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What songs from the 1960's are still on your playlist?
The 1960's boasts a vast array of music styles and genres throughout the decade. Many genres crossed and blurred lines, and new sub-genres or were created.
Throughout the 60's, we had a variety of pop, rock, Motown / R&B and soul. There were all of those tragedy songs, muscle car songs, and surf songs playing on the radio. Then came The Beatles and the British invasion. Folk music evolved into folk-rock, and Bob Dylan became one of the most influential songwriters of the decade and beyond. Folk music became a popular genre for the counterculture and protest songs (anti-war, civil rights). Folk-rock segued into psychedelic rock and songs of the drug culture. Elvis made a comeback in '68. Later in the decade, progressive rock began to merge various genres and styles, including classical music. And by the end of the decade, blues rock was moving to hard rock and heavy rock territory.
So much happened? What did I miss?
Here's an article that I found for a memory refresher.
So, what songs from the 1960's are still on your playlist today?
EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT THIS ONE.
1963- Surfin' Bird- The Trashmen
So I took a trip down memory lane with Jerry Blavat aka "The Geater with the heater" and came up with these gems we used to dance to (apologies if they've been posted before):
The real thing Tina Britt 1968
The 81 Candy and the Kisses 1964
I went to many venues where he was there and he would often come down and dance with us (Remember the Wagner walk?) He was very personable and he liked the ladies!
Such good times 💜
I'm not familiar with the Contrails. I'm still reminiscing about my Jerry Blavat days and here's another gem he used to dance with us to:
It's a good feeling Smokey Robinson&the
Miracles from 1967. This was one we did
the Wagner Walk to.
Again good times 💜
Novelty songs from the 60s:
Alley Oop. Hollywood Argyles
Mr Custer. Larry Verne
Yogi. Ivy Three
Alvin's Orchestra. David Seville & Chipmunks
Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On The Bedpost Overnight). Lonnie Donegan
The Astronaut. Jose Jimenez
The Touchables In Brooklyn. Dickie Goodman
Monster Mash. Bobby (Boris) Pickett
Ahab The Arab. Ray Stevens
Speedy Gonzalez. Pat Boone
Cinderella. Jack Ross
My Boomerang Won't Come Back. Charlie Drake
Monsters Holiday. Bobby Pickett
Ben Crazy. Dickie Goodman
Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh. Alan Sherman
Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport. Rolff Harris
Petunia The Italian Mouse. Lou Monte
Martian Hop. Ran-Dells
Harry The Hairy Ape. Ray Stevens
Leader Of The Laundromat. Detergents
Crazy Downtown. Alan Sherman
10 Little Bottles. Johnny Bond
They're Coming To Take Me Away. Napoleon XIV
Snoopy vs The Red Baron. Royal Guardsmen
Return Of The Red Baron. Royal Guardsmen
Wild Thing. Senator Bobby
Here Comes The Judge. Shorty Long
Gitarzan. Ray Stevens
Along Came Jones. Ray Stevens
That was a fun list of songs, thanks for putting it together. I remember most of them. We always had the radio on in the mornings during breakfast and getting ready for school. Everyone seemed to enjoy the silly songs back then.
I was surprised to find that Jerry Blavat has a playlist on You tube. I'm listening to it now as the news is so depressing 😥 Remember Get an ugly girl to marry you by Jimmy Soul? That's on now. Much better than the news 👍
I'll have to check some of these out. I'm liking YT these days, as well. Sometimes I remember the songs when I hear them, but don't remember who the artists were.
I like some Du-wop music, even though I am a rock'nroller forever, but I do like some of your picks from today:
Denise Randy&the Rainbows. My top pick 👍💜
Next from the incredible American Graffiti Movie:
Step by step Crests
Barbara Ann Regents
Heart and soul Cleftones
And my other favs:
Stay Maurice Williams&the Zodiacs
Blue Moon Marcels
There's a moon out tonight Capris
Pretty little angel eyes Curtis Lee
To be loved Pentagons
You belong to me Duprees
Who remembers the Kit Kats?
Let's Get Lost On A Country Road
Won't Find Better Than Me
In the 80s Karl Hausman (The piano player) opened an ice cream 🍦 store in Sinking Spring, PA. He also used to play honky tonk piano at Hersheypark. I asked him one day at the park to play "Let's Get Lost". He was shocked that someone actually knew who he was and happily played the song for me.
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