January 27, 2015

Blizzard of 2015 snow day

What to do when you're stuck inside due to a blizzard? Have the band over and go-go dance, damn it! Go baby, gooooooooooooooo!

January 25, 2015

time for a go-go lesson...

...from Denise Drysdale, Australia's premiere go-go dancer.


Sunday morning dose of The Beatles

This is a live tv broadcast from 1963, just months before The Beatles arrived in the United States. I love how they play the music for the closing credits. Lots of audience shots!

January 22, 2015

1963 threads

Here's a film about what Montgomery Ward was offering for 1963.

January 21, 2015

Germany's Beat-Club

Here's a complete episode from 1965. More and more.

January 17, 2015

rock stars with their parents

Check out this 1971 Life Magazine exposé about rock stars at home with their parents. Rock those boots Elton John's mom!

January 10, 2015

Catch a revue tonight...



If you're under 12, you get to see James Brown for 99¢. Groovy!

Are you a modernist?

Cathy McGowan, known as the Queen of the Mods and host of Ready Steady Go!, appears on To Tell The Truth and answers questions about being a mod from a 1964 broadcast.

January 6, 2015

January 4, 2015

let's go-go



I've always been fascinated with rock and roll history, popular culture, and how people dressed, groomed themselves and danced during different eras. The fad dances of the 60s crack me up the most. Seems like people really needed to let go. Yeah baby, yeah!



Record shops had listening booths to preview the latest hits.


Head down to the discotheque and Watusi the night away.

January 2, 2015

Friday morning dose of 1965



Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames on Ready Steady Go!

January 1, 2015

haircuts

One man's story of his relationship with the barbershop.