Category Archives: Music

Dusty Springfield – I Only Want To Be With You (1963)

“Biographies of Dusty Springfield invariably state that her 1964 debut solo smash, ‘I Only Want to Be With You,’ was the first major overseas hit scored by a British act following the rise of Beatlemania. A chronological coincidence, perhaps, but … Continue reading

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Revolver – The Beatles (1966)

“Revolver is the seventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. Released on 5 August 1966, it was the Beatles’ final recording project before their retirement as live performers and marked the group’s most overt use of studio … Continue reading

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Rebels: A Journey Underground – A New Kind of Bohemian

“Rebels: A Journey Underground is an excellent Canadian documentary history of ‘the counterculture’ produced for television in the late 1990s and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland. It’s the work of writer/director Kevin Alexander, who did a great job with it. More … Continue reading

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That Was the Week That Was

“That Was the Week That Was, informally TWTWTW or TW3, was a satirical television comedy programme on BBC Television in 1962 and 1963. It was devised, produced and directed by Ned Sherrin and presented by David Frost. An American version … Continue reading

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The 13th Floor Elevators

“The 13th Floor Elevators were an American rock band from Austin, Texas, formed by guitarist and vocalist Roky Erickson, electric jug player Tommy Hall, and guitarist Stacy Sutherland, which existed from 1965 to 1969. During their career, the band released … Continue reading

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Lovin’ Spoonful – The Best of the Lovin’ Spoonful (1967)

“This first Lovin’ Spoonful hits collection, released in March 1967, gathers The Spoonful‘s five successful singles from July 1965 to June 1966 — ‘Do You Believe in Magic,’ ‘You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice,’ ‘Daydream,’ ‘Did You Ever Have … Continue reading

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The “Hashbury” Is the Capital of the Hippies – Hunter S. Thompson (1967)

A hippie lounges in front of the Drogstore Cafe, a local hangout notorious for the proliferation of hardcore narcotics, in the Haight-Ashbury district. “In 1965 Berkeley was the axis of what was just beginning to be called the ‘New Left.’ … Continue reading

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