1969 singles by Question Mark & The Mysterians, Tyrone Davis, and Nancy Sinatra, album cuts by the 13th Floor Elevators, Grapefruit, the Litter, and the Byrds, plus records by Don Covay, the Kinetic, Marmalade, and more gems.
The Who cover the Rolling Stones, the Rolling Stones cover a New Orleans R&B classic, classic R&B by Brenton Wood and Laura Lee, a bunch of under-the-radar singles from 1967, plus records by the Action, It’s A Beautiful Day, Bob Dylan, the Blue Things (pictured) and more gems from across the 1960s pop music spectrum.
Here are some of the records lined up for you this hour: album tracks by Sam & Dave, the Beatles, the Rascals, and the Wailers; 45s by the Quadrangle, Our Plastic Dream, and the Indian singer Biddu; the 1966 soul single that inspired one of the Spencer Davis Group’s biggest hits; and much 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.
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.
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!