December 23, 2012

Get it on, bang a gong, get it on

T. Rex on Top of the Pops from the cheesy year of 1971.

December 15, 2012

They call me Heat Miser...

...whatever I touch, starts to melt in my clutch. I'm too much!

December 9, 2012

Girl Groups - The Story of a Sound

Check out this 5-part documentary if you're so inclined.

November 30, 2012

November 24, 2012

Samoans, do the Humpty Hump!

I cannot stop singing this today for some reason. Help me!

November 21, 2012

Wednesday evening dose of 1966...

...with The Rattles performing in Germany. Come on and sing!

November 3, 2012

1957 American Bandstand

An entertaining glimpse of early rock and roll and early television.
Meet Carole Scaldeferri, one of the regulars from the late 1950s.

Saturday afternoon dose of 1968

Status Quo performs Pictures of Matchstick Men on TOTP. People must've cut their own hair in 1968. Don't you think? I'm mesmerized.

November 2, 2012

Suzi Chunk

Thanks to Little Steven, I'm really diggin' the sounds of Suzi Chunk and Groovy Uncle! Check 'em out! Whoooooooaaaaaaaahhh!

October 27, 2012

Election day is approaching

Don't forget to vote baby, Yea! Whooooooooooooaaaaaaaahhhhh!

October 26, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Boo!

If I Had a Hammer

Trini Lopez gets an audience swayin' and a shoutin' in France.

October 25, 2012

early-90s flashback...

with Dee Lite. Delovely, delicious and I couldn't ask for another!

October 23, 2012

Hot Rods to Hell

Speed demons are such a nuisance sometimes. Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

October 13, 2012

Saturday morning dose of Dusty Springfield

How can you not love Dusty?! Great singer and very fun to watch.

October 7, 2012

time for a haircut

Hmmmmmmm. What style should I get for my hot date tonight?

September 29, 2012

It's Pony Time!

I cannot stop laughing at this. These poor kids. Waaaaaaaaaaah!

September 25, 2012

Jimi Hendrix in 1965...

...backing up Buddy and Stacy performing Shotgun on Night Train.

September 22, 2012

like, beatnik speak

Kookie twists at the Cloud Nine. Kookie has "smog in his noggin."

September 15, 2012

Give up the funk

Here's a great live version of Give Up the Funk by Parliament Funkadelic from 1976. Below is their 1967 hit (I Wanna) Testify from when they were The Parliaments. I may as well throw in Flash Light.

(I Wanna) Testify, The Parliaments, 1967

September 14, 2012

British pop music circa 1964...

...with Cilla Black and Dusty Springfield. Put on your shades and dance. Both of these performances are from Ready Steady Go!

The Rolling Stones from 1964

Tremendous and awkward footage of early Rolling Stones on The Mike Douglas Show from '64. They'd only been together for 18 months.

Have a Pink Martini

Check out this live performance of Sympathique if you're so inclined.

Friday afternoon dose of Neil Diamond...

...from a 1971 Paris television show gettin' all deep and spiritual.

September 2, 2012

August 6, 2012

Monday night dose of 1966

Los Bravos get chased by chicks after singing Black Is Black.

August 5, 2012

Sunday morning dose of surf music...

...with The Ventures performing Apache live from the early 60s.

July 27, 2012

more Yardbirds...

to watch and listen to. Live! You're welcome rock lovers.

July 26, 2012

The Yardbirds circa 1966...

...singing Over, Under, Sideways, Down live. Whoooooooooaaahh!

American Graffiti

I haven't seen this great 1973 movie in eons. Drag racing. In the opening scene, the "nerd" Toad comes flying in on his scooter. Crashing his scooter was unintentional but was so in tune with his character, they had to leave it in. A happy accident at its finest. It takes place in 1962.

July 4, 2012

the singing sensation...

from across the nation. Here's Justine by The Righteous Brothers.

June 25, 2012

Monday morning pick-me-up...

with The Astronauts singing Little Speedy Gonzales. Here's more.

June 24, 2012

this summer's bounty has arrived

Pesto! Pesto! Pesto! Fried green tomatoes! Pesto! Pesto! Pesto!

June 23, 2012

1970s American Bandstand

Circa 1975. Get your groove on man! Ooooooooah ooooooooah!

you can't have the 70s...

...without superimposed heads. I'm mesmerized, and creeped out.

June 22, 2012

let yourself go...

and shake it with Wednesday and Lurch. Wooooohooooooo!

June 16, 2012

Alexander Calder

Went on a bike ride today to MIT to check out the humongous stabile The Big Sail by Alexander Calder from 1966. More info.

The Music Machine...

...performing Talk Talk on Where The Action Is from 1966.

June 15, 2012

Planet of the Vampires, 1965

Have a skim through this movie if only to check out the costumes.

June 11, 2012

Monday morning dose of country...

...with Patsy Cline singing I Fall To Pieces from 1963.

June 8, 2012

Friday night line dancing...

louder! whooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!

June 2, 2012

The Beverly Hillbillies throw a go-go party

Shake it Miss Jane! Whooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaahhhhhh!