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5 Favorite Songs Of The 1960's...No Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Or The Who, Pleeze

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Posted on Aug 6, 2011 9:38:51 AM PDT
Butterfly says:
Eric Burdon and The Animals - Tobacco Road (Live, 1967) HD & HQ

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 9:45:46 AM PDT
Gino says:
Big favorites other than those mentioned above- Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound" and the girl groups he produced.
Da Do Ron Ron- The Crystals
Then He Kissed Me- "
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)- Darlene Love
River Deep, Mountain High- Ike and Tina Turner
You've Lost tha Loving Feeling- The Righteous Brothers/The Blossoms

Beach Boys:
Fun, Fun, Fun
I Get Around
Help Me Rhonda
Little Deuce Coupe
Surfin' USA

White Bird- It's a Beautiful Day
Qucksilver Girl- Steve Miller Band
Comin' Back to Me- The Jefferson Airplane
Anthem to the Sun- The Grateful Dead
Are You Experienced- Jimi Hendrix

And, that's w/out starting down the aisles of folk-rock, motown, or Memphis sounds that rocked the 60s. 5 favorites? More nearly 5,000

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 10:18:47 AM PDT
Hinch says:
The Seeds - Pushin Too Hard

Bob Seger System - 2+2=?

Janis Ian -Society's Child

The Chocolate Watch Band - It's All Over Now Baby Blue

Bill Cosby - Little Ole Man(Uptight-Everything's Alright)

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 10:39:30 AM PDT
ED S. says:
Surf and car tunes not by The Beach Boys from the Beatle era.

"Little GTO"-Ronnie And The Daytonas...The Beach boys did this also, but I never heard it on radio.
"Dead Mans Curve"-Jan & Dean...This is is the 'dead mans curve' on Sunset Boulevard. I have driven it at speed and is thrilling and dangerous.
"Little Old Lady From Pasadena"-Jan & Dean...Played waaaay to much both in-the-day- AND on classic radio stations.
"New York's A Lonely Town"-The Trade Winds...Surfer in New York. "My woody's outside, covered in snow". Those are the words folks!
"Surf City"-Jan & Dean...BIG mega hit. Still like it.

"And if my woody breaks down I'll be some where on the surf route
(Surf City here we come)
I'll strap my board to my back and hitch a ride in my wet suite
(Surf City here we come)
There'll be two swingin' honeys for every guy
And all you gotta do is just wink your eye"

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 11:14:25 AM PDT
Deli Babe says:
Angel Baby, Rosie and the Originals
Crazy, Patsy Cline
Sweet Dreams, Patsy Cline
Those Oldies but Goodies, Little Ceaser and the Romans
Hurt, Timi Yuro

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 11:50:15 AM PDT
Gino says:
ED. S- saw the Beach Boys in like 1971, and was massively disappointed that they didn't do GTO or 409. Nice show, otherwise. But, yeah, car tunes, big with me. Beach Boys
were just too easy. And Deli Babe, you don't want to get started on C & W. I grew up wanting to sing like George Jones. Wasn't that good at it, so I tried partying like him.
Not that good, either.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 11:54:27 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 6, 2011 12:06:34 PM PDT
ED S. says:
Wow...The early sixtys...

"Calender Girl"-Niel Sedaka..."January, you start the year off fine, February, your my little valentine"
"Uptown"-The Crystals..."Uptown where folks don't have to pay much rent"
"Love Letters"-Kitty Lester..."straight from the heart, keep us so near while apart"
"My Boyfriend's Back"-The Angels..."My boyfriend's back he's gonna save my reputation, If I were you I'd take a permanent vacation"
"Johnny Get Angery"-Joanie Sommers..."I want a brave man, I want a cave man, Johnny show me that you care, really care, for me"

EDIT: "Ketty" Lester, not "Kitty". In the early '60's a dj I was listening to told the audience (me), that it was spelled K-e-t-t-y.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 12:00:50 PM PDT
ED S. says:
Maybe The Beach Boys couldn't play "Little GTO" for legal reasons or royalty payments. The Beach Boys did not write it and like I said, I do not remember any version on the radio other than Ronnie And The Daytonas.

For those who do not know what GTO is, it is a car built by Pontiac. I don't think Pontiac is around anymore either.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 1:07:49 PM PDT
Deli Babe says:
Sadly Ed, Pontiac is gone, and we all figured it was called GTO because all of
us that ever owned one or knew someone that owned one said it was short

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 1:08:39 PM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
"Books Of Moses" (Alexander 'Skip' Sence)
"Everybody Loves A Winner" (William Bell)
"Little Bitty Pretty One" (Zalmon Yanovsky)
"O Cielo Ce Manna Sti Ccose" (Fred Bongusto)
"Accidents" (Thunderclap Newman)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 1:18:54 PM PDT

"Gran Turismo Omologato"

