The annual all-45 edition of the show: We’ll be camping out on the obscure end of the 1960s music spectrum as we welcome in the new year at 45 revolutions per minute, looking back over the best of our 7-inch discoveries from the past year. On the way, singles by the Loose Ends, the Live Five, the Rainy Daze, the Roosters, the Underdogs, and many more.
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We’ll enjoy music by Grapefruit, Morning Glory, the Association, Marvin Gaye, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Sweetwater, the Beach Boys, girl group the Bittersweets, Ella Washington, garage band 45s, and more.
Included: a demo from the Beatles White Album sessions, Ike & Tina Turner covering the Beatles, a 1965 hit for the Kinks that marked a turning point for them; 45s by garage bands the Enfields, the Jades, and the Memphis Nomads; a Beach Boys cut from the Pet Sounds album, and more records from across the 1960s pop music spectrum.
You’ll hear album cuts by Pink Floyd, Dusty Springfield, the Seeds, and the Mamas & The Papas; soul 45s by the Freeman Brothers, the Rayons, and the Webs; garage band 45s; plus Hearts & Flowers, HP Lovecraft (pictured), Paul Revere & The Raiders, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and more.
On deck: the Doors live at the Hollywood Bowl in 1968, a 1965 single by the Who that became an anthem for the Mods; album cuts by Simon & Garfunkel, Orphan Egg, and Strawbs; a Spencer Davis Group b-side, plus records by Delaney & Bonnie, the Easybeats, garage bands, and others.
1967 singles by Question Mark & The Mysterians (no, not “96 Tears”), the Move, and Buffalo Springfield; album cuts by Ford Theatre, the Poppy Family and Love; garage band 45s; soul 45s by Don Bryant and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, plus more music from the swingin’ 60s.