The Iveys
Radio One broadcasts
compiled by Tom Brennan
last revised: July 23, 2017

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Background information:
Most of the songs listed below were recorded onto a reel-to-reel tape as they were being broadcast on BBC's Radio 1 by Iveys/Badfinger fan David Bristow at his home in London. The first copy to appear in trading circles was in 1984. His recordings eventually appeared on a CD bootleg in 1991 called The Iveys (Badfinger) Complete BBC Live Sessions on the label Adam VIII Ltd. An earlier vinyl bootleg also exists of a smaller amount of the songs. All the bootleg releases were running at a faster speed than normal with the CD release running the fastest. For the purposes of this research, I used a tape source and filled-in what was missing from the bootleg CD (in particular one version each of "Maybe Tomorrow" and "Daddy's a Millionaire"), except that I slowed down the recordings to approximately the correct speed, although I did it by ear and not electronically, so the times listed are only approximate. The bootleg sources are shorter than the tape source, with many of the intros/outros either shortened or missing, and one version of "Just One Look" completely missing due to its poor sound quality.

tape track listing:
River Deep, Mountain High [Tony Brandon]
Respect [Tony Brandon]
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood [Tony Brandon]
Just One Look [Tony Brandon]
Revolution [Tony Brandon]
Drive My Car [Jimmy Young]
Just One Look [Jimmy Young]
Proud Mary [Tony Brandon]
Daddy's A Millionaire [Tony Brandon]
Needle In A Haystack [Dave Cash]
Surrender [Dave Cash]
Maybe Tomorrow [Dave Cash]
The Way You Do The Things You Do [Dave Cash]
You Can All Join In [Tony Brandon]
Maybe Tomorrow [Tony Brandon]
Summer In The City [Tommy Vance]
Nobody [Jimmy Young]
Birthday [Jimmy Young]
Daddy's A Millionaire [Jimmy Young]

All the songs listed are from the David Bristow tape except where noted...

The following format is used for the song listings:
{lead singers} [time (including DJ comments for aired versions)]


Tony Brandon: "Here are The Iveys now."
River Deep, Mountain High {Tom} [3:47]
Tony Brandon: "Yes, indeed. Well, uh, that was Ike & Tina Turner there, heavily disguised as The Iveys and a thing called, River Deep, Mountain High."

Tony Brandon: "He took a look through the door now and said, look Tim, I'm on the staff here. Wanna have a little Respect, huh? Yeah."
Respect {Tom} [2:23]
Tony Brandon: "That's The Iveys, there, paying tribute to Aretha Franklin. A thing called Respect, and, uh, eh eh..."

Tony Brandon: "That was Aretha Franklin, of course, and one that's doing very well for her currently in The United States charts, called The House That Jack Built.. For all the motorists on the road now, I hope you're taking great care driving in the traffic, and we're gonna be playing one..."
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood {Ron} [4:23]
Tony Brandon: "Well, that's what I keep saying to the governors here, but they never listen to me. Still, never mind. You can't win 'em all. That's The Iveys there, and, uh, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."
Note: Ron's brother Phil Griffiths plays on this track

The House That Jack Built entered the U.S. charts on August 17, 1968 and stayed in the top 20 until October 12, 1968, peaking at #6 on September 7, 1968.
The British DJs were aware of the American charts because of the top 20 listing that appeared weekly in the Disc and Music Echo musical paper.]

Just One Look
(version 2)* {Tom} [3:05]
Tony Brandon: "Oh. Thank you very much indeed, fellas. That was The Iveys there, and uh, a Hollies original, uh, Just One Look."

Tony Brandon: "George Harrison [sic] wrote this for The Beatles album, just called, The Beatles. This is Revolution."
Revolution {Pete} [3:25]


Jimmy Young: " you wrote, eh, called, Drive My Car."
Drive My Car {Tom & Pete} [2:33 (aired version)] {this also exists as a session tape without voiceovers}
Jimmy Young: "Yeah! That's The Iveys, and, uh, Drive My Car."

Just One Look (version 1) {Tom} [3:08 (aired version)] {this also exists as a session tape without voiceovers}
Jimmy Young: "Mm! The Iveys, and, uh, Just One Look."

When Will I Be Loved {Tom & Ron} [x:xx] {this exists as a session tape-doesn't appear on David Bristow tape}

The Way You Do The Things You Do {Ron} [2:40] {this exists as a session tape-doesn't appear on David Bristow tape}

Maybe Tomorrow
{Tom} [3:01] {session tape released on "Without You..." edition 2 book companion CD}


Tony Brandon: "...doing their Creedence Clearwater thing."
Proud Mary {Ron} [2:53]
Tony Brandon: "Thank you, very much, indeed. The Iveys there, and their version of, uh, Proud Mary."

Daddy's A Millionaire
(version 1, incomplete) {Tom} [1:35]
Tony Brandon: "Well, there you go, then. That was the sound of The Iveys there, and, Daddy, Daddy's A Millionaire!"


Dave Cash: "...and a touch of the rusty record sounds. From The Iveys, Da-Doolang Song."
Needle In A Haystack {Tom} [2:49] [aired: April 14, 1969]
Dave Cash: "There's a group that's come a long, long way in a short time. The Iveys and their version of Needle In A Haystack."

Dave Cash: "Ten and a half minutes past two o'clock on a monday afternoon, on The Dave Cash nasal radio programme."
Surrender {Ron} [2:40] [aired: April 14, 1969 @2:10 PM]
Dave Cash: "That's The Iveys..."

Dave Cash: "Yeah. Come in. Now that you're in, why don't you sing. These are The Iveys. A song called, Maybe Tomorrow. The budget'll be better."
Maybe Tomorrow {Tom} [3:02]
Dave Cash: "Yeah. That's The Iveys and Maybe Tomorrow."

