across the command .
GRE Coaching in Chennai

Thamizharasi J said...

Great site for these post and i am seeing the most of contents have useful for my Carrier.Thanks to such a useful information.Any information are commands like to share him.

Fresher Jobs in Chennai
Fresher Jobs in Delhi
Fresher Jobs in Bangalore
Fresher Jobs in Kolkata

Mahalyasree said...

I truly appreciate this post. I’ve been looking all over for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You have made my day! Thanks again! Keep update more excellent posts..
Office Interior Designers in Coimbatore
Office Interior Designers in Bangalore
Office Interior Designers in Hyderabad

Merlin Maarit said...


It is very helpful for me. Keep blogging like this.


Healthcare Analytics Company

Finance Analytics Company

Telecom Analytics Company

Retail Analytics Company

Analytics Company

US IT Staffing Agency

Philips Huges said...

Its a wonderful post and very helpful, thanks for all this information. You are including better information regarding this topic in an effective way.Thank you so much

Installment loans
Payday loans
Title loans
Cash Advances