A weekly radio show exploring the music of the 1960s: British Invasion, soul, psychedelia, garage, girl pop, regional hits, album cuts, b-sides, obscure 45s, and more

DIG AT THE MOVIES: The Mindbenders in “To Sir With Love”

From the culminating scene in the film. Lulu makes the introduction and after a little subterfuge, student Pam (Judy Geeson) gets her dance with “Sir” (Sidney Poitier) while the Mindbenders play.

November 14, 2014

DIG AT THE MOVIES: “Do I Have to Do This All Over Again” from the Monkees’ “Head”

One of the swingin’-est psychedelic dance scenes ever, as Mike walks into his surprise birthday party. From the looks of this clip, there must have been a crazy party going on in the film editing room as well!

August 1, 2014

DIG AT THE MOVIES: “Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows”

Okay, so it’s a silly little film, but it’s fun and really captures the innocence of the early-to-mid 1960s. I don’t know who the band is (Just actors maybe), but the song was written by Boyce and Hart, who released it as a single.

August 1, 2014

WATCH: The Bad Seeds on “Teen Time”

One of the most popular bands in Corpus Christie, Texas appearing on the local afternoon TV “teen” show in 1966.

August 1, 2014

WATCH: The Rolling Stones on the Mike Douglas Show

Here’s a piece of musical history: the Rolling Stones in 1964, in one of their first American TV appearances. They perform four songs and do a brief interview.

August 1, 2014

WATCH: Dusty Springfield “Get Ready”

A dynamite performance from Dusty’s 1967 British TV series. It’s hard to believe that she lacked confidence in her talents as a live performer.

August 1, 2014

WATCH: The Zephyrs “Something About You”

A big thanks to Dig superfan Aidan for turning me on to this gem. The Zephyrs were based in London, and this 1965 song should have been a SMASH!

August 1, 2014