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

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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’.

The Songs

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.

The TV Shows

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

The History

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

“If You Can Remember Anything About The Sixties, You Weren’t Really There.”

Paul Kantner

Guitarist, singer, songwriter, legend

Sam Cooke A Change is Gonna Come

Sam Cooke A Change is Gonna Come

Soul Music The song was written by Sam Cooke in support of the Civil Rights Movement. Cooke had heard and was impressed by Bob Dylan’s song “Blowin’ in the Wind” and wanted to write something along those lines. At the time, Cooke was also...
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The Buckinghams Kind of a Drag

The Buckinghams Kind of a Drag

Sunshine Pop In 1967 America many high school age kids were forming rock bands. Almost every band had an organist playing the Farfisa Mini-Compact, and that organist loved to play the classic solo from “Kind of a Drag.” The song was written by...
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The Four Tops Bernadette

The Four Tops Bernadette

Soul Music This dramatic song about desire and jealousy was written by the great Motown team of Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Eddie Holland. They and groups such as The Four Tops helped to define that Motown sound. In 1967, the song went to #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot...
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Chuck Berry You Never Can Tell

Chuck Berry You Never Can Tell

Rock and Roll Chuck Berry wrote this song of a teenage love with a happy ending while he was in federal prison for alleged violations of the Mann Act with a young woman. Anyway, it was released after his release as a single backed with “Brenda Lee. ” It...
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The Rout Tops Reach Out I'll be There

The Four Tops Reach Out I’ll Be There

Motown Soul Music The song “(Reach Out) I’ll Be There” was written by the Motown team of Eddie Holland Jr., Lamont Dozier, and Brian Holland. They were their own hit factory, having composed and produced dozens of hits during their time at the Motown...
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The Mamas and the Papas Monday Monday

The Mamas and The Papas Monday Monday

Sunshine Pop Certain days can have traces of those who’ve left us. The song was written by band member John Phillips and was released as a single in 1966 backed with “God a Feelin’.” It also was on their 1966 debut album If You Can Believe Your...
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Sam Cooke Ain't That Good News

Sam Cooke Ain’t That Good News

Soul Music The song was written and recorded by Sam Cooke. In 1964, the single, backed with “Basin Street Blues,” went to #11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on Cashbox Magazine’s R&B chart. The song is a secular version of an older gospel...
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Smkey Robinson and The Miracles I Second That Emotion

The Miracles I Second That Emotion

Motown Soul Music In 1967, Smokey Robison and Al Cleveland were at Hudson’s, a department store in Detroit, Michigan. Robinson found some nice pearls for his wife Claudette and, as he was buying them said, “I sure hope she likes them.” Cleveland then...
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Steppenwolf Born to be Wild

Steppenwolf Born to be Wild

Hard Rock This proto-metal, hard rock song has come to be an anthem of sorts for the freedom and joy of riding on the road. It was particularly associated with motorcycles. The song was first used in the 1969 film Easy Rider and became a counterculture classic. The...
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The Irish Rovers The Unicorn

The Irish Rovers The Unicorn

Folk Music This bit of mythology that explains why we no longer have unicorns comes from the mind of Shel Silverstein, author, poet, songwriter, and cartoonist. The lyrics also appeared as a poem in Silverstein’s book Where the Sidewalk Ends. Silverstein...
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