BBC 1970s radio jingles
I’m a total sucker for this stuff.
I first fell in love with listening to ethereal, ailment long-forgotten radio jingles after hearing Negativland for the first time, when I was somewhere in the early part of high school. My introduction to them was a cassette of “Helter Stupid” (1989) that I picked up from the Beverly Hills Public Library, and on side 2, the album contains a side-long suite called “Moribund Music of the ’70s”, made up of samples containing strange radio moments, dull ’70s music and a slew of old station IDs and jingles.
I just love hearing those ten-second-long drum-fill-and-horn-section-leading-up-to-the-climactic-burst-of-harmonized-singing-choruses!!!! Also included in this download is a 10-minute BBC radio documentary on the history of the radio jingle!