The Story Of Flowers In The Rain

Tony Blackburn recalls the 1967 hit Flowers in the Rain by The Move, the first record played on Radio 1.

A controversial publicity stunt to promote the single led to the band being sued by Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Contributors include former band members, photographers, producers and fans.

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"And good morning everyone. Welcome to the exciting new sound of Radio One".

Tony Blackburn recalls the story behind the controversy around the first 45 rpm single that he played on his brand new breakfast show on BBC Radio 1 on Saturday 30th September 1967 - The Move's 'Flowers in the Rain'.

Little did Tony know as he spun the record, that thanks to an infamous PR stunt to promote it, the band were to be sued for libel by the then Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Tony takes us through the controversial story with two of the original band members Trevor Burton and Bev Bevan.

A Tinderbox production for BBC Radio 4 - first broadcast in September 2007.

20070925 (BBC7)
20141107 (BBC7)

Tony Blackburn reveals how a PR stunt for The Move's single libelled a prime minister.

20070925 (BBC7)
20141108 (BBC7)

Tony Blackburn reveals how a PR stunt for The Move's single libelled a prime minister.

20170923 (BBC7)

Tony Blackburn reveals how a PR stunt for The Move's single libelled a prime minister.

"And good morning everyone. Welcome to the exciting new sound of Radio One".

Tony Blackburn recalls the story behind the controversy around the first 45 rpm single that he played on his brand new breakfast show on BBC Radio 1 on Saturday 30th September 1967 - The Move's 'Flowers in the Rain'.

Little did Tony know as he spun the record, that thanks to an infamous PR stunt to promote it, the band were to be sued for libel by the then Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Tony takes us through the controversial story with two of the original band members Trevor Burton and Bev Bevan.

A Tinderbox production for BBC Radio 4 - first broadcast in September 2007.

20070925

Tony Blackburn recalls the 1967 hit Flowers in the Rain by The Move, the first record played on Radio 1. A controversial publicity stunt to promote the single led to the band being sued by Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Contributors include former band members, photographers, producers and fans.

Followed by News.

2007092520070929
20141107 (BBC7)
20141108 (BBC7)
20170923 (BBC7)

"Tony Blackburn recalls the 1967 hit Flowers in the Rain by The Move, the first record played on Radio 1.

A controversial publicity stunt to promote the single led to the band being sued by Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Contributors include former band members, photographers, producers and fans.Tony Blackburn reveals how a PR stunt for The Move's single libelled a prime minister.

"And good morning everyone. Welcome to the exciting new sound of Radio One".

Tony Blackburn recalls the story behind the controversy around the first 45 rpm single that he played on his brand new breakfast show on BBC Radio 1 on Saturday 30th September 1967 - The Move's 'Flowers in the Rain'.

Little did Tony know as he spun the record, that thanks to an infamous PR stunt to promote it, the band were to be sued for libel by the then Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Tony takes us through the controversial story with two of the original band members Trevor Burton and Bev Bevan.

A Tinderbox production for BBC Radio 4 - first broadcast in September 2007.

Tony Blackburn reveals how a PR stunt for The Move's single libelled a prime minister.

""And good morning everyone. Welcome to the exciting new sound of Radio One"".

Tony Blackburn recalls the story behind the controversy around the first 45 rpm single that he played on his brand new breakfast show on BBC Radio 1 on Saturday 30th September 1967 - The Move's 'Flowers in the Rain'.

Little did Tony know as he spun the record, that thanks to an infamous PR stunt to promote it, the band were to be sued for libel by the then Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Tony takes us through the controversial story with two of the original band members Trevor Burton and Bev Bevan.

A Tinderbox production for BBC Radio 4 - first broadcast in September 2007."

2007092520070929

Tony Blackburn recalls the 1967 hit Flowers in the Rain by The Move, the first record played on Radio 1.

A controversial publicity stunt to promote the single led to the band being sued by Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Contributors include former band members, photographers, producers and fans.

2007092520070929

Tony Blackburn recalls the 1967 hit Flowers in the Rain by The Move, the first record played on Radio 1.

A controversial publicity stunt to promote the single led to the band being sued by Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Contributors include former band members, photographers, producers and fans.

Tony Blackburn recalls the 1967 hit Flowers in the Rain by The Move, the first record played on Radio 1. A controversial publicity stunt to promote the single led to the band being sued by Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Contributors include former band members, photographers, producers and fans.

Followed by News.

20070929

Tony Blackburn recalls the 1967 hit Flowers in the Rain by The Move, the first record played on Radio 1. A controversial publicity stunt to promote the single led to the band being sued by Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Contributors include former band members, photographers, producers and fans.

Followed by News.