In this edition: A 1969 hit single by a band assembled by Pete Townsend that faded after only one album, a lesser-known 1965 single by Martha and the Vandellas, plus we’ll check out records by the New Colony Six, the Yardbirds, the Mindbenders, the Merry-Go-Round, the Hassles, which featured a very young Billy Joel, and many others
Songs from the Doors, Marianne Faithfull, and the Status Quo; garage band 45s by the Elite, the Burgundy Runn, the Bats, and the Endd; soul from the Sweet Inspirations, JJ Barnes, and the Four Shells, plus psychedelic Hollies, and ten more.
Artists featured this hour include Fairport Convention, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Ruby Johnson, the Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Inez and Charlie Foxx, Lord Sutch, the Mirage, the Nashville Teens, the Zakary Thaks, and more.
The first show of the new year came in at 45 revolutions per minute…as we spun some of our favorite obscure 45s that we uncovered in 2017. You won’t hear the Beatles or the Stones– but you WILL hear the 40 Watt Banana, the Cherry Slush, the Misty Wizards, the Family Goat, and more. **SPECIAL 2-HR EPISODE*
Tracks from 1968 albums by the Sapphire Thinkers, the Tangerine Zoo, the Growing Concern, and Spooky Tooth, a 1967 single by CCR when they were known as the Golliwogs, a live ’64 cut by the Rolling Stones, the Mamas & the Papas, the Standells, the Equals, and a lot 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.
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.