Pass The Paisley

A time machine to the 1960s – the music, the culture, the TV shows, the love-ins – the whole thing.

We cover the era from The British Invasion in February 1964 to September 1973, when the Hues Corporation recorded “Rock The Boat” and the disco era was underway. Join us in The Groove Pad, your resting stop, a place to chill and listen to the featured song on the stereo whenever you click it. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to hear and remember 40+ songs there. Your TV has 4 channels, updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’.

"Help Me Rhonda" by The Beach Boys

Sixties music was so diverse — from sunshine pop to Motown to soul to many flavors of rock. Let’s see, there was folk rock, surf rock, acid rock, psychedelic rock, Baroque rock, and much more. Read about the bands and the songs.

Don Herbert as Mr. Wizard taught science to generations of children. Sixties TV had spies, witches, martians, astronauts, and plenty of variety shows.

Not everything was about the Vietnam War, the silent majority, and Woodstock. There was also the Freddie from Freddie and the Dreamers.

Quotes from the Gurus
Captain
CaptainCool Hand Luke (1967)
"What we have here is a failure to communicate."
Keith Richards
Keith RichardsGuitarist. Founding member of The Rolling Stones.
"I've never had a problem with drugs. I've had problems with the police."
Mr. Natural
Mr. NaturalMystical guru created by R. Crumb.
"The whole universe is insane. Yep."
Ken Kesey
Ken KeseyWriter. Beat. Hippie. Merry Prankster.
"Now, you're either on the bus or off the bus."
Grace Slcik
Grace SlcikSinger, songwriter, visual artist
"I'm very fond of drugs."
Indira Ghandi
Indira GhandiPrime Minister of India
"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."
A Soldier's Zippo Lighter from Vietnam War
A Soldier's Zippo Lighter from Vietnam WarAnonymous
Jimi Hendrix
Jimi HendrixGuitarist extraordinaire.
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad AliThe Greatest
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
John Lennon
John LennonBeatle, eccentric, activist, musician.
"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."
The Rascals A Beautiful Morning

The Rascals A Beautiful Morning

Rock Music If you start a day with sounds of wind chimes and bells, maybe things will be all right. “A Beautiful Morning” was written by group members Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati. In 1968, it went to #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #36 on the Hot R&B Singles Chart. The song sold more than one million copies and was awarded an RIAA gold record. This was the
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Neil Diamond Cherry Cherry

Neil Diamond Cherry Cherry

Pop Rock Neil Diamond wrote, composed and recorded the song "Cherry Cherry." The arrangement was by Artie Butler, who is a songwriter in his own right as well as an arranger and keyboardist. Butler at the time was working at the famous Brill Building in New York, where he worked for Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller as well the hit-making team of Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. Barry and Greenwich produced
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The Dave Clark Five Over and Over

The Dave Clark Five Over and Over

Rock The song "Over and Over" was written by Robert James Byrd, which is the real name of singer, songwriter, and record producer Bobby Day. "Over and Over" tells the story of a man who isn't excited about going to a party until he sees a pretty girl. Unfortunately for him, she's waiting for her steady date. In 1958, Day's recording of "Over and Over" went to #1 on the U.S.
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"Penny Lane" by The Beatles

The Beatles Penny Lane

Psychedelic Rock The song "Penny Lane" by The Beatles is a wonderful example of Sixties British Invasion music. This nostalgic song is credited to Paul McCartney and John Lennon.  Penny Lane is the name of a street in Liverpool, England, with a bus terminus, and many buses had "Penny Lane" displayed on them. McCartney said, "I'd get a bus to his [Lennon's] house and I'd have to change at Penny lane,
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Janis Joplin Me and Bobby McGee

Janis Joplin Me and Bobby McGee

Blues Rock This song about love on the road and love lost "up near Salinas" was written by singer, songwriter, musician, and actor Kris Kristofferson and songwriter/record producer Fred Foster. Roger Miller was the original recording artist for "Me and Bobby McGee," and he had a hit with it in 1969 when it went to #12 on the U.S. Country chart. In the original version, Bobby McGee is a woman.  Gordon
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Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally

Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally

Rhythm n Blues The song was written by Mack Rice and first recorded by him in 1965. The song began as joke when singer Della Reese wanted a new Ford Mustang. Rice titled the song "Mustang Mama," but Aretha Franklin, when she heard it, recommended "Mustang Sally." Rick's recording went to #15 on the U.S. R&B Chart in 1965. Then, in 1966, Wilson Pickett recorded it. His version was released as
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The Bee Gees Massachusetts

The Bee Gees Massachusetts

Pop Music Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb wrote the song "Massachusetts" and released it in 1967, first as a single and then on their 1968 album Horizontal. It's a nice piece of Sixties folk rock. Actually, at the time, the brothers Gibb had not been to Massachusetts. The song came about while they were at the Regis Hotel In New York City, as they were touring in the United States. They
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Aretha Franklin Chain of Fools

Aretha Franklin Chain of Fools

Soul Music The song "Chain of Fools" was written by Don Covay, an R&B, rock and roll, and soul singer/songwriter. It was released as a single late in 1967 with "Prove It" on the B-Side. It has also been on many of Franklin's albums. By 1968, "Chain of Fools" had risen to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Rhythm & Blues Chart, #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and #4
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