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The Shangri-Las

“The Shangri-Las were an American pop girl group of the 1960s. Between 1964 and 1966 they charted with often heartbreaking teen melodramas, and remain perhaps best known for their hits ‘Leader of the Pack‘ and ‘Remember (Walking in the Sand)‘. … Continue reading

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Music from Big Pink – The Band (1968)

“Music from Big Pink is the debut studio album by the Band. Released in 1968, it employs a distinctive blend of country, rock, folk, classical, R&B, and soul. The music was composed partly in ‘Big Pink‘, a house shared by … Continue reading

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Baby boomers

“Baby boomers are the demographic cohort following the Silent Generation. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use starting birth years ranging from the early-to-mid 1940s and ending birth years ranging … Continue reading

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“Louie Louie” – The Kingsmen (1962)

“‘Louie Louie’ is an American rhythm and blues song written by Richard Berry in 1955 and best known for the 1963 hit version by The Kingsmen. It has become a standard in pop and rock, with hundreds of versions recorded … Continue reading

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“I Fought the Law” – Bobby Fuller Four (1965)

“‘I Fought the Law’ is a song written by Sonny Curtis of the Crickets and popularized by a cover by the Bobby Fuller Four, which went on to become a top-ten hit for the band in 1966 and was also … Continue reading

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The Dick Cavett Show

“… The Dick Cavett Show refers to television programs on the ABC, PBS, USA and CNBC networks hosted by comedian, comedy writer and author Dick Cavett between 1968 and 1995 in New York. The first daytime show featured Gore Vidal, … Continue reading

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“Pretty Little Angel Eyes” – Curtis Lee (1961)

“…  Phil [Spector] tackled the project with his usual total-control attitude! What resulted was an infectious master take of a tune written by Lee and Boyce: ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes,’ recorded at the moldy, rat-inhabited Mira Sound Studio (an optimal … Continue reading

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