April 2011
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This month I'm playing for you songs with gay or lesbian references from the last decade
before Stonewall, and every letter of GLBT is covered. It's a look at how we were portrayed in song by those sometimes homophobic, sometimes accepting heterosexual musicians.

Beatles - Boys (1963)
Brenda Lee - My Baby Likes Western Guys (1960)
Hermione Baddeley - I Changed My Sex (1961)
Casey Anderson - Sweet Sydney (1962)
Barbara Lynn - Dina & Patrina (1962)
Tornados - Do You Come Here Often (1966)
Jonathan King - He Stood In The Bath & Stamped On The Floor (2007)
The Honeycombs - Have I The Right? (1964)
The Herd - Something Strange (1968)
The Who - I'm a Boy (1966)
Rolling Stones - I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys (1965)
Silkie - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (1965)
Beatles - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (1968)
Beatles - Polythene Pam (1968)
Beatles - Get Back (1969)
Donovan - To Try For The Sun (1965)
Tages - She Is A Man (1967)
Barbarians - Are You A Boy or Are You a Girl? (1965)
Teddy & Darrel - Strangers in the Night (1966)
Burt Topper - The Gay Teenager (1967)
The Byrds - Triad (1967)
United States of America - The American Way of Love (1968)
Improved Sound Ltd - Leave This Lesbian World (1969)
Harpers Bizarre - I Love You Alice B. Toklas (1968)
Monty Python - The Lumberjack Song (1969)




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And, a Thank You to Kristian Hoffman for suggesting several
of the songs appearing on this and next month's show.


June 2022...
Late Additions...
I just found out about two gender-switched cover versions from around 1962.
Both were on budget labels and both by Debbie Peters, and both of Johnny Crawford hit songs, from 1962.
Your Nose Is Gonna Grow
Patti Ann