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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

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

freddie

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
"Now, you're either on the bus or off the bus."
Ken Kesey
Ken KeseyWriter. Beat. Hippie. Merry Prankster.
"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."
Indira Ghandi
Indira GhandiPrime Minister of India
"In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism."
Spiro Agnew
Spiro AgnewResigned VP under President Nixon
A Soldier's Zippo Lighter from Vietnam War
A Soldier's Zippo Lighter from Vietnam WarAnonymous
"What we have here is a failure to communicate."
Captain
CaptainCool Hand Luke (1967)
"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."
John Lennon
John LennonBeatle, eccentric, activist, musician.
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad AliThe Greatest
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix
Jimi HendrixGuitarist extraordinaire.
"I'm very fond of drugs."
Grace Slcik
Grace SlcikSinger, songwriter, visual artist
"The whole universe is insane. Yep."
Mr. Natural
Mr. NaturalMystical guru created by R. Crumb.
The Monkees Daydream Believer

The Monkees Daydream Believer

Psychedelic Pop The song "Daydream Believer" was written by John Stewart of The Kingston Trio. It was offered to We Five and Spanky and Our Gang, but they turned it down. Chip Douglas, who produced The Monkees, thought it could be a hit for them.  All four members of The Monkees were on the track. Davy Jones was on lead vocals, Michael Nesmith was on lead guitar, Peter Tork was on
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The Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin

Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin’

British Invasion Music The song was written by group members Steve Winwood, Spencer David, and Muff Winwood. In 1966, it went to #2 in the U.K. and #7 on the US. Billboard Hot 100. The Spencer Davis group formed in Birmingham, England, in 1963. They consisted of the Welsh guitarist Spencer David, Steve Winwood (vocals, organ), Muff Winwood, (bass), and Pete York (drums). Muff Winwood named the band because he said, "Spencer
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James and Bobby Purify I'm Your Puppet

James and Bobby Purify I’m Your Puppet

Beach Music Classics The song was written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham and produced by Penn at the FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. In 1966, "I'm Your Puppet" by James & Bobby Purify went to #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the U.S. R&B Chart. A re-recorded version went to #12 in the U.K. in 1976. James and Bobby Purify were a vocal duo of James
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The Guess Who Undun

The Guess Who Undun

Jazz Fusion This jazzy song is a cautionary tale about the side of the Sixties involved with drugs --  and LSD, in particular. The song was released as single in 1969 as the B-Side to "Laughing." It was also on their the album Canned Wheat by The Guess Who. It went to #21 on the Canadian Singles Chart, #15 on the U.S> Adult Contemporary Chart, and #22 on the Billboard Hot
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Sly and the Family Stone Everyday People

Sly and The Family Stone Everyday People

Psychedelic Soul Music The song "Everyday People" with its message of tolerance for all kinds of people from all walks of life with all kinds of attitudes was written and produced by Sly Stone. A plea for peace and recognition of equality among different peoples was as timely in the 1960s as it is now. In 1968, the song went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, U.S. Cashbox, and
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The First Edition Just Dropped In

The First Edition Just Dropped In

Psychedelic Pop Music Here's a proto-metal-psychedelic rock song from the counterculture days that cautions against using hallucinogens, such as LSD, and what it can do to your mind. The song was written by country singer-songwriter Mickey Newbury. Teddy Hill & The Southern recorded it in 1967 as did Jerry Lee Lewis for his 1967 album Soul My Way. The First Edition, with Kenny Rogers on lead vocals, had the hit with
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The Beach Boys Good Vibrations

The Beach Boys Good Vibrations

Vocal Surf Rock The song was written by Brian Wilson with lyrics by Mike Love. Evidently, the story is that Brian's mother had explained to him when he was a child that dogs sometimes bark at people because they are responding to bad vibrations. Brian meditated on that. The result was "Good Vibrations," which features vocal harmony from the Beach Boys, amazing production, and many instruments. Wilson is credited with using
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The Rolling Stones in 1969

Pass the Paisley Playlist for 1969

The year was 1969, and it began on Wednesday, and like Wednesday's child, had its share of woe. Richard Nixon was inaugurated as the 37th President of the United States. The Beatles gave their last public performance. Sirhan Sirhan admits to killing Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy. James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to assassinating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and later retracted his guilty plea. Charles Manson defends himself
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