July 2, 2022

Happy July 4th

The Pops playing on the Esplanade is a big deal in Boston. Chaka Khan headlines festivities this year at the Hatch Shell. Yipppeeee!

June 25, 2022

Jim Messina

Jim Messina and his band were incredible last night at the fabulous TCAN. He had a Q&A session after the show and I asked this: "What tv shows did you watch in the late 50s/early 60s to see your favorite singers, bands and musicians?" He talked about a Ranch Party-like program that featured The Collins Kids, Johnny Cash and other country artists. He loved Ozzie and Harriet because of Ricky Nelson.


Jim Messina and the Jesters in Teen Band Play-a-thon at P.O.P.



My friend Glenn and sister Janet groovin' and enjoying the show.

June 11, 2022

Paul McCartney at Fenway Park



My friend Glenn was in the 5th grade when The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. Like many kids then, his world changed after that broadcast. He bought a cheap organ, then eventually bought a Hammond organ, then started singing in a band at 16 in 1969. The name of it was "The Sidewalk Society." How 1969 was that? 😆
We finally saw Sir Paul in person. Click on the photo to make it big.

Glenn still has his Beatles scrapbook and Beatles bubble-gum cards.



Here are school pictures of Glenn in the 1960s during Beatlemania.



Above, Glenn and the crowd sing along with Paul and his band.

They performed my favorite Wings tunes from my grade-school years:


Jet, Wings, 1973


Listen To What the Man Said, Wings, 1975


Let 'Em In, Wings, 1976

June 4, 2022

The Leaves

Enjoy mid-60s garage? You might dig The Leaves. They were the first band to record Hey Joe in 1965 and appeared as themselves in this.


Dr. Stone, The Leaves, 1966

May 28, 2022

May 14, 2022

please knock first

All of the music that we've heard throughout our lives comprises our life soundtrack. I'm glad I heard a lot of songs like this as a wiener.

May 7, 2022

Happy Mother's Day

The Runaways perform their 1976 tune in honor of their moms.

April 30, 2022

April 23, 2022

share-dos

Come on gang. We're off to the salon to finally get our share-styles.

April 16, 2022

Tell Me All About It...

...when I swing by with my boat. And bring your dancing shoes.

April 9, 2022

Strawberry Letter 23



Shuggie Otis originally recorded this tune in 1971. I love the bass.
Johnny Otis was Shuggie's dad. Learn about the Godfather here.

April 2, 2022

mid-60s chicks




Gonna Get Along Without You Now, Tracey Dey, 1964




I Found My Place, Reparata (without the Delrons), 1965

March 27, 2022

Wanna shag?



Hep cat college kids from 1937 demonstrate the Collegiate Shag.

March 20, 2022

Learn the Cha Cha Cha

Looking to learn the Cha Cha in German? You're in luck. They dance to the Frito Bandito song at one point which is based on Cielito Lindo.

March 12, 2022

Bucky Beaver

Great. Now I can't get this jingle out of my head. Hey look, it's Jan.

March 5, 2022

February 26, 2022

Did you see me?!


I love seeing audiences being filmed during music programs. The joy and excitement of people viewing themselves on monitors makes me smile. What a blast it must've been living in LA and seeing these shows in person when they were broadcasted. Keep on Dancing, baby!

February 19, 2022

Music Scene tv show


Despite an incredible guest list, this show only lasted from September 1969January 1970. It aired opposite Laugh-In and received low ratings. The music encompassed all genres and comedians hosted.

Three Dog Night
tv promo
complete show
show opening
Janis Joplin
Sly and the Family Stone
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

February 12, 2022

February 5, 2022

I gotta go



Don't Call Us, We'll Call You, Sugarloaf, 1974

January 22, 2022

January 15, 2022

Elvis



Hey Skeeter, give Kadiddlehopper your act. Man, Elvis was good.

January 8, 2022

I Can Tell


Check out the color footage from behind the scenes of a 1964 episode
of Ready Steady Go!. They're dancing to a remake of Bo Diddley's
I Can Tell. The clip is from a Look at Life newsreel about Liverpool.




I Can Tell, The Zephyrs, 1964

January 1, 2022

new year, new suit


Let's go get our "got to be with it" suits. And bring your drum set.
As we enter this year, remember that a little lovin' goes a long way. 😃