Post Tagged with: "1960s"

The Beatles, “Anytime At All” from Hard Day’s Night (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Anytime At All” from Hard Day’s Night (1964): Deep Beatles

Through never released as a single, the Beatles’ “Any Time at All” is an extraordinary example of their gift for creating sophisticated yet catchy songs.

Desert Island Discs: Double Album Edition

Travel back with us now to a time when rock stars, given a chance to make one good album, would often double down. Did “more” necessarily equal “better”? Well, no, actually. But that’s an argument for a different day.

Forgotten series: Every Mother’s Son – The Very Best: Come On Down To My Boat (1997)

Rock and roll history is littered with one hit wonders, and that includes Every Mother’s Son.

Forgotten series: Bohemian Vendetta – Enough (1998)

Formed in 1966, this Long Island, New York band was born right on the cusp of the burgeoning psychedelic scene, and their razzle dazzle music reflects such an environment.

Ryan Truesdell and the Gil Evans Project – Centennial (2012)

Even the most noble of tribute efforts can be sunk by a maudlin sense of care, the feeling that the great works being presented are sacrosanct — rather than living, malleable pieces of art. This album deftly avoids those mistakes.

The Beatles, “Eight Days A Week” from Beatles For Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Eight Days A Week” from Beatles For Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

The year was 1985; the scene, Mr. Tantillo’s eighth-grade chorus class. On Fridays, students were allowed to bring in their own music so we could “experience” diverse tastes.

Del Shannon – 1961-1990: A Complete Career Anthology (1998)

Contrary to collective belief, there was a lot of good music to be had prior to the worldwide invasion of the Beatles in 1964.

Something Else! Interview: Bob Cowsill, of the Cowsills

Formed while siblings Bill (guitar), Bob (guitar and organ), Barry (bass) and John (drums) were still in school, the Cowsills went on to become one of the most popular bands of the late 1960s.

Forgotten series: Ted Munda – The Enfields / Friends Of The Family (1993)

Both these bands hailed from Wilmington, Delaware and featured the enterprising handiwork of singer, songwriter and guitarist Ted Munda.

The Rascals – The Ultimate Rascals (1986)

From 1965 to 1969, the Young Rascals, who eventually slimmed their name down to simply the Rascals, racked up an impressive total of 13 top 40 hit singles.