Rick Balian

“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.

April 4, 2018
This is My Song by Petula Clark

This is My Song by Petula Clark

January 11, 2018
"Yesterday's Gone" by Chad and Jeremy

Chad and Jeremy Yesterday’s Gone

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 […]
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. […]