I just happened to read that somewhere when I was very young, so I always knew what it stood for. But I must have heard it from 10 different people over time that it stood for gas, tires, and oil.....and I swear they were all completely serious. Nobody ever believed me when I told them what it really stood for.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 1:27:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 6, 2011 1:28:38 PM PDT
Deli Babe says:
Well, we knew that wasn't the real meaning, we just coined it that. Approved
Grand Touring in Italian didn't seem as funny. Now that I think of it, maybe it
was all those drag races and night time cruising that ate the gas, tires and oil.
Oh, for the good ole muscle car days. They were the best.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 1:37:36 PM PDT
I think Brian Wilson wrote 'Surf City', 'Little Old Lady', and 'Dead Man's Curve'.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 1:55:11 PM PDT
ED S. says:
According to the internet which is not always right, Brian wilson co-wrote "Surf City" and "Dead Mans Curve". Brian is not listed as a writer on "Little Old Lady From Pasadena". But you taught me something. I never knew that Brian Wilson co-wrote any of their songs.
I did know The Beach Boys played instruments on some of the songs. Jan Berry, has said that on several televised interviews I have seen. I believe that collectivly the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean were un-officially called the Bel-Air Bandits. Not sure. Jan Berry said that on T.V. about his musicians. Did he mean The Beach Boys? Not Sure.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 1:59:42 PM PDT
Brian and the boys were friends with Jan and Dean. He wrote some of their songs and helped them out. Brians father was mad at him for giving songs to them.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 2:08:55 PM PDT
Yeah, I agree that the Italian didn't have much of ring to it back then for teenagers interested in cars. But I did get a lot of funny looks when I brought it up.

(And I'm not really talking about conversations among GTO owners, most of whom were older and probably knew what GTO meant, but kids 14-17 who mostly liked to talk about cars and dream about having one someday.)

Yeah, those were fun days in the '60's with cars; it was more of a culture then. It seemed like the cars by 1973 were not quite as cool as previously anyway, and the first Oil Embargo in '73 drove a big nail into the coffin of muscle cars. Though it must have been in the works before 1973, by '74 the Mustang had been downsized and the largest engine that year was a six-cylinder --really hard to believe when you think about it.. I know because I once had a '74 Mustang II Mach I.

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 2:22:17 PM PDT
R. Karn says:
Superstitious- Stevie Wonder
House of the Rising Sun- Bob Dylan
Harvest- Neil Young
Jessica- The Allman Brothers
The End- The Doors

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 2:54:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 6, 2011 2:57:31 PM PDT
ED S. says:
The Muscle Cars had no anti-smog system other than a crankcase hose from crankcase to air filter. Early '60's cars had the crankcase hose vented to the atmosphere. With no smog regulations, you could put a Edelbrock high performance intake manifold and a air sucking quad carborator and get performance from an already powerful 409 C.I.
With a smog system, you can't do that. It's illegal now anyway. Every year or two, all us posters have to go to the smog check station like lemmings.
Remember the "Speed Shop"? Carbs, intakes shiney of Hurst shifters for your after market 4-speed, wrapped in a scatter shield so when you were street racing and your custom clutch came apart between second and third, you would not be sprayed in shrapnel! Those shops are gone. I have a picture of the one here on Whittier Boulevard. Gone in the early seventys.

I was working at a Texaco gas station in '66/'67 and two dudes were drag racing and just before they passed tha Texaco station, one of the racers clutch failed and shrapnel flew all over th place. Made an awful sound like nuts and bolts being shaken in a coffe can X10! The car had an engine with no way to get power to the wheels. "Shut Down". He pulled over. I went over and picked up tthe chunks of the ripped apart clutch to show it to the guys at the gas station.

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 3:14:58 PM PDT
ED S. says:
"Deep Purple"-Nino Temple and April Stevens
"Mountain's High"-Dick & Dee Dee
"Come See About Me"-The Supremes
"Are you There (With Another Girl)"-Dionne Warwick
"Live"-The Merry-Go-Round...Still have my 45rpm. Early Emitt Rhodes.

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 3:48:35 PM PDT
Butterfly says:
Charles Mingus - So Long Eric 1964

Jimmy Smith ~ Hi Heel Sneakers (1965)

Sonny Boy Williamson and the Animals - My Babe

Bill Evans Trio - Time Remembered

Cannonball Adderley - Mercy,Mercy,Mercy

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 4:17:57 PM PDT
Butterfly says:

Loved Dionne Warwick in the 60's.

Any Old Time Of The Day - Dionne Warwick (1964)

Dionne Warwick - (You'll Never Get to Heaven)If You Break My Heart

Dionne Warwick - Walk On By (Original Stereo)

Dionne Warwick- (Theme From) Valley of the Dolls

Dionne Warwick 1968 - As Long As There's An Apple Tree

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 4:37:31 PM PDT
Dee Zee says:
I think the Beach Boys or at least Brian Wilson also sang on the Jan & Dean singles.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 4:38:35 PM PDT
Dee Zee says:
This goes back to an earlier post when Patsy Cline was listed. When did Cline chart, I always thought the 1950s but I'm not sure.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 4:55:39 PM PDT
Deli Babe says:
When we got married, my husband owned a '66 chevelle super sport, 5 speed, I
learned how to drive on it. It was awesome, unfortuneately, we had to sell it
a few years later to pay for our first born. To this day, every once in a while
when she comes over, he'll say, there goes my car.

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 5:01:58 PM PDT
Deli Babe says:
OK, back to music, Patsy Cline first appeared on TV in 1956, she joined the Grand Ole Opry group in
1960, the same year she signed with Decca, and took Randy Hughes as a manager, she recorded
I Fall to Pieces in 1960 and followed it 8 mos. later with Crazy. She died in 1963.
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