“If you can remember anything about the sixties, you weren’t really there,” Paul Kantner has said.

While that’s funny, it’s not exactly true. Not everyone tuned in, turned on, and dropped out, of course, like those in the counterculture. Plenty of us just watched The Beatles on Ed Sullivan and did our High School math homework. Some were fighting for us in Vietnam. The blogs talk about the music as well as the pop culture happening at the time. Peace out, amigo.

December 23, 2015
Peter Paul and Mary A' Soalin'

Peter Paul and Mary A Soalin

Some very beautiful Sixties Christmas music comes from traditional folk tunes, and Peter Paul and Mary do a beautiful job of combining several in “A Soalin’.” In […]
November 23, 2015

Loretta Lynn Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’

Loretta Lynn’s song “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)” is one of the classic Sixties country songs. The lady makes it quite […]
November 4, 2015

The Green Hornet

Here’s some trivia for the classic TV series The Green Hornet: The show aired on ABC on Friday nights from 1966 to 1967. It was the […]
November 4, 2015
Java by Al Hirt

Java by Al Hirt

Trumpet player Al Hirt hit #4 in 1964 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with the instrumental “Java.” It scored even higher on the Adult Contemporary […]
November 2, 2015

The Shift

People in the ’60s had Twiggy, the face that launched a thousand and more shifts. The dress known as the shift was one of the first […]
November 2, 2015

Snoopy v Red Baron by The Royal Guardsmen

Charles Schultz based Snoopy after one of his childhood dogs, named Spike, and the character appeared in the comic strip on October 4, 1950. Snoopy was […]
October 16, 2015

California Mudslide by Lightnin’ Hopkins

“Have mercy,” sings “Lightnin” Hopkins in “California Mudslide (and Earthquake). Mudslides in California have taken their human toll today, and it seems to be of Biblical […]
October 13, 2015

Pass the Paisley Faves Vol 1 Playlist

Here are 18 songs from the Pass the Paisley YouTube channel for you to enjoy. There are selections of 1960s music and early 1970s music from […]
October 13, 2015

MacArthur Park by Richard Harris

Well, what can we say about “MarArthur Park” by Richard Harris? You’re either with him, swept up in the images and emotions of the performance and […]
October 12, 2015

Shindig

In the beginning… The ABC network broadcast American Bandstand, which begat Hootenanny, which begat Shindig! And Hootenanny was good, as it brought folk music to prime […]
October 6, 2015

Queen of the House by Jody Miller

You’ve heard the song “King of Road” by Roger Miller, of course, well, here is “Queen of the House” by Jody Miller. An “answer song” is […]
October 5, 2015

Robinson Crusoe on Mars

An American astronaut is stranded on Mars, forced to use his wits to survive the bleak Martian environment.  He needs to find oxygen, water, and food. […]
July 7, 2015

The Second Wave of Beach Music

Many thanks to Stewart Tick, who is our guest blogger today. Stewart has been a DJ for several stations on the East Cost, including one in Virginia, where […]