Here’s a song for Mothers Day – from the first of the great girl groups way way back in 1961. (more…)

Twinkle – Terry

17th March 2022 · 1960s, 1965, Music

In the pantheon of one-hit wonders, Terry by Twinkle deserves a place at the top table. (more…)

On my sixth birthday (January 1964) the charts were topped by The Beatles with I Want To Hold Your Hand. But the song that catches my eye today is the song at No.10 that week. (more…)

The Beatles made their first entry into the pop chart in January 1963, reaching the lofty heights of No.16 with Love Me Do. (more…)

Deep Purple – Help!

19th February 2022 · 1960s, 1968, Music

Here’s a bit of history… the first time Deep Purple ever appeared on TV. It was 1968, they chose a Beatles song, and they seem to be on a roof top. Dunno where that idea came from. (more…)

Satta Massa Gana was the debut single of The Abyssinians, arguably the greatest of all the vocal groups to come out of Jamaica. (more…)

Marc Bolan – The Wizard

8th February 2022 · 1960s, 1965, Music

Straight outta Stokey…. this was local boy Marc Feld’s first single, released by Decca in October 1965. (more…)

Here’s a lost masterpiece blending jazz, funk, blues and soul – and psychedelia – by The Loading Zone, a long-forgotten late-1960s band from San Francisco. (more…)

The Rolling Stones, recorded live at the BBC in 1965, just as they were transitioning from a band playing blues and R&B covers. (more…)

Here’s a classic example of country music’s breakaway Bakersfield Sound by Buck Rogers from 1965. (more…)