January 24, 2016

Sunday morning dose of The Beatles

Before their appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964, The Beatles were introduced to the United States via a film that was shown on The Jack Paar Program in January 1964.

Get a load of how loud their Shea Stadium concert was in 1965.

January 12, 2016

The Beat tv show

The Beat was a syndicated tv show from Dallas, Texas that aired for one year in 1966. It was hosted by Nashville-based deejay Bill "Hoss" Allen and featured a house band led by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. Below, are some fine, soul performances from the program.

show intro
Jerkin' the Dog, The Mighty Hannibal
I Can't Turn You Loose, Jimmy Church
Uptight, Jimmy Church
You'll Lose a Good Thing, Barbara Lynn
Suffering Soul, Mighty Joe Young
Hold On To What You've Got, Joe Tex
Something's Got a Hold On Me, Etta James
Hide Away, Freddie King

January 3, 2016

Somebody Help Me

A teenage Steve Winwood and The Spencer Davis Group perform
live on the German television show Beat Beat Beat in 1966. Below,
are some fantastic, live performances with groovin' audiences.

• James Brown's I'll Go Crazy
Sha La La La Lee, Small Faces
Cherry Wainer and Don Storer
With a Girl Like You, The Troggs
I Can't Control Myself, The Troggs
• more Wainer and Storer
C.C. Rider, Eric Burdon

January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

What was going on in London for New Year's Eve 1965? Big heads.