45s by regional bands the Rave-Ons, Thee Midniters, and the Nightly Raid, a 1966 single by JJ Cale, a 1965 b-side by Them, a hit for the Who that Pete Townsend says is still one of the band’s favorites, one of Paul McCartney’s favorite Beatle tunes, the Wailers, the Montanas, Yankee Dollar, and much more music from the 1960s.
An album cut by Harry Nilsson that was inspired by a telephone busy signal and that would become a hit single for Three Dog Night, one of the best b-sides of the decade, plus records by the 13th Floor Elevators, the Impressions, Pearls Before Swine, the Animals, the Beau Brummels, and more.
You’ll hear a fantastic, funky 1967 single by Tammi Terrell, album cuts by Love, the Lovin’ Spoonful, the Rolling Stones, and the Yardbirds, very early Guess Who, a ’68 Elvis b-side, plus the Chocolate Watchband, the Downliners Sect, Howard Tate, and many others.
Album cuts by Jefferson Airplane, Donovan, and Manfred Mann; some cool soul records by Edwin Starr, Erma Franklin, and Barbara Acklin; an early one by the Hollies, A ’65 track by Pat & Lolly Vegas (later to be known as Redbone), plus Kak, Earth Island, garage band 45s and more.
We’ll get the blues with the Blues Magoos and the Blue Things; listen to the Mamas and the Papas from their first recording session– as backing vocalists for Barry McGuire; hear a 1965 single for Gladys Knight & the Pips- before they joined Motown; plus check out records by the Brogues, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Laura Nyro, 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.