After a rockin’ start with the Unrelated Segments, you’ll hear a 1966 single by David Bowie, a ’69 album cut from Arlo Guthrie, the Staples Singers covering Laura Nyro, plus the Shadows of Knight, the Dave Clark Five, the United States of America, a handful of garage band singles, and lots more.
Here’s a sampling of what I’ve got lined up for you this hour: a ’67 album cut by ? and the Mysterians, early Tim Hardin, a track from Jefferson Airplane’s debut album, plus Them, the Zombies, the Basement Wall and other garage bands, Al Green from his 1967 debut album, and lots more.
Lined up for you this hour are records by Solomon Burke, the Trolls, the Yardbirds, the Comfortable Chair, and the Remo Four, plus a 1968 global hit for Donovan that was unusual because over half of it was spoken word, a selection from the original soundtrack to the musical “Hair”, and much more.
Records by the Bobby Fuller Four, Traffic, the Isley Brothers, the Jelly Bean Bandits, garage band 45s, a sweet one by Stevie Wonder that was recorded in 1967 but became a big hit in ’69, and lots more.
On deck: records by Iron Butterfly, the Chocolate Watchband, the Turtles, Fairport Convention, the Haunted, Fire, Yvonne Fair, the Buckinghams, We the People, Eddie Floyd, 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.