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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

Peter and Gordon Knight in Rusty Armour

Peter and Gordon Knight in Rusty Armour

Pop Music The song “The Knight in Rusty Armour,” written by Charles J Mills and Mike Leander, was released in 1966 as a single and on Peter and Gordon’s 1966 album titled Knight in Rusty Armour. The album rose to #15 on the U.S. charts. It was their...
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The Statler Brothers Flowers on the Wall

The Statler Brothers Flowers on the Wall

Country Music The song “Flowers on the Wall” was written by The Statler Brothers’ original tenor, Lew DeWitt. It tells the story of a man abandoned by the love of his life, who finds he has nothing to do. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot...
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Frank Sinatra Strangers in the Night

Frank Sinatra Strangers in the Night

Pop Standards In July of 1966 the kids’ favorite pop stations were also popular with Mom & Dad. Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night” had hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was “in heavy rotation” (played at least once every...
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Richie Havens performing "Handsome Johnny" at Woodstock 1969

Richie Havens Handsome Johnny

Folk Rock First on stage with the first song at the Woodstock festival on August 15, 1969, was Richie Havens with “Handsome Johnny.” Havens began the Woodstock festival and held the crowd for three hours, as they were waiting for other musicians to arrive...
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Ike and Tina Turner Proud Mary

Ike and Tina Turner Proud Mary

Funk Rock The song was written by John Fogerty and originally recorded by Creedence Clearwater Rivial in 1969. They released on their 1969 album Bayou Country as well as a single backed with “Born on the Bayou.” Their single was an international success,...
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Neil Young and Crazy Horse Cinnamon Girl

Neil Young Cinnamon Girl

Hard Rock Neil Young wrote “Cinnamon Girl” and recorded it with his backing band Crazy Horse. Young says that the song was a daydream of sorts while Young was sick with a flu and fever “for a city girl on peeling pavement coming at me through Phil...
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The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand

The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand

Rock and Roll The story is that manager Brian Epstein was worried about the momentum of The Beatles’ career and suggested that they write a song for the American market. (Their producer George Martin denies this.) However, John Lennon and Paul McCartney obliged...
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Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes of the Brokenhearted

Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes of the Brokenhearted

Soul Music This song about the heartbreak of losing a loved one was written by William Weatherspoon, Paul Riser, and James Dean. The ballad was originally meant for The Spinners, but Jimmy Ruffin persuaded them to let him do the song. Instrumentation was provided by...
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Carla Thomas BABY

Carla Thomas B A B Y

Memphis Soul The song “B-A-B-Y” was written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter. Carla Thomas recorded it in 1966. It was the first track on her 1966 album titled Carla. It was also released as a single, and that went to #14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and...
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Len Barry 1 2 3

Len Barry 1 2 3

Pop Music The song was written by singer-songwriters John Medora and David White, with the chorus and accompaniment arranged by Jimmy Wisner. Len Barry recorded it in 1965 as a single backed with “Bullseye.” The instrumental work included a fine set of...
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