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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
Indira Ghandi
Indira GhandiPrime Minister of India
"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."
Jimi Hendrix
Jimi HendrixGuitarist extraordinaire.
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."
A Soldier's Zippo Lighter from Vietnam War
A Soldier's Zippo Lighter from Vietnam WarAnonymous
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."
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad AliThe Greatest
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
Grace Slcik
Grace SlcikSinger, songwriter, visual artist
"I'm very fond of drugs."
Ken Kesey
Ken KeseyWriter. Beat. Hippie. Merry Prankster.
"Now, you're either on the bus or off the bus."
John Lennon
John LennonBeatle, eccentric, activist, musician.
"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."
Mr. Natural
Mr. NaturalMystical guru created by R. Crumb.
"The whole universe is insane. Yep."
Captain
CaptainCool Hand Luke (1967)
"What we have here is a failure to communicate."
Peter Paul and Mary Don't Think Twice It's All Right

Peter Paul Mary Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Folk Music The song "Don't Think Twice It's All Right: was written by Bob Dylan and first recorded by him in 1962. It was the B-Side to "Blowin' in the Wind" and on his 1963 album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. The critic and columnist Nat Hentoff said of the song that it's "a statement that maybe you can say to make yourself feel better...as if you were talking to yourself." Indeed.
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White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane

White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The song "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane was a seminal song for psychedelic rock music. In 1966 San Francisco was buzzing with the hippie movement. Singer Grace Slick had just left her band The Great Society to join Jefferson Airplane. She brought two of her compositions: "Somebody To Love" and "White Rabbit." In 1966 the group's second LP, Surrealistic Pillow, was recorded in Los Angeles over a period of thirteen
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Lou Christie Lightnin Strikes

Lightnin’ Strikes by Lou Christie

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Pop Music The song "Lightnin' Strikes" was written by Lou Christie and his long-time associate songwriter/psychic Twyla Herbert.  (She was a clairvoyant and claimed that they would have hit songs together.) Christie recorded it and released it as a single with "Cryin' In the Streets" was the B-Side. He also released it on his "Lightnin' Strikes album. By 1966, the single first went to #1 in Canada, then #1 in the U.S.
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Good Lovin' by The Young Rascals

The Young Rascals Good Lovin

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The song "Good Lovin'" was written by Rudy Clark ("God My Mind Set on You," "It's In His Kiss) and Arthur "Artie" Resnick ("Under the Boardwalk," "Yummy Yummy Yummy) .  R&B singer Limmie Snell as "Lemme B. Good" recorded it in 1965. The Olympics ("Hully Gully," "Western Movies") then redid the song, especially the lyrics, and released it in 1965. It went to #81 on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart. Felix
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Napoleon XIV They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Haaa

They’re Coming to Take Me Away Ha Haaa

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Novelty Songs Jerry Samuels (aka Napoleon XIV) wrote, performed, and produced "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" It was  Top 5 hit novelty song in 1966. His previous credits include writing "As If I Didn't Know" with Larry Kusik, a Top 10 hit for Adam Wade in 1961, and "The Shelter of Your Arms," a Top 20 hit for Sammy Davis, Jr. in 1964. Here is Samuels's own description of the song's
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Three Dog Night Mama Told Me Not to Come

Mama Told Me Not to Come by Three Dog Night

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Featured on the stereo is "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" by Three Dog Night. Randy Newman wrote "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" for Eric Burdon's 1967 album Eric Is Here. The cover by Three Dog Night was on their 1970 It Ain't Easy album. They also released it as a single in 1970, and it rose to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #2 in Canada, #3 in the
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Freddie and The Dreamers I'm Telling You Now

I’m Telling You Now by Freddie and The Dreamers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Beat The song "I'm Telling You Now" by Freddie and the Dreamers is a fun song that was part of Sixties British Invasion music. And it had a dance associated with it. To do The Freddie:  First, stand in place; then, in rhythm with the music, extend the left leg and left arm. Put them back in place. Follow that with the right leg and right arm. Repeat until the song
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Janis Joplin Piece of My Heart

Piece of My Heart with Janis Joplin

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Soul Rock The song "Piece of My Heart" was written by Jerry Ragovoy and Bert Berns. Erma Frankly, Aretha Franklin's younger sister, sang the original version. It's a powerful song, and the version by Janis Joplin and Big Brother & The Holding Company is a powerful performance. ometimes love can do strange things to you -- and even make you willing to break off another little piece of your heart for the
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