Whoa! The Barbarians perform “Hey Little Bird” on the TAMI package show in October 1964. Grungy garage rock waaaay ahead of its time, and the shot of Moulty the drummer going nuts with the dancers in the background is outtasight. If I had a time machine, I would figure out how to be in the audience for the TAMI extravaganza.
While we’re talking about the TAMI show, check out this incredible set by James Brown. The story goes that when scheduled show-closers the Rolling Stones saw his rehearsal, they begged not to have to follow him. If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing, skip to “Night Train” at 12:55 and be amazed.
We’ll listen to 1968 singles by the O’Jays, the Detroit Wheels, and Jimi Hendrix, album cuts from Harry Nilsson, the Byrds, Lee Michaels, Janis Ian, Herman’s Hermits, and Dusty Springfield, a bunch of cool 45s, and much more.
We’ll listen to a late ’69 single by Bettye Lavette, singles from 1966 by Marc Bolan and the Zombies, outtakes from two classic 1967 albums, plus Spirit, Soul Inc, the Black Knights, the Animals, early Grateful Dead, JoJo benson, and others.
We’ll listen to the Seeds, the Isley Brothers, and Paul Revere & the Raiders; plus check out an alternate take of a 1966 Dylan classic and a single-only Rolling Stones release from the summer of love; spin 45s by the Bedpost Oracle, the Sunrisers, the Basement Wall, John English III & the Preachers, and more.
Featured: The lone single from a soul super group whose vision was to be a collective force for good, great b-sides by the Rascals and the Electric Prunes, a live cut from the Chambers Brothers, plus Cream, ? And the Mysterians, St Steven, Simon & Garfunkel, cool 45s, and many more.
On tap: a 1965 single by the Golden Earrings—8 years before they dropped the “the” and the ‘s” and had a global hit with “Radar Love”— also, album cuts by the Who, the Count Five, and the Beatles…plus HP Lovecraft, the Tremeloes, Bob Lind, garage band 45s, and more.
Who wouldn’t love this clip? Pat & Lolly Vegas (later to be known as Redbone) perform a cool song in a monster’s mouth at a club called the Dungeon while a girl wearing a tiara, gloves,go-go boots, and a bikini with fringe dances in front of them. ‘Nuff said.
This 1965 musical starred Gerry & the Pacemakers, and was the first film to be shot on location in Liverpool after the city became a famous hotbed of that beat, beat, beat. The trailer stands alone as a mid-60s time capsule.