Dave Cash: "Good. We have The Iveys now. The Way You Do The Things You Do."
The Way You Do The Things You Do {Ron} [2:47]
Dave Cash: "Thank you, The Iveys, and,The Way You Do The Things You Do!"


You Can All Join In
{Ron, Tom & Pete} [3:02]
Tony Brandon: "Yeah. Ah! Happiness is a thing called The Iveys, and You Can All Join In."

Tony Brandon: "We will be playing The Man From Laramie later on. you see. He's probably knashing his teeth like mad now, 'ol J.Y. Anyway, here's The Iveys..."
Maybe Tomorrow {Tom} [3:10]
Tony Brandon: "Oh, that's very nice. That's The Iveys there and a song called, Maybe Tomorrow."


Tommy Vance: "Five minutes now before six. Five to six. Hot town, Summer In The City."
Summer In The City {Ron} [3:33] [aired at 5:55 PM on unknown summer date]
Tommy Vance: "Yeah! That's the sound of The Iveys and Summer In The City, that fabulous number that was written by The Lovin' Spoonful some time ago. And it was a big, big success for them as well. And I must say, what a lovely day it's been in the city of London, and whatever city you live in."


{Tom & Ron} [2:09]
Tony Brandon: "There’s another group that make a very, very nice noise on the programme. The Iveys there and a thing called, Nobody."

Tony Brandon: "Ho. Ho ho. These are The Iveys. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. And if it's your Birthday today. Well, that's the title of this one."
Birthday {Tom} [2:33]
Tony Brandon: "Y-yeah. Oh. Certainly, I thought it’s about time we had a little bit of Beatles music on the show and there it was. From The Iveys, there’s the title, Birthday.”


Jimmy Young: "And about to leap into fantastic vocal action, we've got The Iveys, you see, and Daddy's A Millionaire."
Daddy's A Millionaire (version 2) {Tom} [1:59]

Title (writers) influential artist(s) [U.K. release date]
Note: dates are for historical reference only and are used only to illustrate what eras The Iveys got their cover songs from.

River Deep, Mountain High
(Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich) Ike & Tina Turner [May, 1966]
Respect (Otis Redding) Aretha Franklin [June, 1967]
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus, Gloria Caldwell) The Animals [January 15, 1965]
Just One Look (Gregory Carroll, Doris Payne/Troy) The Hollies [February 21, 1964]/Doris Troy [July, 1963]
Revolution (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) The Beatles [August 30, 1968]
When Will I Be Loved (Phil Everly) The Everly Brothers [July, 1960]
Maybe Tomorrow (Tom Evans) The Iveys (A-side of single) [November 15, 1968]
Drive My Car (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) The Beatles [Rubber Soul LP, December 3, 1965]
Proud Mary (John Fogerty) Creedence Clearwater Revival [May, 1969]
Daddy's A Millionaire (Tom Evans, Pete Ham) The Iveys (B-side of single) [November 15, 1968]
Needle In A Haystack (William Stevenson, Norman Whitfield) The Velvelettes [September, 1964]
Surrender (Nickolas Ashford, Joshie Jo Armstead, Valerie Simpson) Mary Perpetual Langley/The Carrolls [May, 1966]
The Way You Do The Things You Do (Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers) The Temptations [April, 1964]
You Can All Join In (Dave Mason) Traffic [self-titled 2nd LP, October, 1968]
Summer In The City (John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian, Steve Boone) The Lovin' Spoonful [July 8, 1966]
Nobody (Dick Cooper, Ernie Shelby, Beth Beatty) Three Dog Night [January 31, 1969]
Birthday (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) The Beatles [self-titled LP, November 22, 1968]

Note: the 3 most obscure songs performed by The Iveys were: "Needle In A Haystack", "Surrender" and "Nobody".
"Needle In A Haystack" was by The Velvelettes, a girl group that put out a bunch of singles around 1964, but who never made it big; they were never popular enough to be able to record an album.
"Surrender" was by an obscure artist from Belfast, Northern Ireland called Mary Perpetual Langley who is virtually unknown in America. She was produced by early Kinks & Who producer Shel Talmy for his Planet label. The song was also released in the same month by a girl group from Liverpool, England called The Carrolls who released it on the Polydor label as "Surrender Your Love" but with a composing credit of only Ashford & Simpson.
"Nobody" was the first single release by '70s Supergroup Three Dog Night. It was released in Late 1968. The song failed to reach the top 100 on the Billboard charts in the U.S. It wasn't until their 3rd single release "One" that the group hit it big in April, 1969.


January 27, 1969-April 1969: MON-FRI 4:15-6:30 PM
April-September 1969:
MON-FRI 5:15-7:30 PM

October 2, 1967-1992: MON-FRI 10:00 AM-12:15 PM

January-September 1969: MON-FRI 2:00-4:15 PM

April 12, 1969: SAT

1969: FRI


Tony Brandon

Jimmy Young

Dave Cash

Tommy Vance

Phil Jay

River Deep, Mountain High Drive My Car Needle In A Haystack Summer In The City songs played unknown
Respect Just One Look Surrender Your Love    
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Nobody Maybe Tomorrow    
Just One Look Birthday The Way You Do The Things You Do    
Revolution Daddy's A Millionaire      
Proud Mary (Maybe Tomorrow)      
Daddy's A Millionaire (When Will I Be Loved)      
You Can All Join In (The Way You Do The Things You Do)      
Maybe Tomorrow        

songs in ( ) only survive from a session tape/transcripion disc and do not appear on the David Bristow off-line air tape with DJ chat

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