Tag Archives: 1960’s

SONG OF THE DAY Peter Wright – The Rose Has a Thorn

I just cannot get this catchy little beast out of my head today and I seem to remember starting my last Peter Wright post off with the same words! That’s the beauty of a good pop song,: it weaves its … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Harry Charles – Petoskey Town

Releasing just three 45’s in the early 1960’s, obscure teen-pop and Country singer, Harry Charles was a Nashville resident. His repertoire was minimal, his career rather brief and what became of him after his short glimmer of music stardom is … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Illusions – City of People

An original copy of this garage rock rarity is still fetching anything between £600-£1000, so if you were ever lucky enough to stumble upon a copy, take it and run!! This Stones/Yardbirds-inspired 45 was originally released in 1966 on a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Oscar Hart With Hartones – My Dreams

Such is the case sometimes that you come upon a great track, but its so obscure that information is hard to acquire. This is what I’ve found with today’s song! I heard it on a radio show a while back, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Avengers VI – Heartbeat

The Avengers VI were a clean-cut surf band from Anaheim, California., whose one and only album, Real Cool Hits, was issued in 1966 as a promo for Good Humor ice cream. The group’s name wasn’t even mentioned on the cover … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Knightsmen – Daddy Was A Rolling Stone

Indiana’s garage band, The Knightsmen are one of so many one-hit wonders of the 60’s.  Full of promise and meaty psych goodness, this band released only one 45 in April 1966.  The A-side was a very cool rendition of Fever … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard – The One I Love is Gone

American bluegrass singer-songwriter, double bassist and guitarist, Hazel Jane Dickens began making music in the 1960’s when she teamed up with her friend, the bluegrass singer, banjoist and guitar player, Alice Gerrard. Known for her lonesome singing style Dickens vocals … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Al Duncan – Bawana Jinde

A while ago I stumbled upon a website called The Exotica Project (one hundred dreamland 45’s), a venture created to explore a somewhat disparate collection of one hundred exotic-themed 45s through the motifs that unite them.  The website is well … Continue reading

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