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
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."
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad AliThe Greatest
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
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."
Jimi Hendrix
Jimi HendrixGuitarist extraordinaire.
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."
John Lennon
John LennonBeatle, eccentric, activist, musician.
"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."
Captain
CaptainCool Hand Luke (1967)
"What we have here is a failure to communicate."
A Soldier's Zippo Lighter from Vietnam War
A Soldier's Zippo Lighter from Vietnam WarAnonymous
The Dave Clark Five Glad All Over

Glad All Over by The Dave Clark Five

British Invasion Rock The song "Glad All Over" was written by The Dave Clark Five group members Dave Clark and Mike Smith. Clark produced it as well. It became an international hit by 1964. It rose to #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the U.K. and Ireland Charts, #2 in Canada, #3 in Australia, #4 in the Netherlands, and #16 in Germany. The Dave Clark Five consisted of Dave
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Jay and The Americans Come a LIttle Bit Closer

Jay and The Americans Come a Little Bit Closer

Pop Rock Music The song "Come A Little Bit Closer" by Jay and The Americans is a sixties rock and roll story song. It was written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart (later known for songs for The Monkees) and Wes Farrell. In 1964, it went to #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #4 on Cashbox, and #1 in Canada. Because the song was so popular, Jay and The Americans were
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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 100, #2 on the U.S. R&B Chart, and #8 in the U.K. The Four Tops formed in Detroit in 1953. Members for the song were
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Paul Rever and the Raiders Kicks

Paul Revere and the Raiders Kicks

Garage Rock This cautionary tale about drug use was written by the husband and wife team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. They wrote it for The Animals as a follow-up to "We Gotta Get Out of this Place," but Eric Burdon did not care for it. Paul Revere & The Raiders recorded it instead as a single in 1966 and then included it on their album Midnight Ride. The song
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The Young Rascals How Can I Be Sure

The Young Rascals How Can I Be Sure

Blue Eyed Soul The song "How Can I Be Sure" was written by band members Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati. The Young Racals recorded it in 1967 and released it on their 1967 album Groovin'. They also released it as a single. The song features a trumpet, bass, piano, drums, strings, and a concertina. Lots of different sounds going on there. It's a good example of 60s blue eyed soul. In
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The Kinks Tired of Waiting for You

The Kinks Tired of Waiting for You

Rock Music The song was written by group member Ray Davies, mainly on a train to a recording studio and at a coffee shop during a break in the recording session. They liked the song, but it was missing a certain edginess to the guitar part. Dave Davies said, "Ray and I were worried that putting that heavy-sounding guitar on top of a ponderous song might ruin it. Luckily, it enhanced
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Classics IV Spooky

Spooky by Classics IV

Jazz Fusion The song "Spooky" was originally written as an instrumental and was performed by saxophonist Mike Sharpe in 1967. It was written by Sharpe and Harry Middlebrooks, Jr., and it charted in the Top 100 at #57 on the U.S. Pop Chart. Classics IV guitarist James R. Cobb and their producer Buddy Buie added lyrics about a spooky little girl. Their version went to #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
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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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